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


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!

Difference in Pure White, Original & Old White Chalk Paint® Facebook LIVE

RECIPE: Check out the photo above if you are missing the creaminess of the color Old White that was packaged in the retired quart containers (as of 2019), here is a very close mixing recipe for you! Use 2 parts of Pure Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in a litre to 1 part Cream in a litre. The color is so very very close, you probably won’t even notice a difference!

ANOTHER RECIPE: Original in a litre with a pinch of Cream from a litre also seems to make an exact match.

OLD WHITE – differences from 2018 to 2019…quarts to litres!  =>   First and foremost, I want to explain the difference in Old White from when it was packaged in quart containers, to now, in 2019 in the litre containers.   The color Old White in the past (prior to 2019) used to be described as French Vanilla Ice Cream that had melted.  It had a significant amount of yellow in it.  That color that looked liked ” French Vanilla Ice Cream” has changed!   The quart containers have been retired.  Old White as of 2019 in a litre container has NO yellow to it at all.   Old White in a litre is definitely way more white!  However, we describe this as a modern day, antique white.  It has the slightest tint of an oyster shell gray but some people do not see the grey undertone.  It is super important that when buying paint around the US, that you ask if your paint is in a quart or litre because this change has impacted drifting of other colors, and if you are trying to match a past project, this could definitely be an issue.  

WIth that said, we are excited about the global unification of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in regards to her packaging and the change of some of her colors. 

Back in 4th quarter of 2018- a change began regarding how Chalk Paint® was packaged.  The paint use to be in quarts and through out 2019, it will be transitioning to litres.  Colors are shifting also- this means some are changing.  So, if you are an online customer- do not hesitate to call us at 585.750.6056 and ask questions prior to placing an order. 

For example- Old White that was packaged in a quart was more of a yellow/cream white.  IN fact- we would have described it as French Vanilla Ice Cream that melted.  The Old White packaged in litres- starting December 2018 has NO yellow to it at all!  The Old White packaged in litre containers is more of a white!  Some would describe it as a modern day vintage white- with the slightest undertone of an oyster shell gray.

We hosted a video showcasing the differences that we saved on our YouTube channel and that you can watch HERE:

We will be opening Pure White, Original and Old White Chalk Paint® packaged in both Litres and Quarts and demoing the colors side by side.  


Tune in and ask questions. We will download the Facebook LIVE once it is over and save it on our YouTube channel. Don’t worry if you tune in late to the Facebook LIVE ….. once we are through, we will save it and the whole video from the beginning will be available on Facebook and YouTube.  Also- if you have difficulty with the stream or audio during the actual LIVE  – it will be fine once it is saved.  

This sure sounds confusing but we hope to help you with this video!

Description of Pure White, Original and Old White in Litres below:

Here is a table top of painted with Pure, Original and Old White that are from the Litre containers:

WANT TO MIX the Litre paint to the Old White in Quarts:

If you want to try to mix Chalk Paint® packaged in litres to achieve the color of Old White packaged in quarts, Vicki Shoemaker from 3 Oaks Studio in Clovis and Fresno, California suggested this recipe: