Graphite is now packaged in Litres and is closer to the color black than the Graphite packaged in quart containers. I also feel that this is a warmer tone than the Graphite that was packed in quarts and that had a cool ...slight blue undertone. I believe that you are going to love this color even more!!! (NOTE THE PAINT IS SLIGHTLY THICKER) PACKAGING CHANGED TO LITRES! ~ 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 litres...which is around 34 ounces. This means....a little more paint for the same price.
Besides the change of more paint- the litre'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. CLICK and Watch this video HERE on our YouTube channel to see how it is done 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 Graphite in the litres will be slightly thicker- 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 Graphite is a soft black - which I like to compare to charcoal. The blue undertones that once were in the packaging of the product in quarts ...is no longer.
It is a rich color. It does have depth and interest- and clearly plays wonderfully with other pieces painted in a true black. When decorating a room- try to avoid the whole "Matchy-matchy" approach. Layer texture, patterns and hues of color....including various shades of "black."
Using Dark Wax over Graphite richens it significantly and you may want to consider this as an option. It will give it a warmer feel.
Use Annie's BLACK WAX directly over Graphite to makes it even blacker!
Looking for the Sample Pot of Graphite? We sell them for $11.95 HERE
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.
Some photos, displays and work designed and created by Annie Sloan.
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! : )