I finally had a chance to try Anne Salon's Chalk Paint.
I won a give away on MissMustardSeed.blogspot.com
and the paint was from LadyButterBug.blogspot.com
I just love their names
and they have really great blogs.
I've been anxious to try it.
I was truly thinking of becoming a stockist.
I even filled out the online application to become one.
So I was so excited to win some.
I have two end tables in our bedroom, one is a Pennsylvania House piece, so it is constructed, very well.
So It's "A Keeper!" They were both oak, stained and varnished.
Here they are painted.
I used Anne salon's Chalk Paint- Old White, and Louis Blue
I liked the colors, it spread on easily.
The one with all the drawers is the PA House piece,
there was a wet ring mark on the top, from a sweating glass.
I had a hard time getting the Old White to conceal it.
I used 4 coats over the ring, and you can still see it.
Kinda bums me out.
Also, for some reason, on some areas, the varnish kept seeping through,
the paint, so I had brownish discoloration peeping through.
I just kept applying more paint, let it dry, and applied more paint.
A total of three coats of paint, four coats of paint to cover the ring stain and the varnish seepage.
I guess it's okay. I can still see the ring.
I didn't have the same happen with the Louis Blue, it covered well,
you can still see some of the wood grain.
Sanding was a breeze, it took very little elbow grease, I just used 120 grit sandpaper.
There is a lot of chalky dust, and on the back on the back of the Chalk Paint can, says it is Toxic.
Don't like that.
I waited one day to see if the paint would scratch, I lightly used my fingernail to scratch it, the paint scratched easily.
That's probably why you can sand (distress) it so easily.
So, the next day, still could scratch it.
So, then I applied Anne Salon's wax, I used the clear.
I liked the powdery blue and white look.
It is the consistency of very soft butter.
I tried to use the brush that was sent along with the wax,
it looks like an awesome brush. I tried rubbing in circles to kinda work it in to the paint for a durable finish.
I didn't really like it, I'm used to the feel of rubbing the wax in with an old T shirt,
so I tried that, I found it didn't spread as nicely as the Liberon wax, that I 'm used to.
I became frustrated, and got out the Liberon to finish it.
I let it dry and it passed the scratch test- It DID NOT scratch when I lightly scratch it with my fingernail.
In my opinion Chalk paint has beautiful colors, coverage was good on the Louis Blue, a little more work with the Old White. But that's probably true with most white paint.
I like Liberon wax better than the Anne Salon's wax,
I think it goes further and Spreads more easily.
Caromal Colours Reclaim - has a smooth finish............
It is unlike Caromal Colours textured basecoats-
It definitely WILL NOT SCRATCH, even after the first coat has cured.
It has a nano technology, so the molecules are very small, so it bonds very well.
You can use the white or off white- buy paint tint- from any paint store- So you can get any color under the sun!!!
I just went in to our local paint store, picked out the color I wanted, from 1000's of choices. I asked for just enough tint for one quart of paint.
But told them, I didn't want it added to any paint they sold. I just wanted to buy the tint.
then, I asked to buy an empty paint can- for the tint to be put in. I bought a gallon size empty paint can, ( total $ 2.10 for tint and gallon paint can)
brought it home, added my quart of White "Reclaim"
and Wahl Lah........... had a customized color to use, that Will NOT Scratch, Peel, or Chip!
I LOVE Caromal Colours! I know, I know, you're saying that's because
"You are a rep for Caromal Colours"- yes, Iam.
But I was truly seeking to become a stockist for Anne Salon's Chalk Paint.
I am no longer considering it.
With Caromal Colours anyone can become a rep to for the company, just find the CIR (Certified Independent Representative) closest to you- you can be trained, so you can get the discount price of a rep,for your own projects,plus sell their products- plus and it's A BIG PLUS- there is No Minimum order.
The minimum order for Chalk Paint is really more than I can afford.
If I thought it was superior to Caromal Colours I would have taken a small loan and done it.
Reclaim- has a smooth finish, and can be tinted as I described above
Textured Basecoat- comes in 12 colors, the texture allows you to hide imperfections, like deep scratches, cracks, and you can create a crackled two color, for that chippy worn look
So CC, has a lot of versatility,
Caromal Colours, also sell beautiful stencils
Stencil Creams and brushes
Perfect Plaster (an awesome product)
Here is a little table, I painted with Caromal Colors Reclaim
paint, after it was dry, I brushed on Toner by Caromal Colours.
Cute and Easy!
I'm off to paint some Cabinet doors with Reclaim now....
If you'd like to learn more about Caromal Colours
please click on right side bar to take you to
their web site- they have beautiful
In your Own Words (custom phrases)
Perfect Plaster (awesome stuff!)
If you decide to order, my coupon code is jan
please use it to get $$ off shipping.
NO Sales Tax outside of Pennsylvania