FAQS About Chalky Paints & Finishes



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 Here are the answers to many of the questions you may have about these “green” products…

What makes Chalky Paint stick without having to sand or prime before painting?

Pure, unprocessed acrylic, along with other natural ingredients that regular latex paint does not have. Acrylic forms the best adhesion (tooth) and it’s what sets Chalky Paint apart. Chalky Paint will stick to wood, plastic, cloth, masonry, glass and much more. It dries in 15 min.

Should I use a varnish or a wax over Chalky Paint?
Yes. I offer many options for finishing your painted piece. Placing a “top coat” offers added protection and makes for easy care. NO VOC, brush-on Easy Varnish or, NO VOC, wipe-on Easy Wax provide a clear coat of protection. Or, there are many choices of wipe-on Tinted Easy Waxes for you to choose from & get the finish you’re looking for.

There are a lot of paint products out there that say they are non-toxic, how are they different from yours?
Chalky Paints & Finishes have no or low VOC’s and NO toxins. The following ingredients are currently NOT regulated in products made in the United States and those imported into the United States. Chalky Paints & Finishes DO NOT include ANY of these ingredients, insuring you they are the safest products on the market today: NO Formaldehyde, NO ammonia, NO acetone, NO odor masking agents, NO lead, NO arsenic, NO cadmium, NO heavy metals, NO methyl acetate, NO chemical residuals and NO phthalates. NO Prop 65 chemicals.

Are non-toxic and No VOC's the same?
No. You can have a product that is non-toxic but still contain a harmful amount of VOC’s. Most testing companies do not test for VOC’s when testing for toxicity. You can ask any manufacturer to provide a MSDS (Material Safety & Data Sheet) for VOC information. All of Chalky Paints & Finishes products are no or low VOC’s. There are standards for which you can call a product low VOC’s and our low VOC products are under that by a significant amount. Some of Chalky Paints & Finishes low VOC products contain such a low amount of VOC’s they could technically be called No VOC, but I like to keep it honest. Chalky Paints & Finishes have been designed for those with chemical and environmental sensitivities in mind.

I am fearful of products made in China. Are any of your products made in China?
No. All of my products are Made In The USA. And are handcrafted. I believe the only way to ensure the highest quality and safety of these products is to make them in the USA. Making Chalky Paints & Finishes products in the USA ensures the highest purity and quality standards are met and there is less transportation involved in manufacturing thus reducing energy use and carbon emissions.

Are there harmful emissions released after regular latex or oil based paint has dried?
Absolutely. Just because regular paint has dried, the harmful VOCs and other emissions are continuously released up to months after the paint has dried. Don’t think that just because the smell is gone, the harmful emissions are gone. It’s not true.

If I have more questions that were not answered here who can I contact?Please contact me directly. This is my company and I love these products! I have painted & re-purposed hundreds of items with these paints & finishes including transforming rusty life-size statues from Brazil, fabric chairs, antiques, floors, kitchen cabinets, patios, countertops, resin sconces, plastic vents to look like metal, you name it! I know these products because I use them all the time. I would love the chance to get you comfortable with them and you too will not believe how simple all of those paint DIY projects will become.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

~ Anne Gilbertson

Owner/Artisan Chalky Paints & Finishes

Phone - (949) 292-0695

E-mail - paint@chalkypaint.com

Website/Online Store - https://www.chalkypaint.com

Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/chalkypaints