DIY chalk paint vs. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
I get asked a lot the differences between DIY chalk paint & ASCP & both are great for home DIY projects, but they are very different. Read this post for all pros & cons:
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  • Claudia Veitch Claudia Veitch on Feb 18, 2016
    Is there anything I can use to seal white paint without it turning yellow?
  • Shoogie (Susan) Shoogie (Susan) on Aug 10, 2016
    The link isn't highlighted therefore it doesn't work. I would like to read the comparisons.
  • Luann Heffelfinger Luann Heffelfinger on Jan 12, 2018

    I have a quart of chalk paint...and it's too "white". What would happen if I got creative and mixed in some leftover latex paint to try and get the color I prefer? I plan to polycrylic the final result... What do I have to lose? Any thoughts?

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  • Dori Dori on Aug 04, 2016
    Thank you sooo much for being forthright about chalk paint. I was told Benjamin Moore has a very good paint for furniture. Having read your comments, I think that is the road I will take for painting my furniture. Sign me "Grateful"
    • B Juliana Leo B Juliana Leo on Aug 05, 2016
      There is a paint that I have used for years - you can get it at It is called SETCOAT - It comes in various colors OR you can get the tint base and get it colorized from your favorite paint store (colorizing tints can be made at any Paint store) SETCOAT is made to be used for Walls And Furniture, but the beauty of this product is its cabinet durability. Its thicker than most paints, and can be thinned for spraying. (by 10%) SETCoat also can be textured or painted smooth. Depending on application process. TO texture it, you can even Add some Joint compound to the mix, to thicken it. I know Annie Sloan has done a great job marketing their product, but truthfully, I find that buffing it with Wax, to be tedious. I'd rather just paint on a nice topcoat and be done with you. YOU can still get the same look. I know, I've done this many times.
  • Dori Dori on Aug 05, 2016
    Thanks again Juliana. Appreciate your advice.