Chalked Paint FAQs

Chalked Paint FAQs

  • 1.

    What substrates does Chalked paint apply to?

    Chalked paint can be applied to most surfaces such as bare and finished wood, glass, ceramic, metal, and laminate.
  • 2.

    Is additional prep needed for specific substrates?

    Yes, additional prep may be needed for treated wood (woods with a lacquer or high gloss finish) and other surfaces.  Additional coats may be required on certain surfaces like glass and metal.

  • 3.

    Do I need to prime before I start my Chalked paint project?

    Priming is not required for most surfaces.  Priming will always help for adhesion and covering surface defects.  We recommend priming for woods high in tannins (cedar, redwood, mahogany and fir) and knotty woods.  Priming these surfaces will prevent tannin bleed and cover rough surface defects.  Simply prime the entire surface with a shellac base primer such as Zinsser® Cover-Stain®, Zinsser® B-I-N® Primer or Clear B-I-N® sealer according to the directions, and proceed with your project.

  • 4.

    Do I need to sand before starting my Chalked paint project?

    Sanding is not required for most surfaces.  We recommend sanding high gloss surfaces with medium grit sand paper.  Slightly sanding any surface will promote adhesion and coverage.

  • 5.

    Is Chalked paint environmentally friendly?

    Yes, Chalked Ultra Matte paint is safe to use and is low odor. Chalked paint is water based and can be cleaned up with soap and water.