Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan

 

Annie Sloan has long since been known as one of the world’s most respected experts in the field of decorative painting. In 1990, she took the world of interior design by storm when she developed her specialty formulated decorative paint, Chalk Paint®. This unique paint was instrumental in the painted furniture revolution. Chalk Paint® comes in more than 30, European, historic, and modern colors, from neutral to bright. Paint your walls, paint your floors, paint your furniture -- Chalk Paint® is even great for outdoor projects. In 2010, Lisa Rickert of Annie Sloan Unfolded started the distribution, sales, and marketing of Annie Sloan products in the United States. She has since expanded Annie Sloan Unfolded into Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Annie Sloan products, like Chalk Paint® and her finishing wax, Annie Sloan Soft Wax, as well as Annie Sloan brushes and fabrics are exclusively available at design boutiques, decorative arts studios or vintage home décor stores whose owners are enthusiasts for Chalk Paint®.

Low VOC and extremely quick drying, Chalk Paint® revolutionized the way we paint. It works like a dream -- eliminating the need for sanding and priming. Absolutely anyone can use it - it's easy!

Bloggers and consumers alike are abuzz, creating projects of their own and breathing new life into their home décor. Annie Sloan Unfolded has created a blog outreach program for bloggers to connect with Chalk Paint® fanatics across the globe.

To see Chalk Paint® first hand and to learn techniques for transforming your world with paint, Annie Sloan Unfolded’s local retailers produce regular workshops throughout the country. For a hands-on approach to Chalk Paint®, please visit our list of upcoming Stockists' workshops.

 

“Painting with our paint should always be a pleasure.”

 Annie Sloan developed her now famous Chalk Paint® to answer the need she had for a paint which would have many uses from acting like limewash to looking like old painted furniture and that had a good range of colour that could be extended by the user. This paint is very easy to work with and allows people to be creative as one doesn’t get involved with the technicalities of preparation and it also allows you to change your mind without hassle.

APPLICATIONS:

  • BEST paint on the market for painting furniture
  • Paint can be use on any surface - literally!
  • Use on walls- for a soft matte effect or wax it for a polished plaster effect
  • Can even use paint on floors
  • Paint can be applied to interior or exterior surfaces and furnishings

TECHNIQUES:

  • Use one color or layer colors
  • Distress and apply waxes to create an old world patina
  • Can be used as a wash-dilute with water so when you apply paint it shows the wood grain
  • You can use it as an impasto (thickly), just leave the lid off to thicken
  • Very little black is used so the colors can be mixed in any combination

EASE OF USE:

  • No need to prime or prepare
  • The colors are mixed intelligently

GO GREEN:

  • Paint has extremely low VOCs and has little to no odor