Painting Walls With Chalk Paint®

Painting Walls With Chalk Paint® is not only going to give you a beautiful finish, but may be ideal for people with hypersensitivities, according to our customer Carrie.   It is also great for walls if you live in an older home with lath and plaster walls.

The Purple Painted Lady® LOVES her customers ~ and loves to hear about your experiences with Chalk Paint®.

Carrie is one of our customers with a hypersensitivity to chemicals decided to give Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan a try.

Check out how Carrie painted her entire house!

Carrie wrote us, “After renting for 12 ½ years, my husband and I bought our first house this spring.  One of the tasks that I was both excited about and dreading was painting.  It was exciting as we could finally choose colors that we wanted to use in our home; it was worrisome as I have intense chemical sensitivities, allergies, and asthma.  I started researching options other than latex paint.  Previously, I had used milk paint on a piece of furniture and loved the results, so I visited The Purple Painted Lady® in Macedon to talk to them about milk paint on walls.  I met a kind, helpful, and knowledgeable employee, Courtney, at The Purple Painted Lady®.  She told me about what to expect with milk paint on walls.  She also asked me, “Have you considered Chalk Paint®?”  That day I left with the Chalk Paint® color card and went home to research Chalk Paint®

The next week I went back to the shop in Macedon to purchase a quart of paint to try out Chalk Paint® on a small hutch that I had bought.  The paint applied easily and looked terrific, but more importantly, I had no negative health reactions from the paint.

The Purple Painted Lady Carrie Titlow Image #1

My husband and I decided to go ahead with painting all of the rooms of the house using Chalk Paint®

Color Blocking Ability:

The Purple Painted Lady Carrie Titlow Dining Room Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan Transformation

Each time I went back to The Purple Painted Lady®, the employees were helpful and curious about our BIG painting project.  Some of the first rooms that we painted were the living room and dining room.  The previous owner had painted the rooms dark red and yellow.  We were concerned that it would take several coats to cover the dark red; however, the coverage of the Chalk Paint® was exceptional.  In the photo above – Carrie used Duck Egg Chalk Paint®.  Note that it looks darker than normal, but that is only due to the room’s lighting.

Duck Egg Blue Sample Board Annie Sloan Chalk Paint The Purple Painted Lady

 

After one coat, my mom asked, “Do you think that you even need a second coat?”  The coverage was truly that thorough.

The Purple Painted Lady Carrie Titlow Image #4

CUSTOM COLOR TO LOOK LIKE JADITE:

One of my favorite colors that we used was a mix by Courtney at The Purple Painted Lady®.  I walked into the shop with a bowl from my favorite vintage dishes, Fire King Jadite.

 

The Purple Painted Lady Chalk Paint Jadite Custom recipe

I asked her to match the color as closely as possible.  She experimented and mixed until we were both pleased with the color.  The results are remarkable.  Thank you, Courtney!  The color makes me smile every time I walk into the kitchen.

 

Courtney’s recipe for a Fire King Jadite color completed in Chalk Paint®:

1 part Pure White

1 part Antibes Green

¼ part Louis Blue  

The Purple Painted Lady Custom Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Jadite color

We used  (a 2 quart mixing bucket sold at The Purple Painted Lady®)  with measure marks to mix the paint. I loved the Jadite color so much that we used it in the bathroom as well.

In the library, we used Annie Sloan’s Old Ochre.

 

Old Ochre Sample Board

 

Unfortunately, we did not take any before pictures of this little room.  It was blue above the chair rail and a pinkish-hued tan below the chair rail.

The Purple Painted Lady Carrie Titlow Image #15

We learned that Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan can also be used outside.  In fact, Old White was a perfect color match with the existing paint on our porch.

The Purple Painted Lady Old White Chalk Paint Exterioir use outside handrails Carrie

 

Preparation:

  • Spackled
  • Dry dusted walls
  • Wiped walls with a damp cloth and let air dry
  • Removed switch plates
  • Taped trim

Process:

  • Painted edges and corners of rooms with brush
  • Painted walls with large and small rollers
  • Allowed paint to dry overnight
  • Kept the temperature around 70 degrees in the house while the paint was drying
  • 2 coats of Chalk Paint® in each room
  • Waxed walls of bathroom with Annie Sloan Clear Wax

Results:

  • No allergic reactions, no difficulty breathing, no headaches, etc.
  • Complete coverage of dark colors including dark red and navy
  • Lathe and plaster walls look better with the flat paint…fewer imperfections show
  • Friends and family remarked at how great the paint was to work with
  • My husband and I discovered that we truly enjoy painting together

