I’m all about colors – especially in the summer. In fact, the more things that I can find in my home to paint a vibrant color, the happier I am. But there are some downfalls to traditional paint that can make colorizing your home a little less…spectacular. First there’s the sanding and priming and sometimes stripping which, for me at least, takes a lot of the fun out of it. Then, there’s the smell that seems to linger for days on end – but, no worries, friends! There’s a solution to the woes of a color-obsessed paint hater…drumroll…chalk paint!

Chalk paint is amazing for all of the reasons that traditional paint isn’t…there’s no smell, there’s no stripping, no priming and no sanding…none. Also…it dries in 30 minutes or less, which is amazing as well.

Seems a little too good to be true, huh? Seeing is believing, so check out this dresser renovation with chalk paint.



Photo & DIY by: U Create

The steps for chalk paint, as outlined in the DIY are:

  •   Wipe down furniture with a damp rag
  •   Apply first coat
  •   Let dry for 30 minutes
  •   Apply second coat
  •   Let dry for 30 minutes
  •   Apply a wax finish

If you love chalk paint, check out our post on chalkboard paint