At Little Gems Interiors, we are a stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ for the Suffolk & North Essex areas. Chalk paint is so versatile and is easy to use! There’s no preparation needed before starting to paint; no sanding, no priming , just start painting. It’s really possible to get a project started and completed in less than a day!
To make the most of the paint, we suggest a two step system, after painting, you apply wax or lacquer, which helps to seal and protect the paint. Paint will take around 2-3 hours to dry, so its fast and simple to add another coat, which may be needed on lighter colours. Once the chalk paint is completely dry, wax or lacquer can be applied. Paint Colour Chart
Clear wax should be applied as thin coat over your painted surface, my personal preference is with an Annie Sloan Wax Brush™. Work in small areas at a time, wiping off any excess wax with a clean lint free cloth. The wax brush really helps to cover the area evenly and get into any corners. For a distressed look, sand back to reveal a little of the wood or the paint underneath before applying a second coat of wax. Apply the wax with a wax brush or a lint free cloth.
Little Gems Interiors stock the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ and carry a full range of colours. We have project pots at £5.95 and 1 Litre tins at £19.95.
Want to learn more about paint or wax techniques? Why not attend one of our Annie Sloan Workshops?