We’ve heard rumblings for a while now about new developments in marking chalk from Stanley, and this appears to be it: a new product that claims to “eliminate chalk clumping inside the chalk reel” and is also waterproof, avoiding fade and bleed in wet environments.
We’re really impressed with Stanley’s focus on improving the less “fancy” tools — you know, the ones that you use every day in your job without ever thinking much about them. Small improvements in these tools translate to huge improvements in the quality of your day.
Another cool feature: Stanley’s new chalk comes in a square bottle that won’t roll away when you put it down. That’s thinking.
We currently see red and black versions listed, though more colors may arrive later. Street pricing starts around $3.50 — about what you expect to pay for any chalk.