Monday, June 27, 2011

Chalk inventive!!

Goodevening everyone! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Today I wanted to chat about Chalk Paint. This has been blowing up all over the place in blog land. Many DIY are buying this innovative paint to create that distressed/or even not distressed look for furniture and well just about anything. I am wanting to try this so bad!! So what is chalk paint you may ask? It is a type of paint where you do not have to do any prep work, such as sanding or priming. Just paint on the color or colors you would like, sand for the distressed look and then apply a wax coat, then voila!

So want to see pics and where you can find this stuff? Check out

Taken from Annie Sloan's is why Chalk Paint is so unique...
Reasons Why it's Good!
Chalk Paint is a very special paint for very many reasons
1. It's the BEST paint for painting furniture by a long way

2. You can use the paint by diluting it with water to make a wash to show the wood grain

3. You can use it as an impasto ( thickly) - leave the lid off to thicken

4. You can use it on any surface, indoors and out ( the outside of our shop was painted in it- perfect!)

5. No need to prime or prepare

6. The colours are mixed intelligently and the web site shows how you can adapt your colours for your use

7. It's a girls' paint, but boys can use it too.

8. It's flexible so you can be creative and change you mind

9. The paint can be washed off your brush even when you find your brush weeks later. [I never do that of course.]

10. It allows your walls to breathe so it is perfect for cottage walls

11. Extremely low VOCs so it is good for the environment

12. It doesn't form a skin on it when you leave the lid off - just add some water if it's too thick

13. Very little black is used in their manufacture so the colours are mixed with thought

14. You can paint it on walls for a soft matt effect or wax it for a polished plaster effect

Here are some examples from Miss Mustard Seed. Check her out!! She does such a beautiful job!

Also, check out Censational Girl's projects with chalk paint.

I can not wait to give this a try. Have you used Chalk Paint? If so, what have you painted?

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