About Annie Sloan
By leading the decorative painting revolution over the last 25 years, Annie Sloan is widely recognized as one of the world's most respected experts in paint and color.
Annie Sloan first developed her now famous decorative paint, Chalk Paint®, in 1990. When she started working on it, she wanted to create a decorative paint that was immediate and allowed her to be direct and spontaneous. She had three young boys under 7 at the time, so she had little time to decorate. She wanted a fast turn around – paint in the morning, then wax and put it back in position by the afternoon. What’s more, she wanted to develop a paint that could go on more or less anything – old and new wood, metal, plastic, cement, bricks, etc. – all with no priming, no sanding, no preparation needed.
She also wanted the colors to be mixable without becoming dead or muddy – indeed, the way she makes colors is not the same as any other paint company. She called her paint Chalk Paint® because of its beautiful velvety, matte finish.
Chalk Paint® is a decorative paint developed by Annie Sloan 25 years ago. It very rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside, on just about any surface. It can revitalize old furniture with ease. It's easy, fun and makes amazing results accessible to everyone.
“There’s no need for tiresome priming and sanding – you can get straight to the fun bit!” – Annie Sloan
With a color palette inspired by 18th and 20th Century decor and design, you can easily mix the colors together to extend the range. 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 Annie Sloan Flat Brushes for a smooth look or her Pure Bristle Brushes for a more textured aged look. Apply Annie Sloan Soft Wax to protect your finish and add durability.
Here at Grandiflora, we care about quality products and that's why we've carried only Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint® since 2011. We know there are now a lot of other paint companies trying to imitate Annie's specially formulated Chalk Paint... but why settle when you can use a brand that is time tested, tried and true. Have questions? We would love to help you on your next project. Please don't hesitate to ask about this wonderful paint on your next trip in!
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