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.
Overall Thoughts on the Annie Sloan vs. Rust_Oleum Chalk Paint Overall I’d say these two paints are extremely similar. However, if I had to pick just one I’d go with the Rust_Oleum Chalked Paint. I’m honestly a little surprised by that, just because I’ve loved Annie Sloan paint for so many years now, but I really do think this version from Rust_Oleum is just as good after going through this comparison. And you can’t beat the price–it’s almost half the cost, which is a HUGE savings. It’s easy to apply, it adheres well, the finish is smooth, and it’s overall a really great option. Both brands also offer a protective top coat or wax, which is supposed to seal the paint and help protect against damage. I think you could get away with not using it with the Rust_Oleum paint. It dries to a very smooth finish that is actually really nice. I’m just not sure how helpful that would be. And to be really honest with you guys, I don’t think the Annie Sloan wax makes much of a difference either. You might remember that I chalk painted our bathroom vanities and after that experience, I can say the wax doesn’t do much “protecting” in my personal opinion. Not only is it crazy expensive, but I don’t think it does much at all other than smooth down the rough, dry finish. You can read about that fiasco with our bathroom vanities here. The only real limitation I see with the Rust_Oleum paint is that you don’t have a large color selection. It looks like Amazon currently offers seven different colors, whereas Annie Sloan has three to four times that many.
by Kevin W. Noland on Aug 22, 2018 Chalk Paint