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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