No Fuss, No Muss: Getting to Know Chalk Paint

Posted by Dallas Luxury Realty on Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 7:10am.

If you're one of the many getting to put their homes on the market this sales season, you've probably thought about painting your house. Chances are good that your time and cash are both fairly precious commodities, so you want to either do this yourself, or have a professional do it cheaply, the latter option being quite rare to find. With advances in paint technology that eliminate sanding and priming, the DIY route has been proving very popular in recent years.

Chalk paint is one trend that's winning over do-it-yourselfers left, right, and centre. This paint yields a gorgeous flat finish and, as long as the surface you're painting is clean and free of dust, there's no need to sand or prime. Just make sure you seal the surface when you've finished painting and you're good to go! Kitchen cabinets have been the typical application for this technique so far, but

One ultra-easy and cheap way to get the matte look with the same easy-to-apply attributes of pricey chalk paint is to simply add Plaster of Paris to any colour latex paint. This addition allows regular old latex to cling to just about any surface. Many home improvement blogs offer tutorials and advice on this technique. Chalk paint is a fun, fast, and easy way to transform your home into a beautiful space, perfect for welcoming in your buyers!

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