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Easy Desk Makeover

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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Easy Desk Makeover

designed by Melissa George

Brighten up any room with a workspace featuring formerly dark furniture brought into the light.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Everlasting (ADC01)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)

Americana Decor® Specialty Products

  • Stain Blocker / Sealer (ADM09)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • sanding block
  • white cloth
  • 2" flat brush
  • screwdriver
  • drop cloth
  • veneer desk

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Lay down drop cloth. Wipe down desk with a damp paper towel to remove any dust or residue.
  2. Use a screwdriver to remove hardware and drawer. Wipe off any dust again.
  3. (Optional) If you think the furniture has a stain on it that is not sealed, we recommend applying Stain Blocker/Sealer before painting. Use a 2" flat brush and follow label instructions. Rinse brush.
  4. Use 2" flat brush and Everlasting to paint entire desk and drawer. Rinse brush. Sand with sanding block and repeat coats for desired look. Let dry completely.
  5. Wipe off any dust if piece was sanded.
  6. Use 2" flat brush to apply Clear Crème Wax. Use white cloth to buff to a satin finish. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
  7. Use screwdriver to replace hardware and drawer.