Difference between Chalky Paint and Silky Paint

Chalky Patina is Perfect for that French Country Vintage Distressed look that is so desired !!! 

Bluestone House™"Chalky Patina Paint" is the Best! I know because I created it, after trying many different formulas. This unique product is not like anything else!

Chalky Patina has natural Canadian chalk minerals added to give you

  • a matte chalk-like finish
  • incredible adhesion
  • amazing durability
  • no priming - no stripping - no pre-sanding
  • ultimate coverage
  • ultra-low VOC's
  • can be sand distressed or wet distressed
  • virtually no smell 
  • 100% acrylic water-based paint with Chalk!
  • soap & water clean up
  • little to no brush marks when drying
  • quick-drying - re-coat the same day!
  • Canadian !!!
  • indoor / outdoor 

Chalky Patina usually covers in one coat - the second, if you choose to do one, is a light quick coat. Whites usually require 2 coats. 

The most amazing part about this wonderful paint is that because of the chalk, the finish is slightly rough,  and when sanded to smooth out the finish and/ or distressed, the paint crumbles away instead of scratching the piece, hence giving you a time-worn appearance rather than a sanded one. 

Chalky needs to be lightly sanded to give you a smooth finish before using a topcoat. I always use our Signature Bluestone House™ Beeswax, as I find it is the best finish for durability and sheen. 

Silky Patina is Perfect for that French Country clean look !!!

Silky Patina is just that! Goes on like with a silky smooth finish.

  • incredible adhesion to unfinished pieces
  • amazing durability 
  • no priming - no stripping
  • ultimate coverage
  • ultra-low VOC's
  • virtually no smell 
  • 100% acrylic water-based paint
  • soap & water clean up
  • little to no brush marks when drying
  • can be rolled
  • quick-drying - re-coat the same day!
  • can be wet distressed
  • Canadian !!!
  • indoor / outdoor 

Silky Patina is amazing on unfinished or porous pieces but does require some pre-sanding on previously painted surfaces. Just a light scuff - NO STRIPPING.  Silky has no chalk in it at all! It goes on very smoothly and can be rolled as well. Silky requires a cure time. That means when you have finished your project & are happy with it - do not put anything on it or use it for a few days. Although it does require a cure time, it does not require a topcoat! The finish has a lovely sheen comparable to an eggshell finish. Having said that, a clear varnish can be applied for extra protection. 

I always use our Signature Bluestone House™ Beeswax, as I find it is the best finish for durability and sheen.  

Which one should I use? 

That is totally up to you depending on the final outcome you are trying to achieve, how much use it will get & how effort you are willing to give.

Which one is better? 

They are two entirely different products with different outcomes, the question is which one is better for you? 

Are the colors the same?

The colors are the same for both the Silky & Chalky although because one is matte and one has a sheen, they will catch the light differently and may look a little different.

please contact me if you have any questions 

me@robinsrusticcreations.ca

Thank you

Happy Painting !!!

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