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PACKAGING CHANGED TO LITERS! ~ That equates to 33.8 ounces of paint. (slightly more than a quart) More Chalk Paint®?.....same price!
Chalk Paint®? by Annie Sloan is sold all over the world. Russia, Germany, Spain, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Italy, Greece and Mars. (only joking about Mars....but maybe someday!) Through our 2019.....the packaging of paint will be transitioning so all countries are aligned and in the USA, the 32 ounce quart (being a little redundant there......lol) containers will be going to liters...which is around 34 ounces. This means....a little more paint for the same price. Besides the change of more paint- the liter's lids are just a little different and take a softer hand to open and close. Use a paint can opener and wiggle it around the lid completely.
OPENING THE LIDS OFF THE LITRE: Watch this video to show you how best to open so you do not bend the lids. VERY IMPORTANT INFO REGRADING OPENING THE LIDS ON THE LITRES:To remove the lid on the liters, gently wedge a paint can opener or a blunt object, like the end of a spoon's handle under the lid. Gently and patiently, go all the around the lids edge by turning the paint can 360 degrees. This will gently lift the lid without denting it.
You will find the Emperor's Silk in the liters will be slightly thicker than what is the quart containers- here are some tips when using:
1. A light touch with your brush is needed. It spreads much more easily than trying to push the paint around. Using an Annie Sloan paint brush is important.
2. A spray bottle will be your new best friend and you may find it will really help if you are painting in a linear motion.
3. Use your FINE MIST SPRAY BOTTLE to wet sand with Annie's sanding pads. You will find that it distresses the paint beautifully!
Annie Sloan's Emperor's Silk is a great base color in your painting pantry for mixing other Chalk Paint® colors into! For example:
Coral Chalk Paint®: Mix equal amounts of Pure White & Emperor's Silk and half amount of Scandinavian Pink for a pretty pink. Then to achieve coral add equal amounts of Barcelona Orange.
Baby Pink Chalk Paint®: Mix a few drops of Emperor's Silk into Old White
Berry Chalk Paint®: Equal amounts Emperor's Silk and Emile
Dark Purple Chalk Paint®: Mix equal amounts of Emperor's Silk with Napoleonic Blue.
Something to understand about "red" paint- and I am speaking generically here- no matter the type of paint or the brand.... the color red, is a translucent pigment that always takes multiple coats to get that rich, deep saturated color. It is notorious for that. Sometimes I Will apply a coat of Annie's Primer Red first and then paint the Emperor Silk over that- to help with the richness.
Know that if painting with "red" you may need to apply three coats- so base your paint needs on that.
Don't forget when purchasing Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan- to consider purchasing her Clear Wax also. Annie's paint and wax were created to partner perfectly together! The paint itself will harden but the wax will truly protect it! The wax does completely harden and it becomes hard and is water repellent. It is a wonderful protective finish that you can buff once dry- to the sheen you desire.
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We are sorry – there are NO RETURNs when it comes to paint. You will find this for every stockist. Think about it- would you ever want a quart of paint sent to you - that was shipped to someone else prior? We eliminate any potential issues with this policy.
With that said- we apologize for any issues this may cause. Choose wisely and do not spontaneously purchase a color if unsure. OK? In fact- if you need help in deciding- ask us. We are here to help you! : )
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