1. Choose two colours from the Chalk Paint® palette. Here Annie has selected Giverny and Aubusson Blue. Annie began by applying her primer colour of Chalk Paint® in Giverny, using a Chalk Paint® Brush to create texture.

  2. Once your base colour is dry, use a clean Chalk Paint® Brush to apply the second colour. Annie used Aubusson Blue and avoided painting this on too thickly, as the thicker it’s painted on, the harder it is to sand back later.

  3. Once dry, add a coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax. Annie used a Chalk Paint® Wax Brush which makes it easy to get into all the carving. Remove any excess wax using a lint-free cloth.

  4. Once the wax is dry to touch, but hasn’t hardened, you can start sanding. Using Annie Sloan Sanding Pads, Annie removed the top coat of paint to reveal the colour beneath. Start with a coarse pad and move down to medium and then fine, depending on the furniture you’re painting and how distressed you want your paint work.

  5. Finally, apply a coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax, this will seal and protect this piece. 

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