Collection: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™

Annie Sloan, CBE, invented her revolutionary furniture paint, Chalk Paint™, in 1990 and hasn’t stopped refining and improving her formula since. She is widely considered one of the world’s leading authorities in paint, colour and style. 

The invention of Chalk Paint™ resulted from Annie’s need for a paint that could be used to achieve endless decorative effects – and quickly. Chalk Paint™ satisfies that brief perfectly, as it can be applied to wood, glass, metal, brick and even laminate, left to dry, and then waxed within one day.

The extensive paint colours available in the collection are inspired by Annie Sloan’s exhaustive knowledge of fine art, her experience as a colour expert, and some of the most beautiful interiors around the globe.

What is Chalk Paint™?

Chalk Paint™ very rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside, on just about any surface. Chalk Paint™ can be used to paint wood, it can be used to paint metal, it can be used to paint melamine, it can be used to paint flooring, it can be used to dye fabric, and it can even be used to paint glass!

Waxes and Lacquers - the perfect partners for Chalk Paint™

Annie has developed a range of finishing products ideally matched to Chalk Paint™ for both practical results and decorative effects, whether you want the perfect patina, an antique look or a gilded carving. Seal your paintwork with Chalk Paint™ Wax or Lacquer, bring out brushstrokes with coloured waxes, and expand artistic horizons with Pearlescent Glaze and Gilding Waxes.


An environmentally-friendly choice

All paints in the Annie Sloan range are water-based.  Water-based paint (as the name suggests!) uses water as its primary solvent. It contains low levels of environmentally-harmful VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) in comparison to solvent-based products. These typically contain high levels of VOC. For this reason, it’s considered the more eco-friendly paint choice. Other benefits of water-based paint:

  • It has a quicker drying time
  • It has less odour
  • Easier clean up from brushes and rollers

More on that last point: Washing solvent-based paint from brushes requires the use of white spirit or solvent-based brush cleaners. These, in themselves, release VOCs when used. They’re also difficult to dispose of because of their hazardous nature. You can rinse water-based paints, on the other hand, with soapy water. This makes the entire decorating process more eco-friendly (and simpler!)

All paints in the Annie Sloan range, in addition to being water-based, are also certified Toy Safe and have at least an A, if not A+ (i.e. highest possible), EU indoor air rating.


Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™