If you plan on creating a wash using Chalk Paint® to apply over your painted piece- a spray bottle is your best friend! Misting lightly the surface you are going to apply the wash to with a LITTLE water- will help your wash spread easier. Using a Fine Mist Sprayer is the best for this. NOTE- only water goes into the bottle, NOT the wash mixture!
Here are some directions:
1. To create the wash- Always note the water to paint ratio for your wash in case you do not make enough to finish the whole project. (can I stress this anymore? But I learned my lesson once and ended up goofing up a piece over this simple rule! Learn from my mistake!) Often a 1:1 ratio of paint to water is used.
2. Never add the water directly to your actual quart of paint. You typically would NOT need that much paint mixed with water, unless you are applying the wash to literally the side of your house! So, always pour some paint in to a smaller container and mix your water with that. If you mistakenly add too much water, you need to counter balance it with more paint. Thus, why to measure.
3. Using a Fine Mist Sprayer mist lightly the surface you are going to apply the wash on with a LITTLE water- this will help your wash spread easier. I love these bottles that spray like an aerosol without being an aerosol can.