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Bringing Out The Grain in Wood

Using Chalk Paint® to reveal the grain in wood creates a classic rustic look in just a few simple steps.

  1. Add a little water to your Chalk Paint, making sure to stir well.

  2. Apply the thinned Chalk Paint® by brushing it into the wood working every way to make certain it goes into the grain of the oak.

  3. Wipe off the excess several times until you have achieved the look you are after. The first wiping will give it a translucent stain but if you wipe again the wood will look more like a limed oak with the paint just in the grain. For a stronger effect, repeat steps 1 and 2. Old White, Pure and Duck Egg Blue are good colours for this effect.

  4. Finish by making sure that every part of your furniture has been waxed at least once with a lint free cloth. If you’re painting a floor be sure to use our Floor Lacquer to protect it.

    Want to know more? Each Annie Sloan Stockist can offer you workshops and practical advice on these and other techniques from the Annie Sloan Method.



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