Pictured below: Annie Sloan & Nancy Chace
Annie Sloan developed her now famous Chalk Paint® to answer the need she had for a versatile paint that could be used in a variety of applications. Since 1991, Annie Sloan has been selling her unique paint in an exquisite collection of European and historic inspired colors.
We are pleased that her paints are now available in the US and thrilled that in 2011 Sea Rose Cottage became the first New England Stockist of Chalk Paint® and waxes by Annie Sloan!
Annie is a professionally trained artist and renowned decorative painter. She has been painting for over 40 years as well as writing numerous books on the subject. In 1987 she wrote the phenomenally successful book ‘The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques’ which was followed by over 20 other books on traditional paints, colors and techniques and has led to total sales of well over 2 million books worldwide and in eleven languages.
Annie Sloan currently has 31 (soon to be 32!) decorative and historical colors available for sale in the United States. Burgundy (shown below) is expected to be introduced to the U.S. market soon.
Chalk Paint® Features
- No need to prime or prepare!
- Water based paint, easy to use and clean up
- For interior or exterior applications
- Extremely low VOCs
- Paint on almost any surface:
metal matte plastic
- BEST paint on the market for painting furniture
- Use paint for floors, cabinetry and furnishings
- Versatile paint can be used as a wash or impasto and mixed to extend color range
- Can be used alone or in layers of color and in combination with clear and dark waxes to achieve a variety of finishes.
- You can mix and layer colors without dulling since little black pigment is used in the production process (only Annie Sloan’s Graphite color contains black pigment).
- Paint is sold in quart containers with coverage of 140-150 square feet per quart.
Whether you are looking for a time-worn look or a clean, modern feel, you can achieve the finish you want with Chalk Paint® decorative paint and waxes by Annie Sloan!
Annie Sloan’s Clear & Dark Soft Wax
Clear Soft Wax. The wax is the consistency of soft margarine in a tub so it is easy to apply using a paint brush or cloth. The wax is completely colorless and has very little odor. The wax will protect all interior wooden/painted surfaces. It is water repellent so it can be used on dining room tables and in kitchens. We recommend applying the paint and waxing it for the best results. Wax can be tinted with Chalk Paint® to make a colored wax. The wax is formulated using white spirit and is made without dangerous quick drying solvents that can be found in similar products.
Dark Soft Wax. Use Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax in combination with Clear wax to age and give texture to your piece. Apply the clear wax first and then apply the dark wax with a brush or rag, wiping off any excess. The clear wax can also be used to take more dark wax off, depending on the desired effect. The dark wax can be tinted with Chalk Paint® to lighten or darken.
The Ultimate Waxing Brush. The Ultimate Waxing Brush is a round brush specifically created for waxing walls and furniture. The 2” long 100% white Siberian bristle, the finest available, is solvent proof, double set in epoxy and combs twice to ensure little bristle loss. The ferrule is made of nickel-plated steel guaranteeing no rust. The brush, with a comfortable wooden handle, is easy to use on furniture as well as walls. The long bristle reaches into each nook and cranny and stays flexible when waxing large flat surfaces. It is made by hand in the United States by a brush-maker with over 35 years experience. It is recommended that you use one brush for dark wax and one for clear wax. Each brush comes with written cleaning instructions.
Quick and Easy Paint Transformations
Book by Annie Sloan, Photography by Christopher Drake
With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to create different finishes and effects with paint to change everyday rooms and furnishings into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. The first section of the book tells you everything you need to know before you start – how to prepare surfaces properly, choose the right paint for the right place, use the best tools and select a colour scheme that will work with the room in question. Then, the 50 different techniques are divided into nine sections: colour washing; distressing and aging; fabric effects; wood effects; stone effects; metallic effects; stencilling and printing; stripes, checks, and spots; and, varnishing and glazing. There are step-by-step photos showing how to achieve the finished look, backed up by inspirational photos showing the effect used on walls and doors, furniture and floors. Learn how to bring old second-hand furniture back up to date, or how to give modern pieces a softly aged appearance, as well as ways to treat and transform floorboards, doors and plastered walls, all with the aid of a pot of paint and a brush. Whatever the style of your interiors, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations will show you the best way to makeover your home.
Credits. Works from Annie Sloan Quick and Easy Paint Transformations, photography by Christopher Blake. Information/text from Annie Sloan website with permissions.