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Where to buy chalk paint?

Hello everyone! does someone knows where i can find some chalk paint without spending a fortune?
I'm planning to repaint some old furniture!
Tips are very welcome!
Thanks everyone and enjoy the sunshine!!
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Re: Where to buy chalk paint?

Look in a Antique furniture shop. They can advise.

or try OBI


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Hello everyone! does someone knows where i can find some chalk paint without spending a fortune?
I'm planning to repaint some old furniture!
Tips are very welcome!
Thanks everyone and enjoy the sunshine!!
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Old 16.07.2013, 20:26
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Re: Where to buy chalk paint?

I found this... Scroll down to near the bottom of the page for Switzerland.

http://www.anniesloan.com/acatalog/I...nd_Europe.html
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Re: Where to buy chalk paint?

Amazing how many GMTA moments I have with this board. I was wondering the same thing today. Thanks for the link!
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Re: Where to buy chalk paint?

Hi chalk paint fans,

Can you recommend a product here in Switzerland that you can use to prevent bleed-through with chalk paint?

I bought an old desk, probably from the 1930s, that has an oil stain finish. It bled through my first coat of chalk paint, and everyone on the internet agrees that the best solution is to coat it with 1-2 layers of shellac. I couldn't find the American product recommended online, but I got "Shellack Politur" from Farbhof on Forchstrasse in Zürich. Two coats of this "Shellack Politur" and another coat of chalk paint later, and the old finish is still bleeding through.

Two more possibilities:
- Do you know where I can buy shellac flakes? I understand that the best ones are made in Germany, but I haven't found them yet.
- Do you know of a stain-blocking primer like Kilz that I could use?

I don't often miss home, but damn, I'd like to go to Home Depot right now.

By the way, I bought my chalk paint at 26 Rose Garden, Rosengartenstrasse 26, 8037 Zürich. It's an adorable store with lots of distressed, chalk-painted furniture and lovely home accessories. I also recommend Farbhof, Forchstrasse 37, 8032 Zürich for paint brushes. The ones I bought at Migros Do-It -- supposedly their highest quality -- were very disappointing.

Thanks so much for your help and advice.

Best wishes,
Abbie
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Re: Where to buy chalk paint?

You need to coat with acrylic based primer or undercoat, not sure what that is in german but any primer that you can use then clean the brush with water should work.
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Re: Where to buy chalk paint?

Boesner has shellac flakes. I bought mine through the French site. But you could also try diluted PVC glue.
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Re: Where to buy chalk paint?

This shop delivers, has all the colors including the color chart. http://www.indiid.ch/
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