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My Personal Jolie Paint Review

Paint protects furniture, walls, ceilings, and other items from wear and damage, in addition to enhancing their appearance. However, not all paints are the same, and it’s important to find the best ones to use. If you’ve wondered whether Jolie Paints are worth your attention, read this Jolie paint review!

Jolie Paint Review can of blue chalkpaint

About Jolie Paints

Motivated by a passion for beauty and the empowering philosophies of DIY, Lisa and Scott Rickert launched Jolie Paints in 2018. With over a decade of experience in DIY before that, they pride themselves on creating paints with stunning and durable colors. However, they also provide brushes, embellishments, tiles, spray shelters, and other relevant products.

Everything that the company offers is available online or at any of the numerous small businesses in their distribution network. In fact, their popularity has influenced the spread of chalk paint throughout the U.S.

Pros and Cons of Jolie Paints

There’s no doubt that Jolie chalk paints are well-made. Of course, you may want to know the specific benefits of using them. We’ll list them for you!


  • Their paint does not have the strong chemical scent you find in other paints.
  • The paint has a smooth texture, leaving no grit or lumps after application.
  • You may only need one coat of paint per project because it’s so thick and velvety. Two coats simply strengthen the overall effect.
  • Each coat dries quickly.
  • You can choose from 42 different colors.
  • If none of the colors are exactly what you want, you can order one of their 300+ premade color mixes or customize your own color.
  • The paint interacts well with wax, especially the Jolie brand.
  • Minimal prep work is required before starting to paint.
  • The paint tends not to leave tiny dried particles on paintbrushes, making them easy to clean after your project is done.
  • There is a Jolie Everyday Guide available for download with instructions on how to use their products to get the best results possible. There are tutorial videos as well.
  • You can also get an essentials kit with everything you need to help you get started.


  • Jolie paint is more expensive than what you would find from mass production companies or large retail chains.
  • If there are no small businesses nearby that offer Jolie products, you will have to order them online and wait for them to arrive.

Uses for Jolie Paints

You may find yourself enjoying Jolie paints so much that you’ll want every excuse possible to use them. Fortunately, there are plenty! Consider all these ways that you could improve your home with a paint set of your choice.


Sunlight, humidity, and the mere passage of time can all cause furniture color to fade. A new coat of Jolie paint could revive its appearance and act as a shield against premature wear. If you just want to add an embellishment, use Jolie chalk paint with a stencil of your choice to create an image that gives your furniture some personality!

Doors and Cabinetry

Have you been thinking about replacing your worn-out doors and cabinets? Refacing them is an easier and less expensive alternative, and Jolie paints can help with that. Sand down the wood and then add a couple of coats of paint to make them look fresh and appealing. You could also install new knobs or pulls sourced from the Jolie store.

Labels and Symbols

Jolie Metallic Touch Kit - (Eucalyptus) - Gift set includes Paint 4oz, 120ml Clear Finishing Wax, Gold Gilding Wax, Artist Brush Set, Color Card - Add metallic accents to furniture & home decor

Perhaps you’d like to put labels or symbols on certain doors, drawers, cupboards, or shelves to describe the purposes of the spaces behind them. Jolie’s Metallic Touch Kit includes essentials like artist brushes and gilding wax. Pair them with a stencil, or freehand your own design, to fulfill your vision. It will make your home more organized and easy to navigate.


Of course, simply making your home more beautiful is a great reason to use Jolie paint. When your environment feels attractive and balanced, you’ll experience better moods, clarity of mind, and enhanced focus. With paints, stencils, and anything else that strikes your fancy, make gorgeous artwork on canvases, mirrors, chalkboards, or even directly on your walls.

Popular Jolie Paint Colors

Not sure how to choose the right colors for your project? Luckily, lots of Jolie paint enthusiasts have tried their products, helping you make choices with minimal risk. Take a look at a few of the most popular Jolie paint colors to inform your decisions!


Jolie Paint - Matte finish paint for furniture, cabinets, floors, walls, home decor and accessories - Water-based, Non-toxic (4oz - Sample Size, Noir)

Since many DIYers opt for neutral colors to ensure that their projects can fit in seamlessly with most decor schemes, it’s only natural that the bestselling Jolie paints are shades of white, black, and gray. Look at this Jolie Noir Black, though! It’s no wonder that such a rich, dramatic shade of black is so popular.

