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DIY kitchen disaster with chalk paint: where can I buy replacement cabinet doors & drawers cheaply?

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Alasalas2 Sun 01-May-16 02:14:07

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ExtraHotLatteToGo Sun 01-May-16 02:16:46

Take a deep breath

What went wrong with the chalk paint?

Alasalas2 Sun 01-May-16 02:28:21

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Alasalas2 Sun 01-May-16 04:32:27

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ExtraHotLatteToGo Sun 01-May-16 08:27:31

Sorry. I got distracted then eventually went to sleep. Sorry sad

Chalk paint is meant to look 'brushstroked'. If you don't want that look you can use a very soft, long & smooth bristled brush. Do ONE coat & leave it alone. You can sand between coats for a smoother look & you really shouldn't need more than one coat. If the paint feels too thick you can water it down a bit but I take a bit of out the tin & use a sports water bottle that you can drip into the paint - just a couple of drops at a time.

For things like kitchens you're best to use a lacquer after, rather than wax, as it's more durable. I use Polyvine which comes in Matt, Satin & Gloss.

Don't give up. Just go slowly smile

Effendi Sun 01-May-16 08:35:48

Can you try with a roller? I did mine like this and they looked great.

ggirl Sun 01-May-16 08:36:13

or buy spray paint..i painted melamine doors with spray pain years ago and it was easy and lasted ages

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