OdeToAutumn · 13/07/2017 14:14
I would like to paint my bedside tables with chalk paint. Looking at Annie Sloan and Everlong. Can anyone share their experiences of using both/either ? Thanks
thenewaveragebear1983 · 28/07/2017 13:00
Annie Sloan- goes on very very thick and I find quite streaky if you use it on unsanded wood. Very expensive! It's also not very hard wearing so can wipe off with a wet cloth over time.
I haven't used everlong.
The last project I did I sanded the wood for a key, then used tester pots of b&q colours premium paints, mixed my own colours and used that. Much cheaper, dried Matt and chalky, and I still waxed it over the top. It's wipeable though which is a benefit as the item is in our family room.
Tika77 · 28/07/2017 20:37
I'm a big fan of Annie Sloan paints. It goes on really well without any prep and you can dilute it for a more even finish and just do more coats. On most surfaces it's streaky which I think is the whole point of it but I painted my pine kitchen cabinets with it and that ended up really smooth. It shouldn't really come off with just wiping if it has been waxed or varnished.
I didn't quite get on with the other chalky finish paints from b&q.
Headinthedrawer · 29/07/2017 15:49
The only chalk paint I use is AS and I have tried a few.You have to water it down regularly as you paint or it gets thick...means a can lasts ages.Lovely and thick.Can get away with two coats but 3 watered down gives better results.If you use her wax it is really hard wearing.Looks rubbish without wax and will mark.However...I just painted some chairs which I wanted a more shop bought finish with Fired Earth bone eggshell and coated with clear briwax.Yes it took ages sanding down,priming and putting on 4 coats of egg shell but they look amazing .I'd only use AS if you are happy with a more rustic look.
mumeemoo · 30/07/2017 09:52
Best chalk paint I have used is autentico. It goes on pretty well, doesn't look streaky and is hard wearing - wax it afterwards for a beautiful soft finish
TheHiphopopotamus · 30/07/2017 09:57
Chalk paint isn't hard wearing at all, even if you've waxed it. It goes on well though but I prefer Rustoleum's chalk paint and wax if you're set on chalk paint. If I'm honest, normal emulsion is a lot better and less expensive.
Waxing your furniture makes it really difficult to repaint in the future as well.
OdeToAutumn · 30/07/2017 15:38
Thank you for everyone's comments. Had forgotten I had posted this and still haven't done anything with bedside cabinets..!
I don't really want rustic or distressed so maybe chalk paint isn't the right thing. Will look at some of the other options suggested.
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