We Vintage Fresh feel so happy that we get to be one of the hundreds of Annie Sloan’s Stockist.
If you do not know anything about Annie, take a moment to read about her journey over the last 20 years.
By leading the decorative painting revolution over the last 20 years, Annie Sloan has become perhaps the world’s most respected expert in decorative paint, colors, and techniques. Alongside her unique and versatile decorative paint, Chalk Paint ®, Annie has inspire generations with her accessible, lively, and creative approach to getting great results.
Annie’s fine art background and contagious enthusiasm for decorative painting has motivated both home painters and experienced professionals and unlocked countless creative potentials. She has traveled the world sharing her love for paint and color and teaching her techniques for home decoration through lecture tours and intimated workshops. she has also published 20+ books on decorative painting, selling more than 3 million copies worldwide.
The Annie Sloan range is synonymous with excellent results that are easy and fun to achieve. These products are exclusively available through Annie’s network of independent Stockists who are located all over the world.
Annie trained as a fine artiest and turned to decorative work after university in the mid 1970’s whilst painting murals in houses as commissions. By 1987, Annie had written the phenomenally successful book, The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques, which is considered to be the industry bible on the subject. Unable to find the paints she wished to work with, Annie used her knowledge of color, paint, pigments, and art history and developed Chalk Paint ® in 1990.
Annie runs her business, Annie Sloan Interiors, out of Oxford, England with her husband David and a team of bright, young people who look after global branding, marketing, PR, European distribution, and a whole swathe of activities. Oxford has been Annie’s base for over 20 years and is where she first developed Chalk Paint® She has run and owned a shop there since 2000 and continues to use the studio at the back of her store as a space for developing her techniques and product. Annie has taken great personal care in developing her products and she’s always working on something new in her studio.
Born in Australia to a Scottish father and a Fijian mother, Annie came to England to England to a farming life in Kent when she was ten years old. With spells in Southern Africa and connections to France, Cuba, and the US, she feels she has world roots.
Annie runs a family business and, as such, is proud to support her Stockists who are all small, independent, family-fun businesses too. Her Stockist are part of her family.
Annie Sloan Finishing Products
Chalk Paint ® Decorative Paint
When Annie Sloan developed her unique decorative paint, Chalk Paint ®, she revolutionized the world of decorative painting. Frustrated with the lack of paint options available at the time, she created her own signature paint – with its remarkable versatility and ease of use- for everyone from the novice to the professional to enjoy.
Annie developed her now famous Chalk Paint® in 1990 to answer the need she had for a versatile paint that would have many uses. She came to choose the name “Chalk Paint” because it was suggestive of its very matte – almost chalky – finish.
Chalk Paint® adheres to most surfaces and creates gorgeous results quickly and easily. Use it for textured finish, a distressed finish, a smooth contemporary finish, or even a wash. It very rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside on just about any surface- from wood to metal, and matte plastic to terracotta. It can revitalize old furniture, walls, ceilings, and floors with ease. It’s easy, fun, and makes amazing results accessible to everyone.
” There’s no need for tiresome priming and sanding-you can get straight to the fun bit.” – Annie Sloan
With a color paletter inspired by 18th and 20th Centruy decor and design, you can easily mix the colors together to extend the range. Add a little water to it to make it smooth, thicken it up by leaving the lid off, and make it into a wash by adding even more water. Use flat brushes for a smooth look or bristle brushes for a more textured aged look. Gorgeous results have never been so simple and straighforward.
Chalk Paint® is non-toxic, water-based,contains no lead, has very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and has no odor- we aim to make all our products as eco-friendly as possible.