Everything you need to know about chalk-based paint: From walls to furniture

Chalk-based paint has become increasingly popular in the world of interior design in recent years. It offers a unique matt finish and rustic look that is perfect for both walls and furniture. In this blog post, we will tell you everything you need to know about chalk paint, including its application on walls and furniture, colour choices, pros and cons and more.

Chalk-based paint for timeless elegant walls

Chalk-based paint for walls is a great choice if you are looking for timeless elegance in your interior. The matte finish creates a rustic look that can be both modern and classic. Moreover, chalk-based paint has good coverage, so you usually only need one or two coats to achieve the desired colour. This makes it a durable choice. It is important to know how to apply chalk-based paint to walls and what preparation is needed to achieve the best results.

Chalk-based paint application: Step-by-step guide

If you want to use chalk paint to paint a surface, it is important to use the right technique. Here is a step-by-step guide to applying chalk-based paint:


Preparation: Clean the surface and make sure it is dry. Any existing coats of paint should be removed.

Sanding: Lightly sand the surface to improve the adhesion of the chalk-based paint. This is especially important if the surface is smooth or shiny.

Applying the paint: Apply the chalk-based paint evenly with a brush or roller. Allow the paint to dry completely between coats.

Optional: If desired, apply several coats of chalk-based paint for a deeper colour or a fuller effect.


Chalk-based paint for Furniture: A beautiful transformation for your interiors

Chalk-based paint is not only suitable for walls, but also for furniture. It offers a unique look and can breathe new life into your furniture pieces. It offers a matt finish, a rustic look and a wide range of colour options. From wooden sideboards to metal chairs, chalk paint can be used on a variety of surfaces.

Painting furniture with chalk-based paint

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Preparation and Repairs: Learn how to prepare furniture before applying chalk-based paint in our technical sheets. This includes cleaning the surface, repairing any damage and applying a primer if needed.

Chalk-based paint application: There are different techniques for applying chalk-based paint to furniture, such as brushes, rollers and sponges.


Chalk-based paint finishing: Is this necessary?

Unlike other types of paint, there is no need to finish chalk-based paint with a protective lacquer layer. The matte finish is one of the attractive features of chalk-based paint. However, it is possible to apply a protective wax or varnish layer on your painted walls if you want to add extra durability and resistance to stains. Or when you want to apply chalk-based paint in areas that are moisture and stain prone such as the hall, kitchen, toilet, bathroom or a children’s room.

Repainting chalk-based paint

One of the advantages of chalk-based paint is that it can be easily repainted if you want to create a new look. Although chalk paint naturally adheres well, it is advisable to lightly sand the surface before applying a new coat of paint. This helps ensure better adhesion and a smooth finish. Would you like to use a paint other than chalk-based paint to repaint the wall? Always read the technical information for this type of paint first. Here you will find all the information you need on how to apply the paint.


Cleaning chalk-based paint

Want to paint a wall in an area that is prone to moisture and stains and therefore needs regular cleaning? Then take a look at Licetto, which is a washable chalk-based wall paint with the same matte look as Classico chalk-based paint.


Chalk-based paint colours: endless possibilities

Chalk-based paint is available in a wide range of beautiful colours, giving you endless possibilities to create the desired atmosphere in your interior. From soft pastel shades to deep and rich colours, chalk-based paint offers something for everyone. Experiment with different colours to achieve the perfect ambiance.


Chalk-based paint advantages and disadvantages

Chalk paint has the following advantages:

  • Full of colour and super matte
  • Slightly washable.
  • Water-based.
  • Made with 100% natural and organic pigments
  • Has a velvety feel.
  • By using natural and organic pigments in an extra high dosage, the paint has a very deep, intense and full colour.
  • Chalk-based paint is available in all Pure & Original colours.
  • Classico chalk-based paint can be applied directly without a primer.


Besides these advantages, there are also some disadvantages to keep in mind. For example, chalk-based paint can be less durable as it is more susceptible to scratches and stains. This can really be avoided by using Licetto washable chalk-based paint or a sealer.

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