Asked on Feb 22, 2015

Has anyone had any experience with Vintage Market & Design chalk paint

by K
I'm ready to try my first chalk paint project and am deciding on paint. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has tried Vintage Market and how it compares to other chalk paints.
  11 answers
  • Shira Shira on Feb 24, 2015
    I know that @Anne has experience with this paint from her blog post here: . Anne, do you have any advice for K?
    • K K on Feb 25, 2015
      @ I went to Anne's website where she showed a picture frame that she had painted with Vintage Market. It looked really nice....thanks for telling me about whitelacecottage.
  • Paula Driesell Paula Driesell on Feb 25, 2015
    Never tried Vintage Market. I love Annie Sloan. Hard to's great paint and I'm not paid to say that nor do I sell it. I'm a painter. :)
    • K K on Feb 25, 2015
      @Paula Driesell Thanks for your response. I'll take Annie Sloan into consideration as well as Vintage Market. I know AS paint is very popular.
  • Janet koons Janet koons on Feb 28, 2015
    I hate promoting others' very expensive goods, but I love Annie Sloan the best, but I have experiments with mixing my own variety, but when I do, I sand first. Sometimes I sand before Annie S. and it does make a tremendous difference IMO. I think I may try the Miss Mustard Seed variety soon, but have not yet. I like their colors a lot.
  • Janet koons Janet koons on Feb 28, 2015
    Also, on this site, there are recipes to make it yourself. I have done that as well, using calcium carbonate, as one ingredient.
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    • Janet koons Janet koons on Mar 04, 2015
      I have been playing around with some of those DIY recipes that I mentioned. They work to my satisfaction, but I'm still playing with them. I have used a little flat paint sampler for only a few bucks, from Ace Hardware - sometimes I mix it with some Annie Sloan, or sometimes I add the calcium carbonate (make sure it's really powdered well) to the regular flat paint, or sometimes I just put it all together. Haha. Like a mad scientist - and play around. The latter is what I used to make a turquoise, beachy night table/accent table. It's on Etsy, Tampa Tweaks. I would like you to see it because it's from my 'mad scientist' recipe. I love the way it turned out just as much, if not better, than some of my 100% Annie Sloan work. I wish I had taken a before and after pic to put here. I'll try to remember those things for Hometalk. Thanks for asking.
  • Peggy Sue Peggy Sue on Feb 28, 2015
    Annie Sloan, Only! Swear. Mess around with the others, but i ended up with Annie. No one can touch it..
  • Susan Brown Turner Susan Brown Turner on Aug 31, 2015
    Love the Vintage Market & Design line.Can't be beat IMO
  • K K on Aug 31, 2015
    Thanks for your feedback. It's hard to find anyone who has used anything other than Annie Sloan.. Have you used AS? If so, how does it compare with VIntage.
  • Kristina Linkem Kristina Linkem on Oct 27, 2015
    I use VMD a lot. It works very well. I do sand and prep though, but I do that using ASP too.
  • LouJane Adams Wills LouJane Adams Wills on Mar 23, 2017

    I use VMD and love it, however I have never tried Annie Sloan. I do not prep my items other that to clean them with windex. I refinish items to sell so I get my clear coat from Lowe's because it is so much cheaper... a water base Poly, satin finish. I probably have twenty jars or more of VMD paints. A little goes a long way!

  • Remington Lynn Cain Remington Lynn Cain on Mar 27, 2017

    I have been painting furniture for 27 years and have tried lots of DIY and 2 favorite companies are Vintage Market & Design, I love their color selection, of course prices, decorative finishes like the rustica de lux and timeworn and the crowning touch is my favorite for aging and doing all my hardware.

  • Melissa Shirey Ray Melissa Shirey Ray on Sep 29, 2018

    Vintage Market & Design goes on much smoother than Annie Sloan. After it cures, it does not feel as dry and chalky as Annie Sloan. I will never use Annie Sloan again, after using Vintage.