Well, it’s official. I’m in love.
I wondered if it would ever happen to me – if I would ever meet the perfect….paint…that I’d want to spend the rest of my life with. I’ve dated so many paints over the past years: Annie Sloan, CeCe Caldwell, Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint. All turned my head and kept my attention for a while. They were well-bred, good looking, but also high maintenance and sometimes unpredictable. Oh, and expensive. These were short term love affairs. Don’t get wrong, I still like to have a one-night stand with them every once in a while, but it just wasn’t the true love I was looking for.
I’ve been going steady with my current DIY “chalk paint” for a long time now. Although there are a ton of recipes out there, 2 tablespoons of unsanded grout plus a tablespoon of water added to about a cup of paint has served me well through hundreds of pieces. It’s been good, but not great. It can be temperamental and dare I say, lumpy. Let’s face it. Lumpy is almost never a good thing. Oh, and it smelled.
You know how when you’re in a long-term relationship and it’s fine; it’s working. But then you meet a new guy and you’re like, “Wow, I didn’t know how bad it was!” That’s what my relationship with homemade chalk paint has been like. So I went searching for something better. A chalk paint that would give me the flexibility of color but inexpensive and easy to use.
Well, I finally found it. The perfect paint. Allow me to introduce you to the new love of my life: Websters Chalk Paint Powder.
So what is it? It is an all-natural powder that you mix into any latex paint of your choice, and voila: chalk paint! Any brand! Any color! Can you say options, option, options?! One of the things I couldn’t tolerate about my past paint-loves is that they wanted me to be monogamous with their paint pallet. That just won’t do for a fickle, color-loving girl like me.
Websters allows you to skip the sanding and priming steps and go straight to the painting. The finish dries smooth and hard (I’m blushing!), not lumpy or chalky, and it distresses so easily. Now here’s the biggest turn-on: its 100% nat-u-ral! I never felt good about the grout in my DIY-boyfriend-paint, not knowing what sort of toxic things he exposed me to! With Websters, I don’t have to worry. And since I can mix it in no-VOC paint, it’s better for me and my environment.
I love Websters so much and want to share it with my friends, that I recently become an Authorized Retailer of the Chalk Paint Powder. (Does that make me a polygamist or a pimp?!?)
I’m thrilled to announce that Websters Chalk Paint Powder and the accompanying wax and brushes are now available in my booths at Odd Balls Antiques in Richmond and Through the Garden Gate Antiques in Mechanicsville. If you’re not in the area and want to try it out, contact me here and I will be happy to ship some out to you. There’s plenty of love to go around and I don’t mind sharing!