Typical fabric paint doesn't adhere properly to vinyl, which is designed to repel substances instead of soaking them up. I have at least that much or more of what is incomplete still. That will help with absorption. ; ) I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to! The chalk paint soaks in so nicely to the fabric. It looks great. Most people think … I don’t know why no one ever thought about this. A decorative paint known for its matte, chalky appearance, chalk paint is a popular choice for giving furniture and home decor a rustic, vintage, or shabby-chic style. I don’t like the pillows anyway….and I amthe one who painted lampshadeswith chalk paint, after all. I’m sharing next how I have it styled now (and what it looks like now too!). I have a well constructed upholstered chair with lovely ornamental carved wood, in good condition, even the fabric upholstery. So yes, I’m a big fan of Annie’s! Well hey!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I know you guys mentioned this on the Google+ hangout, but I didn’t believe it until now! We’ll never be done will we? Your email address will not be published. ugly. Just need to find posts that say go for it ;D. Maybe I’ll start with pillows. I love Instagram…so much fun and such a great way to keep up with people in “live” time. I just need to write posts and then I can share them with you all. lol How fun is that gonna be? So right before painting on the chalk paint, I painted on water . Thanks Denyse :) How awesome (and yes, trouble! So I looked up painting fabric cushions. The paint might scrape or rub off if you have a dog that likes to climb and sit on your cushions. (and some things that never make it to the blog!) The pillows look great Nancy! ONE photo may be used, provided that FULL AND CLEAR CREDIT is given to Artsy Chicks Rule® with appropriate and specific direction and link back to the original content. Yes, you really should try the real stuff sometime. do you worry about lounging or putting your head on the pillows since they are sealed with wax? (I make my own chalk paint) I have never painted concrete. So stick around…some really fun stuff & tutorials coming your way!! Hi Marie :) Yes, the coverage was great but Duck Egg in general has fantastic coverage! I have some patio furniture that needs some TLC. Give it a go! They just have a very matte finish. Plus Get My FREE eBook "Creating Fabulous Finishes"! Question, please…I have two red velvet chairs and I wold like to make the a deeper shade heading towards burgundy…is this possible with chalk paint? But best practice is using a pretty firm bristle brush. So I mixed up some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint—-> Duck Egg Blue, mixed with a little Pure White to lighten it up a bit. Thanks Sonya! You could leave one cushion out and see how it does. Provence a soft turquoise. Hi, They have held up great so far. Remember this oldie?? She painted her burgundy leather cushion with Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. latex or acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium. Chalk Paint® upholstery painting is a very satisfying project, and something that anyone can do easily. >>>, Want to see even more ideas on simple updates with Chalk Paint (that aren’t furniture?? I don’t know how that would work with fabric though. And why, yes, that is indeed my face frozen in that lovely expression on the main screen of the video. Anyway, you said that you bleached your cushions first, what exactly did you do? ;) (if you apply too much, yes, it can be sticky-ish) If applied correctly, the wax will further soften the material and give a protective finish. I do and she has scraped some of the paint off at the foot of the cushion. Totally lovin your blog!! Now mine are ‘crispy’ as well. ;) It’s “in the works” just like every other room in my home is, it seems! For those of you who didn’t see it and would like to, you can watch it here. :) I would probably not wash them. Or is that crazy? Don’t spend all that on upholstery…paint it! individual seat cushions. I heard that chalk paint does great on fabric and it’s nice to see you tried it. I haven’t done that to all that I’ve painted though and they were fine. One suggestion I can offer is this (since I don’t know of another way to seal them besides wax and poly…and I definitely would not do poly) … ‘buff’ the fabric that you painted with an old rag (or even better, a large waxing bristle brush if you have one) Buffing it may help to “seal” it a bit. Us Instagram addicts are in trouble!! Dampen one section of fabric at a time with a spray bottle of water. Hey Jessica! Just have to find the paint, and then my courage!! ), « “Guest Post Fun” Series Finale { A Wrap Up}, Happy 22 on the 22! But they turned out so great and I can’t believe how well it covered! Re-painting the sofa with Chalk Paint here was