Annie Sloan Chalk Florence Paint
Creating a dark green chalk paint color with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) Florence is another fun way to experiment with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Florence and wax. For those of you who are not familiar with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ASCP, it is a popular brand of chalk paint known for its versatility and ease of use especially on refinishing furniture. One of the many benefits of using ASCP is that it can be mixed with other colors and waxes to create a unique shade that fits your specific project. Today, we will be exploring the step-by-step process of creating a beautiful dark green hue with ASCP Florence on a furniture makeover project. So, grab your paintbrushes, and let’s dive into the world of ASCP and the art of mixing it up to make it your own!
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I certainly enjoy experimenting with fun colors for my home decor. I like playing outside of the rules of design and creating something unique for myself. I find true pleasure in trying different painting techniques and paint colors which really brings out my creative nature. That’s probably why I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) so much as it provides an easy way for me to play with a nice color pallet, and try new techniques and projects with minimal effort. If you know me, you also know I love things to be easy. 🙂
I picked this set of Vintage side tables up from 2 Friends & Junk Vintage Market in Springfield, MO. I knew exactly what color I wanted to use because this wood takes the paint so well and loved the curved legs and details. They just don’t make them like this anymore.
- Furniture of your choice
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) – Florence
- Lysol wipes
- TSP heavy-duty cleaner (Optional)
- Paint Brush
- Wax Brush (can be an old paintbrush)
- Annie Sloan Dark Wax
- Citrus Solvent
- Soft Cloth or cheesecloth
- Additional Container – One with a lid in case you have a leftover glaze.
- Craft Sticks
Step 1: Prep Furniture To Paint
Prep the set simply by taking a Lysol wipe and cleaning them. Thankful this set was taken care of and pretty clean. If you find a piece of furniture with some extra crud (technical term.. LOL) on them especially a heavy coat of furniture polish. I would recommend using a TSP heavy-duty Cleaner to clean them up. Just follow the directions on the box to create the cleaner and go over the piece.
Okay, that’s it for prepping… Let the fun begin!!!
Step 2: Paint Furniture
Apply two coats of the Annie Sloan Florence Chalk Paint in Florence. You should now have a really pretty teal color. Which is a fabulous color you may want to stop here. However, keep going if you want green chalk paint.
Step 3: Make the Glaze Out Of Dark Wax
Create the dark green chalk paint by creating a glaze with Annie Sloan dark wax and citrus solvent. Okay, I have to admit there’s no set measurement. It’s kinda like a southern mama’s recipe direction… a pinch of this .. a dash of that. You know what I’m talking about. It’s a wonder I can even cook. Hahhah… Here’s the ‘secret’ glaze recipe to create your own. You really can’t go wrong here. Just experiment with the process and have fun. It feels like a mad scientist experiment. Haha…. Take about a tablespoon of dark wax and put it into another container and pour in a tiny amount of citrus solvent over the dark wax. Now take a craft stick and give it a good stir until it’s more of a liquid consistency. Repeat the process until you have enough for your painted furniture piece. You can do small amounts at a time until you have finished your project.
Note: I do not recommend the “green” (environmentally safer) brand of mineral Spirits as it creates more of a milky pudding mix.
Step 4: Apply the Glaze
The glaze has been created, it’s now time to apply it to your painted furniture piece. Take a second paint brush (an old one you won’t be washing or a wax brush) and apply the glaze in the same direction as the paint strokes. Let the glaze set for just a minute or two. Now wipe off the glaze with a rag or cheesecloth in the same direction as your paint strokes. Be sure to leave the glaze on longer in the detail areas to accent the architecture.
Note: Leaving the glaze on the paint longer will provide a dark color. The glazing process is something you can experiment with to find what’s best for the piece. I would experiment in minutes not hours.
Step 5: Enjoy Your Furniture Makeover!!
This turned out to be a great green chalk-painted furniture before and after makeover! The Annie Sloan Florence paint paired with dark wax creates such a rich and dark green chalk paint. It’s absolutely stunning piece of furniture to add to your Bohemian-style home decor. Are you going to try it? Make sure you save this to PINTEREST to reference later. I would love for you to post a picture of the piece on my Facebook page. Just pick a recent post and show it off!!
Q1: Do I need to sand between coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint (ASCP)?
For a smooth finish, you can sand in between coats of ASCP. Make sure you wipe off the dusting before the next coat.
Q2: Do you need a primer with Annie Sloan chalk paint?
No, you don’t need to prime before you paint with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. The lazy girl in me loves that about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Just wash it down and start painting.
Q3: What do you clean furniture with before chalk painting?
I normally use just soap and water or a Clorox wipe to clean my furniture before I start chalk painting. I had a few furniture pieces that were a little dirty and I recommend using TSP heavy-duty Cleaner before you start painting your furniture project.
Please note that paint colors will vary depending on screen settings, wood, and the amount used. We cannot guarantee that paint colors will exactly match the color you see on the screen. I would highly recommend testing this method on a block of scrap wood first.
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