Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Chalkola Liquid Chalk Markers Review


Hello Everyone,

Recently I was contacted by the folks at Chalkola to see if I wanted to review one of their products! Now before being contacted by them, I had never heard of Chalkola. After watching some videos about their product and reading all about them, I knew I had to give their liquid chalk markers a try!

So today I'm going to be talking about what Chalkola is and why I think the product is pretty awesome!

Chalkola is a company that makes vibrate, bright and bold premium wet wipe markers. Their chalk markers are designed to be vibrate like a marker but erasable like a piece of a chalk. With that in mind, the chalk markers are designed to work on a variety of non-porous surfaces and wipes clean from those surfaces with a damp cloth.

If your not familiar with the term ''non-porous surfaces'', it means surfaces like glass, whiteboards, mirrors, plastics, chalkboards and ceramics.

Besides there actual function as a chalk marker, Chalkola's chalk markers also have several key attributions which make them a good quality chalk marker. For example, the chalk markers are: 
  • Child Safe
  • Water Base
  • Non Toxic
  • Washes Off From Clothes
  • Low Order
  • Acid Free
  • Xylene Free
  • Quick Dry
  • Long Lasting 

The above pack that I was sent, included 10 party colors which have a 5.5 mm bullet tip. However, you can also purchase a three pack of white Chalkola markers which have a 4.5 mm bullet tip.

Before
After
Before using the Chalkola chalk markers, you first had to ''prime'' them. Meaning, that you had to shake the chalk marker and then press down on the tip, in order to get the color ink flowing. It was really the same type of process you would go through, if you were using a paint pen.

Specifically for the Chalkola chalk markers, you had to shake the chalk marker for 30 seconds, then press the tip down multiple times to get the ink flowing. I noticed when pressing the tip down, that it took about 1 to 3 minutes to really get the ink flowing. However once you got the ink flowing, you had instant vibrate color!

In the above photos, I tried to show you how the chalk marker tip looks before you shake it and then after you shake it. You can tell a big difference in this blue chalk marker because before the the tip is sort-of a pale tan color and then after you have a bright blue ink color. 



When testing the chalk markers out, I first used them on a mason jar. They worked liked a charm and wiped off very nicely. However, for this blog post, I wanted to use the markers in more detail. So I grabbed an old frame and began drawing on top of the glass. 

As you can tell in the above photos, I tried many different techniques in order to get a better a review of the chalk markers. For example, I tried making dots, layering different colors and colored big areas with just one color. Overall, the chalk markers were fabulous! They colored like a dream, there was practically no odor and the color itself was really bright!

When it came to coloring, the chalk markers produce bright color which seem to dry fairly quickly. In my example above, I tried to layer colors to see how the chalk markers would work. I noticed that layering colors was possible, you just had to wait until one layer was completely dry before you began a different color. For example, on my Scottie dog's bow tie, I first colored a layer of red then waited for it to dry. Then I went back over the red portion with my white chalk marker, to add some dimension. 

Now when I saying layering, I mean layering literally, like one color on top of another. I tried to blend colors together, where one color would go seamless with another, and didn't have that much luck. Again I was working on glass, so it could have been the glass itself. With that being said, I have seen some reviews on Chalkola were people have been able to blend on paper. So I think it all comes down to the surface your working on.


Now I tested these chalk markers over a couple of days, so the chalk marker ink really had a chance to set in and dry. When it came time to clean my glass, all I did was grab a paper towel and some water. I then got the paper towel wet and began wiping away the chalk marker ink. 

The chalk marker ink came off so easily that you would had never though that it been dried for a couple of days. Also, when all the chalk marker ink was wiped away, I had a nice clear piece of glass!


Overall, I thought that Chalkola's liquid chalk markers were everything that they claimed to be! The chalk markers were bright, had practically no odor and wiped away cleaned. 

As a crafter, I could see these markers being used in a variety of ways. For example, decorating your windows for the holidays, writing prices on picture frames to be used at craft shows or just writing those crafty ideas down on your chalkboard.

Now even though I'm a crafter, I could see these markers being perfect for kids and teachers as well! I mean now in days every teacher has a whiteboard in their classroom and uses those smelly markers (which don't come in that many colors). Chalkola chalk markers, I think would be a good substitute for those smelly markers and be much prettier! 

If you want to learn more about Chalkola and their chalk markers, then click here.

Also Chalkola was nice enough to give my readers 20% off when you purchases these markers through Amazon! Below are the links for both the US and the UK.

Amazon USA Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Chalk-Markers-Chalkboard-Window-Whiteboards/dp/B00PM473TK

Amazon UK Link: 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chalk-Pens-markers-Chalkboard-Whiteboard/dp/B00VVOWCSC

Just use the code CHALK20A at checkout.

Have you guys ever used Chalkola Liquid Chalk Markers? 

xo Katie 

*All opinions are my own and this is a sponsor post from Chalkola.* 

2 comments :

  1. I haven't heard of Chalkola markers before but they look really nice! You know I LOVE markers, so might have to look into these. I'm assuming they work on chalkboards, as well as glass?


    Also, your little scottie drawing is adorable!

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  2. runningwithagluegunOctober 20, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Yes! They work on any non-porous surface like glass, whiteboards, mirrors, plastics, chalkboards and ceramics. They also can work on paper, so you do have options!

    p.s I'm glad you like my scottie dog! ;)

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