Chalk paint

Here at Ruby&D we are proud to have been handpicked by Annie Sloan herself to be a stockist of her Chalk paint and accessories.

Annie Sloan developed the range back in 1990 and chose the name chalk paint due to it’s matt almost chalky finish. Developed for furniture, floors and walls it adheres to almost any surface and requires no preparation beforehand. The paint can be used both indoors and outdoors and creates gorgeous results quickly and easily.

A uniquely versatile paint that can be used to achieve a variety of different finishes. Use to create a textured finish, a contemporary smooth finish or a wash to name but a few.

Chalk Paint is a non toxic water based paint that is lead free and has very low volatile organic compounds (voc’s) With a range of 33 standard colours all carefully chosen by Annie Sloan herself with inspiration coming from historic European cities and landscapes. All colours can be mixed to extend the range and can be finished with a clear wax or given an antiqued look with dark wax.

By experimenting with the paints and waxes you can quickly and easily transform a dull brown piece into something amazing, all you need is imagination!



Annie Sloan workshops are held upstairs at Ruby&D. Due to space we are limited to 4 people allowing plenty of time for 1 to 1 tuition.

Essentials workshop part 1 £65

An ideal beginners workshop where you will learn the 3 main painting techniques.

  • Two colour distressing
  • Textured paint, using both clear and dark wax
  • Crackled paint, without using craqleur products

The aim of the workshop is to give you the confidence, knowledge and inspiration to go home and create your own unique pieces of furniture .

Advanced workshop part 2 £75

If you already have experience using the paint and would like to learn some advanced techniques, then this is for you.

  • Guilding using metallic leaf
  • Decoupage with vintage with vintage crackle effect
  • Stencilling over textured paint
  • Image transfer, learn how to transfer images onto furniture.

A very creative and inspirational workshop where the possibilities are endless.

If you are interested in booking a place please take a look at the diary page and then ring the shop to check availability.

Alternatively you can email or message me through Facebook. All numbers and addresses can be found on the website footer or contact page.

Both workshops run for 3 hours. 10.30am - 1.30pm.

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