Old Ochre is the faded darkened cream colour seen on old French painted furniture, woodwork and door exteriors. Apply Dark Chalk Paint® Wax to make the colour more intense and evocative of Paris, or keep it clean as a neutral foil to other colours.
Click Here For the Annie Sloan Colour Chart
“There’s no need for tiresome priming and sanding ⎯ you can get straight to the fun
bit!” ⎯ Annie Sloan
Paint Coverage -
1ltr - 13 sq mtrs
120ml - 1.5 sq mtrs
Apply thickly and sand back after for a distressed, vintage effect.
Dilute with a little water (@10%) and apply in thin coats for a modern flat look
Finish with Wax or Lacquer to seal Paint
Annie Sloan developed her now famous decorative paint, Chalk Paint™, in
1990 to answer the need she had for a versatile paint that would have
many uses from acting like limewash to looking like old painted furniture.
She called it Chalk Paint™ because of its beautiful velvety, matt finish.
“One of the great aspects about my paint is the number of
different ways it can be used – it is not a one dimensional paint but can be used thickly,
thinly, crackled, stippled, overlaid and rubbed through, smoothly, and like gesso.” ⎯
Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan is very easy to work with. It very rarely requires any
preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside on just about any surface
⎯ from wood to metal, and matt plastic to terracotta. It can revitalise old furniture, walls, ceilings, and
floors with ease. It’s easy, fun, and makes amazing results accessible to everyone.
With a colour palette inspired by 18th and 20th Century décor and design, you can easily mix the
colours together to extend the range. Add a little water to it to make it smooth, thicken it up by leaving
the lid off, and make it into a wash by adding even more water. Use flat brushes for a smooth look or
bristle brushes for a more textured aged look. Gorgeous results have never been so simple and
Chalk Paint™ is eco-friendly too. It contains extremely low volatile organic compounds (‘VOCs’) and has