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Last week, the HGTV editors got this goodie basket from Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. We were very excited to get our hands on this paint, to say the least. Why, you ask? Because this paint can go on virtually any surface. Wood, ceramic, metal, outdoor furniture, canvas — you name it, you can paint on it without any paint prep. The chalky texture allows you to get any finish you like, whether it’s smooth or distressed. It’s low VOC, non-toxic and dries within minutes — seriously, it dries faster than my nail polish does.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Now that I have your attention, check out the 30 amazing colors you can choose from. My favorite is the Henrietta, but Paris Grey was a popular choice amongst the editors (you can even mix or layer the colors to get the perfect shade). Kayla used the two colors for her table project, which took less than 30 minutes from start to finish. All she did was add painters tape, paint and peel. No preparation was necessary!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

If you’d like to go for an antique look, just grab a rag or cloth. Jessica painted a metal planter in the color Florence. To get an antique finish, she wiped the crevices with a cloth while the paint was still a little wet. To give it a true aged look, add a small amount of Annie Sloan wax to your paint brush and dab it on your project. Presto!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

This paint is great for all the Craigslist furniture junkies out there. If you have any pieces you don’t know what to do with, this paint will make your life a whole lot easier.

So tell us, what project would you like to try with this paint?

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Farima AlaviFarima is the entertaining editor for HGTV.com. Aside from her job, she loves fashion, playing with her rambunctious Yorkie, Rosie, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. She lives in a house...


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