Annie Sloan – the person
I first met Annie Sloan in the early summer of 2008. I had read many of her books over the years (she has now produced over 20!) and like many other people, I had been inspired and greatly influenced by her creativity and style.
So …. taking myself off to Oxford for the weekend, I enrolled on one of her paint workshops to be further inspired. Little did I know at that time what a turning point in our lives this was to be.
Returning to Suffolk, my partner and myself set the wheels in motion to become stockists of Annie Sloan’s (now) world renowned ‘Chalk Paint’ which happened just a few weeks later in August 2008. The rest, as they say, is history and over the subsequent years we have watched as this ‘miracle’ paint has grown in popularity: it continues to be the inspiration behind our workshops that we host for our customers throughout the year.
Chalk Paint allows us to showcase beautifully the vintage furniture that we sell in our shop – whether it is a rustic, battered old cupboard or a beautiful ‘Chateau-style’ French chest of drawers, the versatility of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint is amazing.
In September 2015, Annie Sloan celebrated 25 years of producing her Chalk Paint. We are proud to be part of the continuing Annie Sloan success story……
a decorative paint by Annie Sloan
Annie Sloan, world renowned paint guru, invented the incredibly versatile Chalk Paint™ in 1990. It is water-based, eco-friendly and is high in pigment content so therefore has remarkable covering power. It can be used straight from the can or diluted with water as required. In our opinion, it is the best paint for painting furniture without question and in most circumstances no priming or sanding down is required. You can apply it directly to so many surfaces:- wood, MDF, plaster, brick, metal, matt plastics (such as garden pots), ceramics, melamime etc. etc. It will stick to surfaces that are already painted or waxed (yes it goes over wax!) and as stockists of this miracle paint since 2008, we are still enthusing about its amazing qualities. You can even ‘dye’ and paint on fabric with it !
Available in 36 shades – all of which can be intermixed to create an almost endless palette – ranging from soft neutrals through to Mediterranean brights.
Watch Annie Sloan demonstrate the use of Chalk Paint™. We run regular workshops throughout the year, here, at Painted Country to give you confidence in using the paint and wax and to help perfect your technique.
WALL PAINT by Annie Sloan
‘takes whatever life throws its way’
Wall paint is a tough, water-based household paint that takes whatever life throws its way. Everyday spills and marks are cleaned off with ease, making this an exceptionally practical, high performance paint for walls and ceilings. It’s robust, smooth and easy to use with a luxurious, soft-matt finish and a very slight sheen – the perfect compliment to Chalk Paint™.
- Wall Paint is easy to use and quick drying.
- 16 shades: Old White, Original, Old Ochre, Versailles, Paris Grey, French Linen, Graphite, Aubusson Blue, Duck Egg Blue, Country Grey, Antoinette, Emperor’s Silk, Provence, Amsterdam Green, Napoleonic Blue, English Yellow.
- Available in 2.5 litre tins
- It is high in pigment giving extensive coverage and depth of colour.
- It is designed to give a professional grade finish, as well as colour consistency whether you use a brush or a roller. Anyone can use this paint with minimal fuss, splatter or mess!