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Paint Additive Creates Authentic Antique Finish
“This business actually got started because I wanted to re-do my kitchen cabinets, and someone said: ‘Why don’t you use a chalk paint?’ The only chalk paint I could find cost $40 a quart, so I decided to make my own,” says Julie Howard Crozier, founder of Chalk-tique. She started the business in Littleton, Colo. in 2014.
  Chalk-tique is a natural, non-toxic powder additive that turns any water-based paint into a more durable chalk-style paint. It can be easily distressed to give furniture, cabinets, walls and other surfaces a chalky, antique look.
  To make the product, a specific amount of Chalk-tique additive and water are placed in an empty can, then paint is added. Paint color isn’t changed by the additive. Most surfaces don’t require sanding prior to applying paint, Crozier says. Following the first coat, the surface can be lightly sanded to achieve the distressed finish a person wants. A how-to video on the website shows, step-by-step, how to mix and apply Chalk-tique.
   Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kalos Marketing, Chalk-tique, 11757 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Suite F-242, Littleton, Colo. 80127 (ph 303 904-7338; www.chalktique.com).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #2