A little while ago, I read an article at The Creativity Exchange about the Velvet Finishes paint. I was intrigued about a paint that needs no prep and no finish afterwards and that was water based. The only paint I knew that would do something similar but needed a coat of finish wax is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I don’t agree with the 100% no prep. If you own the piece for a while or if you rescue it from the dump/garage sale you need to at least clean it and take some of the debris and dirt out. If you just go ahead and paint any type of paint over it will chip over time. Period. It is what it is. Still, for this type of paint, you won’t need to super sand and prime before which makes the painting process faster. Unfortunately with Annie Sloan paint I had to always apply 3 coats of the paint to cover dark paints. So it is the same as applying primer and then 2 coats.. no difference there right? With this one.. was different… I decided to paint my son’s changing table with primer and test the no prep thing… 2 coats. That is all I had to do. I could tell the paint was thicker but it did cover a good amount of the dresser. When it dries, it looks different, smooth. I am totally psych. I tried to scratch it with my finger after the second coat was dried to see how strong it is and it is VERY strong.. it bonds very well! I am so pleased with it that I can’t wait to start other projects. As a good DIY painter I am a mess and I hate prepping the area around my painting project just because I am spontaneous ( fancy word for lazy ) so I did drop paint in the floor, but I easily wiped with water and done. Clean floors again!
I totally recommend this paint. One of the things I loved about it, is the color selection. Bold, hip, happy. That is how life should be right?!