Due to the popularity of upcycling furniture over the last few years, chalk paint has seen a surge in popularity. This is primarily because it leaves a unique, durable finish that’s easy to achieve for beginners tackling their first DIY painting project. Whether you’re working on an antique dresser, a shabby chic coffee table or a worn-out bookshelf, chalk paint has the magical ability to transform the ordinary into something extraordinary.
To help you choose a chalk paint, our hand-picked selection features top-performing paints chosen through our first-hand experience using a variety of chalk paints on a range of surfaces. We also thoroughly tested multiple paints and carried out the latest research.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates The Chalk Paints
Upcycling furniture is a great hobby and it’s a DIY task that we carry out a lot in our spare time. In terms of using chalk paint, we’ve used it to transform kitchen cabinets, dining tables, desks, cupboards and even to paint a front door.
During our ongoing testing of the chalk paints, we analyse the paint’s finish, durability, ease of application and coverage. We also tested the paints on a range of furniture/surfaces to give them a thorough test.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest chalk paints (for this article), we are continually testing the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. Therefore, you may see a lot of upcycling projects appear on our social media.
As well as our testing and experience of using multiple chalk paints, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we considered included the paint’s finish, durability, ease of application, coverage, compatible surfaces, colour selection and value for the money.