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Old 02.09.2015, 19:10
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Chalk paint

I've done a search, ive not yet got the answer I need.

Where can I buy chalk paint in or around basel? I realise that anniesloan. Com sells it but I want to actually shop for it. I can't find it any of the shops I've been to in basel (jumbo obi jysk)

If you use it, where do you get it?
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Old 02.09.2015, 19:33
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Re: Chalk paint

I got in from Migros. In Geneva we have a huge Migros do it shop with paint and wood and garden stuff. Im sure it exists in the german part as well
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Old 02.09.2015, 19:34
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I've done a search, ive not yet got the answer I need.

Where can I buy chalk paint in or around basel? I realise that anniesloan. Com sells it but I want to actually shop for it. I can't find it any of the shops I've been to in basel (jumbo obi jysk)

If you use it, where do you get it?
Do you mean the lime wash used to mark the lines on football pitches?

Try ordering it from your local Landi shop, they are usually very helpful.

Your location is still shown as Hertfordshire, can we assume you have moved here now?
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Old 02.09.2015, 20:15
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Do you mean the lime wash used to mark the lines on football pitches?

Try ordering it from your local Landi shop, they are usually very helpful.

Your location is still shown as Hertfordshire, can we assume you have moved here now?
Football pitches?! No, just some old furniture...

Ahh Hertfordshire, how I miss thee (not!) Thanks for that I'll update
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Old 02.09.2015, 20:25
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I've done a search, ive not yet got the answer I need.

Where can I buy chalk paint in or around basel? I realise that anniesloan. Com sells it but I want to actually shop for it. I can't find it any of the shops I've been to in basel (jumbo obi jysk)

If you use it, where do you get it?


http://salvagedinspirations.com/best...paint-recipes/




I've used the plaster recipe. Works fine.
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Old 02.09.2015, 20:26
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Re: Chalk paint

There's a shop in Neuchâtel which sells the Annue Sloan chalk paint but I've also seen a limited selection in the Jumbo here.
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Old 02.09.2015, 20:32
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http://salvagedinspirations.com/best...paint-recipes/




I've used the plaster recipe. Works fine.
That seems easy... now to find plaster... what's that called here?! And what paint would I use, just wall paint?
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Old 02.09.2015, 20:37
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That seems easy... now to find plaster... what's that called here?! And what paint would I use, just wall paint?

Plaster= Gips


If it is for a bit of furniture I would say the Migros/coop/jumbo house brand water based, Semigloss.


What finish are you trying to paint over?
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Old 03.09.2015, 08:18
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If it is for a bit of furniture I would say the Migros/coop/jumbo house brand water based, Semigloss.


What finish are you trying to paint over?
One item is free of paint another is an antique piece with some sort of varnish. The reason I want to use chalk paint is so I don't have to do any sanding.
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Old 03.09.2015, 08:59
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One item is free of paint another is an antique piece with some sort of varnish. The reason I want to use chalk paint is so I don't have to do any sanding.


Monica....


Sanding is always a part of painting.


If you are trying to get a high gloss, smooth finish then you won't get it with chalk paint. Traditional Chalk paint is rustic, matt, and lumpy (it is similar to whitewash)


Both pieces will need to be completely grease free (if either has stood in a kitchen for any period of time, fugeddaboudit, you'll never get the grease out).


Rub the varnished one (in an area not normally visible) with a rag dampened in Alcohol (Brennsprit) - if the finish comes off it is probably Shellac or possibly linseed oil.


Are you aiming for a smooth glossy finish, or just shabby chic?


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Sanding is always a part of painting.


If you are trying to get a high gloss, smooth finish then you won't get it with chalk paint. Traditional Chalk paint is rustic, matt, and lumpy (it is similar to whitewash)


Both pieces will need to be completely grease free (if either has stood in a kitchen for any period of time, fugeddaboudit, you'll never get the grease out).


Rub the varnished one (in an area not normally visible) with a rag dampened in Alcohol (Brennsprit) - if the finish comes off it is probably Shellac or possibly linseed oil.


Are you aiming for a smooth glossy finish, or just shabby chic?


Andrew
I have a friend who swears that chalk paint means the piece won't need any work at all, bit I don't know I've never used the stuff. I should add I have no intention of selling or making this stuff fancy, I just need to add a splash of colour to my home so a smooth and professional finish isn't really what I'm going for.

