Chalk paint is quite different from regular paint, so it really looks best when spread over furniture, pieces of decor, or walls with a specific type of paintbrush. A quality paintbrush is essential to avoid leaving distracting brush strokes on the finished project. Here are some good paintbrush options we recommend for use with chalk paint.
What to Consider in a Chalk Paint Brush
Here are a couple things to keep in mind before you buy a chalk paint brush:
- Handle Design: Ergonomic handles are more comfortable for long-term use, so consider how long it will paint your piece of furniture.
- Bristles: Different types of hairs hold the chalk paint better and help distribute the color more evenly.
Best Overall: Chalk & Wax Paint Brush
These paintbrushes have pure white bristles, nickel-plated ferrules, and birch wood handles. The set comes with one round and one oval brush. Easily grip the brushes by the handle and get high-quality results. The broad brush is for standard surfaces, painting, and waxing, while the small brush is for the side areas of furniture.
Chalk and Wax Paint Brush Furniture Set- Painting or Waxing - Milk Paint - Dark or Clear Soft Wax - Home Decor Cabinets Stencils Woods - Natural Bristles 1 Small Round and 1 Large Oval Brushes
A set of two great chalk paint brushes; one is round and one is oval.
Best for Budget: Brietis Premium Chalk Brush
This chalk paint brush is made with natural boar bristles that provide smooth coverage for furniture painting. The bristles are filtered to create maximum retention and firmness for multiple uses. The paint will be held at a 30% more capacity than the average brush and makes it easier to clean, dry, and reuse several times. This brush is compatible with colors, paint, chalk, and wax and will work on various furniture, home decor, and woods.
Brietis Chalk and Wax Paint Brush - 2-inch Round Soft Boar Natural Bristles, Thick Durable DIY Furniture, Art Crafts Milk Paintbrushes, Water-Based, Reusable, Lightweight, Smooth, No Shedding, Décor
An affordable chalk paint brush made with natural boar bristles which provide for smooth coverage when painting.
Best Set: Vintage Tonality Pro Chalk & Wax Paint Brush Set
This 12-piece set comes with three brushes, gloves, bristle soap, a grit block, cotton bag, stir stick, box, and guide with eBook. The brushes are perfect for heavier paints, including chalk finish, mineral, and milk paint, as well as wax. This set comes with tools to clean the brushes and store them after use.
Vintage Tonality Pro Chalk & Wax Paint Brush Set for Painting & Repurposing Furniture, 12 PCS Kit, Works with Chalk & Milk Paints, Wax, Home Decor DIY Large & Small Projects • Bristle Hand Soap
A set with 12 pieces including brushes, soap, gloves, and more.
Also Consider: DIYARTZ Chalk & Wax Paint Brush Set
For professional-grade results, this brush set is made with pure boar bristles. They glide over contoured surfaces to distribute the paint evenly. The bristles will not fall out and are glued into a rust-resistant ferrule. The chalk brushes are suitable for wood, furniture, and fabric. The ergonomic and lightweight handles offer optimum control and balance over each stroke.
DIYARTZ 3 Piece Paint Brush Set, Perfect Chalk and Wax Paint, Natural Bristles, Thick and Durable
A professional-grade brush set made with pure boar bristles.