Product Information

Painter’s Powder

  • Choose Any Color to create your custom chalky paint
  • 100% All-Natural Ingredients
  • Little to NO Sanding & Priming
  • Kid Friendly & Approved
  • Made in the USA

What is Painter’s Powder?

Chalky & Company Painter’s Powder is an all-natural ingredients recipe that can be added to any latex paint to create that “vintage” look you love.  There is minimal drying time and a little paint goes a long way. Painters Powder is designed to eliminate Sanding & Priming.

How do I mix Painter’s Powder with my choice of paint?

Creating your own custom chalky paint with our Painter’s Powder is easy! Simply add water, stir well and then add your desired paint color. Each package has suggested mixing instructions for either a small project size (Project) or a large project (Party). Painter’s Powder was created and specifically designed to be flexible, giving the option to create the final look desired. For a thick chalky paint look, simply add less water. For a smooth or shiny finish, just add more water.

How much Painter’s Powder comes in a package?

2oz Painter’s Powder comes with every Paint It Chalky Kit! We also offer  two conveniently sized packages – Petite (4oz) & Grande (9oz). Click here to purchase.

What can I paint with Painter’s Powder?

Our Painter’s Powder is ideal for all kinds of surfaces. Wood, furniture, filing cabinets, aluminum, glass, tiles, rubber, plastic, fabric, and brick are just a few. If you want the MOST fun with our Painters Powder then we would love to for you to earn FREE product and Host a NIGHT of fun and choose your Paint It Chalky Kit and learn while your earn.

How many coats of paint are recommended when using Painter’s Powder?

If you want to distress your project with our Chalky & Company Glaze, we recommend one coat. However, for a completed look, we suggest two coats of chalky paint.

How long does it take to dry?

On average, it takes approximately 10 -12 minutes for our chalky paint to dry using the suggested measurements found on the Painter’s Powder packaging.

Can I glaze over my project after CREATING CHALKY paint with Painter’s Powder to create a distressed or shabby chic look?

Absolutely! This is what inspired us to create this amazing product! Our glaze products are designed to cover painted projects once they have completely dried. Some prefer to sand lightly so the glaze can find the grains creating a vintage look. For a shabby chic look, use the White Caps glaze and sand lightly. You can even use our BEESWAX Bar to gently wipe on the surfaces where you would normally sand, then apply your Chalky Paint, let dry, then with a dry rag genltyl wipe where the beeswax was applied. Ta Da no sanding needed!

Can I apply a wax over the Painter’s Powder?

Yes! It is excellent when used on furniture restoring projects. We offer two types of wax lines. Our Brand New Chalky & Company ALL Natural Beeswax Line is absolutely Timeless on your favorite furniture restoration product! 

How much does 1 Petite Painter’s Powder make?

The Petite sized Painter’s Powder can make up to two cups of any color of chalky paint. This is enough to paint an average sized desk or cabinet.

Chalky & Company THE FINAL TOUCH – GLAZE

Our glazes are translucent water based colors that may be used over any water based stain or paint to create beautiful decorative finishes such as distressing, antiquing, rustics, shabby chic, burnishing, or a vintage look. Available in 4 colors: Heritage Brown, White Caps, Onyx, & Vineyard

  • Always stir the contents well. Stirring distributes pigments that have settled to the bottom of the can.
  • Option: Before applying glaze you have the option of top coating first, which will help you control the amount of color and facilitate the spreading of glaze over the surface. The Top Coat layer is smoother and less absorbent, allowing the glaze to slide across the surface. If you want a rustic look with more color, skip the Top Coat layer and apply the glaze directly to the paint.
  • Let the final base coat dry 2-4 hours.
  • Apply the Glaze liberally with a foam brush or a damp Stain Cloth the entire section of your Paint It Chalky Kit or Furniture piece, keeping the surface wet with Glaze.
  • Wipe off excess with a damp stain cloth or dry stain cloth to achieve desired look. Do not use Tee-shirts. There is too much debris in clothing wear.
  • If you want to rework a section, simply rewet the surface with Glaze.
  • Work quickly, so that the Glaze color does not dry before finishing a section. If necessary, mask off smaller sections around raised areas such as bead board and moldings. Glazes dry fairly quickly, so plan your sections before beginning.
  • If working in high temperatures or low humidity, The Final Touch Glaze may be thinned with 10-20% water to improve open time for application.
  • Let dry 2-4 hours. Apply Chalky & Company Top Coat for additional durability or to increase sheen.

