Crayee for Beginners: Scratching

Crayee is a pure silicate chalk paint, which produces a unique „Shabby Chic look“ that cannot be achieved with acrylic paint. It only takes a short while to adapt to the characteristics of the original silicate chalk paint and it really is worth it to take this paint out for a spin! The matt and powdery look of Crayee is without equal! Lacquer is a thing of the past – now the hobbyist’s fortune is called Crayee.

Below we’ll outline how to achieve just one of several looks with Crayee in the blink of an eye.

Have fun!

Scratching on wood (Difficulty: Easy)

What you need:

  • 1 Crayee paint of your choice
  • 1 Crayee paint of your choice for accenting
  • Crayee Wax or Sealant as finish
  • 1 regular brush (wide enough for the surface)
  • 1 thin bursh
  • 1 sanding block or grinding sponge medium/fine
  • 1 dust brush
  • paper towel
  • Dremel or other tool for scratching

How’s it done?

The surface you wish to treat has to be clean and free of dust. After a potential cleaning of the surface, let dry completely before further treatment.

Use the brush to paint the entire surface with the darker paint. In our example we used Crayee – Base 06. Let dry very well. Use a Dremel or other tool to randomly scratch the surface.

Now take the thin brush and a second paint to accentuate the scratches. In our example we used Crayee – Base 05. You don’t have to work overly prudently. Don’t sweat if you paint over a scratch or two . Let dry very well.

Sand the surface using the sanding block until the desired effect is achieved. For bigger pieces of furniture, that are not just sanded around the corners, using an electric triangle sander comes recommended. Thoroughly remove the sanding dust using a dust brush.

To finish apply the wax (or sealant) as protection against dirt. As the consistency of the wax is close to shoe cream you can use a paper towel to apply it. You could also use a sponge or brush. We used Crayee Wax gray for a nicer impact of the second color (which in our sample was very close to the color of the wood).

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