Chalk Paint is unique because it does not require sanding, priming or other preparation before use, and it is usable on any outdoor or indoor surface. Created by Annie Sloan, the odorless paint is environmentally friendly with very low volatile organic compounds, and it allows walls to breathe.
The paint's creator named her product Chalk Paint because it has a matte finish with a velvet-like texture. Whether painters use it on metal, wood, terracotta or plastic, the paint gives new life to old walls, floors and furniture. When the paint is diluted with water, it becomes a wash, allowing the wood grain to show. The product's website tells users how to adapt the colors to personal preferences.