Chalk paint has been on trend in the last few years, especially on sites like Pinterest! What is the difference between chalk paint and normal paint? How does it look like? What do Painting Services in Dubai use it for?
Chalk paint is known for its matte, soft finish. It almost looks like the freshly painted surface has been dusted with chalk. Or that it is colored with chalk itself. The paint itself is thick, easy to work with and based on latex. That also means it’s easier to clean after a big paint job. One of the best things about chalk paint is that it sticks to almost any surface with no, if any, pre-work done on the surface.
Who Introduced The Idea For The Chalk Paint?
There is a trademarked company called “Chalk Paint”. The chalk paint product was developed in 1990 by a woman named Annie Sloan. Sloan wanted a paint that was easy to work with, required minimal preparation, and required quick cleaning. She couldn’t find a color in the market that suited her needs, so she invented one.
Sloan made chalk paint products without black pigments. The lack of this pigment allows home improvement and painters in Dubai to mix it up without it looking dull.
Does Chalk Paint Have Anything To Do With Blackboards?
It is quite common to confuse chalk paint with blackboard paint. However, the two products are very different and have very different uses. Blackboard paint is a special paint that, once applied, can turn any surface into a working blackboard. That means you can write and draw with chalk anywhere on the wall and easily erase them. It’s not chalk paint.
As mentioned, chalk paint is similar to normal wall paint. It just has a chalk-like finish and is typically used for repainting furniture. Make sure no one is drawing on your freshly painted wall when you’ve done so with chalk paint!
The Uses of Chalk Paint
The Painting Of Furniture Made Chalk Paint Famous!
Chalk paint is used to paint any surface, but most often it is used to paint furniture. As shabby chic became a popular furnishing and design choice, chalk paint moved into the spotlight. There was a market for furniture painted with chalk paint. Because this type of paint requires little or no surface preparation, DIY furniture has become easy and fun.
Chalk paint gives furniture a gently aged look. For those who want a distressed look, this is also possible. Since it doesn’t require sanding to adhere to surfaces, those redesigning an ornate piece of furniture can opt for the chalk paint look. It’s forgiving, easy to apply to unique surfaces and designs, and is perfect for beginners.
Chalk Paint Has Many Other Uses!
Just because it’s a popular choice for furniture restoration doesn’t mean it is limited to it. Chalk paint is versatile and is used on a variety of surfaces. Chalk paint adheres easily and with very little effort to wood, metal, drywall and other surfaces.
Chalk paint has found its way into kitchen design in recent years. It is used to paint kitchen cabinets in some kitchen renovations. Two-tone cabinets, where either the lower or the upper, or sometimes both are painted in chalk paint, can give a kitchen a stunning look. If you’re looking for a shabby chic look or even a country style look in your kitchen, painting kitchen cabinets with chalk paint is a great idea.
How Does The Chalk Paint Last Over The Years?
Chalk paint can be durable, but if your painted furniture or surfaces have a lot of traffic, you may want to consider sealing it. Soft wax sealers are available in the market. Surfaces like the tabletop of a well-used dining table may require two or three coats of paint. It is important to allow the wax seal to fully cure and dry between coats. For accent furniture that isn’t used often, you can likely skip the seal.
Some choose to use polyurethane or varnish to seal the paint. This can improve durability, but you could lose that lovely matte finish that chalk paint is known for.
The Cost of Chalk Paint!
According to the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint official website, it can cost around AED 35 per liter. This amount is enough to revamp a dresser. There are other brands of chalk paint that are cheaper and come in smaller portions. Contact your local paint shop for more information. Since chalk paint is most commonly used to paint furniture, it is not common for it to be sold in gallons or larger portions.
Home Improvement In Dubai Can Help!
Painting Companies in Dubai have professional painters who provide a range of painting services. If you want to repaint a piece of furniture with chalk paint, but want a guaranteed professional result, rely on them! They have a painting center specially equipped for painting cabinets and furniture, which will help you choose the paint color that best suits your design needs.
Painting the furniture you love is far cheaper than replacing it. In addition, the spray painting service gives you the opportunity to choose exactly the colors and designs you want for your cabinets or furniture. It is refurbished by highly qualified technicians in a state-of-the-art painting center. Then back to your home and looking brand new!