I took the plunge and bought Chalk Paint. Can you believe it! I was on my way to meet friends for dinner and passed the store that carries Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I spied this stool in a corner on one of my pickin days. It was a one of those places that you think you may disappear among the furniture and never be seen again. I couldn’t even tell you where the place is.
Sue always drives and you know me, I get lost. Although that can be a good thing. I think of the place as a warehouse and it goes on and on. The stool was going to be the project to try the Annie Sloan chalk paint.
The owner or someone who had the stool, fixed it as the pieces of dowel connecting the legs were new and the top was patched with spackle. There was another spot that was repaired but it wasn’t done very well so I sanded it down and patched it up with my favorite go to wood filler. I really liked the details on this piece and felt the paint would enhance it.
So I started in and felt apprehension, was I really using store bought chalk paint? Do I like it? Will I buy it again? I have been told the quart goes a long way. The sample pot did not, I used it all up on the stool. The first coat gave good coverage. As you can see the stool is shiny black. I did wipe it down with the deglosser and sanded out some of the little drip marks. Other than that I began painting.
The first coat covered well but I knew I had to do another coat of paint. The paint goes on smooth and did not drip like the DIY chalk paint does sometimes. Once the piece was painted, I lightly sanded it in places. It really didn’t need much as I did not want to do a heavy distressing.
I waxed the stool with the clear wax. I didn’t buy Annie Sloan wax, maybe I will the next time I buy a quart of Annie Sloan paint. Did I say that? Yes I did. I also applied a coat of the dark wax.
Now I sell many of the pieces I paint so I am always aware of the cost since people are cost conscious. I will continue to paint using my DIY chalk paint recipe. I am glad I took the plunge and plan on buying different brands in the future. It was a fun experiment and broaden my horizons.
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