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.
 
 
Alcove Studio

About the Author

Alcove Studio
Joined: August 23rd, 2019
Articles Posted: 8

Spray Paint Art Secrets - Spray Paint Art Tutorials & Techniques
Learn spray paint art from the Mexican originators. A huge spray paint art library of over 400 tutorial videos. Want to learn spray paint, contact us now!
Spray Paint Art Tutorials & Techniques - Spray Paint Art Secrets
Learn Spray Paint Art From the Mexican Originators.A huge spray paint art library of over 400 tutorial videos. Want to learn spray paint, contact us now!
AZ millionaire
100% Newbie Friendly "Paint By Numbers" System
Online Art Lessons
Visit us for hundreds of free online art lessons and classes. New tutorials added every week on how to draw and paint in Oil, Watercolour, Acrylic and more.
Oil Painting Master Series | A Complete Course for Beginners
Learn How To Paint With Oils Taught By Expert Artist And Teacher Ashley Bane Hurst. A Course Designed For Beginners To Intermediate Artists Looking To Get Started With Oil Paints.
One Hour Dress
The simple dressmaking system developed by Mary Picken is just as relevant today as it was in 1924. Whether you are trying to create a 1920ís dress, sew a flapper dress costume or learn dressmaking youíre sure to find something in this book.