Furniture Painting Basics: Chalk-type Painting

Chalk-type painted table by Katie Justiss,


I  teach “Furniture Painting Basics: Chalk-type Painting” for up to 10 students.

This workshop is offered several times during the year through the Eastern Shore Institute of Lifelong Learning.

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This workshop is conducted at the Sherwin-Williams Paint Store, 367 S. Greeno Rd, Fairhope, AL 36532

I also teach this workshop at other times for adult groups at your location.


Do you prefer one-on-one instructions?
I teach individuals privately, at your location, or mine. Paint your own furniture as you learn!

This 3-hour hands-on workshop covers the basics of chalk painting furniture, including how to make your own chalk finish paint from any regular latex paint.

Students learn:

What IS chalk-type paint? Why use it for painting furniture?
Make your own chalk-type paint from any latex paint
How to create a vintage finish with distressing
Using glazes and protective coatings to enhance the finish.
Instructor: Dan Therrell
Supply fee: $20.
Supplies provided: 1 quart of Sherwin-Williams paint*, dry chalk-type powder, one premium paint brush, and all other required materials.

Please bring at least one wood picture frame or other small wood items to paint.

*Select any Sherwin Williams custom-tinted latex paint color

For more information, contact Dan Therrell:

phone: 251-510-8820