The Annie Sloan paint has been a household name in America for years. But is that deserved? We figured it out for you!
Step-by-step painting with Annie Sloan paint
- First of all, start by degreasing the surface that you are going to paint.
- Put the paint pot upside down for about 10 minutes. In this way you make sure that the pigment, which often remains on the bottom, mixes well.
- Then, just to be sure, stir with a stirrer through the paint pot.
- Then apply the first coat of paint with a paintbrush. We recommend applying two thin coats instead of one thick coat.
- After 20 minutes the first layer is dry, and you can apply the second layer.
- Stay a little cautious around the painted surfaces for the next few days. Annie Sloan is chalk paint, which makes it look dry. You’d better be careful.
- 12 hours after the second coat of paint we recommend finishing the surface with Annie Sloan soft wax. Attention! Apply the wax layer thinly. The wax absorbs into the paint and causes the paint to harden and close.
Our experience with the Annie Sloan paint
Fair is fair. We’re fans. Fan of Annie Sloan. Both in paint and wax. Furniture looks beautiful, and applying the paint is easy too.
However, since Annie Sloan is chalk paint, there is a manual attached to it. Do you have any furniture you can practice on? Then take that opportunity! The more we were able to practice, the nicer the Annie Sloan paint turned out.
We’re probably repeating ourselves now, but we’re fans.