How much Chalk Paint do I need for my project?

Answer

As a rough guide, one quart of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint covers approximately 150 square feet. For most purposes, one or two coats of paint are enough. Chalk Paint adheres to almost any surface, and there is rarely any need to sand or prime before painting. Before use, tip the can upside down for a few minutes to draw the pigments away from the bottom of the can and then shake for about 30 to 45 seconds.

How much Chalk Paint Wax do I need for my project?

Answer

As a rough guide, you will need one large can of wax (500ml) for every 3 to 4 coats of paint. This estimate varies based on how many coats of wax you put on a piece.

What should I use to apply Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax?

Answer

Chalk Paint is typically applied by brush. Enjoy your painting and don’t be shy – apply the paint liberally. Some brush marks showing in the finish can be part of the look.

Your brush doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does need to have certain qualities. The bristles should be fairly long and flexible with a little bounce to allow you to be expressive in your work. Avoid brushes with bristles that are too soft, too short, or hard and inflexible. Annie Sloan’s Pure Bristle Brushes are excellent for applying Chalk Paint because they hold lots of paint and are comfortable to hold and easy to work with.

For the wax, use a lint-free cotton rag or an Annie Sloan Wax Brush to get it into corners and crevices.

How do I care for my Annie Sloan Brushes?

Answer

After painting with Chalk Paint, squeeze out as much excess paint from your brush as you can, then wash your Annie Sloan Brush well with a gentle soap and warm water to rinse out all the color. Hang or angle bristles downward to dry to avoid rust spots.

Do the same with the wax brush.

Tip: After washing out both brushes with gentle soap and warm water, apply a small dollop of hair conditioner to the palm of your hand. Swirl each brush around in your palm to coat the bristles in conditioner. Rinse out your brushes after conditioning and this will keep the bristles nice and soft for your next project!

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