About this time last year I posted about a vinyl stool that I painted with chalk paint. Remember that post?
At the time I promised to report back on how well the painted vinyl holds up over time, so here I am one year later checking back in with this chalk painted stool.
Here is how the painted stool looks today.
It has gotten a lot of use. Not only do I sit on it while painting, but nnK (my neighbor across the street) likes to pop over to chat occasionally and when she does she often sits on this stool while I’m working. She frequently comments on how well it has held up.
Keep in mind that I used this stool while painting, so it does have some paint drips on it now. It also has gotten a little dirty. So after taking the photo above I used a warm damp washcloth to scrub it clean, then I added a fresh coat of wax.
It’s good as new.
I am nothing short of impressed at how well the chalk paint has held up on vinyl. And nnK is so impressed that she brought me two similar stools to paint for her. They both started out in this rather ugly color that she liked to call ‘baby poop brown’.
She wanted dark blue instead, so I went with the Little Billy Goat Prizewinner. I cleaned the vinyl with TSP substitute, then painted two coats of Prizewinner. Once dry, I waxed them with Miss Mustard Seed furniture wax.
Try to ignore that bit of pink reflection on the blue stool. I should know better than to try and take photos anywhere near my red carriage house in the late afternoon. The sunlight reflecting off the red always results in an unwanted pink glow.
So to recap, one year later, thumbs up on painting vinyl with chalk paint!