Covering the Basics _ Now before I get into the comparison, I want to start with sharing a few basics about both paints in case you’re not familiar with chalk paint. Both the Annie Sloan chalk paint and the Rust_Oleum version allow for minimal prep work. No sanding is required, no primer needed. You just grab your piece of furniture and start painting. Both can be applied to a variety of surfaces, such as wood, glass, metal, ceramic, and even plastic. Both can be easily distressed for a vintage look. Both are low_odor and easy to clean up. Both are supposed to dry in a matte finish. The Annie Sloan chalk paint retails for า for 32 oz and can generally only be purchased at a painting boutique or shop. The Rust_Oleum chalk paint retails for มቋ for 30 oz and can be purchased on Amazon, as well as many home improvement stores.
Thoughts After First Coat of Paint _ Both had very similar coverage and went on fairly streaky for this first coat, as you can see. The Rust_Oleum paint claims that a “1_coat coverage allows projects to be completed easily”, but that’s obviously not the case. Both offered decent coverage on the first coat, but both sides definitely needs a second coat as you can see. I noticed right away that the Annie Sloan chalk paint has a much thicker consistency, while the Rust_Oleum paint reminded me of normal latex paint. Between the two, I felt like the Rust_Oleum paint was easier to work with and easier to apply due to the fact that it isn’t as thick. The Annie Sloan paint dries in a a very rough, dry finish while the Rust_Oleum is more of a semi_matte, smooth finish.
by Mark M. Rhodes on Aug 10, 2018 Chalk Paint