Today Pam and I had a little sister time and met for breakfast in Franklin, followed by a little browsing among the stores on the square. While in one store, I noticed a line of paint that seemed very similar to the Annie Sloan chalk paint. It was the part about it being "one step" and suitable for any surface that got my attention. Well, that and the fact that it was $28 per quart (instead of $38 per quart for the ASCP). I was anxious to give it a try. I bought the "Cartouche Green".
The paint was a bit on the thin side even after stirring well. However, it covered very, very well. I was surprised how well it went on. There is also a large color selection for this line of paint.
This is a piece I got at a yard sale for $20 about a year ago. When I brought it home, I had no specific plans for it. I just played around and brushed on quite a bit of the Annie Sloan Dark Wax. Today when buying the paint, we met some fellow shoppers that were asking us about our experience with the Annie Sloan paint and waxes. My experience with the dark wax is that a little goes a long way.
Although no priming or sanding was required, the can did state to clean any waxy surface with a degreaser. This piece was heavily waxed. I just wiped it down with a wet cloth and a little Citrasolv degreaser. This is after one coat of paint. This also dries very quickly, with a flat finish like the chalk paint.
This is how it really looks, with the television and dvd player on it.
I put a light coat of clear wax on top, just for a little extra protection.
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