What is Chalk Paint?

Posted by Alcove Studio on September 18th, 2019

What is Chalk Paint?

A decorative paint known for its matte, chalky appearance, chalk paint is a popular choice for giving furniture and home decor a rustic, vintage, or shabby-chic style.

Because it can easily be given a distressed look, chalk paint is ideal for those who want to add character and vintage charm to their home. 

Even if you know what chalk paint looks like, you may not know exactly what it is. Originally created by the popular paint brand Annie Sloan, official chalk paint is technically a registered trademark of the company, although there is now plenty of versions in the market. Not to be confused with chalkboard paint, which creates a surface that can be written on with chalk, this specialized paint lends a chalky appearance and feel to surfaces. 

Oftentimes, once chalk paint is dried, people apply waxes and finishes to the surface to seal it and to create patina and give it a vintage-inspired feel. Depending upon if you paint an item a solid colour or add a vintage finish, chalk paint can work with a variety of home decor styles, from minimalist, to bohemian, to the farmhouse. 
To know more about Chalk Paint, read this blog by Alcove Studio.
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