Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ Tutorials

Chalk Paint™ offers endless possibilities, why not let Annie Sloan the queen of Chalk Paint™ and other crafters show you a few...

Annie Sloan - Chalk Paint™ tutorial No.1 - one-colour distressing technique with dark wax

Annie Sloan - Chalk Paint™ tutorial No.2 - two-colour distressing technique with clear wax


Annie Sloan – Mid-Century Modern Project - Part 1: Choosing your Chalk Paint™ colour


Annie Sloan – Mid-Century Modern Project – Part 2: Painting a smooth finish with Chalk Paint™

Annie Sloan – Mid-Century Modern Project – Part 3: Waxing a smooth finish

Crafty creator Allison uses Chalk Paint to make a second-hand chair her own


How to paint kichen cabinets with Chalk Paint™


How to use the Colour Wheel to mix Chalk Paint™


How to gild furniture


How to use Chalk Paint wax


How to create random patterns using Chalk Paint


How to add detail with Gilding Wax


How to create a coastal look with Chalk Paint Wax


How to create an aged look using Dark Chalk Paint Wax

Annie shows you how to antique a pine bedhead, using Dark Chalk Paint Wax! This wax is the perfect and easy way to age and bring out the texture of your paint work.

Paint your furniture using the Chalk Paint® colour of your choice, Annie is using Old White here. Use her Chalk Paint® Brush, applying the paint every which way for a textured look (this will help with the aged finish).

Once dry, paint a second coat to make sure every part of the piece is painted.

Allow the paint to dry before applying a coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax using a Chalk Paint® Wax Brush.

Remove any excess wax with a lint-free cloth.

While the Clear Wax is still wet, apply Dark Chalk Paint® Wax with a Chalk Paint® Wax Brush, working in small areas at a time. Apply liberally - it will appear very dark, but don't worry, you will be able to knock this back.

*TIP: If the Clear Wax has dried before you can work in the Dark Wax, you can always apply more.

Using a clean lint-free cloth, wipe back the Dark Wax. You can wipe back as much as you want depending on the look you are going for. The Dark Wax should sit nicely in the brushstrokes you created with the paint. If you want to take even more off, you can use Clear Chalk Paint® Wax as an eraser.

Finally, once your Dark Wax has dried, ensure that the whole piece has had at least one coat of Clear Wax to seal in your finish.


How to paint fabric with Chalk Paint

Annie Sloan demonstrates just how easy it is to create a dye wash to paint fabric using Chalk Paint.

Add a little water to your chosen paint colour. You can do this in a bowl or paint tray, if you like. You want to dilute the paint until its quite transparent. To make sure you have got the amount of water right, it's a good idea to test this out on an unseen bit of the fabric first.

Mark out the area that you want to paint using masking tape.

Dip your brush in the diluted paint and wipe off any excess on the side of your bowl or tray.

Paint your fabric, making sure the surface is evenly covered.

Remove the masking tape.

Once dry, heat seal either by ironing or putting it out in the sun or by tumble drying.


How to use Chalk Paint Lacquer

Annie demonstrates how to apply Chalk Paint® Lacquer in both Gloss and Matt finishes.

Know what you're doing, now all you need to do is get the paint, we stock a full range of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ and accessories