Chalk paint is the way to go! It is the paint of the future! Well I am sure people have been using it for a long time, but, we fell in love with how easy it is to use during this remodel.
The best part about it...NO SMELL! Thats right no noxious fumes from the paint, meaning we could paint in our small van without feeling sick to the stomach. Some other things we loved about it? It dries really quick, like in a half hour, so we could do two coats easily in one day. It is easy to clean up mistakes. If you mess up, just use water to wipe it off (this only works before you put the wax on.)
Granted there is the second step of putting the wax on, but for us it beat sanding and priming the surfaces of the faux wood in the van. Chalk paint works on pretty much any surface without any prep work. All we did was clean the surfaces of any dust.
Now just because you can clean mistakes easily, still use painters tape to mark off any areas you don’t want to get paint on. It doesn’t take that long and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of clean up!
We decided to take everything off the hinges, unscrew all the knobs and paint those parts outside of the van. It a tiny space with lots of drawers, cupboards, and hinges this took a while but was totally worth it to be able to access all the nooks and crannies with paint.
Make sure you keep track of which hardware goes with which door/drawer. It just makes it so much easier to get it all back together.
I hope this post and video helps you get started on the chalk paint project of yours. Let us know what questions you have and we would love to answer in the comments!