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Chalk-Tique FAQs


Why buy expensive chalk-style paint when you can make your own! You can use Chalk-Tique Powder Additive and turn your ordinary leftover paint into chalk-style paint that’s easy to use and can adhere to almost any surface.

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How do I make Chalk Style Paint?
Published: 10 July 2017

How do I make Chalk Style Paint?

With Howard Chalk-Tique Powder Additive For Paint. Why buy expensive chalk-style paint when you can make your own! You can use Chalk-Tique Powder Additive and turn your ordinary leftover paint into chalk-style paint that’s easy to use and can adhere to almost any surface.
How do I protect and seal chalk style painted surfaces?
Published: 10 July 2017

How do I protect and seal chalk style painted surfaces?

Chalk-Tique Paste Wax adds a natural-looking satin wax finish that helps protect and beautify your new chalk-style painted surface. Use Chalk-Tique Dark Paste Wax to slightly darken the paint and help create a 'distressed' looking, aged patina. Use Chalk-Tique Light Paste Wax to help seal, finish, and protect the newly painted surface without darkening the paint.
Does it matter if I use paint that is semi-gloss or flat?
Published: 10 July 2017

Does it matter if I use paint that is semi-gloss or flat?

No. Chalk-Tique Powder Additive works great with any finish type. Then the perfect follow up for a chalk style painted surface is Chalk-Tique Paste Wax.
Why use paste wax over chalk style paint or Chalk-Tique painted surface?
Published: 10 July 2017

Why use paste wax over chalk style paint or Chalk-Tique painted surface?

chalk tique door faqApplying Chalk-Tique Paste Wax over the chalk style painted surface provides a protective coating. The Chalk-Tique Powder Additive helps the paint stick better to the wood, and the paste wax helps to repel moisture and adds a more durable finish. Light Paste Wax was used on #1 and #2, and Dark Paste Wax on #3 and #4. The dark paste wax "ages" the wood, and brings out the natural wood grain.
Are two coats of Chalk-Tique paint necessary?
Published: 10 July 2017

Are two coats of Chalk-Tique paint necessary?

chalk tique door faqNo, it depends on the look you are after. #1 and #2 are painted with two coats, and #3 and #4 only have one coat of paint mixed with Chalk-Tique Powder Additive.
What is the shelf life of my paint once I have added Chalk-tique to it?
Published: 10 July 2017

What is the shelf life of my paint once I have added Chalk-tique to it?

As long as you store the Chalk-Tique paint in an air tight paint container, it will last as long as regular water based paint. No separation of the Chalk-tique Powder Additive and paint will occur.
Does wood need to be sanded before painting with chalk style paint or Chalk-Tique paint?
Published: 10 July 2017

Does wood need to be sanded before painting with chalk style paint or Chalk-Tique paint?

Most projects do not need any sanding with Chalk-Tique Powder Additive. You would only need to sand areas if there is a rough or raised part of the wood, or if a surface has a very slick surface.
The Chalk-Tique Powder Additive is brown in color when mixed with water - will it change my paint color?
Published: 10 July 2017

The Chalk-Tique Powder Additive is brown in color when mixed with water - will it change my paint color?

Chalk-Tique Powder Additive will not change the color of the paint, even white will stay white.
Are there any brands of paint that Chalk-Tique will not work with?
Published: 10 July 2017

Are there any brands of paint that Chalk-Tique will not work with?

Chalk-Tique Powder Additive has been tested with all the major brands of paint, as well as the new waterborne paints and it works great with all of them!
Do I have to add water to the Chalk-Tique Powder Additive before adding to paint?
Published: 10 July 2017

Do I have to add water to the Chalk-Tique Powder Additive before adding to paint?

Yes, Chalk-Tique Powder Additive will be so much smoother this way, and easier to mix!
How do I clean a chalk painted surface once the paint is cured?
Published: 10 July 2017

How do I clean a chalk painted surface once the paint is cured?

To clean chalk painted surfaces, use a soft cloth slightly damp with water or Clean-A-Finish. Once the surface is clean, go over it with a dry, soft cloth and wipe up any wet spots. If the surface looks dull after cleaning, use Chalk-Tique Paste Wax to get back some luster.

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