Black chalk paint = Black Caviar
Black Caviar is a beautiful deep black perfect for table legs and bases, fire surrounds and picture frames.
The pictured coffee table has been upcycled using Black Caviar Chalk Paint finished with wax. The top has been transformed with newspapers from 1959 to 1962 and applied using Mezzie’s Modge.
How to Use
This paint is effectively self-priming, so preparation of furniture is minimal and fuss-free; no prior sanding or priming is required on most finished surfaces. Tannin rich timbers may require an oil or spirit based stain block to prevent leaching.
Surfaces must be clean, dry and free from dust and peeling paint.
Apply directly to most surfaces e.g. painted, veneer, timber, brick, concrete, stone or metal. Paint adheres to most surfaces without the need for priming.
Be sure to sand ever so lightly between coats to make the chalky consistency smooth. Sanding a little before waxing is ESSENTIAL, otherwise the chalky surface can cause the wax to grip on and coagulate a bit. Finish with the wonderful Carnauba Wax. To apply this use a cotton rag, or apply with a wax brush. Apply in small areas at a time and immediately buff up with another cotton rag. The wax will go smooth as you buff.
One litre of Mezzie + Frank paint will cover 11 to 14 sq. metres depending on the surface texture, application technique and wastage rates. The 120ml sample pot is ideal for use on smaller projects like picture frames. Coordinate all your old plain timber frames with this Black Caviar Chalk paint.
Simply rinse the brushes in clean water making sure that runoff does not enter drains.