Thursday, September 25, 2014

ASCP Painted Table Continued

The painted side table will need to dry for at least a week to a medium hard finish.

I taped the base which I wanted to leave natural. First painting step was to paint the bevelled edges of the table top, twice.

Painted two coats of ASCP Old White with drying time and sanding in between. Any areas that needed more coverage were painted a third time.

I let the paint dry for a few hours and then finished the top and edges with CeCe Caldwell's Satin Finish (2 coats, drying time between). The base received the same (last post).

Here is the before photo.


Evening photo. This was a half day project (mostly because of drying time of the Satin finish).

When I use wax to finish an chalk painted project I know that there will be eventually be marks from 'things' put on the top of flat furniture. I clean the marks by waxing the marks off. This has worked for me several times but it not 100% great at cleaning some marks. 

Make sure your painted furniture has cured. You can read about curing painted furniture by going, for example, to Annie Sloan's web site and (and also read about her Annie Sloan Lacquer). Research and talk to others when planning the topcoat finishes for floors, tables, counters etc.

Chalk paint info:

ASCP is chalk paint. Check this link to the inventory/creator of the paint: Annie Sloan. ASCP is short for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

I have written posts in the past about home made chalk style paint. I have also used CeCe Caldwell chalk type paint, FAT paint (also a chalk type paint) as well as ASCP and my own homemade chalk type paint. 

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  1. The table looks really pretty painted like that. I fear I didn't let my daughter's night table dry long enough after painting, and the cd player stuck to it! Thanks for linking up! Jo

  2. I know the perils of not letting paint cure before setting something on top. Your table looks lovely.

  3. Your table is adorable with the drop leaves, Joy! My daughter just painted the base of her dining table with ASCP. She was asking how to clean it when the inevitable food gets on it, but I've never used the paint, so I have no idea. Have you ever had to clean anything painted with ASCP?

  4. Oh what a cute table....sure looks so much prettier now that it's been painted. I'm not the most patient person, waiting for paint to dry does not come easy to me either. In fact I painted my hutch yesterday and 2 hours after painting I was loading her back up!

  5. Nice transformation of a cute table.

  6. love it...we can never have enough small little tables!...great paint job!

  7. Cue table Joy and love your careful paint job. Drop-leaf tables are so useful. Great job.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. I was waiting to see this! What a great table! Love the drop leaves.

  9. I Love this! too Sweet..Visiting from Count Your Blessings Link Party! Cindy

  10. Lovely table...thank you for the tips. Pinned!

  11. Nicely done! I love painted furniture. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Make It Monday!

  12. Love this little table. Thanks for sharing @ TTF!

  13. I like this alot. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

  14. Love this little drop down table. The color is perfect. I tend to lean towards lighter colors however.


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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