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All about Annie Sloan Brushes

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All about Annie Sloan Brushes

Annie Sloan Brushes We get a ton of questions about Annie Sloan’s brushes. Are the necessary? What is the difference between the brushes? Are they worth the price and why are they pricier? Do they clean up easily? How long will they last? Well, here is our opinions on all the questions👍 Let start with: Are they necessary? And what is the difference between the brushes? Is it necessary to have an Annie Sloan Paint or Wax Brush?  No, not a must. BUT…and here is the big but to all this.  In our many years of painting furniture with Annie...

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PAINTING KITCHEN CABINETS PART 3

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PAINTING KITCHEN CABINETS PART 3

We have all our supplies, we have picked out our color and finish and now we are ready to get to the good part!  Actually, painting and finishing the cabinets.   -I typically start with the backs of the doors.  This way if I need to make any adjustments it is on the least visible part of the cabinet.   -I paint all the door backs with one coat of paint and let them completely dry (typically 1-2 hours) then I go in with my second coat. If a third coat is need just let the second coat dry just...

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PAINTING KITCHEN CABINETS WITH ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT® Part One

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PAINTING KITCHEN CABINETS WITH ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT® Part One

We get a ton of questions about painting kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint® so I knew it was time to create a series of blog posts that address the most frequently asked questions. Let’s begin with the top three. 1.) Is Chalk Paint® really good for painting kitchen cabinets? ABSOLUTELY!!! Chalk Paint® is amazing for painting kitchen cabinets for so many reasons but the top reasons that stick out to me is: there is no sanding or striping before you apply the paint, it adheres to virtually any surface, it dries quickly so the process does not take...

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PAINTING KITCHEN CABINETS PART 2

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PAINTING KITCHEN CABINETS PART 2

Ok, so you decided that using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan is the way to go for painting your kitchen cabinets and I couldn’t agree more.  But now what?   Color and Finish -  Picking the right color and finish. I always ask my customers to show me an inspiration picture of a kitchen they love – Pinterest is perfect for this. Then I ask to see a picture of their current kitchen. This helps to get a clear vision of possibility and allows us to talk through how the inspiration pic can translate to their kitchen.   Now when...

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Why I Use Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan to paint Furniture

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Why I Use Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan to paint Furniture

I was introduced to Chalk paint by Annie Sloan about 14 years ago. A friend had used it to paint a dresser and it looked incredible. I immediately went and got a tin of paint, some wax, and a paint brush and started painting. The first piece I painted was a small 4 draw dresser. I was hooked.  So the question is why Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan? Because it is so easy, no prepping, no priming, NO sanding! I’ve tried probably every DIY paint out there and they just can’t compare to chalk paint by Annie Sloan. I love...

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