11 March 2017

Review & Giveaway: Chalkola Chalk Markers


It seems to be really trendy these days to have a chalkboard or some kind of marker board in your kitchen and throughout the house. I think it’s all to do with the shabby chic movement and I can imagine it could be really handy to have something like this to write notes on or compile a meal plan for the week. Obviously you’ll need some kind of chalk or pen to write with and I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about chalk markers recently and was quite keen to see what all the fuss is about. Luckily Chalkola got in touch and asked me to review some of their chalk markers. I was of course more than delighted to accept so read on to see what I thought.


Here’s a quick word from Chalkola themselves: “Here at Chalkola, our philosophy is pretty simple: live a vibrant life. And we think the best way to accomplish that is through pure, joyful, freedom of expression. That's the idea behind our chalk markers: Unlimited bright, rich, vivacious colour. 21 incredible choices at your fingertips. Freedom to choose the perfect surface. Anytime creativity strikes. Ultimate flexibility to wipe and start again. Life changes. So can your design. All the ingredients for an incredible creative experience (we know, our customers told us).”

I was sent a lovely pack of Chalkola’s new 21 Markers which include a beautiful set of 6 metallic markers within the pack. I also received the chunky 15mm Markers which come as a pack of 8 bright neon colours. Both sets looked very exciting and when the kids spotted them that was it, we had to get them open straight away and try them out.


The kids have an early learning centre easel that has a chalkboard on one side and a whiteboard on the other. This was the perfect starter to our Chalkola investigating so I set that up ready to go. I then opened the pens and read the instructions on how to get them started. For the 15mm chalk markers it was advised to shake the pen well before pumping the nib a few times to get the ink flowing. True to form it took about 3 minutes or so per marker to get the ink to fill into the nib completely so that the kids could use them to write and draw. Make sure when shaking the marker that you keep the lid firmly on as the toddler shook it with the lid off and it splattered a bit. Luckily it’s easily cleaned with a wet wipe thankfully.


Once the 15mm markers were ready to go the kids were delighted to draw and write on the chalkboard side of the easel. The colours were so vibrant and definitely neon. Logan was thrilled with the results and wanted to make sure and try out every marker he could get his hands on. Harlow too was just as excited by all the gorgeous colours and proceeded to copy her brother with some scribbles. After this I turned the easel around and let the kids have a go on the whiteboard side. The markers worked just as well and the colours didn’t run or drip like I thought they might. I did find that the bigger markers took a wee while to dry, not long, but that's only if you were using a lot of ink to colour something in. You’re not going to really be touching the ink hopefully so shouldn’t be a problem.


The 15mm markers come with a few benefits which I thought was really good. They have a 3 in 1 nib so you can write thick, medium or thin and they have a massive 28g of ink so won’t be running out any time soon. The fantastic thing about these chalk markers is that not only do they write on chalkboards and whiteboards but they write on most non-porous surfaces like your windows or cars windows and mirrors! It’s brilliant and perfect for business as well as for family use.


The 21 markers (with 6 metallic markers included) have a much smaller nib at 6mm but this is perfect for writing on things like labels, small signs or maybe even toy storage boxes? Harlow has a nice storage unit in her bedroom with little chalkboard plaques on the front and these pens are perfect for writing and decorating them. The 6 metallic markers which are included with this pack look amazing when writing with them. They’re so fancy and some would definitely be great for Christmas time. We have a big mirror in our hall and I can see myself writing Merry Christmas or something on it over the festive period.


Both sets of pens were super easy to wipe off both the chalkboard and whiteboard. One of the blue pens seemed to leave a bit of a ghosting mark on the whiteboard but it looks to have died down now. No other colours did this, only the blue pen but apart from that the kids and I have really enjoyed using these chalkboard markers. Once prepped the ink flows smoothly and easily which allows for some beautiful drawings or scribbles in Harlow’s case. The 15mm markers cost £14.95 per pack and the 21 markers cost £16.90 per pack.

