February 08, 2021

How to Apply Chalk Paint to a Wall

Are your walls looking tired and outdated? Do you want to give them a new lease of life? You can do exactly that with our incredible chalk wall paint. Some people avoid this type of paint because it seems unfamiliar and they don’t know how to apply chalk paint to a wall.

However, it’s much simpler than you might think. In this guide, with the assistance of our brand ambassador Craig Phillips, we’ll walk you through the main points and highlight any possible obstacles.

What is chalk paint?

Not to be confused with chalkboard paint, which allows you to write on surfaces like you would a traditional chalkboard, chalk paint is renowned for its appearance and feel. A specialised type of paint, our product is developed to enhance any room by providing superior coverage and a long-lasting finish.

Chalk wall paint is ideal for areas of your home that you want to stand out because it gives them a rustic edge that resembles vintage or shabby-chic. Modern interior design is minimalist-centric, meaning clean lines and smooth surfaces. With chalk wall paint, you can add amazing contrast to your walls or furniture in no time.

Of course, our products are more than stylish – they’re practical, too! You can expect paint that’s not only luxurious but also ultra-matte and washable. As a result, you don’t require many coats, saving you money, and you can remove them easily if you want to try another colour.

How to apply chalk wall paint to a wall

What you’ll need:

  • Chalk wall paint
  • A roller
  • Sandpaper or a sponge

Step 1: Smooth down the surface

Like all paint, chalk wall paint is better when it is applied to a smooth surface that isn’t rough or bumpy. That way, it appears less grainy and has a voluminous coverage that you’ll love.

The first step is to sand down any rugged edges to help the paint stick to the wall. While a sander or sandpaper is more practical, you can use the rough side of a sponge for small, delicate parts.

Once you’re happy with the wall’s surface area, it’s time to put some paint on your roller and move onto the next step.

Step 2: Apply with a roller

You can use a paintbrush if you prefer, but Frenchic chalk wall paint is so glossy and creamy that it’s perfect for a roller. You won’t have to work as hard to get the finish you desire either.

Applying it couldn’t be simpler. Make sure your roller has plenty of paint on it – Craig uses Velvet Crush in our video – and cut in a couple of inches from the top of your wall or ceiling. Then, fill in the spaces until there isn’t any white showing.

The wall shouldn’t need an extra coat due to the luxurious, ultra-matte finish. When it’s done, there’s only one more thing to do.

Step 3: Let it dry

All that’s left to do is let the paint dry before you start getting more creative. Check out our video, how to apply chalk paint to a wall, to see what Craig has up his sleeve when it comes to adding even more contrast. Or you can channel your inner interior designer and let your creative juices shine through.

What’s the difference between Frenchic’s chalk and trim paint?

Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that Craig uses two different types of paint in the instructional video. The first is the chalk paint, which has an incredible matte texture. The second is trim paint.

Our trim paint isn’t the same as the chalk paint varieties, offering a different finish. The paint is much shinier, meaning it stands out more and acts as a focal point. It’s excellent for walls, furniture or skirting boards. Alternatively, like Craig, you can use it with stencils to create a decorative effect.

More DIY tips and tricks

Painting a wall sounds like a straightforward job on paper. In reality, it can get pretty complicated very quickly. If you require assistance, you don’t need to down tools and call a professional. Instead, go to Frenchic TV to check out more of our helpful how-to videos.


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