A while back I did a comparison of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and DIY homemade chalk paint. You can find my thoughts HERE. I have been seeing so many posts about another chalk paint brand, Ce Ce Caldwell, I decided to purchase a quart and give it a whirl. I ordered my Vintage White paint from Shabby Daze and I must say I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it arrived! I would recommend working with their company as it was a lovely experience and easy experience from start to finish.
The project is made in the United States, which I love (AS is apparently made here too, though the owner is from England). The company also sent me a sample of another paint color and I have to say it is a lovely color and I'll be ordering some soon. I loved the color as it was true to it's description. It did not turn overly yellow when the wax was applied. It had a similar finish to AS Chalk Paint, but I felt it was easier to apply, as it was just a tad thinner than the AS paint. It did not dry as quickly as AS which was a bonus as it gave me a little more time to work with the piece.
It took fewer coats than the As paint to get full coverage and had no toxic or chemical smell! I love the people and earth friendliness of these chalk paints! The biggest difference was it seemed to adhere to my project more firmly than AS which meant using a little more elbow grease when it came time to distress the piece. I did not mind this. I can say this product is high quality and I will be making purchases in the future. It is pleasant to have so many color options between AS and Ce Ce Chalk Paints. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the ease of use and quality of either product. I'll still be making my own DIY chalk paint, but still planning on ordering both brands when it suits my fancy! Happy Painting Ya'll!!!
Please remember I was not paid to try these products nor asked to by the respective companies. I bought the items myself, and these are solely my opinions. I respect both companies and applaud them on quality products.