Using Chalk Paint®


Painting with our paint should always be a pleasure!

Annie Sloan developed her now famous decorative paint, Chalk Paint®, over 20 years ago to answer the need she had for a versatile paint that would have many uses from acting like limewash to looking like old painted furniture. She called it Chalk Paint® because of its beautiful velvety, matte finish.

What is Chalk Paint®?

Chalk Paint® is very easy to work with. It very rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside, on just about any surface - from wood to metal, and matt plastic to terracotta. It can revitalise old furniture, walls, ceilings and floors with ease. It's easy, fun and makes amazing results accessible to everyone.

With a colour palette inspired by 18th and 20th Century decor and design, you can easily mix the colours together to extend the range. Chalk Paint® is eco-friendly too. It contains extremely low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and has no odor.

Add a little water to it to make it smooth, thicken it up by leaving the lid off, make it into a wash by adding even more water. Use flat brushes for a smooth look or bristle brushes for a more textured aged look. Gorgeous results have never been so simple and straightforward.

You'll discover some of Annie Sloan's core techniques below as well as on the Annie Sloan YouTube channel. To learn more about these and other techniques, contact your local stockist about booking a workshop. Alternatively, you'll find detailed step-by-step instructions in Annie Sloan's books 'Creating the French Look', 'Quick and Easy Paint Transformations' and 'Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and More' (all published by Cico Books).