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 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 David J. Wetherbee on Aug 10, 2018 Chalk Paint