a breeze, but stenciling it WAS a bit tricky, especially because it was over a padded and piped cushion. I can’t believe how well they turned out. Choosing a stronger colour from the Chalk Paint® palette will create a lovely, washed out version of that colour. Debbie, from ASUnfolded did a couch though and it turned out lovely. Have fun! To wrap up the year my furniture fixer upper friends and I decided to put together some of our favorite painted furniture makeovers.We use a variety of brands of furniture paint as well as different furniture painting … CHALK PAINT™ By Annie Sloan – More Testing! Nancy. Scandinavian Pink a wonderful dusty pink colour. Hi Julia :) Yep, you sure can. You just opened up a whole new world for me!!! You could try that and see. AND did you see today that Instagram now has video?! I really need to try the “real stuff” one of these days as soon as I can get my hands on some. Hi, yes, the sun would affect the wax somewhat and yes it would also protect it somewhat from the elements, I suppose. Nancy. (and I’m getting ready to paint another!) Want to see even more ideas on simple updates with Chalk Paint (that aren’t furniture??) What did they say was the purpose of that? (Update: see the porch, HERE). And yes, I totally have decorating ADD hahah…and DIY and project and so on ;). Learn how your comment data is processed. I hated the thing anyway and since I’m addicted too I needed my paint-fix haha. I have been ordering but a store about 10 minutes from me just started selling it! stirred together 3 cups of paint, 1 cup of warm water, a 1 cup of plaster of paris Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Hi Carlene :) Thanks! And water resistant..can’t beat it! Those pillows look great…gotta find some Annie Sloan chalk paint!! Divine theme by Restored 316, FoamPRO 164 Fine Finish Roller (High-Density Foam), 4", Pack of 1, Liquitex Professional Fabric Effects Medium, 4-oz, Last Day! Thanks so much. Really. Also, if you’re a renter (or live in military housing) I wrote a post that will give you tips for painting and decorating to make … STEP 1 - Remove any dirt or grime from your cushions STEP 2 - Give your paint can a good stir to get all that yummy pigment from the bottom STEP 3 - Apply one coat of paint Brush it on with a natural bristle brush. Hi Nancy, love your pillows! I think if I were doing a chair or something small I would use the fabric paint but to do a whole big couch I would use the DIY chalk paint because the fabric medium can get pricey. Yes? Okay I totally love this! yesterday I painted 4 pillows AND a duvet. You would want to mix it with a bit of water…and maybe spritz the couch with water before applying. These are actually cushions with covers that are not removable. I did some ceramic tiles I have on a bar top last year and left them unsealed. October 28, 2018 at 7:57 pm. I am having a garden party in less than 2 weeks & thought painting would be the fastest thing I could do. Yes, I want to try something bigger next go round ;). We recommend that you apply your first coat- and allow 24 hours of wait time before you paint … The fabric is somewhat waterproof. It’s just not the same, in my experience and opinion, of course!. I also mixed in a bit of water to make it soak into the fabric easier which helped a bunch. (easily wiped up/off) I saw you did this to some chairs as well. I also have a bunch of posts coming your way over the next month or so. last summer, I considered spending, I hate to say this, hundreds ..yes multiple.. on covers from etsy. I thought it might leave a residue but evidently not. So, Chalk Paint will be my choice of paint. Like I said, lots going on around here. how many cans of paint will it take to paint 7 foot couch ? Thanks Paula!! The local ASCP store advised against waxing (? What would you think about me painting my couch with some ASCP?!?! Most chalk paint manufacturers suggest that you use the chalk paint on upholstery sparingly, in thin coats because the paint has a tendency to crack if applied too thick and may flake away over time. What an awesome idea! ;) I was thinking as I was talking (dangerous)…and don’t your eyes roll up when you are deep in thought too? You want the paint to get “into” the fabric, not lay on top and a firm bristle will help achieve that. Maybe a chair or two? I love history, health and just anything creative... “Artsy Chicks Rule® is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.”