My Painted Piano with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk It’s time! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been dying to paint my piano. It took weeks for me build up the courage, to determine the color and figure out exactly how I was going to do it. I watched oodles of tutorials and finally determined I wanted to paint the piano with FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk and I wanted it black. Now I initially wanted the piano a fun bright color because it’s all the rage, but when I looked around at my room, I knew that it needed to be black. My husband built me an elaborate coffee table and a bright piano would take away from its fabulousness. And I wanted to use the FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk because it required no prep work (no sanding and no stripping) and the paint can be layered, sanded and distressed. It also has a great ultra matte finish that can be waxed.

So today I reveal my painted piano! I love how it turned out, but I learned so much I wanted to share what I learned and what I would do differently.

My Painted Piano with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk


FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk & Wax that can be purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft
Large Sponge Brushes
Painters Tape
Sand Paper

My Painted Piano with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk

1. Very first thing, wipe down the piano. Really, really well. Even the smallest speck of dust will be picked up with the FolkArt Paint and it’s nearly impossible to get rid of. I wish I would have done a better job of dusting before I began.

2. Tape off the keys. Those way more ambitious than me, take the piano apart and paint. I found that taping the keys really carefully worked great.

3. Start painting. Now this stuff is thick and goes really, really far. Two bottles of paint is more than adequate to paint the entire piano. I layered two coats, but I wish I would have done a third. It would have looked better when sanded.

4. Wait 24 hours for the paint to dry. I applied the wax about six hours after painting and I wish I would have waited a bit longer.

5. I started waxing with a paint brush, but didn’t like the way it left streaks. I switched to a rag and it looked a ton better. I applied the wax, let it dry and then shined like crazy. The more you wax, the shinier it gets.

My Painted Piano with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk My Painted Piano with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk

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I am a wife of one, mother of two and a graphic designer who loves to throw and style parties. There is nothing I love more than to find unique and creative ways to celebrate the most important days in our lives. Whether it be through printable products or creative diy decorations, I try to find ways to make parties memorable so others can Love The Day.

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  • Lisa

    Seriously!!! Wow!! Love it!!

  • Leigh Anne Wilkes @YourHomebasedMom

    I have so been wanting to paint our old piano – think you may have just give me the courage to do it!!!! Now to decide what color.

  • LeeAnne

    This is just what I have been looking for!! Can”t wait to try this Paint!!

  • Ryan

    Awesome Job! You are amazing!

  • Susan Noble

    Wow that is amazing! Love it!

  • Layne

    Super fantastic! I love how it turned out.

  • Toni Thomason

    Wow! What a transformation! Love it!

  • Paula @ Frog Prince Paperie

    So great to be able to breathe new life into objects like that! Love the new look.

  • Kelsey Graves

    Wow!!! So gorgeous!

  • Gretchen

    Looks great! I have some chalk paint at home and just haven’t been brave enough to try it, but you have inspired me!

  • Cheryl

    I love the way it turned out! Amazing how much of a difference it made in the room!