The final touch – Gel Stains

USE: Interior and Exterior
COLORS:  Espresso, Early Era & Blue Steel
ALWAYS test color on hidden area to make sure it is what you want.
SANDING: 120-150 grit on bare wood. It is optional to sand before applying Gel.
COATS: Normally 1-2 (additional coats can be applied to deepen color).

RECOAT/DRY TIME: Ideal drying conditions are 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 70% humidity. If you are working outside ideal conditions, be cautious about dry time. Other factors are 1) the surface you are applying to and 2) the application method. On denser surfaces, such as an existing finish, the dry time will be longer. A “painted” finish is thicker, and will take longer to dry, than one that is wiped down or dry brushed. Prepping will affect this process – if there is wax on the surface, the finish may never adhere. And if Pledge has ever been used on a piece, there is silicone contamination, which is difficult to remove.

These dry times relate to Gel Stain applied over raw wood.

  • Dry-time to touch: 4-6 hours.
  • Dry-time to recoat with stain: 12 to 24 hours. Do not recoat until you are sure the stain is dry.
  • Dry-time to apply oil-based topcoat: 12 to 24 hours.
  • Dry-time to apply water-based topcoat: 72 hours.
  • Dry-time for light use: 7-10 days.
  • Cure time: 21 to 30 days

These dry times related to Gel Stain applied over an existing finish.

  • Dry-time to touch: 4-6 hours.
  • Dry-time to recoat with stain: 24 to 48 hours. Do not recoat until you are sure the stain is dry.
  • Dry-time to apply oil-based topcoat: 24 to 48 hours.
  • Dry-time to apply water-based topcoat: 72 hours.
  • Dry-time for light use: 7-10 days.
  • Cure time: 21 to 30 days

CURE TIME: Cure time is about 30 days. Dry time and cure time are totally unrelated. During the curing process protect your flat surfaces and avoid placing any heavy items on horizontal surfaces or sliding anything across the surface.

Top Coat

Applying Chalky & Company Top Coats

  • When applying Top Coat over an oil based stain, allow the oil stain to dry a minimum of 48 hours under ideal conditions.
  • Our water based top Coats are milky white in the can, but will dry to a crystal clear finish. Stir contents well to insure that all the ingredients are mixed together.
  • Apply with a foam brush.
  • Apply Top Coats liberally using smooth even strokes working in the direction of the grain. Use enough material to provide a wet film. Do not over brush! Top Coats self-level beautifully.
  • Top Coats have burn in characteristics and may slightly lift some of the color during the application of the first coat (particularly red colors).
  • On most projects three or four coats of Top Coat is just right. On projects receiving extra wear such as table and desk tops, additional coats will add more protection. Tip: use our Flat Velvet Top Coat for even more durability.

Dry Time of Top Coats

  • Dry time is normally 2-4 hours under ideal conditions (70% and 70% humidity).
  • Cooler temperatures or higher humidity will prolong dry time to 8-10 hours.
  • Good ventilation, air movement and higher temperatures will accelerate dry time.

Buffing Top Coats

  • Do not buff the stain prior to the first application Top Coat.
  • It is important to buff in between each application of Top Coat for the smoothest possible finish.
  • After Top Coat has dried, buff between each application with #320 or #400 grit sandpaper or superfine sanding sponge.
  • Remove dust with a stain Cloth.
  • It is not necessary to buff final Top Coat.

Paint-It-Chalky Kits

Our Signature Paint-It-Chalky Kits (PIC Kits) is the Excitement of every Chalky & Company Party. Our Paint-It-Chalky kits are well crafted wood projects that include all the supplies needed to paint your very own DIY inspired Decor.