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Hey all, don't forget to check out Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan as there's no need to sand or prime so you can paint over any old piece of furniture and instantly revamp it !

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I wouldn't use Annie Sloan paint, it is hard to work with. Try an alternative like Autentico or Grand Illusions paint. You will probably need to Shellac your old piece of furniture to seal in any knots in the wood or old coffee/tea cup stains. Then remember if using chalk paint to sand between coats - oooh and use a hair dryer to dry coats, much quicker and somehow very satisfying to watch the paint dry! And wax afterwards - just a little goes a long way and it just needs a little buffing. That way you won't stain your lovely new piece of furniture. This little table was dark brown and totally revolting when I bought it at a second hand shop.

Happy painting!

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Caroline Wilson

Porters chalk paint is easy to use, binds to old prep on previous surfaces with only minimal sanding and can then be "distressed" by lightly sanding edges. Wax provided the perfect finish to this "side of the road find".


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