I have never used chalk paint but I have painted a d.r. set. I used oil based white paint.
Shirley....That is the beauty of chalk paint....you can clean well, then paint..No sanding!
I favor the Rustoleum products, their products and support are fabulous. Perhaps it might be available in a color —that you like? https://
Heres some helpful links, I hope this helps!
https://www.hometalk.com/42248725/rocking-chair-makeover-chalked-paint-andChair-How to Chalk Paint and Repair Upholstered Rocking Chair DIY
So easy to prep as Tinyshoes says.
Also if you want a specific color, make your own!
Heres how we make ours
Here is a great tutorial on how to paint furniture! https://arayofsunlight.com/how-to-paint-furniture/