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Annie Sloane / chalk paint

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purplegreen99 Sun 27-May-18 12:24:12

This is probably a really a stupid question, but...if I use Annie Sloane or similar chalk paint on a bookcase, is it actually chalky - as in, will powdery stuff come off on my books?

MikeUniformMike Sun 27-May-18 15:52:10

It shouldn't. I'm not keen on it but lots of people like it.

PavlovaPrincess Sun 27-May-18 15:58:27

Not if you wax it once it's painted.

TeisanLap Sun 27-May-18 16:08:27

Wax it after its been painted.

My girls have revamped a lot of furniture using Annie Sloane stuff and the secret is to have a plan as to what your doing and not just set about slapping it on.

Its a bit like food tasting better out of slow cooker when you've taken time to prep it rather than 'oh I just bunged it in the slow cooker'.

purplegreen99 Sun 27-May-18 17:25:37

Thanks for the info about wax. I'm now googling lots of decor blogs to info on how to do this.

Saucery Sun 27-May-18 17:27:32

Frenchic do a range that doesn’t ha e to be waxed.

Ohyesiam Sun 27-May-18 17:34:29

Ime it doesn’t take a lot of wear and tear even when waxed. I did a bureau in my sitting room and anything in it tends to mark it.

purplegreen99 Sun 27-May-18 17:34:52

Thanks Saucery - will look up Frenchic.

ThatsNotMyUnicorn Sun 27-May-18 17:42:24

Annie Salone has a youtube channel with videos of how to paint effectively and how to wax-I found them really useful. I have to agree about it not always wearing well, it's lasted on my daughter's cot and a set of drawers but is coming off on the corners of a wardrobe I painted which gets a lot of use and knocked quite easily.

Knittedfairies Sun 27-May-18 17:46:01

It does mark/chip and I found it difficult to use over a larger area because it dries quickly. If I painted the dresser again, I’d use ‘real’ paint.

Bojangles33 Sun 27-May-18 17:59:21

Even if you don't wax it then it won't leave a residue on your books but it will mark the bookcase less if you wax it. I use the Rustoleum range from B&Q as it's cheaper than Annie Sloan - I think Wilkos might even do their own brand now as well

carbonella Sun 27-May-18 20:00:37

I did a bookcase in it. I wouldn't use it again - I'm an experienced painter, but found it hard to apply, and I didn't like the finish- marks very easily. I use eggshell for furniture now.

Ketzele Mon 28-May-18 00:54:03

Annie Sloan also makes a water-based varnish which I find easier and much more hardy than the wax. It does have a slight sheen, like all matte garnishes, so you lose the chalky look - not a problem for me, but may be for you.

purplegreen99 Mon 28-May-18 15:27:32

I'm now thinking of just doing it in eggshell as it's got to be hardwearing and I don't do a lot of painting, so I think I might be better off doing something I know I can manage rather than needing to learn new techniques.

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