With all the new hype about the new finishing techniques with chalk paint, I decided to try it out for myself and see what I think works well.... or if it works at all!!
So the first thing I did was take a letter table that I picked up at a second hand store to try out refinishing. It had a plain finish on it with a little gloss so I thought that it would be perfect since this "chalk paint" thing says that it can paint on any surface... well... sure, if that's what they say! After filling the cuts and dings in it, I sanded it down so the surface was smooth.
I used a plastic container to mix the paint in so that I could just try it out first. I put about 2 cups of paint in and then added 1/2 cup of the non-sanded grout. After mixing well, there was still a slightly sanded texture to the paint, which is normal. The texture it added to the table was really nice and ended up adding an antique look to the table.
Once the table was dried, I sanded the edges to reveal the wood and finish that was under the paint.
I would recommend using gloves as this next step with the wax is hard to remove from the skin. I used a scrap cloth and rubbed it over the entire surface of the table.