Can You Use a Roller with Chalk Paint

Typically, DIY enthusiasts prefer to use chalk paint brushes to apply chalk paint. And while chalk paint brushes have their benefits, foam rollers are certainly more efficient.  Fortunately, you can use a foam roller with chalk paint. Not only can they make painting more efficient, but they help to create a perfectly even finish. However, you will need to use …

Is Chalk Paint Durable?

Chalk paint has become incredibly popular over the years. The soft finish look of chalk paint makes the furniture look stunning. However, although chalk paint makes furniture look great, people are often skeptical of the practicality of chalk paint. DIY painters often ask if chalk paint is durable relative to other paints. This post addresses this very question. How durable …

5 Alternatives to Chalk Paint

Chalk paint is one of the hottest trends in home decor. Chalk-painted furniture can add an element of charm and character to any living space.  However, chalk paint isn’t necessarily the best choice for all projects.  Fortunately, there are many alternatives to chalk paint with similar qualities that you can use instead.  This post breaks down the pros and cons …

How to Make Chalk Paint for Furniture: 3 Recipes

Chalk paint is a type of paint that gives a high-end, rustic look to any piece of furniture. It has exploded in popularity in the DIY world in recent years.  However, although chalk paint looks great, it can be quite expensive. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can make chalk paint yourself to save some money. This blog post …

Can you use Chalk Paint Straight Over Varnish

One of the greatest benefits of chalk paint is it requires minimal prep before application. Chalk paint adheres well to practically all wood surfaces. But what about varnish, specifically? Can you use chalk paint straight over varnish? This post addresses this very question. Related: Can You Use Wax Finish Over Stain? Why you should prep before using chalk paint on …

5 of the Biggest Chalk Paint Problems

Chalk paint is a popular trend in the world of furniture upcycling. It has a beautifully soft finish look that truly brings life into furniture. However, there are certainly some undesirable qualities in chalk paint that are worth taking into consideration. This post will explore 5 common chalk paint problems. Think about these flaws before using chalk paint for your …

Chalk Paint Scratches Off with Fingernail? Here is How to Fix

Chalk paint is a popular type of paint that is easy to apply and creates a beautiful, soft finish. However, depending on the condition of the furniture and how it was prepped, chalk paint can be scratched off with just your fingernail relatively easily. Chalk paint that easily scratches off with your fingernail can be extremely frustrating, especially if you …

How to Clean Chalk Painted Furniture

There are many benefits to using chalk paint. It is easy to use and often doesn’t need much prep before application. However, as with all paints, there are some downsides to using chalk paint as well. One of the most common complaints is that chalk-painted furniture is difficult to clean. Cleaning chalk-painted furniture requires a slightly different approach than furniture …

When to Use a Brush or Roller to Paint Furniture

Brushing and rolling are two painting techniques that are commonly used for furniture. Whether it be a dresser, nightstand, table, or other wood furniture, unless you have a paint sprayer, you will likely need a brush or a foam roller to paint your furniture. However, while both approaches can be effective, both can have different outcomes regarding how the final …

5 Common Fusion Mineral Paint Complaints

Fusion Mineral Paint has received tons of praise over the years. A simple Google search of the product will lead you to dozens of furniture upcycling blogs that applaud the paint for the amazing results that it produces. However, certainly, not everyone loves the product. There are certainly some common complaints about Fusion Mineral Paint. Not all of these complaints …