We are part of a highly-selective network of independent shop owners around the world known as Annie Sloan Stockists. We all have our own unique style, but the one thing we have in common is a passion for painting. All stockists are required to go through extensive training in the Annie Sloan Method. When it comes to chalk paint, Annie Sloan's line of carefully curated colors are the best of the best. At UGM, we have everything you need to transform any old piece of furniture into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. We carry the entire chalk paint line as well as several different waxes, sanding pads and brushes. Come by the shop to see the colors in person and stock up on all your favorites. If you're not sure where to begin or just want a little more guidance to achieve a particular look, book a workshop with us to learn the ropes before diving in. You can purchase Annie Sloan paint from our store or online. Happy painting!
How to apply chalk paint
As a rough guide, one liter of Chalk Paint® covers approximately 13 square meters or the equivalent of a small welsh dresser or china hutch. For most purposes, one coat of paint is enough. Chalk Paint® adheres to almost any surface, and there is rarely any need to sand or prime before painting. To get started, tip pot upside down and shake before use. Then open and stir well. If the paint is too thick just add a little water and stir. For the best results, we recommend using a good quality paintbrush like the Chalk Paint® Brushes to apply the paint.
How To apply chalk paint wax
Use a soft T-shirt to apply the wax as you would a thick hand cream. Work small areas at a time, so the wax doesn’t dry before you get to work it in. Less is more, so there's no need to apply wax too thickly. The wax will feel touch-dry immediately after you’ve applied it. Leave the wax to dry for 24 hours before buffing with a clean lint-free cloth, or leave as it is for a matte effect.
To bring out brushstrokes or for an aged effect, work Dark, Black or White Chalk Paint® Waxes into crevices, wiping it back with Clear Chalk Paint® Wax to achieve your perfect result. Always apply a coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax before you apply colored waxes – this will allow you to control the color.
How To care for your brushes
After painting with Chalk Paint®, squeeze out as much excess paint from your brush as you can, then wash your Chalk Paint® Brush well with warm water to rinse out all the colour. Hang to dry with the bristles pointing downwards. Whether you apply Chalk Paint® Wax with the Chalk Paint® Wax Brush or Chalk Paint® Brush, simply wash your brush with warm water and grease-cutting soap to clean it. Harsh detergents may shorten the life of your natural bristle brushes. Want to know more? Book a workshop with us!