"Primer Red" Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
Deep red ochre is a color found in practically every culture from Venetian palaces to Vietnamese temples.
Red earths were plentiful and relatively easy to come by so the color is often associated with the color for priming furniture and as the base coat for gilding. It is a wonderful color on its own or as a base for other colors particularly when distressing. Primer Red is stunning with Dark Wax! I love to pair it with Graphite, as shown on the Bombay dresser below.
Primer Red is a great color to have as a staple in your painting pantry since “red” is one of the primary colors. This means, it is a base for mixing with other colors to achieve custom colors. For instance:
Custom Color of Deep Purple or Dark Plum Chalk Paint®: Mix 2 parts Primer Red with 1 part Graphite
Custom Color of Aubergine/Eggplant Chalk Paint®: Mix 2 parts Primer Red with 1 part Florence
Don’t forget when purchasing Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan- to consider purchasing her Clear Wax also. Annie’s paint and wax were created to partner perfectly together! The paint itself will harden but the wax will truly protect it! The wax does completely harden and it becomes hard and is water repellent. It is a wonderful protective finish that you can buff once dry- to the sheen you desire.
Some photos, displays and work designed and created by Annie Sloan.
- 1 quart
- 3.3 pounds