What is Chalk Paint? _ Originally developed by the paint brand Annie Sloan, this type of paint gives surfaces a dreamy, matte look. It's often used with soft wax, which seals the paint and leaves a silky finish. Besides being low_VOC and water_based, its thick consistency makes it easy to use, with little to zero prep involved, and a low propensity for drips — which makes both painting itself, not to mention cleanup, easy.
Thoughts After Two Coats of Paint _ Both sides dried completely in about 20 minutes and were ready for the second coat. I found the second coat of Annie Sloan paint a little harder to apply compared to the Rust_Oleum paint. I think the difference was largely due to the fact that I was painting on such a dry, matte surface from that first coat. The second coat seemed to cake up for me a bit, which I have experienced in the past with Annie Sloan paint. If you look closely you can see how it caked up in the top photo above. Since the Rust_Oleum paint dried in a more semi_matte, smooth finish I found it a lot easier to apply the second coat. The Annie Sloan paint seemed to offer a bit more coverage on the second coat. Both covered the damage/scuffs on the table really well. I was able to easily distress each with sandpaper for a vintage look.
by Mark M. Rhodes on Aug 10, 2018 Chalk Paint