All About Annie Sloan Painted Furniture

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Annie Sloan is a painter located out of Oxford, England, who has over 40 years of experience in the industry. In addition to authoring over 20 books, including The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques, Sloan developed a decorative paint called Chalk Paint. Chalk Paint is specifically designed to be used on furniture, but can also be used on floors, walls, and even paintings.

What Is Annie Sloan Painted Furniture?

Annie Sloan developed Chalk Paint in 1990. According to AnnieSloan.com, Chalk Paint gives furniture a "velvety, matt finish." Although the paint was specifically designed for furniture, Chalk Paint can be used on floors, walls, and paintings.

Chalk Paint can be used on a wide range of surfaces, including plastic, metal, wood, concrete, and pottery such as earthenware. Chalk Paint is available in 30 different colors, and can be purchased in one-liter pots and 100ml tester pots so you can try out different colors.

Chalk Paint colors include pure, original, coco, French linen, old white, country grey, Paris grey, paloma, Antoinette, old ochre, and cream, to name a few. A full list of available color choices can be found on the Annie Sloan website. Colors are designed with European 18th-century furniture and 20th-century paintwork in mind.

How to Paint with Chalk Paint

Chalk Paints are generally bright and rich colors all by themselves. They can be made darker with wax or lighter by adding a white paint from the Chalk Paint collection.

If you're painting a floor, use a paint roller on wood or concrete. If you've chosen a lighter color from the collection, you may need an additional coat. You can use Chalk Paint on garden furniture in addition to wood furniture. No priming or preparation is required, but leave it to dry overnight if the furniture will be exposed to rain. Each liter of paint will cover around a 140-square-foot surface area, depending on how many coats you need.

Where to Purchase Chalk Paint

Chalk Paint can be purchased directly from the Annie Sloan website, or from a variety of local stores depending on your state. A list of retailers that carry the collection in the United States can be seen here.

Chalk Paint can also be purchased in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Annie Sloan also has a shop in Oxford, England.

If purchasing Chalk Paint from the Annie Sloan website, one-liter cans cost £18.95, and 100ml samples are £5.95 each. Unfortunately, Annie Sloan will only ship to addresses within the United Kingdom.

Annie Sloan Accessories

In addition to Chalk Paint, Annie Sloan carries bristle paint brushes, flat brushes, wax brushes, furniture painting kits, clear wax, dark wax, loose leaf brass, transfer leaf brass, copper, and aluminum. The store also carries varnish and gold glue. Keep in mind the accessories and products available to you may differ depending on what your local store has in stock.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is a great way to give your furniture a velvet and matt finish. You can use wax to darken and protect the surface of your furniture, or use the paint on your floors and walls. In any case, Annie Sloan painted furniture will help your piece stand out from the rest.

Brian Flax is a freelance writer based out of the Washington, D.C., area. He writes about a variety of topics including, but not limited to, what to look for when you’re looking for an article writer. Brian holds a bachelor's in entertainment business and a master's in education technology from Full Sail University.

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The very minute I mixed the paint for this small dresser I knew her name was Tuula.

Most of you know Tuula McPhee of  The Thrifty Rebel.  I have been reading her blog for more than a year now and enjoy every post.

I thought at first she had to be a Southern US girl, but no, Tuula McPhee (probably one of the best Southern names I have ever heard!) is a Canadian of Finnish descent.  She has a deep love of color - especially pink.

The small dresser sat in the downstairs foyer for years holding paper supplies.  I am moving furniture around to get my craft room organized and she had to go.

No before pic, but she was not in bad shape.  The drawer glides had to be reset and the whole dresser needed some serious sanding.  The top sported a burn mark.

The hardware just needed to be clean with some white vinegar.  The finish was definitely orange, but most of that came off with the sanding.

I did manage to get a small bit of what was under that finish.  Mostly bare wood.

I decided on a strange shade of red from the oops section, but there was not enough.  So I threw in some gray-white oops paint and some non-sanded grout and water.  There was a beautiful shade of pink chalk paint.

It was Tuula pink!

After painting two coats, I wiped some off for distressing.

Wasn't quite distressed enough for me.

More sanding was needed.

I took her down hard around the edges and the top and the sides.

Okay, so I distressed her quite a bit all over.

After all that abuse distressing, I rubbed her down good with Minwax clear wax.  Then followed that with a rub down with Howard's Golden Oak wax.

Then I buffed,

and I buffed,

and I buffed

Until she gleamed in the setting sun.

A Boast About My Booths here!

One of my customers renamed the paint color to PANK!

I think that says it all.

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