Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan 120ml tester pot in Tilton Credit Fiona Murray

The Chalk Paint story

When Annie Sloan developed her unique furniture paint, Chalk Paint™, in 1990, she revolutionised the world of decorative painting.

What is Chalk Paint™?

Chalk Paint™ is a decorative furniture paint specifically designed by Annie Sloan to be easy to use, quick, and reliable.

Chalk Paint™ very rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside, on just about any surface. Chalk Paint™ can be used to paint wood, it can be used to paint metal, it can be used to paint melamine, it can be used to paint flooring, it can be used to dye fabric, and it can even be used to paint glass!

Annie Sloan painting a dining chair using Chalk Paint® in Napoelonic Blue

1. Paint

2. Wax

Napoleonic Blue dining chair painted by Annie Sloan and Provence Wall Paint


Annie Sloan painting a door with a flat brush
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How to use Chalk Paint™

Chalk Paint™ is suitable for beginners and for furniture painting professionals alike; it’s the fool-proof furniture paint which can be used to create any look you require. From colour-blocked, modern interiors, to pine bedside tables in need of a revamp, or authentic aged rustic effects fit for much-loved heirlooms, Chalk Paint™ can solve all your furniture dilemmas.

“With Chalk Paint™, there’s no need for tiresome priming and sanding – you can get straight to the fun bit!” – ANNIE SLOAN

How To Use Chalk Paint™

1. Paint

Chalk Paint can be applied directly to almost any surface without the need for sanding or priming. Just roll up your sleeves and get painting!

2. Wax

Chalk Paint™ requires sealing and protecting with Annie Sloan Wax or Lacquer. Chalk Paint™ Wax emphasises depth of colour and gives a beautiful mellow finish, or can be buffed to a high sheen. Chalk Paint™ Lacquer is a hard-wearing, water-based polyacrylic varnish with built-in UV protection, perfect for high-traffic areas and outdoor furniture.

3. Done

Stand back and enjoy your newly painted piece of furniture or upcycled creation.

Annie Sloan mixing Chalk Paint in Pure and Florence on a MixMat
Ildiko Horvath ombre wardrobe painted with Chalk Paint furniture paint by Annie Sloan
“Annie Sloan's paint will transform even the drabbest bunker into a haven.” – World of Interiors

Top Tips

Chalk Paint™ colours can easily be mixed to create your own bespoke shades. Contact your local Annie Sloan Stockist, refer to Annie’s books or watch Annie’s tutorial for more information on colour mixing.

Use Annie Sloan Flat Brushes for a modern look or her Chalk Paint™ Brushes for a more textured aged look.

Close Up Annie Sloan Using Chalk Paint Wax Brush Over Old Ochre Chalk Paint
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How to use Chalk Paint wax


Flat Brushes by Annie Sloan used by Polly Coulson painted with Chalk Paint®
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Brushes in all 3 Sizes Product Shot

Chalk Paint™ Brushes

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Clear Chalk Paint™ Wax

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Annie Sloan Wax Brushes All Sizes Group Shot

Chalk Paint™ Wax Brushes

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Dark Chalk Paint™ Wax

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Annie Sloan Small and Large Flat Brushes with synthetic bristles

Flat Brushes

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“Annie Sloan's paint is the perfect choice if you’re looking to transform your most treasured pieces.” – Elle Decoration



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