Need to repaint a piece of furniture and want to do it without a lot of work?
Have you ever thought to yourself…Oh my gosh, I just bought this awesome piece of furniture with tons of potential at the resale shop and now I’m not sure what to use to repaint it? Sound familiar? That used to be me until I tried chalk paint, then I thought “where have you been all my life”?!
If you haven’t tried it, you absolutely should. It doesn’t have to be an expensive brand. Honestly I haven’t tried one of those yet, but I’m sure they are amazing! This post is about the brands I the use most.
Chalk Paint is like the icing on the cake!
My go-to brands are from PLAID – FolkArt Home Decor and the Waverly Inspirations! I cannot say enough good things about these. Here is a brief list of why I absolutely LOVE these:
- First of all, they are NON-toxic! Yep, and they are water based too, plus they have NO strong odor.
- They have a lovely pallet of colors you can choose – plus you can mix them to create your own colors! (see the blue below).
- Furthermore, these brands of Chalk paint are reasonably priced! In addition if you have a coupon for a large percentage off from one of the craft stores that drops the price even further!
- You can purchase them from different craft stores. I usually get mine at AC Moore or Walmart.
- Easy application.
- Because they are water based, clean up is a snap, simple soap and water do the trick.
- Most of all they is NO PREP required! Seriously, other than cleaning the surface I have not done any prep on my projects!
- The wax is easy to apply and does a nice job protecting the surface. They offer different types of this.
- There are different varnishes you can apply for even more protection. These are very easy to apply and therefore make your project look AMAZING!
- Since the paint containers come in different sizes, whether it’s a large project or a small one, there is a size to fit the job!
- In addition they work well to decoupage over.
- Because the drying time is quick your projects come are done sooner…though I would still wait a day or two before placing anything on the surface.
- They can be layered and sanded to create an aged look. I prefer to keep them “new” looking.
- Finally, they can be applied to just about any surface…including glass!
I hope you will follow along as there will be many posts about chalk paint projects I’ve already completed, plus new projects as well! I hope you will stop back again soon for more in depth project details.
Have you used or tried chalk paint? What are your thoughts on it? I would love to hear about it, please feel free to comment below!