How to paint a wall with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. #DIY
2.) Prepare to paint. Get a separate container for your chalk paint and drop cloth for your floor. If you need to tape your trim do it now*Arnold Schwarzenegger voice over*. Pour a quarter portion of your can into your new container and STIR.
3.) Start painting using even strokes. If the paint gets "hard to work with" add a small amount of water. As hard as this may be, DO NOT go back over previously painted areas during the drying process. The wall will look different and splotchy while the paint is drying...completely normal. Look at the wall when it is completely dry and in good natural lighting before deciding whether or not you would like to go back over the area(s) in question.
4.) Do watch for drips. Check frequently for drips and catch them before they become permanent bumps on your wall. Take a damp brush and brush out the drips.
5.) Final Step. After you are satisfied with the look of your chalk painted walls, now it is time to wax. Lightly wax your wall with the Annie Sloan clear wax. I like to wear gloves, open a window, and use a "throw away" rag to apply to the wall. You can buff as you go. If you do not wax be prepared to wipe the chalk paint from your walls when you clean them. The clear wax keeps your walls looking fresh, new, and wipe-able(the most important part).
I hope this post helps you confidently take the next step with your chalk painting adventures! Be advised that it is a daunting task to take on painting a large room, but smaller areas are a pleasure to paint. Get ready for the complements to flow from your house guests. Good Luck! XO.