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Annie Sloan chalk paint and eco paint pot

Listed under Annie Sloan, Blog, RSS only Posted Apr 14 2012

Annie Sloan chalk paint is an excellent choice for painting waxed or varnished pine furniture. And placing a tin in an Eco Eze recycled Ezee paint pot is my preferred set up, to apply chalk paint quickly and safely.

The daftest way to paint is to hold a 1 litre tin in your hand, or place the tin on the floor next to you, or even worse, balance it on the furniture you are painting. It is so slow and so prone to accidents. Trust me, there is nothing less eco than spilling paint!

With the 1 litre tin resting snug inside the paint pot, you are less likely to kick over or knock over your chalk paint. And the grip design of the Eco Ezee pot means you can get a firm and comfortable hold, and there is no stupid handle in the way of your brush. So with this combination, like all good painters, you can have the paint held safely, right where you are painting, not a stretch away, and you can dip the brush into the paint without getting paint all over your hand.

And why not pour the paint into the kettle, as all professional painters were taught at college? You can, and I do 99 times out of a hundred, except with chalk paint. It seems a less wasteful way of working with paint that is touch dry in minutes.

The combination of a £16 tin of chalk paint and a 99p recycled pot is great value, efficient and eco to boot. With a 3″ Wooster FTP brush to get the paint on evenly and super fast, (the brush in the photo is not an FTP) and the Olfa sharks fin knife for prising the lid off – way to go, painters!

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