All about chalk paint and finishes

Chalk Finish type paints have become popular around the DIY world, more and more “want to be” Da Vinci’s, but have been asking how to use chalk paint and where to start and is it difficult?

Chalk Finish paint isn’t new. It’s one of the oldest paints available. But a renewed interest in aged finishes has also given rise to a renewed interest in authentic creative paints from days gone by.
Chalk Finish contains calcium carbonate, a natural substance that makes up 4% of the earth’s crust. It is more commonly known as limestone, marble and chalk. But it’s also found in paper, plastic, concrete and many other household items. In fact even, egg shells are made of 95% calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a useful bonding agent. When used in paint, it allows the paint to  bond to any  surface, including laminate, glass, fabric, and wood, which means …
                                                        no priming or sanding. Just paint

Features of Da Vinci’s Distressed Chalk Finish:
  • Heaps of creative uses
  • Low odour & environmentally friendly
  • Fast re-coat time
  • Made in New Zealand
  • White ( tintable to light & mid tone colours)
  • Made from renewable oils
  • Oil based performance, Water clean up
  • Short cure time
  • Available in 100ml, 250ml, 500ml,1Ltr & 4ltr
  • Can be used to create smooth & textured finishes

Vintiques Da Vinci "Chalky Finish" (formally  “Distressed Chalk Finish” ) isa self-priming chalky paint that can be tinted to most light and mid tone colours from white. It can be a base coat, a second coat or a single coat finish. This unique decorative finish is developed for furniture, floors and walls. Distressed chalk finish paint  adheres to most surfaces and creates amazing results quickly and easily. It can be used as a textured finish, a distressed finish, a smooth
contemporary finish or even as a wash.
Da Vinci’s Chalky  Finish paint is a non-toxic, Oil-based paint (water clean-up) is lead-free,  made from renewable linseed oil, low odour and has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Can be used on:
  • Wood (painted,varnished and unpainted)
  • Aluminium (wipe first with meths)
  • most plastics, PVC (not polypropolene)
  • Painted and primed surfaces
Some ideas of Use:
  • Furniture
  • Cabinets
  • Bed heads
  • Bookshelves
  • Lamp bases
  • Letterboxes
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Chairs
  • Walls
  • Picture frames
  • Planters
  • Tables
  • Trellis
  • Doors
  • Feature walls
  • Ornaments
  • Statues
  • and much more!