Eclectic Interiors is the Kilkenny stockist of Annie Sloan Paint and waxes. (See paint chart below)
Chalk Paint® is the brand name for Annie’s unique water-based decorative paint. It is a non-toxic paint that is lead-free, EG-free, odour-free and has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Developed by Annie Sloan specifically for furniture, it can be applied to most surfaces and very rarely requires any priming or sanding before painting. You can use it on walls, floors, wood, concrete, metal, matt plastic, earthenware, brick, stone and more – inside or outside. You can even use it to paint upholstery and dye fabric.
1 litre of furniture paint (17 square metres coverage) €27.95
Tins of dark/clear wax (1 tin per 2 litres paint) €13.50
Annie Sloane trained as a Fine Art painter (Sean Sculley was a fellow student!) and has created her own range of chalk paints using her knowledge of paint, pigments and Art History. The colours are inspired by European 18th Century furniture and range from soft, beautiful neutrals to vibrant and earthy hues. They have been made bright and rich, bearing in mind that they will be darkened slightly by the protective wax, which gives a beautiful mellow and patinated finish. None of the colours, except Graphite contain black pigment, which allows for mixing and combining colours without the paint dulling.
Go to her website www.anniesloan.com for ideas on colour combinations and recipes to increase the range of colours from 28 to over 100.