Colour & Decorating

How to Chalkwash

Rust-Oleum Chalkwash Paint gives a gentle, lived-in look through texture and layering, adding interest to your walls.

Decorating a wall no longer means a flat, one-dimensional finish as the look of limewash are having a revival. Easy and forgiving, the result is multi-dimensional and luminous. Chalkwash is water-based and super simple to use.


  • Chalkwash
  • Roller, Paint brush

1. Apply the first coat of Chalkwash paint with a roller, as you would a standard wall paint.

2. Next, create a brushed matte effect by applying the second coat using crisscrossing brush strokes. The natural brushed finish looks almost cloud-like.


Watch the video below and follow the steps to create this amazing look: