Dispelling The Myths About Prepping Your Furniture

We got an awesome question today from Susie The Plaster Lady in Nottingham UK.

Susie asked “Hi Nancy, I’m thinking of painting a table with the powder you sent me. Have not had time until now so this is going to be my first try iiiggghh. Nervous. I have a question and hope you can answer me, please. Everywhere I have looked for inspiration and advice they say that with chalk paint you don’t have to prepare (sanding etc.) the piece you are going to work on. Is that really true? Sounds unlikely but so many people say that so thought best ask you (the expert) before I start doing something stupid. Thanks for your time. / Susie

Well, Susie, the answer is yes aPoppie's provides inspiration for Do It Yourselfers. Get the Trendy Chalkpaint look for Less with Poppies Paint Powder! Superior Coverage, All Natural DIY Chalk Paint Powder & Endless Color Palette https://www.poppiespaintpowder.comnd no. So I will look to dispel the myths surrounding this topic for you.

As you have read one of the advantages of using a chalk paint is that there is less prep required. This is true to an extent.

If your piece of furniture is in good condition you can just give it a quick cleaning as described in our “chalk painting basics eBook” and start painting. However, there are many occasions when you would want to use a primer or sand your piece. Poppie and I like a smooth classic finish and so we do tend to sand most pieces prior to painting. Nothing crazy but an all over light sanding. The present trend seems to be in a rustic rougher finish and in that case sanding isn’t necessary.  Any latex or acrylic paint mixed with your Poppie’s will cover in usually 2 coats. Again people who like the trendy salvage look only use a single coat.
Poppie's provides inspiration for Do It Yourselfers. Get the Trendy Chalkpaint look for Less with Poppies Paint Powder! Superior Coverage, All Natural DIY Chalk Paint Powder & Endless Color Palette https://www.poppiespaintpowder.com
We never advertise that you don’t have to sand, strip or prime because while this is possible, there are many times when it is not. Honestly, the bottom line is that each piece of repurposed furniture is different and will need different prep. Some are painted with many coats of enamel paint and some are bare wood.   Each re-loved piece sets before us a new and exciting adventure into the world of chalk-painting.
Poppie's provides inspiration for Do It Yourselfers. Get the Trendy Chalkpaint look for Less with Poppies Paint Powder! Superior Coverage, All Natural DIY Chalk Paint Powder & Endless Color Palette https://www.poppiespaintpowder.com
One thing that we will guarantee though, that when you paint with Poppie’s for the first time it will certainly be “Love at First Stroke™’.

 

5 Stars!

Poppie's provides inspiration for Do It Yourselfers. Get the Trendy Chalkpaint look for Less with Poppies Paint Powder! Superior Coverage, All Natural DIY Chalk Paint Powder & Endless Color Palette https://www.poppiespaintpowder.com

5 Stars!

Cyndy Dwyer

Gave it as a gift

Gave it as a gift and the recipient was very pleased!

Allison Duffee

Such an awesome business!

Such an awesome business! Love this idea too. I’m a busy DIYer so I always live products that make my chalk painting easier!

Megan Marie Mick

I Got my sample and I loved it!

“I Got my sample and I loved it! Really great… I attached a pic of the finished piece. Thanks, I will definitely use again”

Ashley
Ugly Creek

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint User

I have used Annie Sloan for years but I gave Poppie’s a try and I will never use anything else! I can use any color or paint I want!

Lyndsey J.

Chalk Painting Class

Went to a chalk painting class with a girlfriend and this stuff is amazing.

Karen Schmidt

Old To New

Poppie’s is my new favorite! It mixed well, covered amazing and I used half the amount!

Sarah K.
Old To New Creations

Review

I received a sample to try. I have to admit I was skeptical at first but after using my sample, I was quite impressed. I will definitely continue to use.

Janice

Great Stuff!

Poppie's provides inspiration for Do It Yourselfers. Get the Trendy Chalkpaint look for Less with Poppies Paint Powder! Superior Coverage, All Natural DIY Chalk Paint Powder & Endless Color Palette https://www.poppiespaintpowder.com

I love using this product! I can choose any color and it’s so simple to use.❤️

Karen Lee

About Nancy Olliver

Hi! I am Nancy Olliver! Poppie's Wife, mother of 2 grown kids and a couple grand Girls. I am a Nurse, Artist and Entrepreneur and Founder of Poppie's Famous Products. Yep, I know it's a bunch of hats to wear for sure, but if you LOVE what you do, you never work a day in your life. I love to praise Jesus, write, bake cakes and mentor Creatives like myself.

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