Review of the Krylon Chalky Spray Paint & Wax
You know what’s weird right now? It’s Thursday, but it really feels like it should be Monday. Or maybe even Sunday? I don’t know, but it definitely doesn’t feel like Thursday. I swear, these big holidays smack dab in the middle of the week just mess me alllllllll up. But on the bright side, tomorrow is already Friday (I think!) and then we have a whole new weekend to enjoy. Whoot whoot! And today is fun too because I’m sharing a full review of the Krylon chalky spray paint and wax for DIY projects. I’ve been wanting to try this spray paint for a long time now, but for whatever reason I never picked it up. Anyway I was in Hobby Lobby last week and I decided to grab a can so I could finally test it out. I also picked up the Krylon wax coating to go along with it, so I’m excited to share my thoughts on both of these chalk products today. Now as usual, for these type of review posts I always find some random piece of furniture to paint. This time it’s a small, rather ugly side table.
Told ya. Kinda ugly, but not bad for two bucks. I specifically chose this table because it had some damage on the top, so I wanted to see how the spray paint covered those areas. All I did was clean it up and removed any dirt/dust. I did no other prep or primer at all. Ok, so to start I used this Krylon chalky finish in the shade Classic White.
I ended up doing two coats of paint on this table, with a bit extra on top because that area had some damage and rough spots. After the paint fully dried(which didn’t take long at all), I applied a coat of the Kyrlon wax coating chalky finish to seal it.
Then I used a clean cloth to buff the wax coating into the table.
And here’s how the finished table looks now:
Of course I had to do a little distressing just to give the table more of a vintage feel. I did this with a low grit sandpaper and just hit a few spots all over the table.
Isn’t it cute?! I actually love how it turned out and it’s a great little side table. Ok, so here are my thoughts on how the chalky spray paint and wax did on this table.
General thoughts on the chalk spray paint:
- Right away I noticed that the spray nozzle seemed easier to use in comparison to other spray paints I’ve used in the past. And it provided a more broad and even application.
- The paint adhered well to damaged areas of the table, like the top and a small area on the side that had some issues.
- One coat of paint gave pretty good coverage, but it definitely needed a second coat.
- It dries very quickly, so it was easy to layer and build up the coverage. The top of the table ended up having about three coats of chalk paint and I could have probably done more.
- The odor was really strong, maybe even more so than other spray paints I’ve used, so you definitely need to paint outdoors.
- The paint seemed to soak into the wood, which was surprising for a spray paint.
- The finish was matte and dry, which feels very similar to regular chalk paint. If I hadn’t done this project myself, I would never guess this table was painted with spray paint.
Quick thoughts on the wax coating:
- Very quick to apply, but it seemed a bit blotchy in some areas. It was definitely harder to get an even application.
- The wax gave the table a very slight yellowish tint.
- The directions say to spray the wax, wait a few minutes, then buff it in with a lint free cloth. I did that, however it didn’t really seem to buff into the table. It seemed to just sit on top and I wasn’t able to move it around.
- It did seem to seal the paint and give it more of a soft, smooth finish.
Final Review of the Krylon Chalky Spray Paint and Wax:
Overall I think this chalk spray paint is awesome. My favorite part is that it doesn’t look or feel like spray paint. The coverage was also great–it was able to cover up all of the damaged areas of the table with no issue. And to be honest, compared to the Rust-Oleum Chalky Spray Paint I’ve used, I would say this is definitely the winner. Not only was it easier to apply, but the coverage was smoother and it took less paint to get more of a full coverage look. (This table took two full cans of paint.) As for the wax, I didn’t really love it. I found it somewhat difficult to apply and I wasn’t able to buff it into the table. However, it was super quick compared to any other wax coatings I’ve used, which was a plus. And it did seem to seal the table, even though I wasn’t able to buff it in.
Well that’s it! I hope this review of the Kyrlon chalky spray paint and wax was helpful. I definitely think this will be my new favorite spray paint. I can’t wait to use it on other home projects. Let me know if you have any questions–you know I always love to chat! xo
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