. Aubusson Blue will create a lovely pale denim blue. :) Nancy. They have really held up great too! Required fields are marked *. The wax is “dry”..or cured, whatever you want to call it. It's such a rich, warm color! I put on an audio book and started painting the patio cushions. Use a small foam roller to roll paint onto the dampened section. What in the world am I doing there? I was surprised about applying the wax. I have never heard of doing that. I’m suprised you didn’t stencil on a Graphics Fairy design!! Kudos to you! Add a little water to your chosen Chalk Paint® … I have a loveseat I inherited from my parents and it’s in decent condition, but it’s just…. You have totally lit my fire. I bought a 1 liter of my desired shade and mixed it with 500 ml of fabric medium, just to be sure. Mine are on my covered screen porch and do get occasional sun but not directly. So I mixed up some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint—-> Duck Egg Blue, mixed with a little Pure White to lighten it up a bit. Plus some random glimpses of daily life too. © 2012-2020, Artsy Chicks Rule®. Grab your spray bottle that is filled with water and spray a small area of your upholstery piece Then with your paint brush get some of your watered down chalk paint and paint it on. They used to be very vibrant, but… Not my style at all! I’ve got the low down for you right here! I have a slip covered couch that is need of recovering but the price of a new slip cover is so high. Hi Sarah! Reply. Well, let me tell you that fabric paint works incredibly well! I watched the HOME TALK through your link and found it interesting….. but one question….. you mentioned that you wax most things unless it is going outside….. Or is it the wax that does the trick?? Have a lovely day and loads of fun colouring your surroundings…. The chalk paint really soaks into the fabric very well….and then the wax softens it up (and seals it). It’s just not how we are wired!! There are about 12. But soon, I promise. Want more tips, ideas & inspiration? I have two chairs I am going to try that on. I was really surprised at how differently they felt after I applied the wax! lunch & drove back to the house to get the others – unfortunately they were gone. Now, soaking the cushion? Nancy. (the paint won’t just wash away but will weather as time goes) I have some ceramic tiles on the top of an outside bar top (out on my patio) that I’ve left un-waxed. ;) I don’t think we will ever be ‘done’ with projects. Hi Kera, Yes, they are correct about the wax in direct sunlight. Don't Miss a Thing!! The chairs have cushions, cushions that I have recovered four times in the last 20 years. Thanks so much! AND….I have a chair (indoor) that I recently painted the fabric on (with ASCP). They are holding up well so far. Yes, Annie Sloan has a turquoise color called Florence. Allow the paint to fully dry before adding a second coat. I’m going to feature on my fb page tonight. When the fabric is slightly wet, the fibers will absorb the pigment of the paint. Nancy. ;) ) I’d think the chalk paint would work better because latex has the acrylic in it that I think makes it sort of “rubbery/hard”. You can paint metal, glass, wood, concrete, and yes, you can paint fabric! Hi Krista! Hi Caroline! :) xo. Yea, well okay…onto the Chalk Painted pillows….. Ack! Those look great! And, I tried the same method on my outdoor cushions; that post is { here }. Be careful of drips, but don’t be afraid to apply liberally. It didn’t wash away like you would think. For those of you that watched the Google+ Hangout I was in you know that I have Chalk Painted pillows. Thanks so much!! Awesome find. I can understand that the wax might be impacted by the sun and heat but would it not also provide a slight protection from the elements? I hope to do the rest of the base cushions over the course of the summer as they have small tears. I’ve got the low down for you right here! Thanks so much :) And nope, not at all. Susan. Wow, I can’t believe the coverage – gorgeous! What a nice find! You don’t want to miss it! Be sure you don’t apply too thickly. What a great idea. I’m just wondering would that be necessary since they will be covered in paint? Chalk Paint® is absolutely amazing in all it can do and when it comes to painting furniture- which when it is fabric furniture, it is similar to dying it. {Yep, Years of Marriage} ». Stay tuned…I’ll be posting the chair in a week or two! I found a place about 30 min from me that sells Annie Sloan chalk paint…that’s a big uh oh!! Step by step guide to painting on fabric. Another idea would be to pour a bottle of fabric paint into the DIY chalk paint to see if a little of it would go a long way. Hope that helps! YESSS, this is the … ;). ;) Thank you Makenzie!!! I’m not positive now since I did those quite a while ago. Check out this post, here! not only that, but I was just about to give up on my ASCP after a project I just tried with it! I’m just like you, so many projects going on! have an upholstered chair that I’m thinking about painting….I just gotta work up the nerve to do it! ), Painting Fabric Instead of Replacing It (really!