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 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 Valerie K. Pettis on Aug 10, 2018 Chalk Paint