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Old 03.09.2015, 18:43
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Re: Chalk paint

Hi Monica

If you mean the 'Annie Sloan Chalk Paint' you can get it online in Switzerland or in Gabriela Wittwer's shop either in Zürich or Zug.
http://www.26rosegarden.com/online-l...ine-einkaufen/
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I have a friend who swears that chalk paint means the piece won't need any work at all, bit I don't know I've never used the stuff. I should add I have no intention of selling or making this stuff fancy, I just need to add a splash of colour to my home so a smooth and professional finish isn't really what I'm going for.


Well, people's standards vary. I have sprayed, brushed, rolled and french polished pretty much everything from musical instruments, to boats, cars, houses and furniture with pretty much every finish available: Anyone telling you that paint product "X" doesn't need any prep is a liar.


If you do try making your own chalk paint and you want it "unlumpy", then you will need to get a blender from the Sally Anne to make sure that it really is mixed well. The stuff I did with chalk paint was either supposed to look rustic, or was going to be covered in gold leaf, so was anyways sanded once it had dried.


Why not just use the water based interior trim stuff from any building center? It is pretty good, doesn't cost much, and you can also get tinting paste to mix to your own preference. As long as the furniture isn't cracked, split, dented, or has holes drilled in it you will get essentially the same surface quality as it has now, just in a different colour. I really like the water based paints, cleanup is just so much easier, and even the high gloss stuff is as good as any solvent based interior paint.


Give it a scrub with TSP (Laugenpulver) - wear gloves, then rinse off with cold water and a sponge. The TSP will remove any grease, oil or wax and give the old finish a slight "key" for the new paint to adhere to. Leave the pieces to dry out overnight, then have at it.
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Well, people's standards vary. I have sprayed, brushed, rolled and french polished pretty much everything from musical instruments, to boats, cars, houses and furniture with pretty much every finish available: Anyone telling you that paint product "X" doesn't need any prep is a liar.


If you do try making your own chalk paint and you want it "unlumpy", then you will need to get a blender from the Sally Anne to make sure that it really is mixed well. The stuff I did with chalk paint was either supposed to look rustic, or was going to be covered in gold leaf, so was anyways sanded once it had dried.


Why not just use the water based interior trim stuff from any building center? It is pretty good, doesn't cost much, and you can also get tinting paste to mix to your own preference. As long as the furniture isn't cracked, split, dented, or has holes drilled in it you will get essentially the same surface quality as it has now, just in a different colour. I really like the water based paints, cleanup is just so much easier, and even the high gloss stuff is as good as any solvent based interior paint.


Give it a scrub with TSP (Laugenpulver) - wear gloves, then rinse off with cold water and a sponge. The TSP will remove any grease, oil or wax and give the old finish a slight "key" for the new paint to adhere to. Leave the pieces to dry out overnight, then have at it.
Thank you jagwaugh, you sound like a person in the know and I value your response.
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Thank you jagwaugh, you sound like a person in the know and I value your response.

You're welcome. Having pretty much tried every possible variant of doing everything incorrectly I am, by simple subtraction, aware of how to do it properly.
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Re: Chalk paint

I bought my Annie Sloane Chalk Paint from the Rosengarten shop in Zurich (link above), at 50 CHF a tin it is pricey, however I have more than enough left for another project. I painted over old varnish without sanding, but......

Perhaps I should've done some sanding and think the finish would have been better if I had. I think it all depends on what you are painting over; I believe some old (pre-1950s) varnishes can contain some residues which don't paint over easily.....
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Re: Chalk paint

I have also heard people swearing on AS chalk paint. Let us know how it worked if you find it! I've been wondering if it's worth the money or should I just go old fashion sanding , etc
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I got in from Migros. In Geneva we have a huge Migros do it shop with paint and wood and garden stuff. Im sure it exists in the german part as well
Yes, I too found it at the Migros Bau & Hobby shop here in Zurich.
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Re: Chalk paint

Are you people sure you got Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Migros - or just some type of Chalk Paint.

My wife sells it online: you can google Living in Beauty Schweiz to find her shop - don't think I can share a link in this forum.

She is definitely the nicest Annie Sloan expert in the country.
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Re: Chalk paint

Chalk paint is available in Hornbach: http://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Kunstsch...0/artikel.html

and Coop bau+hobby has a sparay-on version that's magnetic too
http://www.bauundhobby.ch/suche/schultafellackspray
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