Sunday, November 13, 2011

TEST #1 ANN SLONE CHALK PAINT



SO I GAVE IN AND ORDERED SOME
ANN SLONE CHALK PAINT SAMPLES
AND THE CLEAR WAX, AND DARK WAX.
I WANT TO TRY TO MAKE MY OWN AND
I FIGURED I HAD TO SEE HOW THE REAL THING
WORKS FIRST! THE THING THAT
I LIKED THE MOST ABOUT THIS PAINT IS THAT
THEY SAY YOU DON'T SAND OR PRIME. WHO
WOULDN'T LOVE THAT!

THIS IS A PREVIEW OF THE PROJECT I'M
DOING WITH IT.

SO I WIPED IT DOWN AND GOT OUT MY PAINT
BRUSH AND MY SAMPLE OF OLD WHITE.
2 COATS AND THE DARK WOOD STILL WASNT
COVERED. I PAINTED THE SIDES AND THE TOP WITH ABUSSON BLUE. MY SAMPLE POT OF OLD
WHITE ALMOST GONE. I DECIDED TO DO
A THIRD COAT OF PARIS GREY AND I COVERED
THE WHOLE PIECE TOOK 2 COATS OF THE
PARIS GREY.

SO FAR IM NOT A BELIEVER
AND I'M NOT YET READY TO
DRINK THE KOOL-AID.

IM LETTING IT DRY OVERNIGHT AND
PLAN ON WAXING IT AND DISTRESSING
IT AND I WILL POST THE PICTURES
WHEN I AM TOTALLY DONE.

THE PAINT WAS VERY CREAMY AND THE
PAINT STROKES DO DISAPPEAR AFTER
THE SECOND COAT. BUT I THOUGHT
THE COVERAGE WOULD BE BETTER.
I THOUGHT I COULD JUSTIFY THE COST
IF I COULD GET IT TO GO FURTHER THAN
LATEX BUT I THINK LATEX WOULD
HAVE COVERED THE SAME. MAYBE
I SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE CUBBIES
ON MY FIRST TEST AS THEY DO TAKE
UP ALOT OF PAINT JUST LIKE SPINDLES
I HATE SPINDLES !

I DIDN'T HAVE TO SAND OR PRIME AND I'M
HOPING THAT THE PAINT ADHERES AS
GOOD AS I HAVE READ IT DOES.
A FEW SPOTS HAVE ME WORRIED.

I DON'T WANT TO MAKE ANY
JUDGEMENTS ON IT UNTIL
I HAVE FINISHED A PIECE AND I DO
HAVE A FEW MORE SAMPLES TO TRY ON
OTHER PIECES SO WE WILL SEE!

IM HOPING FOR THE BEST!


13 comments:

  1. Good Luck Lauren! I am a firm Chalk Paint believer. I was scared of the price though. However, the shop that I have a booth at carries the ASCP products so it was easier for me to acquire it. Don't be discouraged if it doesn't work as well the first time. I have had a few colors I needed to toy with. Send me an e-mail if you have questions. You will LOVE the way it sands and distresses. Here is my tip. Paint, Sand then Wax. A bit messier but better result. Good Luck!

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  2. Oh no - sorry it isn't working out so awesome. I have only used a few samples as well so far but I was really happy with how they worked. I have read that old white is thinner and does not cover quite as well as the brighter colors which have more pigment. Hope the piece turns out well.

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  3. I haven't tried it yet, either. To me, I can't justify the price right now, it's not resourceful enough for me when I know htere are other products out there that work fine. Let us know how it turns out. You always do duch a nice job with your pieces! andrea@townandprairie

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  4. I have totally been wondering if it was "all that"...Cant' wait to hear what you think! I'ma try the 'home-made' version soon, I think...

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  5. :( Oh no! I can't wait to hear what your final thoughts are. I have wanted to purchase ASCP but the price is a lil scary to me. I did purchase some calcium carbonate from Amazon.com and made "my own" chalk paint. Whether or not it's like ASCP, I don't know...I don't have any way to compare. I'm curious about Milk Paint too...have you ever tried it? Thanks for posting!

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  6. Can't wait to see your final thoughts. My first ASCP (Old White) was a tall piece with 14 cubbies and it did take more than one coat. I painted outdoors on a very warm day and the paint dried really fast. I've also used Graphite on a table. I do like the paint (love the colors) and the clear wax. The dark wax gave me some trouble on the large piece.
    Good luck!

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  7. My budget won't curently alow me to splurge on ASCP, especially when I usually work with $1.25 quarts of oops paint. I don't mind the priming...it adds another layer when I distress that I like. Do please post when your project is done with your final opinion.

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  8. I too didn't have real good luck with my old white ASCP. I have found you can mix it with Latex white paint up to 50/50 and it will go twice as far cover just as well, and the sanding is the same. Most other colors cover much better than the old white. Good luck.

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  9. I, too, am dubious, but feel like saying that puts me in the minority. I splurged on Paris Grey and it did not cover in two coats. I've been afraid to try it since then lest I be disappointed again! Guess I'll give it another go sometime soon. Keep us posted.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  10. I just found your website--good luck with the ASCP! It's all I use now and I've written several tutorials about it, just because it can be kinda tricky. I'd love for you to check them out!

    http://www.chichistudio.com/tutorials/

    If it just doesn't work for you, it's no big deal. All of your furniture is beautiful anyway!

    P.S.--I'm your newest follower!

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  11. Hi ! Best of luck on your painting projects:) I myself want to try out chalk paint, so I look forward to your future posts about how it went! Oh and you're more than welcomed to feature my grateful sign;-) thanks so much, it really makes my day when I am featured somewhere!
    Happy Monday to u!
    Cat
    Catherinascreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  12. I'll be back to see the final result. I have a blogland friend who sells ASCP, and I still haven't tried it. However, like you, I feel like I should try it. I get asked about it all the time, and I can't give an opinion. I've seen it on furniture up close and I like the look, but I've never used it. I don't know if I'm being stubborn, or just content with what I use.

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  13. Hi Lauren!
    I used your suggestion of adding the warm water to the calcium carbonate and posted about the results @ http://cameobliss.blogspot.com/2011/11/make-your-own-chalk-paint-part-deaux.html
    Hope you don't mind me mentioning you!I eagerly await your opinion on the ASCP!!

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