Chalk Paint and Chalk Board Paint…..Two totally different products which have caused some confusion.
You may have heard of “Annie Sloan Chalk Paint”….. a product that can be used on furniture and walls. Especially popular for furniture applications. It is ECO friendly, has extremely low VOC’s and is water based. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint will paint just about any surface – including old waxed pine, melamine and varnished wood. The paint gives a beautiful patina to aged wood. No primer needed!!! You can also dilute it with water to give a “washed” look. I love to paint old furniture and see it come to life with paint and cannot wait to try this product! What a great application for a century home, or any home wanting to add a vintage piece. I have added a few photos, courtesy of http://www.anniesloan.com to show some beautiful finished pieces. Widely distributed in Europe, the UK and the U.S., but not so easy to find in Canada. BUT lucky us….we have it available in our backyard….Available at Kathie Jordan Design, 87 Peel St., in New Hamburg, http://www.kathiejordandesign.com.
Chalk Board Paint on the other hand….is exactly what it is; creating a wall, portion of a wall or piece of furniture to be used as a chalkboard. This application works wonderful in a kitchen, office, study, playroom or children’s room. Chalkboard paint is available in most paint stores such as Heer’s Decorating in Kitchener and Waterloo and some big box stores as well. Use your imagination …. a few photos attached for inspiration.