Chalk Paint Insights & Pure Joy Moments

Good evening! I have noticed when using Annie Sloan Chalk paint (ASCP) some of them are thicker than others so I wanted to share a little bit of info that I have tried.  Especially with the Old Ochre I am starting to add a bit of water if it seems to be going on too thick. I have found that after the paint is opened and sits out it does tend to thicken a bit so don’t be afraid to add a bit of H2O.  This is a great trick for a 2nd coat if you want to keep it a bit lighter just to even out the coverage PLUS it makes the paint last longer!

Some intel on a couple of the other ASCP colors…I have found that Arles, Emperors Silk and the Pink are much more “light weight” paints they don’t cover as thick so they require more coats of paint.

I am hoping to pull together a little class on “How to refresh furniture” here in the next 30 days so stay tuned!

What do folks like I do when it rains……we still paint!  My garage today..

A rainy day at Stylish Patina!

So I must end this post with a few “Pure Joy” pictures I took at a fountain in Charleston….ahh when life was this easy, enjoy the pics and try and remember when was the last time you played in a water fountain just for fun!

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7 Responses to Chalk Paint Insights & Pure Joy Moments

  1. Sue says:

    Oh to be little and carefree again! I spent my rainy day doing what I love most…painting…just like you!

  2. Traci says:

    Kelly, thank you so much for the tips. I am getting ready to work on my first chalk paint project.

  3. Kristina says:

    Hi there……I am in Virginia Beach and look forward to finding out if you do a class. You are not so far away! Also, have you ever rolled Chalk paint with a sponge roller of any kind??
    New fan, Kristina

    • I have rolled chalk paint with a small sponge roller. It works but I have to be honest I ended up going over it with a brush purely b/c I love having the brush stores in the piece to me it adds texture and “patina” 🙂

  4. Susan Smith says:

    is there a place in Charleston to purchase Annie Sloane Chalk Paint? Thanks, Susan

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