…, Chalk Painted Antique Side Table (easy "antiquing"…, Pros and Cons of Chalk Paint For Furniture (and some…, Plain, Clear Glass Vases To Colorful Home Decor, The 5 Top Ways To Seal Chalk Paint (or Milk Paint! I did put a coat of Clear Wax on them after they dried and it made them so soft. Using interior latex paint (that I already had from another project) I started my experiment. They look so good! Hope that helps! Thanks! I think. ...an east coast girl who loves to find and re-invent old treasures, decorate and design rooms without spending a fortune....but have it look as if you did! Must have much going on at all times. Then apply the wax. If you don’t love the exact shade you could always mix 2 to get the shade you are after. (I know that sounds contradictory… basically, slap on as much paint as you want and then go back over at the end to clean up any excess/ drips.) Well, I should believe it- I painted a garage sale wing chair for my Kindergarten classroom last summer… and added bright buttons over top of the tufted buttons. Thanks Lorraine! I love my “new” pillows. I wouldn’t recommend painting anything that gets daily use (well, the pillows did get quite a bit and are great) like seating. I can’t wait to try it for myself. I don’t like the pillows anyway….and I am the one who painted lampshades with chalk paint, after all. BEFORE Definitely seen better days, but with the new stain it looks amazing! One way you can paint you cushions (supposed to work with chalk paint but I've only tried it with latex paint) is to get Fabric Medium - Martha Stewart is one brand but usually you can find it at big box craft or fabric stores. sooo, this blog post just totally turned my entire attitude around about both my patio set cushions and pillows and ASCP. If you’re painting a seat cushion that’s built into the frame of the chair, you should remove it first. And yes, it was a bit crisp until I waxed it. ©2012-2020 Artsy Chicks Rule® is a registered trademark. When PAINTING FABRIC, you need a “breathable” paint. I brought the dog home, grabbed a quick 15 min. I wonder if I should try this method of restoration. ;). I used 7 bottles of … The blue chair is holding up pretty good too! You can also spray the fabric with a water bottle to dampen it and that will help the paint soak in too. Don't Miss a Thing! Most likely much less than one. The key to use latex … So, when I first started, I mixed three parts water to one part paint. I painted them with the Chalk Paint and then buffed them a bit with a dry cloth. :) And YES, I sure did!! Love me some Annie Sloan! I love the look of the painted fabric. I love some Annie Sloan too…just a little. Thanks so much for sharing that tip. … Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is truly an amazing paint. You are so smart to come up with this technique! They were a little um…”crispy”?…not the right word but I can’t think of a better one at the moment. When you are ready to move to another area just make sure you spray it down with water first. Use a small foam roller to roll paint onto the dampened section. Thanks Vickie! All Rights Reserved. Nancy. The white chair is showing a bit of wear (but that had a silky-ish fabric and I probably wouldn’t paint that type again) Your cushions look GREAT and seem to have held up well over time. Isn’t that just the most soothing color? Oh yeah…change that stuff up! I have to ask, all this time later, the pillows are still holding up? You will probably need several coats of paint. The Creative Home Projects Bundle, How to refinish a worn out dining table ». It goes into the paint nicely. Hi Marty! Hi, I have painted a lot of things with chalk paint and has always been great. I hadn’t done any kind of upholstery (besides lampshades) before this one. Yes, it is addictive, for sure. No, the wax doesn’t leave a residue. I would have just sewn new covers for the pillows. (lol) It does get water and and sun on it from time … I just love it. B/c they were gone so quickly, I rang the door bell to check if they were intended for someone. It sounds a little like the surface is ‘rough’ if that makes any sense. I just used a much diluted bleach/water mixture and cleaned them up. But, sorry guys, that’s all your getting of the screened porch at the moment. I would like to try a chair. Your email address will not be published. :). I can’t believe you can paint pillows! Susan says. Yep, it is crazy you can paint the pillows! You can also use chalk paint to transform chair, that process is slightly different, you can see how to do that {here}. It really does work well. HI Nancy! I CANT WAIT TO DO THIS!!! Use the chip brush to paint your furniture. Thank you! Sign up to get the Weekly Newsletter! Use some water on the brush with the paint each time as well. They have a wax sealant on them so should get too dirty. Mix your paint with fabric medium and water. I will be looking around my area for a place that sells it. ;) )! And yes, they held up great and a chair for non daily use should