Tell me more about Chalk Paint

Mary Insana
by Mary Insana
I had never heard about chalk paint before I came on Hometalk. Can someone tell me more about it. Why do people use it in place of latex paint on furniture?I've heart you don't have to sand or prime before you use it. Is it primarily used when tou want a distressed look? What is the advantage and is it durable. I'd like to try it on something but not sure how to use it. So many questions but I'm sure all you Hometalkers will give me good answers.
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