Annie Sloan chalk paint in South Africa
Developed over 20 years ago, Annie Sloan chalk paint is used around the world by decorators looking for a versatile paint that can be used as a limewash, as a paint for furniture, and for painting projects in and around the home.
Annie called the paint she developed Chalk Paint® because of its beautiful velvety, matte finish. Chalk paint is so easy to work with and rarely requires a primer coat, an can be used indoors or outside, on just about any surface - from wood to metal, and matt plastic to terracotta. Chalk paint can be used to revitalise old furniture, walls, ceilings and floors with ease. It's easy, fun and makes amazing results accessible to everyone.
Bring out the grain in wood by brushing chalk paint into the wood - working every way to make certain it goes into the grain. Wipe off the excess several times until you have achieved the look you are after. The first wiping will give it a translucent stain but if you wipe again he wood will look more like a limed oak with the paint just in the grain. Old White, Pure and Duck Egg Blue are good colours for this effect.
With a colour palette inspired by 18th and 20th Century decor and design, you can easily mix the colours together to extend the range. Chalk Paint® is eco-friendly too. It contains extremely low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and has no odour. Add a little water to it to make it smooth, thicken it up by leaving the lid off, make it into a wash by adding even more water. Use flat brushes for a smooth look or bristle brushes for a more textured aged look. Gorgeous results have never been so simple and straightforward.
A beautiful rich complex pink with a hint of lilac. It's a sophisticated colour used in its full strength but with Old White added it stays an interesting colour and without being too 'cupcake'.
Old fashioned roses and the colour of old plaster. This is a soft pale pink with a hint of brown in it so the pink is not too sweet.
A cool neutral khaki grey inspired by bleached deep neutral of old pieces of French and Italian furniture. It works beautifully with golds and a range of rich and bright colours such as Emile and Emperor's Silk
This is a bright pure red like the red silk lining of a jacket. We love it used as a interior of a cupboard or drawer. It is named after the red of China but best of all, we love one piece in a room painted with this stunning colour maybe deepened with some dark wax in places.
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