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Thread: Chalk Paint

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    Chalk Paint

    Have any of you used this paint? I saw several pieces of furniture painted with it on Pinterest. What really caught my interest was the use of it on fabric. The paint is made as "Annie Sloan Paint".

    This lady had an ugly brown chair w/wicker sides and brown upholstered seat and back. She painted the wicker and wood a creamy ivory and then when dry used a light turq on the fabric. No mention of anything else to cover the brown fabric (i.e., a priimer) and the light colored paint covered it. The results were beautiful and said that the fabric felt like suede. There was also a reference to some sort of wax but didn't follow this point.

    I have a chair that is slipcovered since I do not like the print. It is my favorite quilting chair as it has very small arms that do not get in my way when appliqueing or doing handwork. It could be called a slipper chair. I am thinking it is a good candidate to paint.

    So, have you of used this paint? I'm anxious to hear of your experience.

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    No, I haven't..but, I'm thinkin' about taking a class on how to do it yourself. I have some bedroom furniture that needs refinishing and I like the way this paint looks.
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    I have used Websters chalk paint powder in regular paint. I was not impressed but the cabinet I was painting was stained very dark so maybe it needed a coat of primer first. It bled through. Annie Sloan is about $40 per quart and has limited colors. That's the only reason I bought the Websters.

    I don't care for the distressed look, which is what a lot of chalk paint users are going for, so I'm going to stick with regular paint.

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    you can make your own chalk paint. 2 cups latex flat paint, 5 tablespoons of plaster of paris, 3 tablespoons cool water. This stuff works like a charm (so does the Annie Sloan, but it's so expensive). After you paint furniture you must wax it with either Annie Sloan wax or Johnson's paste wax. Creates a beautiful matte finish

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Size:  1.18 MB I painted this with chalk paint. It's not distressed. I even put the filigree on the front doors it was a dark brown. It looks so much better now it was in very bad shape.

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    It's beautiful! I know that chalk paint doesn't *have* to be distressed. But that's the advantage of it (that it's easily distressed) and the fact that it costs so much money (or time, if you have to mix your own) and for me, didn't work all that well, kind of kills the appeal. I also put clear poly on top because I didn't like the matte chalky finish. So for me it's just as easy to use regular satin finish paint.

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    CoCo55, wonderful job. I like the embellishments you made to the front. AND, I note a penny rug. Did you make it?

    I'm still hoping someone has tried the chalk on fabric and will tell of his/her experience.

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    I saw a magazine but when I went back, I could not find it. Thanks for this post because it was Anne Sloan. Didn't find the dresser that was on the cover of the magazine but got some other good ideas. I am a little more conservative so I will probably use the two color on the draperies, Burgundy and a dark Cobalt blue. Thanks again
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    There is a quilter named Jo. Her Blog is Jo's Country Junction. She's done several pieces and blogged about it: http://www.joscountryjunction.com/chalk-painting/

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    Thanks caspharm. I went to the site and posted my comment/question. Hope she has some information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suz View Post
    Thanks caspharm. I went to the site and posted my comment/question. Hope she has some information.
    Hope she can help.

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