Big White Goose
Big White Goose
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  • Oregon City, OR


NO SANDING LAYERED LOOK PEOPLE. So here is the thing, you can get this look two ways, layering the paint and then sanding through each layer, or as I was playing around with today and fell in love with, was layering, with large flat brush and chip brush alternatively. My base was French Linen, then Paris Grey, Old Violet, Old White, Provence, Florence. Then dry brushing French Linen and Old White again. This was on a old kitchen door believe or not and not even waxed yet. Tomorrow's job! Now just imagine on an old big Amore or something. Ouuuuu! love the fact I found a way without sanding.Hmmm! may have to introduce this to my Advance Class at the Big White Goose,what do you think?
no sanding layered look using chalk paint by annie sloan, chalk paint, painted furniture
Unwaxed finished kitchen door sample.
Unwaxed finished kitchen door sample.
Finished layers
Finished layers
no sanding layered look using chalk paint by annie sloan, chalk paint, painted furniture
no sanding layered look using chalk paint by annie sloan, chalk paint, painted furniture
no sanding layered look using chalk paint by annie sloan, chalk paint, painted furniture
no sanding layered look using chalk paint by annie sloan, chalk paint, painted furniture
Base coat French Linen
Base coat French Linen

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8 questions
  • Vicki
    on Feb 22, 2017

    What is dry brushing?

    • Cheryl Frampton
      on Feb 22, 2017

      Dry brushing is when you pick up paint on a brush, take the excess of on a paper towel and then very lightly highlighting any raised areas or on other areas where you want a subtle look of your chosen color. Hope that helps luv.

  • Dawnandjim1989
    on Jun 30, 2017

    do you know if you can use chalk paint to cover old kitchen counter
  • Pam Richards
    on Dec 18, 2017

    Can’t I paint floors the same way and then seal it with a poly coating?
    • Kri32298060
      on Jan 3, 2018

      I was wondering the same thing. I can’t Really see where it would be any differnt.
    • Julie Woodring
      on Jan 21, 2018

      I know people that have painted the tile floors with Annie Sloan chalk paint. With not even using any poly seal.
  • Lacey
    on Feb 7, 2018

    So you did one color with the flat brush then the next color with the chip, then next with flat?
  • Carolyn Lamb
    on Mar 6, 2018

    How do you do the layering?

  • Millie
    on Aug 22, 2018

    What’s a chip brush?

    • Janice Giordano
      on Nov 15, 2018

      It is a wide paint brush that jar short stubby bristles. Stiffer than a regular paint brush. Paint sections of stores will have them. Use a good brand like Purdy.

    • Janice Giordano
      on Nov 15, 2018

      Also, Annie has her own line of chalk paint brushes. Or Cling On. Check Amazon or Google. Also, check YouTube videos and Facebook pages about chalk paint. Its crazy!!, all the techniques and options! Annie has her own line of paint, Heritage, Dixie Bell, Fusion. It is dizzying!

    • Janice Giordano
      on Nov 15, 2018

      Oh, you can make your own too to make it more affordable...use calcium carbonate tho, check Amazon. Cheap.

  • Lu Cee
    on Dec 3, 2018

    Why couldn't I dry brush acrylic paint over chalk then wax it?

    • Michelle
      on Apr 2, 2019

      Acrylic paint isn't as malleable as chalk, it hardens quicker so you'd have to sand to get the desired effect. But with time and patience you could use acrylics to do something, sure. I'd not suggest mixing chalk layer then acrylic layer in the manner described, but, i have in the past used a chalk paint and creates different colours by adding a little acrylic to some poured into different pots, so achieving my own colours to layer, of course if you'd want to replicate or need more that project, you'd need to carefully measure and make note of that.

      You can do so many cool things with paint.

  • Felix Lizarraga
    on May 23, 2019

    That is GORGEOUS.

    But I have to ask: How did you do the layering? I know the last couple of layers were dry-brushed in, but what about the rest? Just sort of going with it? Did you do a wash?

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  • Lisa B
    on Nov 15, 2018

    This is the way I am doing my crates and I love it! Each crate has turned out just a little different but has the same colors involved. Of course, I sanded the crates at the beginning because they were raw. But I didn't have to sand between paint colors. And if I didn't like how a spot turned out, I could either dry brush over it with another color or I could have sanded it down. It was fun and easy! I finished them with matte clear coat made for chalk paint - spray on.

    These crates are going in my closet, hanging on the wall in a nook, for my tall boots. I will be adding a shelf (or shelves) in one or 2 for shorter boots. Can't wait to get them finished and hung!! (I started this project almost 3 months ago...!)

  • Karen
    on May 8, 2019

    I would like your opinion on how to paint these pieces. I don’t know how to do the grooves or raised panels. Not really wanting the layered paint look. Please help!

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