I really want to try AS chalk paint. I hear it's a bit difficult to work with. Any tips?

Donna McCrummen
by Donna McCrummen
Should I take a class? Do I need the AS wax brushes or will craft brushes from Michaels do?
  6 answers
  • Donna, Taking a class will be really good.Janet M a hometalk member uses a lot of chalk paint on her projects, maybe you can connect with her. http://www.hometalk.com/member/1orbyovpjd She just posted a ton of projects she worked on recently and they all look so awesome!

  • Donna McCrummen Donna McCrummen on Dec 21, 2011
    Thank you Yamini - I found a shop that offers classes using AS paints. I'm hoping they will have one in January. I've used homemade chalk paint using latex and baking soda but I really want to try the real thing. I want the class so I don't screw it up at $40 a quart.

  • Exactly, I would take the class for the same reason. Maybe you could share some techniques here on hometalk for all the prospective ALCP enthusiasts. Good Luck Donna!

  • Donna McCrummen Donna McCrummen on Dec 21, 2011
    Thank you. I certainly will...

  • Gloria F Gloria F on Dec 21, 2011
    A class would be great but don't be scared of this paint. I find it really easy to use. I didn't buy the AS was brushes and use a really thick natural bristle brush that I picked up at Home Depot. It works great for me.

  • Lesley Lesley on Feb 20, 2015
    I just dived in and starting using ASCP. I watched a couple of videos on You Tube first. I have found it really easy to use. You dont need the special Annie Sloan paintbrushes, I used some nice quality nylon brushes that I found in our local cheap hardware store. I used a torn up sheet for applying the wax, again, you dont need to spend money on the Annie Sloan merchandise. Its easier than you think!