Can it Be chalk painted? And will it hold up?

A friend gave me a desk with leather back, sides and inserts . I want to chalk paint it but I'm concerned how the leather will paint?
q can it be chalk painted and will it hold up
q can it be chalk painted and will it hold up
q can it be chalk painted and will it hold up
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  • Barb Barb on Jul 07, 2017
    I love that desk, great friend!! Yes I've have used Anne Sloan chalk paint and it works perfect on leather, I used on leather chain bottoms. Check pintrset out on her product. Oh I would add a piece of glass to the top for added protection, I'm sure you have a local glass place in phone book in your area, they will do a template of the top and you choose the the plain or smoked. Just a thought and best of luck😎

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jul 07, 2017
    If the leather is intact , tape it off and paint around it.

  • Whitney Whitney on Jul 07, 2017
    That is a beautiful desk! The chalk paint should stick! I like Heirloom Traditions chalk paint myself. They have tons of color options and also liquid wax sealers for the chalk paint! You can get the wax sealer in clear or colored to give it a distressed look!

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    • Whitney Whitney on Jul 10, 2017
      You could use a primer but it's not completely necessary with chalk paint. Sanding the desk as best as you can will help with the chalk paint adhesion. Which ever brand you go with see what they recommend you do!

  • Penny Penny on Jul 07, 2017
    beautiful! i am not against painting furniture. i have several pieces in my home that i have painted, but, i wouldn't paint it, simply it looks great just the way it is...

  • What a great friend! I would leave the leather alone and paint everything else. You can purchase some leather conditioner to bring it back to life. Will add characher to the piece. Might be something to consider?

  • Megan Marie McCabe Megan Marie McCabe on Jul 07, 2017
    I wouldn't paint over the leather. I would look for a leather stain. Even shoes polish would probably work to condition and improve the look of leather. I think the chalk paint would probably chip and flake off.

  • Barb Barb on Jul 07, 2017
    no I just used that brand of paint Ann Sloan worked perfect

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Aug 31, 2020

    You can buy paint made specifically for leather at craft, hobby and automotive stores.