About Annie Sloan
About Annie Sloan
30 years of leading the decorative painting revolution makes Annie Sloan a world-renowned expert in paint and colour. Based in Oxford, she is a keen supporter of small businesses, extending the ethos of her own family-run company to her stockists, all of whom are small independents, and all of whom receive the benefit of her continued support and advice.
Annie’s Chalk Paint® and design techniques are world-famous. Having produced 26 books on the subject, she has motivated everyone from home painter to experienced professional. Constantly innovating, Annie continues to evolve new and wonderful ways of rejuvenating existing furniture you have tired of, and if you are looking for a new hobby or business her paint is perfect. Trawl car boot sales, junk shops – even skips – for an old piece of furniture that you will be able to transform inexpensively and quickly with her Chalk Paint®, and easy to learn techniques. At the end you will have produced a beautiful piece others will desire.
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ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT® - DECORATIVE PAINT, ACCESSORIES AND WORKSHOPS
Water-based, fantastically velvety, breathable and ecological. You can create a multitude of effects that can be applied easily over pretty much anything (furniture, metal, melamine, wood, leather, plastic . . .) usually without preparation – useful for those with very busy lives. Or use one of Annie’s stencils and decorate a piece of fabric, or your wall.
Chalk Paint® is easily mixable without becoming dead or muddy. Sample pots are a perfect size for this, as well as for painting small items. See Colour Charts for more information.
100% Safe for use in Babies Room – Available in 100ml pots and 1 litre tins
Annie Sloan’s tough, water-based, non-toxic, matt finish household paint is wipeable, with excellent coverage. See colour charts for more information.
Available in 100ml sample pots, and 2.5Litre
We stock the full range of Annie Sloan products
Annie at The Forest Bailiff
Annie Sloan at The Forest Bailiff
Upon entering The Forest Bailiff you immediately encounter the personality, colour and texture of the Annie Sloan products. You will find pieces of furniture gorgeously decorated in her different colours and finishes to inspire your home project.
Our team is on hand to help with colour choice and advise on finishes. We run regular Annie Sloan workshops for those who want to extend their knowledge and techniques. Our knowledge makes for an informative and fun selection process.
All colours, sizes and finishes held in stock
ANNIE'S WORKSHOPS IN THE STUDIO
Annie’s Workshops IN THE STUDIO
We run both Annie’s accredited workshops in The Studio, either one of which will give you a comprehensive training in a number of her decorative techniques. However, if you have not done decorative furniture painting before, we advise you to take Course One first.
Both half-day workshops will give you the skills necessary to achieve a range of finishes and get the most out of Annie’s fabulous Chalk Paint®.
Our instructors have been trained by Annie Sloan herself.
Annie Sloan has carefully designed a collection of tools for use in conjunction with her Chalk Paint® and Wall Paint. They make painting, waxing, stencilling and colour-mixing quick, easy and fun.
Building a toolkit is a lovely thing to do, but it is not vital. Using a rag and an old paintbrush is a good starting point for your Annie Sloan project, but should you want to do more, Annie’s brushes and tools are a great investment once you have the furniture decorating bug – we call it ‘Annie Sloaning’!
Annie's Waxes & Finishes
Annie’s Waxes & Finishes
Alongside her unique and hugely versatile Chalk Paint®, Annie Sloan has developed wonderful finishes that include everything you need to become an accomplished decorative painter. Her waxes add lustre and durability, and protect finish. Available in Clear, Dark, White and Black, as well as Coloured and Gilding.
Further finishes are available for crackle varnish, gilding, lacquer and decoupage. Lacquer is water-resistant and particularly useful for sealing painted floorboards and kitchen cupboards, areas where wear and tear are likely to occur.
Annie Sloan has designed a versatile collection of stencils for her Chalk Paint® range. We hold a selection of her unique designs, drawn from a range of inspirations that can be used on fabric, walls (to give the effect of wallpaper), and furniture.
We stock the complete range of Annie’s current books.
Our bestseller is Annie’s “Paint Transformation”, a great guide for beginners.
Annie’s 10 Coloured Linens have been designed to match exactly with colours from her Chalk Paint® palette. Each Linen features two colours, with the weft and warp woven together to produce a complementary effect. Tumbled, for a soft texture.
Sold by the metre, Annie’s fabrics are available to order, and we hold large samples in the shop.
Annie’s collection now includes metallic gilding waxes. With a choice of 5 colours to chose from, you can apply to carvings and mouldings with a lint-free cloth, brush or even your fingers! Enhancing both the texture and detail of your project wax can be used with Annie’s stencils too, to create gilded shapes lines and designs.
Available in Warm Gold, Bright Gold, Bright Silver, Dark Silver and Copper, in 15ml Tubes.