Thursday, March 29, 2012

Chalk Paint Workshops in April

Come learn how amazing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is!  Chalk Paint is by far the BEST paint for painting furniture.  The beauty of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is that there is zero prep work required.  You simply open the can, stir, and start painting.  No sanding, no stripping, no priming, no kidding!

At our workshops, you will learn how to achieve beautiful and unique, designer finishes with little effort.

  Let's play with paint!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Starter Workshop:
This is a great introduction to Chalk Paint and perfect for someone that has never or minimally used Chalk Paint.  You will leave this class with a concrete understanding of three different Chalk Paint techniques and three waxing techniques.  This is a hands-on workshop and you will be painting and waxing on pieces of wood molding.  We will cover the following painting techniques: smooth finish, two-colored distressed and wash techniques.  We will also teach you how to use clear and dark waxes and how to make a glaze with the dark wax.  You will reinforce what you learn in class by practicing the techniques on wood moldings.

Estimated time is 2 Hours
Tuition: $85

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Advanced Workshop
This is a perfect class for those that have already taken the starter workshop or have a lot of experience using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  In this class we will teach three more advanced Chalk Paint techniques including: Textured/Rustic, Impasto, and Crackle.  We will also show you how to create colored waxes.  You will reinforce what you learn in class by practicing the techniques on wood moldings.

Estimated Time is 3 Hours
Tuition: $125

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Bring Your Own Piece Workshop
In this workshop, you will bring your own piece of small furniture to work on.  After a brief demonstration, you will get right to work on your piece!  We will be there to help you with any questions as you paint.  If you already have Chalk Paint, bring it with you to class, otherwise you can purchase a can at the beginning of class.  Bring your own paint brush, if you have one.

Estimated Time is 3 Hours
Tuition: $125

April Specials
Schedule a private class with three or more of your friends and the tuition will only be $65 each.

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We have been having so much fun teaching the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint workshops!  We hope you will join us for a Chalk Paint class at Loot in April!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Now Selling Annie Sloan Chalk Paint at Loot!

We are so excited to be chosen as retail partners of the amazing, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

Chalk Paint was developed over twenty years ago in England, by fine artist, Annie Sloan.  She used her training and research to create this historical color palette. 

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Using Annie Sloan paints and waxes allows you to create old-world, timeless finishes while not being labor intensive.  Chalk Paint will adhere to almost any surface without priming, stripping or sanding first! 

Here are some more features of Chalk Paint taken from Annie Sloan Unfolded:


  • BEST paint on the market for painting furniture
  • Paint can be use on any surface - literally!
  • Use on walls- for a soft matte effect or wax it for a polished plaster effect
  • Can even use paint floors
  • Paint can be applied to interior or exterior surfaces and furnishings


  • Use one color or layer colors
  • Distress and apply waxes to create an old world patina
  • Can be used as a wash-dilute with water so when you apply paint it shows the wood grain
  • You can use it as an impasto (thickly), just leave the lid off to thicken
  • Very little black is used so the colors can be mixed in any combination


  • No need to prime or prepare
  • The colors are mixed intelligently
  • Paint is flexible so you can be creative and change you mind


  • Paint has extremely low VOCs and has little to no odor

Come in and see why Chalk Paint is the best paint in the world!