For my lovely readers there’s a brilliant 15% off code you can use to get your own set of chalk pens. Just enter 15OFFSTR at the checkout. Or you can simply enter my giveaway below via the rafflecopter widget to win a Pack of 21 Chalkola Markers.


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130 comments on "Review & Giveaway: Chalkola Chalk Markers"

Tracy K Nixon on 11 March 2017 at 16:01 said...

Pink!

emma walters on 11 March 2017 at 20:03 said...

my youngest son loves green!

Kim Neville on 11 March 2017 at 21:56 said...

My son likes red

abbyed33 on 12 March 2017 at 13:31 said...

Lillie loves pink...with purple coming a close second

Natalie Crossan on 12 March 2017 at 22:55 said...

Red, everything my daughter likes is red lol x

Rebecca C on 13 March 2017 at 06:27 said...

My little girl loves the colour blue. She's a very girly, girl but likes her pretty dresses and skirts to be in blue.

Catherine McAlinden on 13 March 2017 at 06:34 said...

Green :)

Kelly Hirst on 13 March 2017 at 07:56 said...

My daughters favourite colour is turquoise

Tony Metcalfe on 13 March 2017 at 11:22 said...

Blue.

Fiona Rennie on 13 March 2017 at 14:38 said...

Today my son has decided that orange is his favourite today lol

clair downham on 13 March 2017 at 15:05 said...

blue

Heather Haigh on 13 March 2017 at 18:47 said...

purple

Sam Rhodes on 13 March 2017 at 19:37 said...

lime green! :)

Sammi McKean on 13 March 2017 at 19:59 said...

Blue, as bright as possible!

Kay leigh on 13 March 2017 at 21:52 said...

My daughter is 100% obsessed with the colour green everything is green very unusual for a girl

Kay Sherman

katie skeoch on 14 March 2017 at 04:15 said...

Green! Loves colouring trees!

Coombe Mill on 14 March 2017 at 14:49 said...

these are a great alternative to chalk. we have a giant chalk board but I'd love these pens instead of the messy chalks. #TriedTested

kim plant on 14 March 2017 at 14:57 said...

purple

Catherine @ Story Snug on 14 March 2017 at 15:32 said...

These look absolutely fabulous. I've never seen chalk markers before. Great giveaway too!

#TriedTested

We're going on an adventure on 14 March 2017 at 21:21 said...

So much better than the old dusty stuff!
Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

Susan Mann on 15 March 2017 at 12:03 said...

These look fab. I think red would be our choice x

Tee Simpson on 15 March 2017 at 14:23 said...

My kids love the colour blue

Marie Evans on 15 March 2017 at 23:34 said...

Pink the girls love.

Kat Lucas on 16 March 2017 at 08:06 said...

Pink is her fave at the moment

Solange said...

My daughter's favourite colour is pink.

lynn neal on 18 March 2017 at 21:59 said...

Blue is our favourite!

Lorraine Kirk on 19 March 2017 at 13:54 said...

Pink to make the girls wink

Jo Hutchings on 19 March 2017 at 19:10 said...

His favourite colour is red like fire engines.

Roz on 19 March 2017 at 20:12 said...

I have one who loves red the other loves blue

Tracy B said...

One little one loves red, and the other loves pink!

Margaret Gallagher on 21 March 2017 at 02:11 said...

Red such a happy colour

Lorraine Stone on 22 March 2017 at 10:45 said...

Purple at the moment, can't say I am too keen on it!

leigh boyle on 24 March 2017 at 22:14 said...

blue, red and purple x

Helenlt on 26 March 2017 at 23:55 said...

Green :)

Kevin Honey on 27 March 2017 at 00:42 said...

One of my grandaughter likes purple and the other two like pink

Becci Williams on 27 March 2017 at 05:53 said...

My boys favourite colours are yellow and blue :)

MM on 27 March 2017 at 06:29 said...

red and blue

Sue McCarthy on 27 March 2017 at 06:49 said...

I don't have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

glenka on 27 March 2017 at 07:24 said...

Pink is the favourite colour in our house.

