A little cold out? How about some Coco? As in Coco Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. Coco is the sophisticated side of neutral. We feel it is more like a latte, similar to Annie’s color French Linen but Coco is more brown or chocolatey versus French Linen which is a bit of a gray. Shown here are two pieces of crown molding painted with two coats of Coco. They all have a coat of clear wax over them and then the upper board shows white wax on the top left and black wax on the top right. The bottom board shows clear wax on the left and dark wax – which is brown on the right.
VIDEO OF COCO: Want to see a video of Coco Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan being stirred right in the tin? Clear here to jump to our Youtube video. We give you a little description of Coco while doing it too. See the YouTube video HERE.
We always encourage you to visit your local Chalk Paint® stockist…but if you are stuck at home and do not have anyone local… The Purple Painted Lady is here to help and can ship your order right to your front door step. Please just place your order online and we will ship it out ASAP! In fact, if you place an order- be confident in knowing that The Purple Painted Lady has everything in stock! What does this mean in the end? With the team we have in place- your order will get packed and picked up by USPS. FedX or UPS the same day you place it – Monday through Saturday. (note however, this is as long as your order came in before 3pm EASTERN TIME, because UPS picks up our packages around 3:30pm)
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We always encourage you to visit your local Chalk Paint® stockist…but if you are stuck at home and do not have anyone local… The Purple Painted Lady is here to help and can ship your order right to your front door step. Please just place your order online and we will ship it out ASAP! In fact, if you place an order- be confident in knowing that The Purple Painted Lady has everything in stock! What does this mean in the end? With the team we have in place- your order ships the out via USPS or UPS the same day you place it – Monday through Saturday. (note however, this is as long as your order came in before 3pm EASTERN TIME, because UPS picks up our packages around 3:30pm)
QUESTION: I painted my kitchen cabinets in March with alkyd based paint. I don’t like the color and would like to go over it with Annie Sloan chalk paint. Will chalk paint work for this project? Is there anything prep-wise that I would need to do?
ANSWER: It’s fine to paint over an oil based paint with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. If the existing surface is shiny/glossy however, you might want to lightly sand to ‘break’ the surface and provide a better key for the paint.
Hey all- Trish here. So, you painted a piece of furniture or your cabinets with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan a while back and now you need to do a touch up.
Here are some important questions to know the answer to:
How long ago was your original painting done? If it was painted recently- then the color matching is fine. If however, it was more than a year ago – you may want to consider repainting the whole side that needs a touch up. Keep in mind- that I painted my walls a year ago with Sherwin Williams wall paint and when I went to do a touch up on one wall recently, my touch up looked different and was an obvious touch up because the touch up was fresh and the rest of my walls had been exposed to airborne particles since it was in my kitchen from the last 2 years of living. Then, also take into account, between just normal wear and tear, UV rays and life with my two dogs – the original paint had a different appearance than the freshly applied paint. Ultimately- I repainted the entire wall.
If you literally, just recently painted and something happen where you need to do a touch up- you should be successful. You will want to account for what type of top coat and what sheen it was before doing the touch up. If going over a super shiney surface- sometimes – touch ups are noticeable.
If you painted your piece or cabinets with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan sometime prior to early 2019 and you purchased your paint from The Purple Painted Lady – you will want to call us and confirm if the Chalk Paint® was packaged in a litre or a quart container. This is important to know because Annie Sloan took over manufacturing and distribution here in North America at the end of 2018. The packaging changed from quart containers to litre containers. About a third of her colors, changed slightly. Some colors changed more than others though. Meaning- if doing a touch up or painting a new cabinet addition to a pre-existing kitchen row- the difference may be in some cases, totally noticeable.
If you need assistance trying to determine if your paint was packaged in a quart- call us and we will do our best to help you. 585.750.6056
So, you made the big purchase and splurged on some of the most amazing brushes for your Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, Congrats! Now, ……take good care of that investment. It is kind of like buying a brand new car. You don’t typically park it in a tight parking spot.
When it comes to brushes- don’t soak them overnight. Any brush that becomes waterlogged from soaking in water will break down over time, no matter what the cost or manufacturer. I guarantee it.
Chalk Paint® is so easy to wash out of a brush with warm water and a little patience to make sure you get all of the paint out. Once that water runs clean- you know you are done. Always wash them out right after painting and avoid any soaking. If you do soak your brushes often – they can end up looking like this poor little brush shown in the photo and this problem should never occur.
Here is a great tip: Periodically, condition your paint brush bristles by taking some hair conditioner or Murphy’s Oil Soap. This will help to lengthen the life of your beautiful brushes.