Annie Sloan paints a smooth modern finish using Chalk Paint® furniture paint in Graphite on a bureau

How to Create a Smooth, Modern Finish

Chalk Paint® is not only suitable to create a distressed finish. With a few simple steps you can achieve a smooth, modern finish.

  1. Sand the surface with medium-grit paper to smooth out any prominent textures.
  2. Water down your paint and apply it smoothly and evenly with a brush in the same direction as the grain.
  3. *Optional* When the paint is dry, use fine sandpaper – 600-grit or higher – to buff the finished surface.
  4. Apply Clear Chalk Paint® Wax with a lint-free cloth or brush, working the wax into the paint like hand cream and removing any excess as you go.
  5. 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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