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Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan

Chalk Paint® is a unique decorative paint developed by Annie Sloan in 1990 with a palette of 35 mixable colors. Made in the USA, Chalk Paint® is perfect for painting furniture, floors and walls producing a beautiful matte velvety finish. Chalk Paint® adheres to surfaces like wood, concrete, metal, matte plastic, earthenware and may even be used on most surfaces outside.


No stripping, sanding or priming is required with Chalk Paint®. Dries in about 20 minutes and has no odor and no VOC’s. Chalk Paint® is made in the USA


Chalk Paint® provides gorgeous results that are remarkably simple, straightforward and unmatched by any other paint.


Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is changing how the world does DIY


Chalk Paint® is known as the “Best paint in the world for furniture and cabinetry” Why?


  • No need to prime or strip off the existing finish

  • Extremely low VOC – good for you and the environment

  • Can be used on any surface inside or out – wood, metal, plastic, concrete, walls

  • Dilute with water and use as a wash to show wood grain or use straight from the can for an impasto (thickly applied) technique

  • Colors are highly saturated and may be mixed with the color Old White to achieve an endless range of tones

  • Color palette is mixable for infinite custom colors

  • Finishes are limited only by your imagination and creativity

Annie Sloan developed the original one and only Chalk Paint® in 1990 so it’s tried and true. Chalk Paint® that is sold in the USA is made in the USA.


Annie Sloan lives and works in Oxford, England with her husband David who runs the business with her. Born in Australia to a Scottish father and a Fijian mother, she came to England to a farming life in Kent when she was ten years old. With spells in Southern Africa and connections to France, Cuba and the US she feels she has world roots. She has three sons all in their twenties and has lived in Oxford for the last twenty five years.

Annie Sloan is probably the main reason for the painted furniture revolution through her easy, lively and creative approach to painting. She has a strong desire to communicate and empower people creatively which she does through her books, workshops and paint.
She has been painting for over 40 years as well as writing numerous books on the subject. She has made her own very special decorative paint called Chalk Paint®, which is specifically designed for furniture, that can also be used on walls, floors and in paintings. This paint has been developed through Annie’s knowledge of paint, pigments and art history.


Annie trained as a painter, but turned to decorative work and understanding colour after university. In 1987 she wrote the phenomenally successful book ‘The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques’ which was followed by over 20 other books on traditional paints, colours and techniques and has led to total sales of well over 2 million books worldwide in 11 languages. Her latest books are the highly successful ‘Creating the French Look’ published in April 2008 and ‘Quick & Easy Paint Transformations’ published in April 2010.


In 2000 she set up her shop in Oxford to showcase her Chalk Paint®, run courses, and offer interior design services using her knowledge about colour.


Her newest book “Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture” includes 40 step-by-step projects and inspiration for you to transform every room of your home. Available at Studio 184.


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