Kelly Glen
glenka@hotmail.co.uk

Skye on 27 March 2017 at 07:36 said...

red!
@fionaseaeagle

stuart hargreaves on 27 March 2017 at 08:35 said...

yellow

Kristy Brown on 27 March 2017 at 10:05 said...

Pink is the in thing atm

Becky Yeomans on 27 March 2017 at 10:27 said...

My 4 year old loves all colours of the rainbow!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! shopping lists will never be the same. . we can write on everything now and not just the little blackboard! :-)

helen tovell said...

Pale blue for my daughter

Louise Reeks on 27 March 2017 at 11:40 said...

Pink

Iain Maciver on 27 March 2017 at 11:43 said...

red

Zoe G on 27 March 2017 at 11:51 said...

My daughter likes blue

Justine Meyer on 27 March 2017 at 11:52 said...

It is pink x

leiajulie on 27 March 2017 at 16:09 said...

green

Deborah Mackenzie on 27 March 2017 at 20:01 said...

Bright Pink for my great niece

soozwales on 27 March 2017 at 22:46 said...

Dark Purple

Elaine P on 27 March 2017 at 23:24 said...

Purple

Lorna Ledger on 28 March 2017 at 09:44 said...

Green! Thank you x

michelle speight on 28 March 2017 at 12:00 said...

pink

Victoria on 28 March 2017 at 20:11 said...

Pink!!

Emma Lowe on 28 March 2017 at 20:49 said...

both my girls like the colour purple

weir shane on 28 March 2017 at 21:54 said...



My son likes red - leanne w

jade on 29 March 2017 at 11:29 said...

Pink

Anonymous said...

Both my girls like pink x

Mel Turner on 29 March 2017 at 21:56 said...

Blue

Jenny Harlow on 30 March 2017 at 23:17 said...

Pink

Sarah on 31 March 2017 at 21:39 said...

My daughters is purple and my sons is yellow

Jemma Dwyer on 1 April 2017 at 11:40 said...

my son loves blue x

Dani Graves on 1 April 2017 at 12:03 said...

I asked my son what his favourite colour was and his reply was batman :-s told him that wasn't a colour and showed him some and he said green like ninja turtles

Tammy on 1 April 2017 at 14:55 said...

My son's favourite colour is green and if possible we must all have everything that is green

Rhi P on 1 April 2017 at 16:32 said...

my son loves colours but doesnt really show a clear favourite just yet :)

KatyMalkin on 1 April 2017 at 17:21 said...

She's only little but I'd like to think it was orange like her hair!

Leanne Mummyto2 on 1 April 2017 at 18:12 said...

My sons favourite colour is red

harlina on 1 April 2017 at 20:00 said...

My grandson loves the colour purple

twinlay06 on 1 April 2017 at 22:17 said...

I think youngest grandsons is brown because thats the colour of his bottom a lot lately

Kate Knight on 2 April 2017 at 07:15 said...

anything red!

2janes on 2 April 2017 at 20:58 said...

Purple

Katie McGinley on 3 April 2017 at 18:35 said...

Pink

WeeWillieWilkie on 3 April 2017 at 21:35 said...

She loves green at the minute

Keshia Esgate on 3 April 2017 at 22:01 said...

Red!

Anonymous said...

Blue.

Rachel Craig

MANDY DOHERTY on 4 April 2017 at 10:04 said...

I asked my three year old grandson his favourite colour and was told blue, green, red the list went on and on lol

Sharon Stanley on 4 April 2017 at 12:02 said...

My youngest daughter loves blue just like daddy where as my middle daughter is more into pink. The eldest, well she's a teen so the darker the better lol.

Anonymous said...

purple and pink (@PeanutHog)

Jo Hutchinson on 4 April 2017 at 17:51 said...

green is a favourite

Angela Muir on 4 April 2017 at 20:32 said...

Blue

Anonymous said...

Purple
MichelleD

Lucy Major on 4 April 2017 at 21:14 said...

Blue!

Victoria Hill said...

Pink

adeinne Tonner on 5 April 2017 at 12:59 said...

At the moment the favourite colour is purple

lisa chappell on 5 April 2017 at 17:56 said...

my son loves green

sheridarby on 5 April 2017 at 19:14 said...

She loves purple

lucyrobinson on 5 April 2017 at 22:47 said...

My kiddies love purple and blue.

Lisa Pond on 6 April 2017 at 01:35 said...

We're going through a green phase at the moment

Vicks on 6 April 2017 at 10:51 said...

They are loving purple and green at the moment!

Laura Whittle on 6 April 2017 at 11:03 said...

Pink x

Joanna K on 6 April 2017 at 12:09 said...

Blue

Joanna K on 6 April 2017 at 12:09 said...

Blue

Heather Simpson on 6 April 2017 at 12:30 said...

purple like her mums

Dale Dow on 6 April 2017 at 13:15 said...

Tyler loves Blue x

Richard Tyler on 6 April 2017 at 15:24 said...

My little boy loves RED

Cara BEMROSE-WILLIAMS on 6 April 2017 at 15:46 said...

Yellow ☀️

Jessica Hutton on 6 April 2017 at 17:05 said...

Purple xx

karen on 6 April 2017 at 20:58 said...

purple

Emma Davison on 6 April 2017 at 21:20 said...

Purple

Robyn Clarke on 6 April 2017 at 23:00 said...

My daughter loves pink and purple.

thomson brother production on 7 April 2017 at 00:07 said...

my youngest son loves red, my daughter says her favourite colour is rainbow.

Carly Belsey on 7 April 2017 at 06:06 said...

My daughter loves pink and my son loves red

Laura Kevlin on 7 April 2017 at 06:35 said...

My daughter loves purple!

Jill Fairbank on 7 April 2017 at 07:37 said...

His favourite colour is army green

rachael obrien on 7 April 2017 at 07:51 said...

I think it's amazing they have preferences so young ! My youngest is 19 months and seems to be drawn to orange items a lot ! He has just discovered drawing /colouring and would love to win for him . Thankyou for the chance ❤️🤞🏼

Diana S on 7 April 2017 at 08:56 said...

My daughter loves pink :)

Elzbieta Znyk on 7 April 2017 at 09:17 said...

My daughter loves pink and purple

snarepuss on 7 April 2017 at 09:52 said...

Pink :)

Victoria thurgood on 7 April 2017 at 10:15 said...

Blue

Sarah Saunders on 7 April 2017 at 10:45 said...

I would say blue as at the moment everything is 'blue colour' :-) xx

Simon Keeping said...

Both my daughters are pink mad.

Sandra Fortune on 7 April 2017 at 11:14 said...

My little Grandson loves orange

FameAsser on 7 April 2017 at 12:41 said...

Purple

samantha buntain on 7 April 2017 at 12:42 said...

My little boy loves the colour yellow

HayleyT on 7 April 2017 at 19:07 said...

My daughter's favourite colour is orange!

Laura Stewart on 7 April 2017 at 19:34 said...

my daughter loves pink x

Lia Burns on 7 April 2017 at 19:52 said...

Orange x

Lishy Brown on 7 April 2017 at 20:35 said...

Green

LilysLittleLearners on 7 April 2017 at 20:58 said...

At the moment it seems to be purple :)
Cassandra Mayers

Diana Ross on 7 April 2017 at 21:06 said...

My son loves blue, my daughter loves purple :)

Charlotte Moore on 7 April 2017 at 21:14 said...

Blue

paula cheadle on 7 April 2017 at 21:39 said...

pink

Michelle Corbett on 7 April 2017 at 21:58 said...

Two girls love purple ��

lynsey Buchanan said...

My daughter loves Yellow

charmian filewood on 7 April 2017 at 22:41 said...

Purple

Eloise on 7 April 2017 at 22:52 said...

H changes her mind depending on how she feels - its currently yellow like the sun

tammy neal on 7 April 2017 at 23:08 said...

My neice loves purple x

Caroline Blaza on 7 April 2017 at 23:49 said...

Pink x

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