WHO IS ANNIE SLOAN?
By leading the decorative painting revolution over the last three decades, Annie Sloan is widely recognised as one of the world's most respected experts in paint and colour. As well as authoring 26 internationally sold books, Annie Sloan transformed the world of furniture painting with the creation of her own brand of decorative paint, Chalk Paint®, in 1990. Annie’s fine-art background and contagious enthusiasm for decorative painting has motivated both home painters and experienced professionals, unlocking countless creative potentials over the last 30 years.
The Chalk Paint® Story
Unable to find the paints that she wished to work with, Annie used her knowledge of colour, paint, pigments and art history to create a decorative paint that was immediate and allowed her to be direct and spontaneous. She had three young boys under 7 at the time, so she had little time to decorate. She wanted a fast turn around – paint in the morning, then wax and put it back in position by the afternoon. What’s more, she wanted to develop a paint that could go on more or less anything – old and new wood, metal, plastic, cement, bricks, etc. – all with no priming, no sanding, no preparation needed. It had to be easy to use and quick to dry; and could be used for a number of different paint techniques. She called it Chalk Paint® because of its velvety, ultra matt finish.
The Chalk Paint® colour card uses real paint swatches to give you an accurate colour sample, with a history of each colour. Positioned on a colour wheel, the card shows you how the different colours mix together. With a colour palette inspired by 18th and 20th Century decor and design, you can easily mix the colours together to extend the range. Add a little water to it to make it smooth, thicken it up by leaving the lid off, make it into a wash by adding even more water. Use Annie Sloan Flat Brushes for a smooth look or her Pure Bristle Brushes for a more textured aged look. Apply Chalk Paint® Wax to protect your finish and add durability.