 

Products used:

The Purple Painted Lady Carrie Titlow Alcove Transformation Chalk Paint by Annie SloanChalk Paint® Colors used:

 

What we have painted so far using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan:

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Library
  • Porch railing and spindles
  • 3 pieces of furniture

 

What we have yet to paint:

  • Vintage metal medicine cabinet
  • Trim
  • Hallway
  • Back porch
  • Front and back doors
  • Wainscoting in bathroom

The Purple Painted Lady Carrie Titlow Image #27CARRIE’S TIPS & TRICKS

  • As paint is drying, cover vents with terry cloth towels otherwise cool air blowing directly on drying paint will make the paint crack
  • Use the small roller around the edges to give the paint a more consistent look- the brush and roller apply the paint quite differently
  • Pour the paint in the paint tray and then use what’s left in the can to work on the edges- there is still quite a bit of paint in the can clinging to the bottom and sides

 

Chalk Paint® cans fit perfectly into the HANDy pails.

The Purple Painted Lady Carrie Titlow Image #28

SUMMARY OF THIS EXPERIENCE:

If I was asked to condense my experience of using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan into a few sentences, it would be this:
Chalk Paint® applied easily, and the results were beautiful.  There was very little odor to the paint, and I had zero allergic reactions when using it every day for 2 weeks (small miracle for me who reacts to everything).  I will be going back to The Purple Painted Lady® for Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan for all of my future painting projects; I am a customer for life.  “

 

Come visit one of our FOUR locations:

EAST SIDE OF ROCHESTER (Our MAIN store!)

Photo of 77 west Main Street shop store front photo

77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

OPEN Mon – Wed 10– 4, Thurs 11–7, Fri 10 –5 & Sat 10-4.…CLOSED SUNDAY

OR

CENTER OF ROCHESTER

Village Gate Outside The Purple Painted Lady

Village Gate ~ 274 Goodman Street North in Rochester, NY 14607

OPEN Mon – Wed 1-6, Fri & Sat 1–8 …CLOSED THURS & SUN

OR

WEST SIDE OF ROCHESTER

The shops on west ridge pic 3200 The Purple Painted Lady

3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge)

OPEN Thurs – Sunday 11–6 ……CLOSED MON, TUES, WEDNESDAY

OR

SYRACUSE (Baldwinsville, to be exact)

The Purple Painted Lady west genesee Baldwinsville Chalk Paint FRONT Savvy Chick

 

1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027

OPEN Tues – Sat 11-5 …CLOSED MONDAY & SUNDAY

GIVERNY- Annie Sloan’s NEWEST CHALK PAINT Color!

WE have Annie Sloan’s newest CHALK PAINT color ~ Giverny in stock at all of our NY locations!

ORDER QUARTS on-line HERE:

Order Sample Pots on-line HERE 

The Purple Painted Lady Giverny Annie Sloan three new colors Facebook

The Purple Painted Lady Giverny Chalk Paint Annie Sloan Comparison Blues

 

Comparison of Napoleonic Blue and Giverny:The Purple Painted Lady Giverny Napoleonic Blue Comparison Chalk Paint Annie Sloan

 

Giverny is a gorgeous shade of blue & available for you TODAY at OUR FOUR NY LOCATIONS also!
Our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502
OR
Our Rochester location in Village Gate . 274 Goodman Street North Suite B134, Rochester, NY 14607
OR
On Tuesday, August 9th – our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027
OR
On Thursday, August 11th – our Greece, NY location at 3200 West Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14626

And….there will be two more new colors being released in the near future too!

We have it available in QUARTS AND SAMPLE POTS! Check it out HERE=>  Giverny

The Purple Painted Lady GIVERNY cabinet sample pot

Barn Sale 9/24/16 – We have 150 artists & Miss Mustard Seed!

The Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale happening on Saturday, September 24, 2016 and it is booked to capacity with 150 artisans!

At this point – we are NO longer accepting applications.

We are beyond excited to announce National Blogger, Miss Mustard Seed will be at our 9/24/16 Barn Sale!

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint The Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale 2016 PR

Come to the meet & greet and watch her demo Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint at 11am & 2pm under the big tent.

