Have you ever wondered if you can use chalk paint on silver? The answer is a resounding YES! Find out my easy tips that making chalk painting silver simple.
Using chalk paint on silver
Here at Squirrels of a Feather, I like the answer the tough questions that keep people awake at night. Questions such as, “can you chalk paint silver?”
Well, lose sleep no longer, my creative friend! I am here to tell you not only is it possible to use chalk paint on silver, but you can create some stunning pieces by doing so!
Check out this fall neutral chalk painted pumpkin that I shared over at Kenarry: Creative Ideas for the Home.
What kinds of silver can you use with chalk paint?
Chalk paint is so versatile, you can really use it on anything under the sun. Here are some examples of other silver items that you could paint with chalk paint:
- Silver trays
- Silver teapots
- Silver utensils
- Silver mirror frames
- Silver picture frames
- Silver vases
Finding silver to paint
There are many places you could find silver to use for projects involving chalk paint. You might have some laying around your house. Goodwill and thrift stores have entire aisles filled with tarnished silver!
But wait a minute!
Before you start slapping that chalk paint blithely on your chosen silver, I would first run a search on eBay and make sure your silver isn’t valuable.
How horrible would it be if you painted something, only to find out later it would have been worth hundreds of dollars? Best to be safe and run a quick check for similar items.
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The key to chalk painting silver
The key to painting silver with chalk paint is to get it really clean before you start painting. When chalk painting silver, you don’t need to do any distressing with sandpaper prior to painting…just clean the silver really well and you are ready to start painting!
I prepared my silver by washing it in the sink first, drying, then spraying it down with a vinegar-water solution and wiping again with a clean cloth.
Want to know more?
See the full tutorial for my DIY White Chalk Painted Pumpkin Teapot over at Kenarry!