ASPIRE MINERAL CLAY/CHALK PAINT / PEINTURE MINERALE À LA CRAIE ASPIRE
Aspire is the real deal, zero voc paint for furniture and anything else! Made with the finest and healthiest ingredients such as chalk, clay and minerals. This paint does not have any acrylic and isn't an exterior latex paint with calcium carbonate added like some other brands. In normal living environments, Clay Paints have moisture regulating and odor reducing properties. They provide optimum breathability and are no-odor, non-toxic, no-VOC. Ingredients: Water, Clay, Porcelain Clay, Chalk, Alcohol Ester (as a binder), Cellulose, Pigments, Preservative.
With Aspire all you need to do is make sure it is clean and dust free. Always clean off any mildew and loose or scaling paint. If your piece has a glossy surface no problem, Aspire will paint that!! It’s important to keep in mind that some old pieces and certain surfaces, such as mahogany, pine and stained surfaces, may bleed and should be primed with a stain blocking primer first. You can test this by trying the paint on a small section first.
Aspire clay/chalk/mineral paint comes thick and is not pre-diluted. This is awesome value for you! No need to store the can upside down or worry about pigments sinking to bottom of the can. We recommend adding 10-20% water to the paint before you use it for the first time to get a creamier consistency and easier to apply.
Apply thin coats - you do not want to paint the same way each time as this will create thick brush marks you may not want. Example: First coat paint left to right and second coat paint up and down. if a third coat is needed paint corner to corner! Each coat of paint takes approx. 2 hours to dry. Make sure the coat is dry before applying your next coat. No sanding is needed between coats unless you feel you have applied the Paint too thick.
If you want to distress your piece and create that aged look we recommend a fine to medium sanding block. Spend more time in areas you want the paint to be removed and less time where you want the paint to stay!
If you do not want any distressing, we recommend using a block and lightly sand the entire piece. Avoid corners and edges, and concentrate on the flat surfaces.
Once you have finished sanding, clean your entire piece so it is free of the dust created from sanding. This is where you decide what to seal your piece with,. For pieces with light to no traffic clear wax is the right choice for you. It is the most matte and creates a protected surface. Remember wax does evaporate from time and cleaning, you will have to re-wax every no and again. For pieces with high traffic such as chairs or tables, a topcoat is recommended.