Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tutorial: How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint


 A couple months ago, I tackled a huge project...
Painting my kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I must say, they turned out amazing and they are very stain repellent. 
You can read my first post on the cabinets here.

Pure White, Paris Grey glaze and clear wax

Tips and Tricks to painting you cabinets with ASCP:

-Yes the rumor is true, you do not need to sand or prime your cabinets if you are painting with ASCP.
-Wash your cabinets well and dry them.
-Remove all hardware and hinges.
-Set up in a dust free environment. I laid my cabinet doors down on large pieces of cardboard.
-Start by painting the frames of your cabinets. You will need two coats. I waited a day before applying the second coat. This is probably not necessary since ASCP dries extremely fast. 
-Apply one coat of paint to each cabinet door (one side only).
-After the paint has thoroughly dried, flip the cabinet over and paint the other side. 
-Repeat this until you have two coats of paint on both sides. 
-Sand off any drip marks and touch up if needed.

*If you are wanting to achieve texture and a distressed look, like mine, you may want to purposely add brush strokes and apply thicker coats. I used Purdy brushes to paint all areas of my cabinets. 
*If you are wanting a smoother finish, I suggest using a small foam roller to paint the flat surfaces of the cabinet doors and a brush for the trim/molding areas. 

Paris Grey glaze

-My next step was to apply a glaze. I watered down Paris Grey paint and brushed it on the doors, concentrating on the molding.  I then wiped off most of the glaze with a damp rag. 
-After the glaze was dry, I did a little distressing to age the cabinets. This was achieved by using a fine grit sanding block.
-I used my shop to ensure the the cabinets were dust free. 
-Next up is waxing. This step is time consuming and an amazing arm work out! 
-I worked in small areas by applying clear wax in a circular motion with cheese cloth. Next, I buffed it off and moved on to a new area. 
-I allowed my first coat of wax to dry for 3 days before applying my second coat.
-If you have any sticky spots, buff them until they are smooth. 
-Remember that a little bit of wax goes a long way!! I like using cheese cloth but waxing brushes work well also.

Have any ASCP questions??




Before


22 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

I'm in the process of doing mine!
Yours turned out gorgeous - great job!!!
Hugs,

Anne said...

It looks fabulous!!

Sondra said...

Looks great! I love ASCP and have used Pris Grey on many projects. If you have time....check out my new blog "The Hoot".... http;//hoot73.wordpress.com
:) Sondra

Sondra said...

looks fab! love ASCP!!

Jessica Mireles said...

What color glaze would you recommend using if you wanted a more golden or tan color as opposed to the gray?

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

For a tanish color glaze, I would probably test out Country Grey or Versailles. I was able to make enough glaze from a sample pot. You could always use a craft paint glaze or latex glaze over the ASCP if there is a specific color you want.

Ann said...

Helpful tutorial. Your cabinets look great. What color were your cabinets to start?

Leah said...

love the after

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

I love it! My husband won't let me paint our cabinets. :( He used to work in a factory staining cabinets for a big brand name, so he is picky. He finally finished the backsplash, so I will just be content with that. :)

Sassy Southern Lady said...

Your kitchen looks so good. I like all the changes.

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

Thank you! We love it too!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Wow, it looks so much better. I am tackling the kitchen cabinet painting process this spring and I'm not looking forward to it. Thanks for the tips!

Jamie -Better With Age said...

Thanks for sharing this! You did an amazing job ;)
Jamie ~ Better With Age

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Beautiful new look!

Deirdra Doan said...

Thank you so much very much for this post!! I have a lovely kitchen with both white and wood. But didn't have Annie S. paint when I did it. So I have just not done anything with antiquing them like I wanted. But now I have a plan!! Can I just use the Paris grey glaze over the white I have and then wax? I have some cool old black wood knobs to put on. http://deirdradoan.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-kitchen-counter-tops.html

Thank you again!

Deirdra Doan said...

Thank you so much very much for this post!! I have a lovely kitchen with both white and wood. But didn't have Annie S. paint when I did it. So I have just not done anything with antiquing them like I wanted. But now I have a plan!! Can I just use the Paris grey glaze over the white I have and then wax? I have some cool old black wood knobs to put on. http://deirdradoan.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-kitchen-counter-tops.html

Thank you again!

Siggie said...

I love what you did to the cabinets, your kitchen looks very light and airy. Great post!

Leslie and Joe said...

Great job! Looks wonderful .THanks for the tips. I will be redoing a job that I did about 3 years ago soon and I am going to use ASCP. I hope it turns out better this time.

Leslie and Joe said...

Great job! Looks wonderful .THanks for the tips. I will be redoing a job that I did about 3 years ago soon and I am going to use ASCP. I hope it turns out better this time.

Gretchen Mitchell said...

I'm worried how well the paint will hold up on the cabinets. I see you did yours in February are you happy with how the paint looks? Is it coming off or nicking?

Anonymous said...

how much water to paint ratio did you use for the glaze and what did you brush it on with...then you said you wiped some of it off?

Lauren Meyer said...

How many cans of the Annie Sloan paint did you end up using? About to start mine, and I'm not sure how many cans to buy! Thanks!!!