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Wise Owl Paint Colors and My Review

Wise Owl Paint Review

Have you been thinking about trying Wise Owl Paint? Sometimes a thorough review is so helpful. After having used so many paints I have decided to begin doing just that. Here, find out what to expect from your Wise Owl Paint! Texture, dry time, coverage, and more.

Is there a Wise Owl Color Chart?

There is a color card you will likely receive with your order. Always remember the Color Charts you see online are going to be inaccurate to some degree. Depending on your digital screen, the color can and may vary vastly. However, to keep up with all the colors they offer, the best place to look is the Wise Owl Website HERE. They often release seasonal colors and also remove colors their customer don’t appear to be keen on.

Wise Owl Paint Chart

What is Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint made of?

Wise Owl Paint is a clay/lime paint. Its consistency is similar to the well known Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan however the clay component can tend to provide a silkier feel. It is a water based product so clean up is a breeze! Water and possibly a little bit of soap will serve you just fine.

Does Wise Owl Paint take long to dry?

Dry time is quick! Ideal conditions will give you around a 30 minute dry time but remember that is not the same as “cure time”. Be sure to check out my My Basic Guide to Painting Furniture to learn more about that. There are times you will want to be certain your paint is dried and cured all the way through! Also, because it is a clay paint, the outside will tend to dry quicker than the inside. Of course that is only noticeable when the paint is applied rather thick but keep it in mind as you work with it.

Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint

Something I LOVE about Wise Owls chalk synthesis paint is its blend-ability. If you are looking for a paint that you can use for artistic finishes, this is a great one. I dont necessarily recommend it against some others when it comes to solid or more modern looks, since there are easier ways to achieve that, (Including possibly their One Hour Enamel) BUT when blending, layering, and color washing Wise Owl (Chalk Synthesis Paint) Paint is rather Magical!

How expensive is Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint?

Cost comparisons will generally show this paint around middle of the pack to possibly on the more expensive side, HOWEVER (and that is a big HOWEVER). Don’t let that fool you. W.O. Paint is light on fillers and full of super pigmented coloration. A little bit will tend to go a long way (though all paint lines can tend to have “quirky colors”) When you factor in the cost comparison as well as the coverage, you will generally find Wise Owl is the best (or very close to) bang for your buck!

Where should I buy it?

You can buy Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis from an approved retailer or from Wise Owl themselves. If I had to recommend a place though, I would say you should check out my friend Jan at Flipped Furniture of Kentucky HERE. (etsy aff link). Jan is known for her amazing customer service as well as her extensive product line! Consider her your go to gal regarding anything furniture refinishing related!

Additional questions?

Do you still have questions? Always feel free to leave a comment below and I will respond just as soon as I get the chance! I hope you found this helpful! I will try to continue Paint Reviews so look out for the brands you want to know more about!

I have not been compensated for this article in any way nor am I an affiliate, sales, or spokesperson for Wise Owl Paint.


Wednesday 19th of February 2020

Hi, I'm new to DIY painting and I love the colours of this piece. You have listed the colours used but, did you mix them all together or layer them to achieve this final colour? Thanks

Thea Osborne

Friday 28th of February 2020

Hi Pam! All that information can be found on as well as

Cheryl Atkinson

Thursday 16th of January 2020

Hi Thea! Thank you for your review. I really do want to try Wise Owl. I have used Dixie Belle, DIY from Debi's Design Diary and Fusion. I just purchased some Annie Sloan, Aubusson, to try. Your pieces are beautiful. I wish you were still creating You Tube tutorials. Its is so hard to follow someone on Facebook lives. I cant wait to try WO.

Thea Osborne

Thursday 16th of January 2020

Hi Cheryl!! Ohh.. I love Annie Sloans Aubusson. You may also find that Wise Owl feels similar. I hope you enjoy it! You may find me on YouTube again soon! I am actually going back and taking some of the live footage and putting it into quick easy to understand videos... when I have time! ha! Thats always the problem! I look forward to hearing your thoughts! Take care. ;-)

Helen Pearson

Wednesday 15th of January 2020

Always learn something from your postings even if the info offered has been something I read before. Thanks for reaching out freely with your experience and talents. Love your work always so beautifully done .

Thea Osborne

Thursday 16th of January 2020

Oh thank you so much Mrs Helen! I appreciate the kind words!