A no-prime, smooth touch, flat matt finish paint to bring a new lease of life to tired, out-dated furniture. Available in a choice of 16 attractive colours. Chalky Finish Furniture Paint is ideal for updating furniture without the hassle of sanding or priming before application. The paint leaves a lovely flat matt finish, which can be sanded to show the surface underneath, giving a distressed finish if desired.

  • Water based and virtually odourless
  • Smooth, chalky matt finish
  • Exceptional coverage
  • No priming or sanding necessary on most surfaces (simply ensure surfaces are smooth, dry and free from contaminants)
  • Works great over old paint, varnish and wax

The basics

You’ll need

  • 2" Brush

These products are available on our website and can be shipped with your order for Chalky Furniture Paint so you can get the job done quickly.

Colour Range

Anthracite, Antique White, Belgrave, Bramwell, Chalk White, Clotted Cream, Cocoa, Duck Egg, Dusky Pink, Fire Brick, Graphite, Mustard, Pumpkin, Sage Green, Salmon, Winter Grey, Flint, Hessian, Ink Blue, China Rose, Butterscotch, Natural Charcoal, Cobalt, Lemon Jelly.

While great care is taken with the colour samples shown on the product pages, no guarantee can be given that they represent exactly the colours offered.


Chalky Finish Furniture Paint is supplied in 750ml units.


Instructions for use


The beauty of this paint is that it can be used directly onto most surfaces – you don’t need to prime, sand or prepare it in any way.

Prepare It

Simply wipe down your furniture before applying a coat of the paint on top of bare wood, existing paint or varnish.

Apply It

Ensure the paint is stirred well. Apply by brush using even strokes. If you want a solid finish, you may need two coats.

Tip: If you find the paint too thick, you can add water to gain the desired consistency – a thicker paint will give a more textured finish, whilst the thinner the paint, the smoother the end result. It’s up to you!

If you want to achieve a distressed finish on your piece of furniture, apply one coat of the base colour, and one coat of the top colour.

Once the paint has dried, use a fine grade sandpaper and lightly sand down the areas where you want to see the base colour. Ensure you take a step back every now and then to check that you are getting the best possible finish. If you find that you remove too much paint and aren’t happy with the finish, simply pop another coat of the top coat over the affected areas, leave to dry, and then sand again until the desired finish is achieved.

Once you are happy with the finish, apply a light coating of clear wax over the paint. Leave this to dry for 5 minutes and then buff to a light sheen with a soft, lint free cloth. The wax protects and enhances the paint.

Dry It

Leave four hours between coats to ensure the paint is fully dry.

Cover It

The following should be used as a guide only. Coverage is approximately 10.5m² per 750ml pack per coat, dependent on the kind of surface being painted and the desired finish.

Clean It

Brushes can be easily cleaned with water.

What else do I need to know?

Store It

The shelf life of Chalky Finish Furniture Paint, if unopened, is one year. Do not allow to freeze.

Disposal and Safety information

Please see the Material Safety Data Sheet.