I’ve used lots of different types of paint to paint furniture, from latex to oil to chalk paint, but there are definitely a few reasons why using chalk paint is a big plus for people who want to paint furniture at home.
Little To No Sanding
That’s a big deal when you are painting in your garage. Other pieces I have done with latex paint require a lot of sanding beforehand, which has a variable you might not think of (when using an electric sander) – that you create a thick layer of dust over everything in your garage. With chalk paint, there is no sanding required. To distress your piece, you can use a hand sander.
With chalk paint, the look is meant to be distressed, so when you mess up, a quick once over with a little hand sander is all you need to do to fix it, drips, etc, no worries, just sand them off. Distressing doesn’t require perfection when you paint. You can make mistakes and work quickly and still have it turn out great.
Easy Color Choices
For those who feel like they always choose the wrong colors, don’t worry, your choices are already narrowed down. When choosing from latex paints, there are so many choices, that there are millions ways to go wrong. The chalk paint section of your store will have a dozen or so colors to choose from. Product lines only make the few colors that will work well this this matte finish. Less options is sometimes a good thing!
The Paint Goes a Long Way
Although each quart of paint is expensive, the paint does go a long way. One quart will give you enough to paint a large cabinet, hutch or a small table.