Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - I hate it!!
I'm painting a few pieces of furniture for my daughters room and after much thought I decided to use chalk paint. After a 30 minute conversation with the lady at the store, I was assured that this paint requires NO sanding, NO primer and only 1 coat. I was also told it was great at not showing brush marks. It sounded perfect. I was told not to sand because I'm not going for the distressed look so my plans were to paint one coat, then apply the clear wax. I painted my first coat and was immediately concerned. My furniture was bleeding through the paint!! I kept going thinking that the paint must cover it up as it dries because after all, I was assured no priming was necessary. As the first coat dried it was obvious that the countless brushstrokes weren't going anywhere. It looks terrible now with pinkish brown bleeding through everywhere and brush strokes everywhere you look. I thought maybe a second coat? So I tried that. It is still bleeding through and the added coat didn't help with the brush strokes either. Now I don't know what to do. I now have a white nightstand with pinkish brown bleed through all over it, and I'm already halfway through a $40 pint of paint. I HATE this stuff! I should have known it sounded too good to be true! I haven't waxed it yet. Maybe that will fix all the problems??