Remember Irwin’s new marking chalk we previewed a while back? At least one of the four variants is now on shelves: the “dust-off” variety. Irwin claims that this chalk, intended for short-term indoor use, easily wipes away with a rag.
Need to snap a line on a painted wall to install a chair rail, or wainscoting? Or do you need to snap a level line to hang picture frames? Now you can. Besides wiping away, it also doesn’t leave any residue behind, so you don’t need to prime before you paint. It comes in 8-oz and 5-lb refills, and only one color – a light violet.
The smaller bottle is about $3 on the street, and the big jug is around $17. How do they do it? Presumably, less pigment equals less permanence – which results in the lighter color too. That’s all the Irwin guys will tell you if you ask.
What I really want to know is how do you get all of the old pigment out of the chalk reel? The Dust-Off chalk only appears to be available in a refill.