Thursday, September 28, 2017

Simple and Cheap Method of Chalk Painting Mason Jars

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint


Simple and Cheap Method of Chalk Painting Mason Jars

You don't have to spend big money to get that chalk painted look on your mason jars. Its simple and inexpensive to use this method. You know me, I'm all about finding ways to get a look without breaking the bank and to get it done in fewer steps.

Supplies:
Mason Jars of your choice
Spray Chalkboard Paint
Bottle of Cheap Flat Acrylic Paint
Sponge Paint Brush
Vinyl Letters or Designs (optional)
Newspaper to serve as a drop-cloth
Disposable cup
Matt clear coat
Fine grit sand paper 220 or higher.

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

This is a project that you will want to do outside. Start by laying out newspaper on a table or flat surface. Next, sit your jars upside down on the paper. Shake your can of Chalkboard paint, well. About 1 to 2 feet from jars, begin to spray your jars; moving constantly to get an even coverage. This paint dries quickly, but it will run if you spray it too close, or in one spot too long. Once you finish with this coat of paint, allow to dry, and spray again.

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

When you feel you have the jars evenly covered, allow to dry before flip them over, and paint the tops and rims with the Chalkboard paint. 

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

Allow to dry, then you can place on your vinyl letters or designs.

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

Next, prepare your Flat acrylic paint by pouring paint into a disposable cup, adding water, and stir until you reach the consistency of milk.

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

Turn jars upside down on the paper for painting. Dip your brush in the paint and begin to lightly spread the acrylic paint. You can expect it to pour down the sides as this is a very loose paint. Cover bottom and sides and allow to dry. Reapply coats of acrylic paint until surface is well coated; there will still be a few black streaks showing through.

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

Flip jars over and paint rims and sides with acrylic paint. Allow to dry and reapply until jar is evenly covered and little to no black shows through.

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

Now, you're ready to peel away the vinyl letters. Do this carefully as the acrylic paint scratches easily. I would suggest, having some of the acrylic paint on hand to do touch ups, if you accidentally scratch the surface. If you have any paint bleed under your stickers, you can use black paint to touch up the letters or designs.

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

It's time to Sand the raised embossing. Use a high grit paper like 220.

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint
Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

Now, I'm making these to sell at our church yard sale. Since I'm making the jars for someone else, I sprayed these with a Matt clear coat. This will help to keep the paint from peeling, chipping or fading. This step is totally up to you, but this paint will scratch easily.

Once dry, top jars with a band to give it some depth. They're ready for use.

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

Chalk Painting Mason Jars with Spray Chalkboard Paint

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