4 Terrific Transfer Tips

Transfer Tips

Chalk Couture is super easy to use and you’ll get the hang of it very quickly with these few transfer tips to help you get started on the right foot. Whether you want to simply make a project or two for your own home, or you want to start your own business… you’re in the right place!

If this is your first time using Chalk Couture, start with a small transfer (5×7 or smaller) and a single color paste… such as white. Starting with a smaller project allows you to get a feel for working with our adhesive chalk transfers and paste. 


  1. Peel & Pull. When you peel your transfer up off the backer, start at one corner, and then pull from one end evenly (not diagonally) to avoid stretching your transfer.
  2. Fuzz. Fuzz your transfer using a Fuzzing Cloth or a microfiber cloth. This will put a little fuzz on your transfer so that it is easier to remove from your surface. This is especially helpful with new transfers or when using your transfer on a very smooth surface like glass or one of our magnetic gallery baords.
  3. Squeegee & Scrape. Use your squeegee to apply your Chalkology Paste in a smooth, even action. Remove excess paste by scraping your squeegee evenly across the surface. Put the excess paste back into your paste jar. (Unless you are blending or mixing colors.)
  4. Remove & Wash. Carefully remove your transfer by pulling evenly from one edge (again, not in a diagonal motion) and place your transfer in your water bath to clean it with your Board Eraser.

Work your way up…

As you begin to get comfortable with the transfers and the pastes, you’ll be able to add levels of complexity to your projects. Using more than one color and larger transfers will be comfortable advancements and less discouraging. Utilizing these transfer tips will help you keep your transfers in good shape and usable for many projects to come.

Transfer Tips

Chalk happens. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try not to make mistakes… you probably will. I have used a large transfer by myself and had it fold back and stick to itself. That was a sad day. 😉 By starting small and working your way up… you will mitigate the chances of making those mistakes!

Check out my tips on Cleaning Transfers to help you keep those transfers in tip-top shape!