FAQ | Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan | Verdigreen™

FAQ

Here’s some info about Chalk Paint® & Soft Wax from the Unfolded website:

Chalk Paint® is Annie Sloan paint. Annie Sloan developed her now famous decorative paint, Chalk Paint®, in 1990. Back then, there was no paint available with the properties Annie was looking for, so she decided to develop her own. She came to choose the name “Chalk Paint” because it was suggestive of its very matte—almost chalky—finish.

Chalk Paint® is different. It is not simply paint with chalk added to it. It is not chalkboard paint. Chalk Paint® is the unique decorative paint Annie Sloan developed for furniture, floors and walls, drawing on a lifetime of research and experience in working with paint and colour. Chalk Paint® adheres to most surfaces and creates gorgeous results quickly and easily. Use it for a textured finish, a distressed finish, a smooth contemporary finish or even as a wash.

Chalk Paint® is a non-toxic, water-based paint that is lead-free, EG-free, odour-free and has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). There is only one Chalk Paint® and it offers endless possibilities.

Chalk Paint® sticks to just about any surface (wood, concrete, metal, matte plastic, varnished or painted surfaces, etc.) with no priming or sanding required.  Use it’s companion product Annie Sloan Soft Wax for a durable and approachable finish for your interior furniture and the dark Soft Wax for decorative age and patina.

Annie Sloan has chosen her palette of colors carefully. They range from soft, pale hues to bright, vivid tones reminiscent of historic European décor as well as strong 20th Century colors. The colors have been expertly chosen to meet every taste. They are rich and strong so they may be lightened, mixed together, dulled with Dark Wax or used as washes without losing their intensity and depth.

Annie Sloan Soft Wax is the perfect partner for Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan because they have been developed to work together. It can be used for protection and to give a beautiful mellow matte finish on painted furniture, cabinets, and walls. Our Soft Wax can be mixed with Chalk Paint® make a colored wax – how amazing.

HOW TO USE:

Apply Clear Wax with a cloth or brush over dry Chalk Paint®. The wax will appear to darken the paint, but on drying it won’t be so apparent. For a distressed finish, rub gently with fine sandpaper AFTER applying the Clear Wax (while wax is still wet), then wax again. For a more pronounced aged look use Dark Wax over the Clear Wax, working it into any brush textures and removing excess with the clear wax. Finally buff with a cloth.

To maintain your furniture use a spray cleaner and re-wax. Annie Sloan Soft Wax is water repellent so it can be used on kitchen cabinets and table tops- apply two coats of wax, letting the coats dry in between, and buff to a high sheen. Soft Wax is not recommended for areas with a lot of water. Wax brushes should be washed in hot soapy water immediately after use.

Available in 500 ml tins *and now the smaller sampler version also!*.

COLORS:

  • Dark (Rustic Brown)
  • Clear

FROM OUR OWN ARCHIVES – TUTORIALS:

How to Tint Wax

How to Paint Fabric

Creating Autumnal Decor 

Is it Chalk Board paint?

How to make a Dark Wax Glaze 

How to choose and care for your brush 

Dyeing Fabric 

How to Use Dark Wax

How to Use Soft (Clear) Wax 

In regards to our workshops – cancellation policy:

If you cancel your workshop in advance, you will receive a class credit for the amount of your workshop to be applied to a future class. No refunds. If you purchased through Coursehorse, then our Refund & Cancellation policy applies to your purchase. If you are entitled to a refund, or have any questions, please contact Coursehorse here.