Nobody is better qualified to invent and manufacture Chalk Paint®. Annie’s first book, The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques, was published in 1988. Since then she has published 26 books on paint effects, colour and Interior Design. The invention of Chalk Paint® resulted from a need for a paint which could be used to achieve myriad decorative effects - but that could be applied, left to dry, and waxed in one day to accommodate for Annie’s busy lifestyle as a working mother to three boys. Annie was making and using her own home-made paint for many years whilst writing books and working restoring stately homes in the UK and Europe. In 1990 she partnered with a Belgian factory to produce and sell the paint she had been making on a large scale. It was revolutionary. Chalk Paint® became a global phenomenon and Annie now has over 1,700 Stockists. Chalk Paint® remains the brand with the expertise that you can trust. Annie’s high standards and hard-earned experience as a furniture painter, as an inventor, and as a consumer ensure that Chalk Paint® remains the best way to transform your furniture and your home. Annie uses Chalk Paint® on a daily basis and her exacting requirements guarantee an industry-leading standard.
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Annie’s fine-art background and contagious enthusiasm for decorative painting has motivated both home painters and experienced professionals, unlocking countless creative potentials over the last 30 years. Annie Sloan is all about sharing her passion for decorative painting, and inspiring people to be creative and adventurous with her paints and colours.
"Annie Sloan is one of "Britain's most influential female designers."
– The Telegraph (UK)
"Annie Sloan has been a household name in interior design since 1990, when she invented her versatile Chalk Paint."
– Elle Decoration
"“Annie Sloan, color expert and creator of Chalk Paint."