Chalk Paint LOVE
If you’ve followed my projects for a while now, you already know that I use Chalk paint on just about every piece of furniture and many of my DIY projects. It’s one of my favorites because…
There is very little to no prep work. I basically wipe the piece down with a wet soapy rag and let dry before painting. Occasionally, a piece will need to be sanded or even primed, but that’s usually rare.
It covers well. Sometimes one to two coats are all you need. Quick drying time is a plus too.
Distresses nicely. I will usually sand or scrape to distress.
It does typically need to be sealed. There are waxes, top coats and even one of my favorites, a poly floor sealer. I think it varies which top coat I choose depending on the piece. For example, dining table tops call for a more durable top coat (I use a poly on these). A dresser or a decorative mirror can easily accept a wax for a durable seal.
There is much more to say about this type of paint and I’m no expert, I just like to pass on a good thing. 😉
There are many different brands that I use, but here are two I love...
Below are some of my favorite chalk paint makeovers.