Differences between Duck Egg Blue vs Svenska Blue Chalk Paint® in Litres

TUNE IN FOR OUR FACEBOOK LIVE at noon Eastern Time on Friday, January 18, 2019

With the global transition of packaging with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan happening during 2019, a few colors will be changing slightly or a change in name may be happening. Please tune in to The Purple Painted Lady’s Facebook page on Friday, January 18, 2019 at NOON Eastern Time to watch us compare the Duck Egg from the past quart container to the new litre packaging of Duck Egg Blue. And also, paint with Svenska Blue (the European edition of the Duck Egg that was packaged in quarts in the past) I understand that this may seem confusing and we want to help you make sure when you are purchasing Chalk Paint® from us or anyone in your area, that you purchase the correct color! So, we will be painting with all three (Duck Egg Quarts, Duck Egg in Litre packaging and Svenska Blue) We are here to answer your questions- so please feel free to leave questions here ahead of time OR …once the LIVE begins, post them then. We will upload this video to our YouTube channel once done.

The Purple Painted Lady has an online shop but always promotes and highly recommends that you go and visit your local Annie Sloan stockist! they will have physical samples for you to see in person and to compare!!

Opening Litres of Chalk Paint®️ by Annie Sloan

Have you heard about the global alignment of Chalk Paint®️ by Annie Sloan happening through out 2019 in regards to the containers of paint transitioning from quarts to litres? One extra bonus is that the litre containers are 1.8 ounces larger and we sell them for the same price as the quarts.

Check out this quick video demonstrating how to open and close them to preserve their integrity.  #anniesloan#challkpaint#globaltakeover#thepurplepaintedlady#govisityourlocalstockist#buylocal

OPENING: The new lids of the litres takes a little different approach to opening. You will want to use a paint can opener or the blunt edge of a tool, like a spoon possibly. Carefully wedge the edge under the lids slowly and gently as you turn the container of paint in a circle. Wedge the opening multiple times as you go around the entire lid’s perimeter. You may have to do this twice since they are sealed really well so they stay closed in transit.

CLOSING: Don’t bother using a hammer or mallet because they will warp the lid. Just use the cushy part of your palms like the video shows.

Dry Brushing

Applying a dry brush effect of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in a different color over your base color can really bring life to your painted piece. Our customer Amy Straley transformed her secretary desk using Old White as the base and French Linen dry brushed over it. (you can even apply a dry brush effect directly over wood) Take a peek at THIS POST here on our website for some tips and suggestions when it comes to dry brushing:

Village Gate Store Closed til 1/11 at 12:30pm

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Our Rochester NY location of The Purple Painted Lady inside Village Gate at 274 Goodman St N Rochester NY 14627 is going to be CLOSED til Friday, January 11th which is when we will reopen at 12:30pm because we are moving…..only 3 shops down from our current space.

The lighting is so much better and we will be in a more active location next to California Rollin’ Inc. and The Gate House.

Stay tuned for a slew of new workshop dates to be announced to be instructed Courtney and Trish!