Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Annie Sloan chalk paint...

If you've used Annie Sloan chalk paint, I'd love to hear what you painted!

Has anyone else been inspired lately by Annie Sloan? She has designed a line of "chalk" (NOT to be confused with blackboard paint) paint that is the newest rage in painting furniture. It claims no sanding furniture before painting and more!

I'm looking forward to experimenting with this new line, and am currently looking for a local supplier here near the Eastern Shore.

The below "blurb" is right from her site:

Why our Paint is Special

Reasons Why it's Good!

Chalk Paint is a very special paint for very many reasons

1. It's the BEST paint for painting furniture by a long way
2. No need to prime or prepare
3.Extremely low VOCs so it is good for the environment
4. You can use it on any surface, indoors and out ( the outside of our shop was painted in it- perfect!)
5. You can use the paint by diluting it with water to make a wash to show the wood grain
6. The colours are mixed intelligently and the web site shows how you can adapt your colours for your use
7. It's a girls' paint, but boys can use it too.
8. It's flexible so you can be creative and change your mind
9. It allows your walls to breathe so it is perfect for cottage walls
10. You can use it as an impasto ( thickly) - leave the lid off to thicken
11. We've been making it since 1990 so it's tried and tested

AND while I've been researching this new line- I thought I'd put a call into my local, very knowledgable, great customer supportive Sherwin Williams salesman. When I asked him if Sherwin Williams had something "comparable" to Annie Sloan chalk paints- he actually had no idea what I was talking about. This surprised me a bit- so I hope in the future other (more local) paint companies can meet the demand of "chalk" paint for furniture re-painting, up dating, re-do, re-purposing. I look forward to see if this happens.

You can also follow Annie Sloan's blog here:


Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

Carrie,Cindi of Rustique Art is a bloggy friend of mine-she is a Annie Sloan guru.Search her blog for Annie Sloan chalk paint projects-she works with it all the time. Check out her blog.

Here's one of my favorites projects-the green is to die for.

and another

Hope that helps,

Under the Willow said...

Thank you Michelle for the info!

Michelle said...

Now I'm curious. I want to know more. Please blog about it when you get to experiment.

SoapSudsations said...

Sounds like a great paint, don't forget to post pictures when you're done.