Visit Marian’s website to learn more about her! http://missmustardseed.com/about/
Visit The Purple Painted Lady’s 6th Annual FESTIVAL (Sept. 24, 2016) event page and let us know you are coming =>https://www.facebook.com/events/158186121199430/ 

If you are an artists and missed out on being in this show- consider this!  =>  ……we will begin hosting “Second Saturdays at Village Gate” in October and if you are an artists interested in participating in that- please email Trish at takuntz@rochester.rr.com and note

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO APPLY:

Email Trish at takuntz@rochester.rr.com

You must:

  1. Label your email subject as, “2nd Saturdays at the Gate– (insert your business name)”
  2. Provide all of your contact information (complete name, address, phone number)
  3. List out all that you plan on making and bringing (we do not permit direct sales companies, sorry)
  4. Include up to TWO photos representing your product

Trish will then respond back via email to you on if you are accepted via email and if you are- she will include the registration form for you to complete and mail back with your $25 vendor fee.  

IF and once accepted- then you will be directed to send in your vendor fee.


Vendor Fee:
$25 in either Cash OR Check (Not Credit Card)   


HOW TO MAKE PAYMENT FOR VENDOR FEE
Check made out to Tricia Kuntz, dropped off at our Village Gate OR Macedon shop

OR mailed to:

Tricia Kuntz
 845 Yellow Mills Road, Palmyra NY 14522- INCLUDE your business name in Subject! 

WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR $25 INVESTMENT?

An inside space where you can set up your own table or display to sell your wares.  We will manage the promotion of the even and the layout.

Facebook Give-A-Way ending on 7/18/16

Facebook GIVE-A-WAY TIME~ Happy Wednesday! Not paint related, but still quite cool. We sell a lot of cool stuff- and some of that is funky metal yard art. We are giving away a 19″ tall metal duck and two ducklings that will look cute in your yard! Quack, quack!

Duck The Purple Painted Lady

Here is how to play our give-a-way  ~ LIKE our Facebook page (if you haven’t already) and then…..LIKE THE Mama Duck POST. Easy peasy!

One of you will be selected on Monday, July 18th at 10 am EASTERN time.

( Winner need to live in the Continental USA.)

*** AND THE WINNERS OF the Saltwash® Give-A-Way are……..
Melanie Sullivan Sharpton and Nonda Nelson (Congratulations) Email Trish at takuntz@rochester.rr.com with your phone and mailing address

‪#‎thepurplepaintedlady‬ ‪#‎giveaway‬

PLEASE VISIT OUR FOUR LOCATIONS!

Link to our open hours by location- click HERE.

our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

77 Main street with phone number

OR

starting Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 our Rochester location in Village Gate .  274 Goodman Street North Suite B134, Rochester, NY 14607

The Purple Painted Lady Village Gate collage

OR

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027

The Purple Painted Lady west genesee Baldwinsville Chalk Paint FRONT Savvy Chick

 

Saltwash® – COOL STUFF!

Have you heard of Saltwash®?

The Purple Painted Lady Saltwash 42 10 ounce collage

It is an easy to use base coat formula to give a layered and textured effect when mixed with any brand or type of paint and we are giving away a 42 ounce container of Saltwash®?

Check out our page to see a video on how to use it in the description of the item here => http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/Saltwash-42-oz-largest…

 

The Purple Painted Lady® will have this available in our Greece (The Shops on West Ridge location), our Village Gate location) 274 Goodman Street North starting on July 23rd, and our Macedon location.  See addresses below

THE WINNERS OF the Artisan Enhancements (VALUED AT $310!) Christmas in July Give-a-way are…….. Connie Goodman & Linda Waldmiller (Congratulations) Email Trish at takuntz@rochester.rr.com with your phone and mailing address

‪#‎thepurplepaintedlady‬ ‪#‎giveaway‬ ‪#‎villagegate‬ ‪#‎saltwash‬

PLEASE VISIT OUR FOUR LOCATIONS!

Link to our open hours by location- click HERE.

our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

77 Main street with phone number

OR

650 South Ave. in Rochester, NY 14620 ** We are closing our South Ave Location the week of May 9th, 2016 since we will be relocating to Village Gate over near the Memorial Art Gallery this summer!

The Purple Painted Lady South Wedge Stye Chalk Paint Judy Bret 2015

OR

starting Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 our Rochester location in Village Gate .  274 Goodman Street North Suite B134, Rochester, NY 14607  Wait till you see our gorgeous studio space here!!!!!

 

The Purple Painted Lady Village Gate collage

 

OR

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027 inside The Savvy Chick

The Purple Painted Lady west genesee Baldwinsville Chalk Paint FRONT Savvy Chick