be fine. What I still wonder about is what did you do afterwards. If the paint sits on top and does not penetrate the fabric, when you sit on it, or bend it, it will probably crack. Whether you’re just looking for a change or you found some old cushions in a charity shop, chalk paint is a great way to update your cushions without having to buy new covers. Please let me know what you think. Our emails include an unsubscribe link and you may opt-out at any time. You can oh so lightly sand with very fine sandpaper before applying the wax. Once the piece is fully painted with the first coat, let it dry. Hmmm… wonder if chalk paint works that much better on fabric than regular ol’latex. Dampen one section of fabric at a time with a spray bottle of water. The thought behind painting things without wax outside is that it will age and “weather” naturally. Plus,Get My FREE ebook,"Creating Fabulous Finishes"! I’m sorry I can’t be more help! ;). so cannot say for sure. I read many tutorials and in most of the cases people used latex paint or chalk paint. “Insta”….as in instantly….a good thing for this very “Type A” girlie. ;). Those pillows have held up fantastically actually! They’ve been fine. This store also advised to soak each cushion in a 20/1 (water/paint) mixture which never would have affected the fabric, so I am reluctant to take their advice for this project. Gerri painted a few thinned coats of the color Olive. ;). And here they are completely finished…..NICE. Love paint? ;) It’s what I reach for first almost every single time I go to paint something now…no matter what I’m painting. I am starting tomorrow chalk painting my dining room table and chairs. 29 Responses to “PAINTING LEATHER With Chalk Paint™ By Annie Sloan PART 2” stuart May 10, 2016. My question is, is the leather still soft to touch after painting … Just out walking the dog and I spotted some cushions by the side of the road. So I bought fabric paint. Awesome fix up Nancy, I’m totally impressed!! My pillows are outside but on a covered & screened porch (not in direct sunlight) so I waxed them. I would reserve this for those pieces that are used only occasionally. Hi Nancy, I reupholstered the base cushion of an outdoor chaise which was in the worst condition of my set. Too bad the others were gone when you went back. These are some of the best and most beautiful chalk paint furniture ideas from amazingly talented DIY bloggers who specialize in painted furniture makeovers. 26 Types of Chalk Style Paint For Furniture. I am too nervous to leave the cushions outside in case it rains now and don’t know if I should take the waxing step or not. This chair will not get daily use, so I think it should be fine. >>> 26 Types of Chalk Style Paint For Furniture. Thanks for sharing this project with us :). :) But overall, it’s a great way to bring new life to an old piece! I’ll be sharing that on the blog very soon! Hmm…. With a wet rag, I dampened the cushion fabric and applied paint with a paint brush. !Oh so cool you painted a chair. (although I would probably do it) I would definitely say start with the throw pillows and see how you like those first. Depending on the size of the object you’re painting, you can opt to use a brush, … How Small Kitchen Updates Can Make A BIG Difference. The finish can be smooth if you don’t want a distressed look. How to Paint Vinyl Seat Cushions. It looks lovely, can these cushion covers( chalk painted ) be mqchine washed ? I would have never thought to paint fabric. :) Haha, yes, …no Graphics Fairy graphics on these ;) BUT I did consider a stenciled design! All Rights Reserved. I had heard of people painting upholstery with chalk paint, so I thought, what the heck? Upon seeing your pillow post, I put 3 coats (50% water/50% paint) after spraying with water, on all of the back pillows over the course of a dry and sunny Colorado day. Here’s the real beauty of using chalk … I haven’t done a piece that large yet so I’m just guessing here but hope that helps. I must try this but I wondered about the “crispiness” from the paint but you answered my question with the clear wax finish. Thanks for trying a fabric project with our addictive Chalk Paint®, and had a great time with you at the Hangout! I sat down today and organized, watermarked and made ready the photos of my many projects. I will probably do some touch up painting next summer. Here are the pillows before I chalk painted them. ;). The Purple Painted Lady has done this herself and has had so many customers do this also. I say go for it, if you don’t love it you can always put the slipcover back on! It’s really hard and I just don’t feel like doing those again. I used Dark walnut stain by Mini Wax. Hope that helps! These look great! Hi Debbie! Love Paint? It’s incredibly versatile! Can’t wait to see your other twelve projects (I know EXACTLY how that feels – I totally