FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Starter Kit- $3.82 (“$34.00 Value!”)

FolkArt- Home Decor- Chalk Starter Kit- 34186 & 34187

34186- Kit includes: FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Parisian Grey- 4 oz. and Rich Black- 4 oz., Chalk Brush, Wax Brush, Clear Wax- 4 oz., Stencils- two 4″ x 4″, Step-by-step instructions

34187- Kit includes: FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Sheepskin- 4 oz. and Cascade- 4 oz., Chalk Brush, Wax Brush, Clear Wax- 4 oz., Stencils- two 4″ x 4″, Step-by-step instructions

I have been looking at Wax Brushes at a couple different stores including Joann’s and Michaels. My conclusion: They run about $15 each. So when I was at the Irvine, CA Home Depot on Irvine Blvd.

(Exact address: 6200 Irvine Blvd., Irvine, CA 92620, United States)

and I saw these sets that included a wax brush for only $3.82/ea. I bought both sets in a heartbeat! I went home and tried the items from the kit, and I absolutely LOVE everything in it! But my FAVORITE has to be the wax! For sure! It worked perfectly with the look that I was trying to achieve (which was distressed). What I did was I put my first coat of paint on the piece and let it dry (letting it cure would be better, I would think, but when I get excited about something, I become impatient and want to rush through it to the end to get the final result as quickly as possible, I know that’s not good, but I just can’t help myself!) Anyway, so I let the first coat dry, then I put the wax in the areas that I wanted it to look “distressed” (where you want to be able to see the first coat coming out through the second coat) and I used my wax brush for this part (because I was also excited to use it), but next time, I think I will try putting the wax on with a dry cloth (just because I feel like that will give me the more sporadic look that I am going for) and then let the wax dry-but not completely! You only want to let the wax sit for about 20 minutes before putting the second coat of paint on, then you let the second coat of paint dry for about 30 minutes before you take a (dry OR wet) cloth (I went back and forth between wet and dry, starting with the DRY cloth first though) and whip away the spots that have the wax under it. You should be able to get the second coat of paint off a lot easier where you have applied the wax underneath than in spots where you haven’t. Let me know how this process works for you! I will post pictures soon!

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