How To Paint Furniture Without Brush Strokes

How To Paint Furniture Without Brush Strokes

Has this ever happened to you? You painted your furniture with a paintbrush, and afterward, you cried because it left those ugly strokes in your beautiful paint job? It happened to me a lot until I figured out a better way to paint! Today I want to share with you how to paint furniture without brush strokes. Let’s get started…

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Chalk Paint + Paintbrush + Water = how to paint furniture without brush strokes. It sounds like simple math, and actually, it is. It’s all about keeping the paint moving and adding a fine mist of water with your chalk mineral paint to keep it workable. Also, make sure that you apply the paint in thin coats. It’s better to apply multiple coats than one thick coat of chalk mineral paint. Watch the video for the full tutorial. I don’t want you to miss any important details.

How To Paint Furniture Without Brush Strokes

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Paint + Paintbrush + Water = how to paint furniture without brush strokes.

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Paint + Paintbrush + Water = how to paint furniture without brush strokes. It sounds like simple math and actually it is. It's all about keeping the paint moving and adding a fine mist of water with your chalk mineral paint to keep it workable.
Learning how to paint without brush strokes will not only improve the quality of your painted furniture finishes, it also will give you the satisfaction of a job well done.

And did I mention less paint??? I have noticed that when I use this method, I typically use less paint. That means my Dolla Bill will stretch further, and that’s a win-win for you and me! As a result, learning how to paint without brush strokes will improve the quality of your painted furniture finishes with chalk paints and give you the satisfaction of a job well done. Now, go and paint some furniture!

As always, I’d love to hear from you. Leave me a comment below if you want to add your 2 cents. ๐Ÿ™‚ Or say HEY!

Until the next project… xo, Do

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10 Comments

  • This was helpful. Thank you Do Dodson! Tea Rose is so soft looking.

  • I love this video, but I will be using latex. Does the same principle hold true with this and other water based paints?

  • Hi Rebecca!
    Great question. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Latex-based paints cant be used with this technique. Yes, they are both water-based paints but react differently. For this reason, I no longer use latex paint on furniture. Not saying you can’t. It’s just my preference. I hope this helps.
    Happy painting! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This was very informational, thank you! I love the Tea Rose color! I have found that for Latex paint there is a product additive that so far seems to offer the answer…
    BB Frosch
    Makes ordinary paint like Chalk Paint

  • Hi Susan, I’m glad it was informative for you. Yes, I have heard of BB Frosch but never tried it. Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • If Iโ€™ve already painted my furniture, can I sand it and try this? I have so many brush strokes and itโ€™s so disappointing!

  • Hi Chantel,

    If you used chalk-based paint, you can sand it smooth and repaint. It also depends on the brand of paint that you used. I used Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint with this technique. Here’s where I get mine. Affiliate https://dixiebellepaint.com?aff=80

  • Hi Donna, love your post itโ€™s very informative . I also wondered about using latex and reading the other replies you answered my question. I wonder do you only use chalk paints or can one get get results using other paints. I have oak cupboards and would like to refinish them . Would the chalk paint be the best to use , and of course using your furniture techniques for a smooth finish. .. ?
    Thanks Theresa

  • Hi Theresa, It’s good to hear from you. When you say cupboards, are you referring to kitchen cabinets? If so, I would use a reputable brand of durable latex paint. I like the Sherwin Williams brand called Emerald. If you’re referring to a stand-alone cabinet, chalk paint would be fine. The misting bottle of water works well with Dixie Belles chalk mineral paint. I have only tried it with one other chalk brand, and that’s Annie Sloan, and because I was painting with a solid color, it didn’t go to too well. Herer’s a blog post I wrote about my experience. https://www.dododsondesigns.com/chalk-paint-review/
    I hope this helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

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