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Chalky Finish Shelf Re-Do

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Chalky Finish Shelf Re-Do
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Chalky Finish Shelf Re-Do

designed by Donna Bush

Re-do a flea market ledge shelf with Chalky Finish paints.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Vintage (ADC17)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)
  • Deep Brown (ADM07)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • soft cloth
  • 2" flat brush
  • wooden shelf


NOTE: Let dry between painting steps.

  1. Make sure the shelf is clean and free of debris before painting.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 2" flat brush to coat the entire shelf with Vintage.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a 2" flat brush to apply Clear Crème Wax over the entire surface. Let dry about 15-20 minutes. Buff with a soft cloth.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Working in a small area at a time, use a 2" flat brush to apply Deep Brown Crème Wax, working into crevices.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Wipe back with a soft cloth.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Optional: When dry, buff to a satin sheen.


If the Deep Brown Crème Wax begins to grab or you have applied it too heavily, moisten a piece of cloth with Clear Crème Wax. Rub affected areas to remove or soften the Deep Brown Crème Wax application.