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.
Today's post is one I've been thinking about doing for quite a while now and it's a comparison between the Annie Sloan chalk paint vs the Rust_Oleum chalked paint. Now you guys know I've been a big fan of the Annie Sloan chalk paint for a looooong time. I've been using it for about six years now and I even wrote a post about my top ten chalk painting tips, which you can check out here if you're interested. It's actually what led me to fall in love with painting furniture in the first place. But recently I've been growing more curious about some of the alternatives that are popping up on the market, like the Rust_Oleum chalked paint. I picked it up at Home Depot about a month ago and I've used it on a few small things here and there. Well this weekend I was in the mood for a little painting fun so I decided to do a side_by_side comparison between these two products. I grabbed an old table that worked perfectly for this little experiment and I got to work. I was actually pretty surprised at some of my observations and I'm excited to share the results with you fine folks today!
by Mark M. Rhodes on Aug 22, 2018 Chalk Paint