I’m normally a spray paint gal. I just find it so easy to work with and it’s quick. I will admit though, seeing all of these pretty chalk painted pieces on Pinterest had me curious. Why was everyone so in love with chalk paint?
Naturally, I had to find out for myself. I went on a search for chalk paint. I found there were already mixed paints, powders and DIY formulas. After seeing the price of already finished chalk paint, I decided to go with option 2. I asked Webster’s Chalk Paint Powder to send me a sample of their powder. Once I mixed it up I was in love!
So here are just a couple projects I painted with the Webster’s Chalk Paint powder. I thrifted these two not so good looking cabinets.
The Webster’s Chalk Powder was easy to use. You just add a package mixed with water into 1 cup of paint then you have chalk paint! Â I really loved the consistency of the chalk paint, it gave it a unique look! Thing shabby chic. I didn’t distress these pieces because I thought they looked great as is but a lot of people like doing a distress on their chalk painted pieces.
Benefits to using Webster’s powder paint:
- Add it to any paint. I personally love using it with Oops paints found at Home Depot! You can buy sample sizes for around $.50 cents and pints for less than $3.00.
- Quick Drying, painted projects are usually dry within a few hours.
- It’s pretty forgiving which means if your brush strokes aren’t perfect, it’s okay you can go over that spot again or just distress there.
- A little bit goes a long way. I found that the chalk paint actually takes less coats making paint last longer.
- As stated earlier, Webster’s is a more cost friendly chalk paint option!
- Invest in good brushes. Don’t question it, just do it. I found some pretty decent ones for under $4 at Harbor Freight otherwise I would invest in the “Better” or “Best” brushes.
- Seal painted projects with wax. I used Finnes and Sons which is what Webster’s recommends. This way it seals it and gives it a nice finish.
- For putting on the wax, I found shoe brush applicator sponges are the best. I found old t shirts and cheese cloth both gave off lint which drives me crazy.
I think I may be a convert. I’ll still use spray paint for some projects but for furniture pieces I’ll definitely use chalk paint! I really liked using this powder and will probably continue to use it!