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
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: