Can ceramic pieces be painted with Annie Sloan or other chalk paint successfully?

Elaine Phillips
by Elaine Phillips
I want to paint a cheap ceramic cache pot - love the shape but am tired of the neutral color. Can I use Annie Sloan or some other chalk paint on it? If I can, what tips/hints will I need to make sure it is successful? It will be just for display/maybe hold a potted plant inside and be up high on the top of a bookcase.
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  • Debbie Harris Debbie Harris on Nov 23, 2013
    Yep, prime and then paint!
  • Ellen Pendley Ellen Pendley on Nov 24, 2013
    I would wax it really well after it is painted.
  • CC CC on Nov 24, 2013
    I"ve painted several ceramic pieces with Annie Sloan and CeCe Caldwells chalk works very well. No priming needed but on some pieces I had to use 3 coats to get the coverage I wanted. I then sealed them with wax and they've held up very well.
  • Elaine Phillips Elaine Phillips on Nov 24, 2013
    Awesome! Thank you, Carol! I plan to check out the store in this area that sells the paints....wish me luck! :) One more question though - how long do you have to wait between coats and how long is the wait before sealing with wax?
  • Elaine Phillips Elaine Phillips on Nov 25, 2013
    Debbie, and Ellen, thank you also! I really appreciate you sharing knowledge on this! :)