Why it’s a good idea to paint thin coats…


In this video tutorial we’ll show you how to get great adhesion and durability with Country Chic Paint every time!

In this brand new video tutorial company co-founder, Rosanne will show you why it’s always a better idea to paint two thin coats than one thick coat.

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How thick should my paint coats be? | Getting Great Coverage and Adhesion with Country Chic Paint
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Step 1) Start with a prepared piece


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Make sure your piece has been properly cleaned before you begin painting, and give it a light sanding if necessary. If you’re not sure how to prep your piece, check out this tutorial on surface preparation.

Step 2) Apply one thin coat


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We know how tempting it can be to try and get your project finished in just one coat, but painting thick coats can lead to peeling, cracking, and frustration! The thicker your paint is, the longer it will take to dry, and as a result it will not adhere as well to your surface.

Use a sponge or a synthetic bristle brush to apply one thin coat. If you find you tend to have a heavy hand, using a dense sponge is a great way to avoid applying your paint too thickly, and it will also create a nice, smooth finish with no brush strokes.

Hint: if you’re using a sponge, consider wearing a rubber glove. Our paint is not harmful for your skin, but this process can be a bit messy so wearing a glove will make cleanup a breeze!

Step 3) Apply a second coat


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Since your first coat was nice and thin, it will dry in no time. Once it’s dry to the touch you can begin your second coat. You’ll be surprised how quickly the thin coats build up to a beautiful, opaque finish!

Step 4) Distress if desired


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Use a fine grit sandpaper to distress the edges, corners, and raised details of your piece if you want it to have an antique or shabby-chic look.

Find these products at your local retailer

If you would like to try this technique for yourself, stop by our store locator and call your local retailer for availability. If you do not have a local retailer, you can also find All-in-One Decor Paint in our online shop.

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16 thoughts on “Why it’s a good idea to paint thin coats…

  1. I’m looking for a little table just like the one in your post. I’m also on the lookout for a dining table and chairs to paint. I’ve found sanding lightly with 400 grit sandpaper gives your paint a silky smooth finish. You have wonderful products by the way.

  2. Awesome, thanks for the tips! I thought the distressing at the end was a really nice touch. As someone who would have been nervous to do a technique like that, it was great to see how easy it was!

  3. Thank you so much for your tutorials! I ordered some paint and am so anxious for it to come in to paint a narrow bookshelf!

  4. My husband and I are getting ready to move into our first house together and I’m so excited to use country chic paint on our dinner table! Along with the outdated kitchen cabinets.

  5. I just tried your paint for the first time last night and loved it! It went on smoothly and there was no odor. I’d love to have more colors to work with. I have a few dressers that need paint!

  6. I just purchased a vintage table and chair set! I can’t wait to try your idea of using a sponge!

  7. I love this idea of painting with a sponge. I don’t have a sponge like the one in the video but can I use a sea sponge? My next paint project is a parlor’s table.

  8. I love your paint!!!
    For my next project I will be refinishing our kitchen table using liquorice, cranberry sauce and cobblestone. I can’t wait to get started!!

  9. I purchased an old Rocker that I’m going to paint & give to my brother & sister in law. They’re expecting their 1st baby in Dec.

  10. Thanks for the tips, always comes in handy! My next project is to refinish a waterfall style dresser and I will be using Cobblestone as per the client’s request for the perfect grey! Cannot wait to try it out. There will be some distressing going on too! 😀

  11. I absolutely love your tutorials , so much great information !!! I recently bought some of your paints and started a small sewing table I picked up from an auction . I have to say these paints go on like butter! Lol
    They are rich and creamy and go on beautifully .

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