Have you ever wondered what happens when you mix Annie Sloan Chalk Paint with a tinting paste? Well me too!! I hadn’t asked anyone whether this was a smart idea or not, so before advice stopped me from trying I decided to go ahead. Annie Sloan colour range for continental Europe does not include the colour Arles (a beautiful rich yellow), we have Sienna Yellow instead, which is also very beautiful but not as yellow as I would like it to be. However this is where the tinting paste comes into play.
So here it is my sweet patient, a small dresser, a family piece and a present I got some weeks ago, beautiful shape, solid, classic, just boring looking. I liked it since I saw it. I just needed the right colour for it.
It got to be yellow, I have a thing with this colour, it is not my top favorite, but I like it on certain things and on certain people, and when I do, I just love it.
I bought 20ml of universal tinting paste (nr. 7 from Mixol water based) I took 500 ml of Sienna Yellow and added 2 tsp of paste. Mixed it!
Two coats of my new yellow, I sanded it before applying the wax. Can you see the beautiful matt finish?
For the brass parts, I painted these in Amsterdam Green, just roughly, not really looking for perfection.
Handles on the dresser.
One coat of wax and I polished with a cloth just a little bit.
Here you can see I kept the original paint inside the drawers, which is similar to Primer Red, I like the contrast the two colours create.
So here goes my new dresser in its new environment!
Freshly painted wall: 1/2 Grey Linen 1/2 Pure White. I hope that explain the newspapers on the floor
Postcard background: 2/3 Pure White 1/3 Provence
Dresser: 500 ml Sienna Yellow, 2 tsp Universal tinting paste (water base)
Did I commit a crime by mixing Annie Sloan Chalk Paint with tint? I don’t think so. I can only tell you the paint behaved exactly in the same way as it normally does. The piece in under observation and I will keep you posted.
Funny enough after I finished my stunning yellow dresser two days ago, I got and email from my supplier and she gave me great news, we are going to get access to Arles and Florence from August, which is great and so much easier and cheaper. Nevertheless it was worth trying this simple experiment.
Keep it simple!