Friday, November 22, 2013

Lets Talk Paint!

If you have not heard about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) and like to paint or are thinking about painting furniture in your house, this is the paint for you!  Having used latex in the past, there is really no comparison here.  I am sold on the paint and the process for good reasons.

First of all, this paint is NOT to be confused with "chalkboard" paint.  Sounds the same but it's totally different.  It covers any surface.  Literally any surface!  This includes laminate, polyurethane and waxed pieces.  It can go over concrete pots, formica and plastic.  The best part - truly the best part - is that there is no sanding or priming that needs to be done.  Let me say this again - no priming or sanding!  If you have painted furniture before, you know what I'm talking about.

The paint is easy to distress, which is the predominate classic feature of the paint.  You don't have to distress your pieces, but the paint sands off easily and makes this process a breeze.  The paint is environmentally friendly, has no odor and dries quickly.  You can put your second coat on in less than 30 minutes.  The paint buffs to a beautiful shine and can be sealed with a fabulous clear or dark wax.

The paint isn't cheap, but a little goes a very long way.  I almost choked at the $36/quart cost, but quickly found that the cost was well worth the price.  The quart will paint multiple pieces and it is very hard to get the classic vintage finish with other paints.  It's not the only paint I use, but it is definitely my favorite.

I am getting ready to do some tutorials so you can watch and see how easy it is to use this paint and the waxes that go along with it.  You can purchase  ASCP online  or find a local stockist in your area.

Old dresser done in French Linen with an Old White wash.

Have a great weekend!


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