Why should I use DIY paint?

This is major. Not only can you paint indoors without worrying about fumes, but for those people who have allergies or are sensitive to toxins, there are NO VOCs. DIY Paint ™ does not contain any Latex or Acrylic. The paint is all natural! The high quality pigment in DIY Paint ™ results in exceptional coverage and color richness. DIY Paint ™ uses PREMIUM NO VOC PIGMENTS resulting in magnificent deep color and excellent coverage. We love that!

DIY Paint ™ is of the highest quality clay and chalk based paint on the market, and competitively priced! NO SANDING, NO PRIMING! If you have ever labored over sanding and then priming a piece before you even begin the fun part, you can appreciate how much time and backache this feature saves you! Besides being all natural, eliminating these steps converted me to chalk paint for good! Well, that and the gorgeous results!

"DIY Paint is clay and chalk based with a high quality dream finish. After just a simple application, I’ve transformed pieces from trash to treasures, and have seen people who claim to have no talent impress themselves with professional-looking results, as well as surprise their families.


How do I take care of DIY Paint Brushes?

Our beautifully unique, ultra fine bristles are made specifically for DIY paint. Our brushes are the softest on the market and are densely packed with bristles.

Wash Before First Use

It is important to wash the brushes before using because these brushes are so full and super fine, it is normal to lose some bristles when they are new. It is helpful to wash out any initial stray bristles.

DIY brushes are long lasting and very durable, they are made to create a smooth finish for DIY Paint's clay formula. DIY Paint will easily wash out of dense soft bristles even days later. If used with other formulas or DIY top coats, please wash immediately as our ultra fine bristles can be hard to clean with stickier products or products that contain built in top coats. These brushes are extremely unique, durable, and beautiful! You are going to  love DIY Paint Brushes.


Why does DIY NOT offer "sales" promotions?

DIY Paint is excluded from all sales and online codes. This is a DIY Paint.co policy that we are required to follow.

How do I apply DIY Paint?

1. Clean & Dry object to be painted.
2. Remove lid & stir thoroughly. (Sometimes you don't even need to stir our paint! It's that good)
3. Apply one coat & allow to dry. (15 min to a few hours to dry, depending on climate)
4. Apply second coat, if needed.
5. Allow second coat to dry.

How much coverage do I get with DIY paint products?

DIY Paint comes in 3 sizes
8 OZ SAMPLE JAR.  Perfect for a small project like a chair or small side table.
16 OZ PINT.  Usually more than enough to complete a good size piece of furniture.
32 OZ QUART.  Covers approximately 150 square feet will cover several pieces of furniture.

What does "SOLD OUT" mean?

Our web site automatically decrements the inventory count as each item is sold. The "SOLD OUT" message is displayed when the inventory count reaches 0. We enter items that have "SOLD OUT" on our internal reorder list. So, "SOLD OUT" really means the item will be ordered with our next inventory replenishment.

What is a "Drop Ship" order?

If you are requesting a "large" order (e.g, 20, 50, 60 items) we can arrange to have your order shipped from our supplier directly to you.

Can I paint on laminate?

DIY Paint is specifically designed for furniture with no need for sanding or priming before you begin. It adheres to nearly any surface including metal, plastic, laminate, and glass.

Can I paint on leather?

Yes. You can basically paint on anything. It's a good idea to do a test first as sometimes there are preexisting factors that will effect the outcome.

What's the difference between DIY paint and other brands?

DIY Paint is a non toxic and all natural clay and chalk based paint. The clay is the magic ingredient which gives it the unique ability to create a variety of textures from smooth to chippy. DIY Paint is one of the most affordable brands on the market because it goes right from the factory to the retailer. It is also of the highest quality with the best pigments and ingredients possible. You can purchase DIY Paint from a retailer in your area or order from one of our online retailers. DIY Paint prices online will always be the same. Whether from an online retailer or directly from DIYPaint.co.

What is wet distressing?

Wet distressing is one of the most awesome things about DIY Paint! Because there is no latex or acrylic in our paint you can rub the paint back with a wet cloth or a wet sanding block. Some folks even use a baby wipe.. What?...Well, why would you do that? Why not just use sandpaper?

Sandpaper is good for some projects but rubbing the paint back gives you a more organic and authentic look, similar to when paint rubs off over time in most cases.

Sanding is a a lot of work and it's a dusty mess. Rubbing paint off is much faster and dust free.

When you are working on something with fancy scroll work or fine detail sanding can damage the wood. Wet distressing is the perfect alternative and a beautiful way to highlight the details in carved or ornate furniture.

How do I mix colors?

DIY Paint is water based and mixes like any other paint. When mixing, it is best to begin with your lighter shade and add small amounts of the darker shade, mixing until the desired color is attained.

How do I make a chalkboard?

Any color of DIY Paint can be used as the base of a chalkboard! The paint has a natural matte finish, so while colors like Weathered Wood or Letterpress Grey will give you the classic slate look, you can write with chalk and erase just as easily with any of the amazing colors. Debi's Design Diary recommends a smooth starting surface and at least three layers of DIY Paint applied with a satin finish roller to avoid brush strokes and texture. When the paint has dried thoroughly, use the side of a piece of chalk to "prime" the board by completely covering it evenly with a layer of chalk and erasing. For more help watch Debi's Design Diary video tutorial   http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SyVJBrKCQWM