How to Make Calcium Carbonate Chalk Paint

There’s lots to love about chalk paint. It’s easy to work with, doesn’t require too much prep work, and can be cleaned up easily with just soap and water. The best part is it gives your furniture a gorgeous chalky matte appearance. But chalk paint typically costs more than the other paints, especially the brand-named ones (e.g. Annie Sloan). You’ll …

How to Thin Chalk Paint

Chalk paint has become the paint of choice for many DIY enthusiasts, including beginners, and experienced painters.  Although it’s easy to use, it’s certainly thicker than regular latex paint. Many prefer to thin it out, and for good reason too. By thinning your paint out, you can avoid dragging paint to ensure even brush strokes, and also get more bang …

7 Best Best White Paints for Furniture

White is a timeless color choice that complements practically any interior design. White furniture can look great in any room in your home, and it brightens up all living spaces.  However, not all white paints are good quality. Some white paint is prone to turning yellow over time and some products are not durable enough for furniture.  If you’re looking …

Acrylic vs Latex Paint for Furniture

When it comes to painting furniture, the choice of paint makes a big difference. Different types of paint have different characteristics.  For example, acrylic paint and latex paint may be similar in that they’re water-based paints, but they differ in terms of ingredients, durability, application, and more.  In this post, you’ll discover the key differences between acrylic vs latex paint …

Can You Varnish Over Chalk Paint

Chalk paint is popular for painting and upcycling furniture, and for good reason. It is great for creating a distressed, vintage look for your furniture pieces. Moreover, chalk paint adheres well to most surfaces whether they’re wood, metal, or plastic. However, although chalk paint adheres extremely well, it requires a top coat to make it durable. Most often, people use …

Can You Paint Acrylic Over Enamel? Follow These Steps…

Repainting furniture is a low-cost and easy way to give it a new life. But what if you used enamel paint on these surfaces and want to repaint with a different paint, like acrylic? It’s important to know if the mediums are compatible. If not, you could end up with a peeling and cracking paint job.  So, can you paint …

Does Rubbing Alcohol Remove Paint? Only by Doing This

There are several ways to remove paint from wood when refreshing your furniture. Each approach has its pros and cons.  Sanding may cost little, but it takes the most work and cleanup. Paint stripper can save you some time, but it’s not necessarily a solution you would already have in your house. But what about rubbing alcohol? Yes, it is cheaper …

Zinsser Bin vs 123: A Full Comparison

Priming is an essential part of painting. A base coat of primer ensures the paint will properly adhere to the surface you’re painting and it’s especially important for new drywall or raw wood. Primer also helps to make your paint job more durable as well. If you’re going to use a primer, you need one that you can trust. Fortunately, …

Does Dollar Tree Sell Chalk Paint?

Chalk paint is popular for furniture upcycling. It is beginner-friendly and makes furniture look stylish when done well. However, it isn’t nearly as accessible as other paints (such as water-based paints like latex and enamel). And it can sometimes be more expensive too. So, is there a cheaper option for beginners available in common variety stores like Dollar Tree and …

How to Paint Over Chalk Paint (The Right Way)

Chalk paint is great for repainting and upcycling furniture. It is easy to apply, and it creates a lovely matte finish. Chalk paint is also great for distressing if you’re intent on creating a weathered, rustic look for your furniture.  But what if you wanted to try a new look or color? Is it okay to paint over your chalk-painted …