Asked on May 8, 2017

Why do people use chalk paint for so many projects?

MB SummersPatJanette Lilley


I see all kinds of makeover projects on this site, from floors to walls or furnitire that all use chalk paint. I know that most of these things are not actually be used by someone writing on them wi chalk so I'm wondering why it is used so much.
7 answers
  • Sandie Cheney
    on May 8, 2017

    I thought the same thing until I used it. I'm really impressed with the look.
    I want to use it again.
  • Marianne Wade Moore
    on May 8, 2017

    It's just a way to give a dreamy vintage look to pieces. Not as heavy-looking as a coat of solid color paint.
  • Dysko7710
    on May 8, 2017

    Chalk paint is great because you don't have to do much sanding at all before application and you don't have to prime. It gives great coverage and works great for distressing techniques. I use it all the time and it is great.
  • Janette Lilley
    on May 9, 2017

    Chalk paint is not the same as chalkboard (blackboard) paint. Chalk paint is quite different and you do not write on it with chalk.
  • Pat
    on May 9, 2017

    It's very versatile and easy to use. Good coverage. Be careful with brush strokes. When you wax, it does make a difference.
  • MB Summers
    on May 13, 2017

    Thank you, I really did not know they were different things. N from what I've learned the main reason people use chalk paint is that it gives good coverage. U have helped me understand better what people r talking about. Thanks again. Mary
  • MB Summers
    on May 18, 2017

    Thank you very much for the informatio. I'm really just a beginner at most of this DIY stuff,
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