Coastal Grey Blues

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A soft and moody coastal blues recipe. The perfect way to bring the coastal feel into your home.

For this paint recipe, we walk you through how to create a soft and subtle textured finish.

You could also try this paint recipe using a more textured rustic finish. Use the natural bristle brush when painting to create lots of texture and then continue with the same coloured waxes.

What you will need:

1 - Paint in Stormy Creek chalk paint using the round synthetic brush. Paint in large crosses to create subtle texture. Do two coats to achieve full coverage.

2 - Use a small amount of Dark wax to seal your paint finish. Brush right out with your natural bristle for a thin layer and wipe off any excess with a rag.

3 - Make a coloured wax using Hokitika Gorge chalk paint and Clear wax, using a 1:1 ratio. Using your natural bristle brush, brush on in areas you wish to highlight and gently wipe excess off with a clean rag.

4 - Make a coloured wax using Carbon Black chalk paint and Clear wax, using a 1:1 ratio. Pick up a small amount on your natural bristle brush and brush out in the corners and details to create shadows and depth. Wipe any excess off with a lint free rag and use fine steel wool to blend if neccesary.

5 - Optional: Detail the edges with Silver gilding wax, using either a finger or a detail brush.