Sunday, July 22, 2012

Meet Old White: My Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Color Review

 Hello Everyone,

Welcome to a new blog series dedicated to the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors.

View my more color review on my Review Page.

Here is my disclaimer:
I am not an official Annie Sloan Stockist. I work and sell at a store that carries the paint and I LOVE painting with it. These are my thoughts and my thoughts only. Proceed at your own risk. ;)

I would like to start out by saying that Old White is a staple of my paint cabinet. It is like the little black dress or great pair of jeans. 

If I run out of this color, I start to panic.  I use it straight from the can, with both waxes, as a wash, mixed with wax, as an accent and so much more.

Here we go:

Old White with Clear Wax
Old White with Dark Wax

Old White as an Accent
Color and Wax: Old White shown with Clear and Dark Wax

Coverage: Good to Excellent  -
I have had some cans that cover in 1 coat and others that cover in 2.  One of the better covering paints.

Great Pairings: This is used a lot with Duck Egg, French Linen, Antoinette and Olive. 

Would I use this again?: Yes
and A Lot!

Clear or Dark: I am not really a "white" girl so I do prefer this with dark wax. However, it is lovely both ways.

Final Thoughts: If you are contemplating trying Annie Sloan for the first time, this is a color I would purchase first. It is easy to use, distresses beautifully and goes with everything. We use it on antique frames as part of our large accent wall.

Thanks for stopping in. :)

FYI...I purchase my Chalk Paint from Carter's Cottage. :)


  1. yep I use it on so much...I use it,as a prep..for anything...that I do...wether as the finish...or under an item...and then paint is just too good. and yes I am with you on ASCP I think what it last week I bought 2 qtr. because I have to drive 40 miles to get it and with the cost of gas....better to have too much then too little...ASCP on....and have you ever tried Provence or red yummy and I really and not a red person but this is drama wow

  2. Totally agree with you. I love old white! I've actually gone through cans of this color. It also looks great with Napoleonic Blue and Paris Grey and is great to mix with other colors to lighten them.

  3. i love that first table especially with the old white- it looks amazing!

  4. I love the two tone grey and white table, so pretty!

  5. Where would we all be without our beloved ASCP? lol! What a wonderful paint! I'll never use anything else on my upcycled projects! :)

    xoxo laurie

  6. My Mum and I only recently discovered Old White chalk paint - we're so excited to try it on a piece of furniture! The finishes I have seen online are so stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love AS paint! And I agree Old White is a great staple! I love that it is so easy, and covers so well! Can't beat it! Your pieces are gorgeous!

  8. I love all of them!! So glad I hopped over from MMS!! Will be following:)

  9. Just lovely! I adore Old White. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from My Romantic Home. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. This is so pretty! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu