When Annie Sloan developed her signature range of decorative paint, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, in 1990, she revolutionised the way we see decorative painting. She called her paint Chalk Paint® because of its velvety, matt finish.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paints
Recently EVERYONE I know seems to be using and extolling the virtues of chalk paint, and I decided to see what all the fuss was about! I had a cream ‘ampersand’ I wanted to re-paint and decided to try a tester pot of Annie Sloan’s ‘Pure’ for a fresh white finish!
Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint® comes in 30 decorative and historical colours made specifically for painting furniture, painting floors, and for giving walls a completely matt, velvety finish.
If you add Annie Sloan Soft Wax, you can achieve subtle sheen as well as protection and durability.
I must admit to being very impressed! The bonus points for me were simple – It dries fast so you can add second or third coats quickly, there is no priming or preparation needed, the paint is a non-toxic, water-based paint that is lead-free, EG-free, odour-free and has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). What isn’t there to love!
I enjoyed my little painting project and have several more lined up too! Chalk Paint® sticks to just about any surface… wood, concrete, metal, matt plastic, earthenware and much more, inside and outside the home.
You can add a little water to it to make it smooth, thicken it up by leaving the lid off, or make it into a wash by adding even more water. You can also use flat brushes for a smooth look or bristle brushes for a more textured aged look. Gorgeous results have never been so simple and straightforward.
You can order chalk paint online. Annie Sloan also support small independent businesses and have hundreds of selected stockists in countries around the world where you can buy paint and other products.
You cannot buy Chalk Paint® at Homebase, Home Depot or other large retailers.