Thursday, January 10, 2013

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Tutorial - Hutch

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This is a simple tutorial on how to use the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  

We sell the paint in our store and every day I am asked about this wonderful product.  We also offer a class once a month, the next one is to take place on
February 19, 2013
11:00 - 1:30
Call (916)663-4663 to reserve your seat.
(The January class is full.)

When we picked up this hutch at a little junk shop close by, and we knew that we would paint it.
This paint is great because there is no prep work that needs to be done before you paint. 
 NO priming,
 NO sanding,
 NO stripping.
We wiped it down with a clean rag to remove any dust and started painting.

We mixed the Antibes Green and the Aubusson Blue 50/50.

See? A shiny dark surface, no sanding.

Just paint it on.  It will dry fairly fast.

When the paint is dry, distress it by using a piece of sandpaper.  We like to hit the details of the piece, the edges and corners.

Put the Clear Wax on next with a wax brush.  Dab it into the wax and start pushing it into your paint by rubbing in circles or back and forth.  Whatever feels comfortable to you. Wipe off any excess with a clean rag.  Work in sections until your piece is covered completely.  The Clear Wax seals the piece and allows you to smooth the Dark Wax around.

Apply the Dark Wax next.  Work in sections, rub on with the wax brush, and wipe off any excess if it looks a little too dark for you.  The Dark Wax richens the color and gives the piece patina.

The final step is buffing the entire surface with a buff brush.  This is done by a fast high friction movement.  It will become very smooth and it shines it up a bit.

A close-up of the distressing details and patina.

Put the hardware back on.

The color mix turned out to be gorgeous!

Wow! What a difference!!!

We painted the inside of the top in Old White.

This photo is a little bright, but I had to share it with you to show you how great the hutch stores and holds things.  This piece would work great for a kitchen or dining room.


And yes, this project was all done in the living room! 
 This paint is very low VOC.  This was done with 1 coat of paint and used about a 3rd of the quart of paint.
Clean up: We use warm water and dish soap to clean our paint brushes and a small cup of mineral spirits to clean our wax brushes.  Water and soap can be used on the wax brushes also. 

So do YOU have an ugly hutch, cabinet, desk, chair, dresser, or table that needs some TLC? Come on in to our store and get your paint!  There are 30 beautiful colors to choose from, and you can create your own colors by mixing a couple together.  It is an easy process.

What color will you choose?

3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca 95650
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This post is linked up to French Country Cottage, Feathered Nest Friday.  Thank You Courtney!

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)


Sandy said...

The color and project turned out amazing!!! Love seeing it in action...Sandy - The Olive and Rose.

Tammigirl said...

You sure breathed life into that piece! I would have never mixed THAT green but I really like the way it looks! I need lessons or something. :)