Friday, September 20, 2019

I Tried Aldi Furniture Chalk Paint

Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint from Aldi | On The Creek Blog

Trying out the Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint from Aldi!

Last week, I was browsing the aisles of Aldi when I came across this furniture chalk paint!  Because it was only $7.99, I decided to give it a try!

Now, here’s the thing about me:  I’m not a paint snob at all!  I’m not loyal to any brand or style of paint whatsoever.  My basement is filled with about a million mismatched containers of paint!  If it even remotely covers the thing I’m trying to paint, I’m here for it!

A lot of my non loyalty has to do with the fact that I’m a thrift shopper.  I find a lot of my paint on sale in store.  It seems like there are always sales on paint at various stores & I take advantage of it!
Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint from Aldi | On The Creek Blog
Table legs painted with Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint from Aldi | On The Creek Blog
Table legs painted with Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint from Aldi | On The Creek Blog

I also take my chances on random old paint found at the Habitat ReStore or yard sales.  This is totally an ‘attempt at your own risk’ situation!  Sometimes I’ll end up with completely useable paint & other times it’s all nasty from the years!  I’m also trying to use all water based paints now so some oil based ones will sneak in & cause problems with my water based system!

I really love to try out different paints & see how well they work on the various projects I use them on!  One of my (many) current favorites is the premixed paint straight off the shelf from Wal-Mart!

I’ve used the Aldi furniture chalk paint on a couple projects so far & I'm really loving it!  It’s super thick & covers fairly well.
Table legs painted with Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint from Aldi | On The Creek Blog
Table legs painted with Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint from Aldi | On The Creek Blog
The part that threw me off originally was the Vintage Gray color.  At first, I hated it!  It looked like a dirty gray color to me!  But it has completely grown on me & I love it now! I think it gives off total vintage moody vibes!

I would say the color is comparable in color to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.  The funny thing about French Linen is that I could never get it to look like the actual color it was supposed to!  It was always super light on the projects I used it on!
Bench painted with Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint from Aldi | On The Creek Blog
Bench painted with Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint from Aldi | On The Creek Blog
 Bench painted with Deco Style Furniture Chalk Paint from Aldi | On The Creek Blog
I even used the Aldi paint on our handmade bench!  To seal that piece, I simply used wax & it turned out great!  I’m currently experimenting with sealing the Aldi furniture chalk paint with a water based sealer & it has worked good so far!

Overall, I think it’s a quality product & the price point can’t be beat!

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