Annie Sloan: Your Guide to Chalk Paint Lacquer

Annie Sloan is at it again with the latest innovations to set the tone in the paint industry. Their new Chalk Paint Lacquer is a hard-wearing, water-based polyacrylic varnish with built-in UV protection.

Use it over Chalk Paint for a robust finish that will withstand general wear and tear – perfect for dining room tables, outdoor furniture, floors and skirting boards. It goes on perfectly clear and dries quickly without yellowing over time.

Let’s take a look at some interesting applications using this great product by Annie Sloan…

This intergalactic Jackson Pollock inspired floor (below) was as much fun to paint as it looks! Annie Sloan used Chalk Paint in Napoleonic Blue all over the floor and walls, then loaded a Large Round Detail Brush with Louis Blue and used her finger to bend it back and spatter it everywhere. Using masking tape, she then used Sanding Pads and another lick of Napoleonic Blue to ensure a crisp line just above the skirting board. Finally, Gloss Chalk Paint® Lacquer was applied all over the floor and up to where the spatters ended. Chalk Paint Lacquer is the perfect sealant to keep your floors looking as good as the day you painted them for years to come.

This outdoor space (below) painted by Annie Sloan’s Dutch Stockist Saense Sjans is a brilliant image to help explain when to Lacquer and when to Leave! So: the walls, ceiling, rafters, and posts have been painted with Chalk Paint and left unsealed. These surfaces are all wooden and porous so absorb the paint well – as does brick or stone. They also aren’t regularly touched or cleaned with abrasive chemicals. The cabinets at the far end have been painted with a custom Chalk Paint mix (but it’s very similar to Svenska Blue if you’d like to emulate the look but aren’t confident with colour mixing). These have been lacquered, as have the table and bench. As a rule of thumb: garden furniture should be lacquered to protect or things with standing surfaces that water could pool on; walls, sheds, or structural details can be painted with Chalk Paint and left unsealed.

Finally, this charming little bureau in Chalk Paint in Chicago Grey (below), has a contrasting combination of Gloss and Matt Lacquer to add subtle interest! Even the poster behind the bureau has been painted in Antoinette and Original.

Bring style to your home with a simple lick of paint. We love Annie Sloan – check out the website for inspiration and more.

Contact: Annie Sloan.


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