Using Posh Chalk Metallic Paste
Posh Chalk Metallic Paste has been all over my Instagram feed. That’s why I got super excited about trying this product. You all know I love trying new products and my YouTube subscribers love to see if these products live up to their hype.
The Instagram feeds that I’ve been seeing have of course all been from a stockist of Posh Chalk.
I’m really tired of the “stockist” culture. I don’t know about you but it reminds me of companies that do home party sales. You can’t get it anywhere else. In other words you can’t get it anywhere convenient.
I know I will face backlash for saying that. When I was a stockist I would have gone to war to defend the system that brought customers to my location. Let’s face it though it would be so much easier to pick up supplies near your home.
Anyway, I had to order mine online because the nearest stockist to my house was hell and gone from where I live. But I finally got it!
Finally Able to Try Posh Chalk Metallic Paste
The first thing I did was try to find information on how to use the Posh Chalk Metallic Paste. This was a frustrating process.
There’s very little information except using Posh Chalk Metallic Paste with a stencil and then how to pop it with a heat gun. I didn’t want to do either. I just wanted to make a worn out silver frame pretty again.
So the best I could do is go with the little information on the label. The label said I could use a brush to apply it so that’s what I went with and plunged ahead!
Trial and Error – Lots of Errors
With no direction I had to just try.
I tried and I learned. Here’s what I know now.
Posh Chalk Metallic Paste dries fast. Just like chalk paint. That should have dawned on me from the name Posh Chalk but it didn’t.
This means as you’re working the paste is drying on your brush. Because this is a paste it gets gummy on your brush fast.
When I tell people about brushing chalk paint I always tell people to wet their brush first to avoid problems with the paint drying too fast. It’s the same with Posh Calk Metallic Paste.
When I wet the brush the paste spread so much smoother. I would keep a cup of water on hand to re-dip your brush as you go.
Lay It On Thick
This is not paint. That was clear from the first swipe across the frame. It’s very shear. It’s more like a glaze than a paint.
It was shear, until I took a large glop of paste and smooth it across the frame. Then it finally covered.
It makes sense since most of the videos I’ve seen are people scraping Posh Chalk Metallic Paste over stencils. A nice thick coat is the only way to get color without applying endless layers.
Posh Chalk Metallic Paste is Not What I Expected
Have you ever had an idea for a project and then at the last second you changed what you wanted to do? That was this frame project. I was going to basecoat the frame and use the Posh Chalk Metallic Paste to accent the ornate detailing on the frame.
I should have stuck to my plan.
Trying to cover the whole frame was a mistake. Because the paste is so shear the coverage was uneven.
(Streaky Edges Above)
The paste dried so fast that the gumminess left drag marks here all over the frame even after using water to smooth out the worst of it.
I wasn’t happy at all with how the frame turned out. It will have to be redone in the near future.
High Expectations Maybe Too High
Okay, I admit that going in I had really high expectations for this product. Maybe that’s why I was so disappointed.
Too many Instagram videos showing glorious end products had raised the bar in my mind. I should have know those 15 second videos don’t show enough of the process to know how the product works. Those videos leave out so much.
My disappointment was immediate when I received Posh Chalk Metallic Paste because the color wasn’t right. I ordered rose gold and what they describe as rose gold is just a pearl pink. There was none of the gold lustre that I think of when I think of rose gold. And it didn’t look metallic to me at all.
Not A complete Loss
As a shimmery pink accent it would be brilliant. That is probably what I will use Posh Chalk Metallic Paste for in the future. A nice way to accent the details on a project.
I now know what to expect and isn’t that the reason we experiment with new products in the first place? To learn it’s strengths and limitations?
Well it is for me at least.
So now that I know how to use Posh Chalk Metallic Paste and what it would be best used for. It’s time for the next new product! The next project is always just around the corner.
So have you seen Posh Chal Metallic Paint on your IG feed? If so, comment below and tell me if you’ve been tempted to try it.