Now you’re ready to use Chalk Couture on just about any surface. It’s so easy to use, versatile, and just fun!! I still get excited every time I peel the silk screen transfer / stencil off to reveal a new design. My first recommendation is to complete a project on a Chalk Couture chalkboard. No, it’s not hard but the adhesive backing of the silk screen transfers / stencil does take some getting used to. Okay, now let’s get to start on how to prep wood for stenciling.
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- Untreated pine board. I had mine cut to 11” X 11.5”
- Paint – I used General Finishes lamp black milk paint and Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint. You can use any paint you would like. I used what I had on hand.
- Paint brushes
- Chalk Couture
- Chalk Couture stencil / silk screen transfer
- Chalk Paste
- Surface Wax & Applicator – Again use what you have on hand. I used Annie Sloan clear wax simply because I had it on hand.
Why is it important to prep a wooden surface for stenciling before using Chalk Couture’s silk screen transfer / stencil?
- Basically, it saves the silk screen transfer / stencils. The silk screen transfers are reusable up to a dozen times if taken care of. Without properly preparing the surface there is a risk of getting splinters in the transfer and stretching the transfer out.
- The transfers are sticky and if the surface is not prepped it may take the paint off the project. That’s a bummer for sure!!
- The wooden surface could absorb the chalk paste in different ways and ruin the project design.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when using a wooden surface with Chalk Couture.
- You can use any type of wood you would like. I recommend using untreated pine found at your local hardware store.
- The smoother the surface the clearer the design will come out.
- If you use a rough wooden surface the font will look very rustic and/or bleed.
View the online How-To video for the steps to use Chalk Couture on a wooden surface.
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Q: How do you make Chalk Couture paste permanent on wood?
To make Chalk Couture paste permanent on wood you would want to use a Spray Sealant over the design.
Q: Do I need to seal chalk paste?
No, you do not need to seal your chalk paste. I normally only seal my chalk paste if it’s for a project that will be outside.
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