How to use Chalk Couture

The Chalk Transfer is a reusable adhesive silkscreen that can be used on chalkboards, windows, mirrors, tile, whiteboards, appliances, painted furniture and so much more.

Tips for prepping the Chalk Transfer

  • Cut the design down into its individual parts – this will be very helpful!
  • Write a letter “Back” or an “X” or put a sticker on the back of the transfer sheet. (Always place the sticky side of Chalk Transfer to the shiny side of the backer whether it is white or clear)
  • If using on glass, hard, or glossy surface, or a non-Chalk Couture Chalkboard, you will need to press the Chalk Transfer to a fabric terrycloth towel to get a little fuzz on the back of the Chalk Transfer, and then adhere to the surface. This prevents the Chalk Transfer from being so sticky and getting stuck to the surface, which will ruin the Chalk Transfer. **This part is ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT! **
  •   After peeling the Chalk Transfer away from the surface, rinse off the Chalkology Paste immediately. This can be done in the sink or in a cookie sheet. I use a reusable foil cake tin!   After all visible Chalkology Paste is washed off; wipe both sides with a disinfecting wipe to remove any Chalkology Paste residue. Lay the Chalk Transfer, sticky side up, out to dry for a few minutes. Once the Chalk Transfer is dry, replace it on the backer (on the shiny side).  .

Chalkology Paste is a water-soluble crafting paste that goes on wet, dries hard and washes off of nonporous surfaces with water, if used on natural wood that is not painted, there may be residue that cannot be removed. It is used with our Chalk Transfers to give a beautiful, unique design each time. Once it is dry it will not smear or smudge and has a durable yet smooth finish. It can be layered, glittered (while it’s wet) and even written on once it is dry. You can use the heat gun or hair dryer to speed up the drying time.

  •   Chalkology Paste has a two-year shelf life
  •   If Chalkology Paste has thickened, add a small amount of water and stir well.
  •   Do not freeze
  •   Clean the rim after use to ensure the lid can be tightened completely for best storage results.
  •   Chalkology Paste doesn’t adhere well to plastics or powder-coated chalkboards. Waxing with the Paste Wax on these surfaces has helped with adhesion of the Chalkology Paste.
  • If you are using non-chalk couture chalkboards, you will need to make sure you wax your products before using the Transfers.
  • All of Chalk Couture’s Chalkboards and Boards are already prepped and waxed.

Apply Chalkology Paste with a Chalk Couture Squeegee, spread a liberal amount over the entire design, once the design is covered completely scrape the excess Chalkology Paste off the Chalk Transfer and put it back into the container. The more excess you remove, the better the results you will have. Do not let the Chalkology Paste dry on the Chalk Transfer. Make sure to peel the Chalk Transfer away from the surface before it dries. You can use damp paper towels to keep the Chalkology Paste moist if you are working on a larger project.

While working with our Chalkology pastes, you will need to work pretty quickly!

You can check out my videos over at YouTube to get an idea!

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