Sunday, 4 February 2018

Review : Sarah Jayne Chalk Paint

If you follow me on Instagram or know me in RL, you'll know its no secret that I absolutely love painting and I really love chalk paint. For me, it ticks all the boxes - its versatile, comes in a range of colours and it needs minimal-to-no wood prep, which is perfect for someone as lazy impatient as me.  

Back in December, Sarah Jayne Chalk Paints sent me a selection of their products to try, including four paints, two waxes and a sealer. 

I have now used four different chalk paint brands and I can honestly say that this may well be my favourite. The first thing I noticed when I opened the paint was the smell or rather, the lack of smell. I have a very sensitive nose at the best of times and often need a window open when painting. With Sarah Jayne Chalk Paint there was no need.  

I have a number of large items waiting to be painted but luckily I had a wooden star that needed repainting. I had originally painted it a dark grey but for some reason the paint  hadn't taken properly so it needed re-doing. I decided to try the double cream colour on it, which is different to my usual choices as I'm naturally drawn to blues and greys.  I was instantly impressed with the coverage and how smoothly it went on, some chalk paints can be quite thick but this went on perfectly and with no chalky lumps. Two coats was sufficient to cover the grey, which was a surprise as I was expecting three coats to be needed.  Not only that but when it dried, there weren't any visible brush strokes as can often be the case. 

Once the paint was dried, I decided against the sealer and instead added some of the dark wax to highlight the textures in the woodwork. This was the first time I have used a dark wax and I was pleased with the result. I should add that with these paints waxing isn't actually needed, just a buff with a cloth is enough to add some shine. 

As you can probably tell, I was super impressed with the paints. The paint goes on like a dream and the finish is perfect. I have a sideboard that this will be perfect for so I'll be looking for a local supplier asap so that I can stock up on a large tin of double cream.  Some of the other colours look absolutely gorgeous as well, particularly King Fisher and Amble Sea. The full range of colours can be viewed on the Sarah Jayne Chalk Paints website

Thank you to Sarah Jayne Chalk Paints who were kind enough to send me a selection of products to try in exchange for my review. All words and opinions are my own. 


  1. Just followed you on Instagram. Love Chalk paint - the one side of our leisure room is painted in chalk paint so that my girls can actually draw and write on there. Love what you did with the star.#TwinklyTuesday

  2. Wow it looks really effective X #twinklytuesday

  3. Interesting no smell! #TwinklyTuesday

  4. Ooo I love a good chalk paint as well, will have to try these #TwinklyTuesday

  5. I am impressed by anyone who gets creative and was interested to hear about the paints #TwinklyTuesday

  6. I don't think I've ever tried chalk paint but this looks and sounds really good #twinklytuesday

  7. So glad I read this as we're about to paint our mahogany sleigh bed with white chalk paint! #twinklytuesday


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