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Asked on Jun 28, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Colour Comparisons

Lisa HousePorta Verde StudioSia@South 47th
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I know there are many Chalk Paint fans out there. I have to confess I am not one of them. I'm old-school and paint my furniture with oil paint. But I occasionally use acrylic paint too. There are many excellent acrylic paints out there that will give you just as nice a finish without all the waxing (which is not adequate protection on a table). Check out the colour chart for Annie Sloan and find those colors in other another more affordable paint.
http://altard.com/altard/annie-sloan-chalk-paint-color-comparisons/
5 answers
  • Sia@South 47th
    on Jul 26, 2013

    @Porta Verde Studio I'm with you! I do love AS chalk paint, however it's just too pricey for me to turn a profit on pieces. So when I want the chalk finish I DIY my own chalk paint. And I do not do much of the chalk paint finishes. I think they look great, and yes they are 'Trendy' right now, but I'm not sure how they actually hold up over the long haul. wax or no wax. ;)

  • Porta Verde Studio
    on Jul 26, 2013

    So true. I read a post by one of their reps that the wax will have to be reapplied over time. I can't, in good conscience, sell a piece to someone that will need upkeep. I think oil poly is the best way to go for dark pieces. There is a paint sold here in Canada called Sico that has brilliant paints for both furniture and walls. Long-lasting, scrubbable and soft gloss, it can be tinted any popular colour. I was having a mini-meltdown when the AS Chalk Paint in red took 4 coats and it still wasn't completely opaque! Benjamin Moore makes an equally beautiful red that covers over dark colours in 2 coats and light colours in 3. ASCP has it's place put its not the end-all and be-all.

  • Sia@South 47th
    on Jul 26, 2013

    @Porta Verde Studio I couldn't agree with you more! I think some people just get into Trends heavily and forget about other great paint and products. It's almost as if they say "Oh, is this ASCP? Or "Did you use ASCP"? When told "NO", they turn up their nose. It's very bizarre to me. I will only use ASCP for pieces when "commissioned" by someone to do so. I just can't turn a profit otherwise.

  • Porta Verde Studio
    on Jul 27, 2013

    It frustrates me because ASCP is not made for a fine finish. When shabby and distressed go out of style and people want a glossy or lacquer type finish, chalk paint won't provide it. I did like it though for the trunk I did that I wanted to look old. It did the trick but I'm not sure it is superior to other paints I could have used. Also the color palette is pretty limited.

  • Lisa House
    on Sep 1, 2015

    In other areas of our lives we use products that work the best for a situation but when it comes to home decor these days, chalk paint (esp. AS) is the only product anyone uses, what gives? People are scared to be different, to have opinions, to stand up for their beliefs!

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