This year is Chalk Paint®’s 30th Birthday! She doesn’t look a day older than 21 now, does she? Unless of course, you’re going for the aged effect - two-colour distress, a bit of Dark Chalk Paint® Wax, immediate antiquity. 

While it doesn’t quite feel like the time to throw a party, it IS a very special occasion - 30 years of DIY magic with Chalk Paint®! To celebrate Annie Sloan has TWO exciting new additions to the Chalk Paint® family. We thought perhaps we could bring you some cheer by unveiling these fun and beautiful products to take your painting to the next level.

30th anniversaries are usually celebrated with the gift of pearl, hence this divine pearly birthday cake that was devoured by the team at Annie Sloan HQ in Oxford. It’s also a clue as to the first new product release we’re sharing with you - any guesses?
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It’s Annie Sloan’s new
Pearlescent Glaze, a water-based light-reflecting decorative finish suitable for use on both painted or unpainted indoor furniture, walls and floors. Sublimely subtle yet rewardingly radiant. The light reflecting particles in this lacquer-like finish give a true mother-of-pearl look, can be mixed with Chalk Paint® brights to create a stunning rainbow of pearly pastels, and will elevate detail work to another dimension. It can be used in so many different ways. Apply over Chalk Paint® for a more intense opalescence, this will work best over lighter colours such as Old White. You can also mix Pearlescent Glaze with very small additions of Chalk Paint® to create gently shimmering, translucent shades.

For more technical information click here to view the Fact Sheet.


These beautiful pastel metallic bottles were one of the first Pearlescent Glaze projects Annie Sloan tried and aren't they lovely? From left to right she mixed Pearlescent Glaze with Chalk Paint® in Old White, Florence, Aubusson Blue, Antibes Green, and English Yellow.

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The second new product release is The Colourist Issue 4, Annie Sloan’s unique Bookazine. It is a collectable, bi-annual publication featuring 132 carefully curated pages bound in a covetable cover.


Issue 4 of The Colourist celebrates the 30th anniversary of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. Focussing on a neutral palette of Old White and Graphite with a splash of Lem Lem, this edition also features the Pearlescent Glaze.

In these glossy pages you’ll find an antiques feast in Round Top, Texas; home tours courtesy of the brilliantly eclectic Ildiko Horvath; the amazing space-saving hulls of Trudy Ooyman’s Dutch barge; and the treasure trove of artistry which is Farleys House. Not to mention this season’s must-have Toile patterns and how to use them, as well as a free pull out of Annie’s specially designed Oxford Toile; the career-changing women who took their creative licence-to-kill-business seriously later in life - and how it paid off; the best ways to use whites in your home and with what colour. Last but not least, the beloved step-by-step pages at the back, guaranteed to inspire painters the world over.


To discover more about The Colourist click here. Annie’s so confident you’ll love it, she’s sharing this sneak sampler, enabling you to have a flick through pages from the current edition!

We’re delighted to say that the  Pearlescent Glaze and The Colourist Issue 4 are now in stock and available to order online. We deliver island-wide at $10 and orders above $250 receive free shipping. Order online and receive your DIY supplies at your doorstep.

Stay home, stay safe everyone and let's continue to #makeverydaybeautiful
April 10, 2020 by Deepti Chadda

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