Sometimes the standard pre-mixed colors in any brand of paint don’t offer what you’re looking for, but mixing for a custom color is easy to do. For a feminine take on the Campaign style, a signature lilac, is the perfect choice. Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in a ratio of approximately 1:1:1, I mixed Emile, Louis Blue and Pure White to create a light purple hue.
In order to minimize brush strokes, I diluted my paint with a couple tablespoons of water and painted on 3 coats, lightly sanding between each. Using Clear Wax to seal, and buffing, made for a soft shine, rather than a high gloss. Who says you can’t get a smooth finish with chalk paint? The secret is to use light coats, don’t overwork your paint, and sand between layers with a fine grade of sandpaper. Knowing your medium is the key.
I love the contrast the color provides to the sturdy, boxy lines of Campaign. A statement piece that is well suited for it’s new surroundings, the office of a young, talented, interior designer.
It’s easy to mix for custom colors. Check out these video tutorials if you have questions: Mixing Chalk Paint-Beginners Start Here, Creating a Chalk Paint Mixing Formula, and Mixing Chalk Paint for Tints.
I like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for my craft and furniture projects, but for walls nothing compares to Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint. Checkout my most recent interior design make overs with Fresco. It can be purchased online at www.502paint.com