ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Furniture Refinishing Made Easy With Annie Sloan's Incredible Chalk Paint

Updated on October 18, 2015

Chalk Paint

Years ago I decided to refinish a great old desk for my folks. It was a French Provincial wood desk, finished in a dark walnut stain It wasn’t a bad looking piece,,,, but I felt i could improve on it. The plan was to finish it in an antique white finish. It was a good plan but

I was new at refinishing furniture. There were a couple of do it your yourself antiquing kits available. Both kits required that I sand the entire desk surface to remove wax and add adhesion for the base coat. Next, I applied an oil based primer coat, followed by a light sanding then another base coat.

The next step is the application of a stain which was applied with a brush then mottled or brushed with a piece of cheesecloth until the desired wood-grain effect was created. After the entire desk was completed additional light sanding and touch ups were completed before applying a final coat of clear urethane . When the desk dried, a metallic highlight was applied along the edges and on engraved detailed sections.. It turned out fine, but good grief it was a difficult drawn out process.

Twenty five years later I discovered chalk paint” Specifically, Annie Sloan chalk paint. It is made in England by a real person named Annie Sloan and it is an amazing product.

The Annie Sloan product is a heavy bodied latex paint based product that completely covers the surface of your project usually in one coat. Apply it over waxes, surfaces, nicks, stains, whatever and it covers in most situations. If you would like to apply a highlight, you simply apply a special colored wax with a brush or cloth - then work it into the desired effect. You can control the depth of the highlight color .

The base colors are somewhat limited to a group of twenty or so antique colors. These colors can be blended to create other unique finishes. The quart size can easily finished a 5 foot wide chest and a smaller foot wide cedar chest. The final results were two pieces of fine furniture that had an authentic factory finish. It came off as good as work done by a professional refinisher. In addition, there was enough product jeft for one additional small piece.

Enjoy easy clean up. no odors and a refreshing change, thanks to Annie Sloan. The beauty of this product are the many U-Tube videos and customer suggestions and ideas available online. I’ve attached one below. Have a blast.

For best resuts use the incedible brushes created by hand specifically for chalk paint. If you have an Annie Sloan retail location in your town, you can sign up for a free class.


Colors from Annie Sloan

Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Kramar profile imageAUTHOR

      Snarky Babbler 

      2 years ago from USA

      I hope you find one You will really enloy this product/\

      The special brushes are advised as well.

    • mactavers profile image

      mactavers 

      2 years ago

      Thanks for the information. I'll look for a retailer in my area.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)