Update Your Kitchen With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Updating your kitchen is the perfect project for painters of all abilities. “With a partner and no interruptions, you could do your kitchen cabinets in a weekend,” explains Annie Sloan, from Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. “Or if the thought of a big job is overwhelming, break it down. Do your top cupboards one week and your bottom cupboards the next.”
Here we share some easy ways to help you redo your kitchen and create an inspired space with Chalk Paint:
– Start by giving your kitchen cabinets a clean with soapy water to remove any oil or grease.
– When dry, apply your first coat of Chalk Paint™ using an Annie Sloan Flat Brush for a smooth finish.
– Leave plenty of time to dry, before painting a second coat of Chalk Paint™.
– Once dry, finish with at least two coats of protective finishing sealant: Chalk Paint™ Wax to emphasize Chalk Paint™ colour and give a mellow velvety finish; Gloss Chalk Paint™ Lacquer to give a light sheen; or, Matt Chalk Paint™ Lacquer to give a sophisticated, plush, muted look.
To achieve this plaster effect, inspired by Moroccan ‘Tadelakt’, apply Chalk Paint™ onto a base of Wall Paint using thick strips of cardboard. Drag, wipe and scrape the paint along the wall, building up layers of colour and tone, until blended to your liking. Once dry, finish with a thin layer of Clear Chalk Paint™ Wax to seal and protect your handiwork.
It really is that easy. Discover more at Annie Sloan.