have decorating A.D.D.). Paint some cushions?? Want tips, ideas, inspiration & more?? Well, I have not done an entire couch (but I would not be opposed!) We haven’t carried them in out of the … It will “dry” (cure) and won’t be sticky and won’t rub off. Can’t wait to see it all! Step 3: Painting the cushions. So test out the paint and your technique on an inconspicuous spot before doing the whole thing. Continue until the entire cushion is painted. (I don’t think I did anyway! So curious about the difference! Doesn’t the wax become sticky? I find this to be great. After your final coat of paint, lightly sand the entire painted surface with 220 grit sandpaper. (I since painted 2 upholstered chairs and chair seats in my dining room…all on the blog here) I have found that different fabrics take the paint differently (and hold up differently, as well). So whatcha think? I have a patio set I bought from craigslist as well, but like yours, cushions and pillows are kind of nasty! I could find no other outdoor fabric posts on this topic. Love it Nancy! Fabric medium is what keeps the fabric from stiffening after painting. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. I also mixed in a bit of water to make it soak into the fabric easier which helped a bunch. How intriguing, right? Hi there, I don’t know what your couch looks like or is made of so it is hard to say. Also because tape doesn’t stick well on rough fabric…. Can’t wait to see how yours turn out! :). The back cushions look tired and faded, but intact. Hope that helps! Hi Mary! Let Dry Completely. I’m excited about the new Yellow!! :). YAY! Our outdoor furniture is about 5 or 6 years old and it came with … It was like night and day once the wax was applied. Latex Paint- This is an effective technique–if you do it right. The first time I heard you could paint fabric was in the Chalk Paint Basics class I took at 3 Oaks Studio.My Chalk Paint® stockist Vicki was telling us how she painted her Toms brand canvas shoes, and even her outdoor pool deck with this paint. It will help to soften them up. xo, Your email address will not be published. Wow, this is fantastic! Hi Don, The wax will “melt”..and won’t hold up well if directly in the sun. Here’s a “before and after” of the other pillow style…… (the pillows on the top left, middle are still wet and “shiny’- the one on the top right is dry), Want to know about 26 other chalk style paints? Your information will *never* be shared or sold to a 3rd party. [instagram-feed num=9 cols=9 showheader=true showbutton=true buttoncolor=#53bac1 showfollow=true]. Brush paint onto cushion making sure it soaks in. Reply. Opens up so many opportunities! Thanks so much!! oh my stars!!! You are trying to work the paint into the fabric, not just paint on the surface. Duck Egg is great anyway but mixed with some white it is just fabulous. I’m 40% in. I’m a paint enabler so I say go for it! Yep, I painted em. It was in great shape but the cushions were a bit dirty (I bleached them, all good) and the pillows were a little worse for wear….and not really the style/color I wanted. Can I paint outdoor cushions? No answer. Do you think painting a whole couch is a good idea? Oh, and you can follow me on Instagram (if you don’t already) as I post lots of snippets of things I’m working on, as I’m working on them, long before they make it to the blog. This set of outdoor furniture we actually picked up at a garage sale last year for $175 (loveseat, coffee table, 2 chairs, 2 ottomans). LOL Your pillows turned out great, Nancy!! Hi Vickie!Thanks so much! Mine are outside in the snow right now (blowing in through the screens) and are perfect. And I don’t sew so it was a perfect “fix” for me! I was actually shocked at how different it felt afterwards. Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring post with all of us! Hi Jeanie, What an awesome transformation! Worked out so well and is super cute – but totally crunchy for sure. Chalk Paint, for example, is considered breathable because it will soak into the fabric. Typically, for anything that is going to be in the weather or sun (wood, ceramic, metal, etc) it is advised to leave unfinished (unwaxed) and it will ‘weather’ naturally. Aren’t they so much better? I would have never guessed you could paint pillows and still have them soft. I tried making my own with a couple different recipes just to see for myself last year and I wasn’t happy with any of them (compared to Annie Sloan). ), but because the set sits on an exposed deck, I believe I need to for rainy days – right?? Oct 2, 2015 - Check out this cheap and easy way to make your outdoor cushions like new! Because it can easily be given a distressed look, chalk paint is ideal for those who want to add character and vintage charm to their home. Just wondering the logic/reasons. 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