The feathering which is like wiping the paint very lightly with your brush will help minimize any brushmarks. Annie sloan manufacturer of the trademarked annie sloan s chalk paint recommends users wait a full 24 hours between coats of paint to allow for adequate dry time and product performance.
Paint your surface as smoothly as you can feathering the paint as you go.
Annie sloan chalk paint top coat. Annie sloan wall paint can be used on previously varnished or gloss painted surfaces but it will not have the same adhesion as chalk paint. Annie sloan created a clear matt lacquer that is water based varnish for painted floors or heavily used furniture items particularly for those painted with chalk paint decorative paint by annie sloan. Annie sloan is perhaps the world s most respected expert in decorative paint colours and techniques.
She has written over 20 books on the subject and developed her own range of decorative paint called chalk paint in 1990. The topcoat used is high performance top coat in flat and the van. This video compares wax vs poly over chalk paint.
Flat out flat is a clear flat water based topcoat and excels at making chalk painted or milk painted projects much more durable. This is a new product as of may 2019. To increase durability an appropriate primer or a coat of chalk paint is recommended as a base coat.
So be ready to watch that first streaky coat of chalk paint dry for a full day before you add a second coat. Best chalk paint top coat general finishes flat out flat top coat this general finishes top coat does an outstanding job of preserving the look feel and color of chalk paint. Use an annie sloan flat brush and charge it with chalk paint.
Alongside her unique and hugely versatile decorative paint chalk paint annie sloan has developed a whole range of products that will help you achieve wonderful results quickly and easily. These include crackle varnish gilding sets lacquers and decoupage varnish everything you need to become an accomplished decorative painter. Apply a second coat if necessary brushing lightly in every direction to reduce brushmarks.
Christina muscari of pretty distressed uses general finishes high performance top coat in flat with annie sloan chalk paint clear wax over annie. Watch as i show you how to paint your kitchen cabinets with chalk paint by annie sloan and a different topcoat instead of wax.