Palace White

Jolie Paint - Matte finish paint for furniture, cabinets, floors, walls, home decor and accessories - Water-based, Non-toxic (4oz - Sample Size, Palace White)

A warm shade of white is sure to imbue any object with a sense of elegance and positivity. Those are the qualities you’ll find in Jolie’s Palace White paint. It would look particularly lovely on the walls and ceilings of small rooms so that the space feels larger, sunnier, and more welcoming.

Palace White is just one of the colors available in the gallon-size wall and trim paint.

Swedish Grey

Jolie Paint - Matte finish paint for furniture, cabinets, floors, walls, home decor and accessories - Water-based, Non-toxic (16oz - Pint, Swedish Grey [Greige])

Gray is prized among painters for the way it conveys calmness and serenity. This Jolie Swedish Grey encourages that same mood while adding a chic warmth to an otherwise cool color. Apply it anywhere that you’d like to feel tranquil.

Navy Blue

Jolie Paint - Matte finish paint for furniture, cabinets, floors, walls, home decor and accessories - Water-based, Non-toxic (16oz - Pint, Classic Navy [Navy Blue])

Though not technically a neutral color, blue is known to pair well with nearly anything, and it inspires feelings of harmony and friendliness. Jolie’s Classic Navy is especially popular for its depth and strength; it also creates breathtaking contrasts with lighter colors. That makes it a common choice for a piece of furniture against white or pastel walls.

Wrapping up My Jolie Paint Review

When you get an essentials kit and all the paint colors you want, it’s time to start painting! We’re certain that you’ll love Jolie paints as much as we do. In fact, we used their paints to spruce up an old dresser, and we’ll show you how we did it! Check out our website for more DIY painting ideas that these paints could help you achieve.

Cheryl Atkinson

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Hey Thea! I want to try this paint now. You know I am all about Dixie Belle but I also like to try new things. You mentioned above in your reply to someone about Jolie being really porous and that's why using wax is preferred. DIY paint is really porous and they have a top coat. I guess i don't understand. I love using wax i am just curious. so i will be using your aff. link shortly. Thank you so much for this post. Your blog is so informative and helpful and i do appreciate you so much. So what is your paint of choice now? (wink wink). God Bless you girlfriend!

Thea Osborne

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Hey Cheryl!! I know how it is! No reason to have to only limit ourselves to one product though right??

So, I should clarify on the wax thing. My point is that this (as well as DIY) would be more wax friendly than other paints that are not porous. Varnish or clear coats are FINE with these paints as well! If anything there may just be a learning curve (moreso than with nonporous paints) with top coats over them because the paint will soak up the top coat faster and possibly cause issues with an even look. BUT top coating is still absolutely fine!!

My favorite paint?? ...I guess Im still exploring! I think there may be a different favorite to suit styles and techniques,.. I.e. Jolie for artistic finishes, Wise Owl OHE or Tjhoko or BMA for solid colors,.. gosh.. I just don't know! They each have their perks.. but the brush test Im doing right now should be very telling!!

DebraLynn Dezigns

Monday 9th of March 2020

I so enjoy your blogs and can’t wait to see how you embellish Jolie style. You had me with Jolie Paint all the up to the wax, I like to be done with the project without priming or sealing. Is that possible with Jolie paints? Because I love everything else about it.

Thea Osborne

Monday 9th of March 2020

Hey Debralynn! Jolie is a highly porous paint (Remember the article I did on Chalk vs Latex/Acrylic Paints which talks about porosity) which means you really do want to seal it in some way to prevent undesirables from being soaked into the paint.

Now, there is NOTHING wrong with sealing Jolie Paint with a varnish/poly of your choosing. Just keep in mind its VERY porous. Being that it is so porous, the likelihood of bleed through is higher than with a paint that is less porous. Varnish/poly (water based) will tend to wick up the tannins in the wood even more so with super porous paint than less paint. For that reason, if someone really prefers not to wax, or even if they prefer not to seal at all, I tend to recommend a paint like Dixie Belle (aflink) since its not really porous at all. (Though I really would recommend at the very least top coating surfaces when drink glasses or the like may be sat!). I hope this helps you!!