Why chalk paint?

I see lots of people using chalk paint on furniture. I've never used it. What are the advantages?

  5 answers
  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Dec 25, 2017
    Most people realize too late that chalk paint scratches too easily. Don't use it on frequently used pieces.

  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 25, 2017
    Typically when painting furniture, any imperfections need to be spackled or wood paste filled. Since it contains plaster-of-paris it is a thicker coating and covers imperfections. It also works on masonry.

  • Nursejnm Nursejnm on Dec 25, 2017
    No prep work needed. Saves time sanding etc.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 26, 2017
    I like the look of chalk paint. It's a bit more rustic. It is also super simple to use in terms of not needing to sand and prime.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 26, 2017
    Sure it's easier to apply, but then no one talks about applying wax to preserve the paint. I think this is a fad and in a few years people will not be decorating with it very much.