Using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan


Chalk Paint® even works outdoors! It's particularly good on brick, concrete, stone, and terracotta - and there's no need to wax it. On garden furniture, a coat of water-based exterior varnish will protect against the stains and keep the finish looking good for longer. Look for a varnish with UV protection to prevent color fading.

Chalk Paint® will fade in the sun and age gracefully with the elements. It is a water-based decorative paint and does not have any weatherproof or protective properties. Depending on the look you want and the site-specific conditions, you many find it needs a fresh coat periodically.


It is not recommended for teak or other oily woods. Always test in an inconspicuous area if in doubt!

Some colors fade quickly if they are used in an area that is exposed to very strong sunlight - especially reds. A water-based exterior varnish with UV protection is advisable if this is expected to be an issue.

Neither wax nor lacquer are suitable for outdoor use. Where sealing is necessary, a water-based, exterior varnish is recommended.

Outdoor pieces should be completely dry before beginning a project.

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