What is the best way to apply Chalk Paint®?

Chalk Paint® is typically applied by brush. Enjoy your painting and don’t be shy with your brush. Apply the paint liberally. Some brush marks showing in the finish can be part of the look.

To get started, tip the can upside down and shake before use. Then open and stir well. If the paint is too thick just add a little water and stir well.

As a rough guide, one quart of Chalk Paint® covers approximately 150 square feet, or the equivalent of a small dresser – of course, this will vary depending on how many coats of paint you use to cover a piece.

For a demonstration on how Annie Sloan applies Chalk Paint®, visit her YouTube channel at and watch her Chalk Paint® Tutorials Nos. 1 and 2.