MIND BLOWN! Why I Don’t Use Chalk Paint on Furniture – This easier, cheaper & more durable tutorial gives tips & ideas furniture diy project. In the before and after for this dresser, I show how to get a smooth finish on wood with paint. Whether laminate furniture, hutch or table, this is the best latex paint for furniture. I include a chalk paint dark wax alternative and answer several questions like: How much annie sloan paint do I need? What is chalk paint made of?