DIY- how to use chalk paint on pre marked canvas? Do's and Don'ts!

DIY- how to use chalk paint on pre marked canvas? Do's and Don'ts!

Chalk paint colors are the best choice for texture-finishing painting. It is a user-friendly medium that is ideal for every art base. From MDF products to DIY canvas boards, chalk paints work greatly on it. Papericious presents the best canvas board for acrylic painting and chalk artwork. 

Do you need canvas board painting ideas for beginners? Then switch to Pre marked canvas board. Papericious offers a complete laser-processed design of different artwork on the canvas. You just need basic craft supplies and you are good to go.

When you combine chalk paint colors with pre-marked canvas painting boards, it offers a smooth and easy way to create stunning designs without any advanced artistic skills. In this blog, we will understand the steps for beginners to use chalk paint with pre-marked canvas painting. We will also cover essential do's and don'ts to ensure your project doesn't fail.

Why Choose Chalk Paint colors over acrylic colors?

Chalk paint comes with a matte finish and glossy finishing. It's perfect for creating classic, shabby-chic, or latest modern looks. Chalk paint can easily adhere well without any preprimer to various surfaces and provides excellent coverage. This feature makes it ideal for both every artist.

Now let us understand how to paint the DIY canvas painting using chalk paint colors 

Materials You’ll Need

Step-by-Step Guide

1.Take a pre-marked Canvas Board

Papericious offers a wide range of pre-marked canvas boards that include:

    Get your favorite pre-marked canvas board for chalk paint art and wipe it down with a damp cotton cloth to remove any dust or debris. Then proceed with the painting.

    2. Apply the Base Coat

    Here, we are working on a pre-marked bee canvas board, so we will take chrome yellow, brown, black, and teal green for the base. Start by applying a base coat of light teal green chalk paint. Use smooth, even strokes to cover the background areas. 

    3. Work on the bees

    Once the base coat is dry, proceed with the pre-marked design. Paint the bees as per their craft colors and let it dry. The painting process is easy and quick. Just make sure you don’t miss any details to add to it. 

    4. Seal the Paint

      Once your painting dries out completely, protect your artwork with PAPERICIOUS Gloss Finish Varnish. It has a clear matte finish and a glossy sealer for a shiny look.

      Yup, that’s it. Your canvas painting is ready. Now, let’s understand a few do’s and don’ts that will guide you to avoid any mistakes in your artwork.

      Do's and Don'ts about chalk paint on pre-marked canvas:


      • Make sure your canvas is clean before you start painting.
      • If you are a beginner with no canvas painting ideas, use pre-marked canvas boards to avoid art failures.
      • Chalk paint also offers a matte finish; you can pick it over acrylic colors for cinematic results.
      • For flawless, uniform strokes, splurge on high-quality brushes.
      • By adding talcum powder to the chalk paint, you can also use it as a texture paint.
      • Layer the chalk paint thinly to prevent drips and get a smooth finish. Several light coats are preferable to a heavy one.
      • To give your design more dimension and texture, experiment with various painting techniques, like stippling and dry brushing.
      • To prevent dust and damage, always seal your finished artwork with varnish.


      • For flawless results and no smudging, make sure to let each coat of paint dry entirely before adding another.
      • To avoid streaks and drips, do not load up your brush with paint.
      • Chalk paint has thick dimensions. Use thin coats to avoid visible brush strokes.
      • Pay special attention to the edges and corners to ensure uniform coverage and a polished look.
      • For optimal results, be patient and careful with each step.
      • Chalk paint dries quickly. So, avoid working under a fan.
      • To keep your brushes in top condition and extend their life, clean them completely after each use.

      Wrapping up:

      One top secret for any DIY canvas painting is the details. If you add details to your painting, you will get astonishing results. Chalk paint is undoubtedly a fun way to make beautiful artwork on pre-marked canvas boards. If you carefully follow these steps and remember the rules of thumb, you can create an amazing art piece at home.

      Chalk paint provides limitless opportunities for customization and personalization, whether you are making something for your house or a handmade present. Papericious also offers DIY kits to have fun with your kids. So, what are you waiting for? Now is the time to gather your materials and begin turning those pre-marked canvases into breathtaking masterpieces!

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