I have to say finding a place to purchase online was an interesting process. I was a little nervous as I wanted to go with someone reputable. I had seen other posts about 3 Oaks Studio, and so made the decision to go with them. Vicki was wonderful to work with. I have to tell you she ships at a reasonable amount, and communicates right away. The items arrived very quickly. If you are thinking of purchasing online I would recommend going through her lovely online shop. :) Click on the name or the Annie Sloan Paint picture to take you there.
Of course the day it arrived I HAD to try it out. I decided a cabinet I had done last year needed a face lift! With a house of boys I have come to love the distressed look...and they have made the piece a little more distressed than needed. I broke out the "pot" of cream AS and got to work. I noticed right away the difference from using latex. The paint brush lines really show, but I'm ok with that. It did take two coats, but it dries very quickly here in Montana. If there is one recommendation I can make when ordering it would be to ask about color. It is so hard to tell on the monitor what you are getting exactly. The cream is very pretty but VERY yellow. I am not sure where this piece will eventually land when we move as the color is very different than anything I have in my home. I probably should have gone with white.
I have since changed my recipe and directions! I use 2 cups flat paint, 2 Tablespoons of unsanded grout and 1/16 cup of warm water. I blend the water and grout in an old blender until smooth and then add the paint! Hope this helps you out!
Annie Sloan Paint:
38.95 a Quart plus shipping
Annie Sloan Wax:
26.95 plus shipping
My homemade DIY Chalk Paint per quart was was around $18 a quart (as the turquoise paint is very expensive) If you use a cheaper paint it will be a lot less ... more around the $5- $6 range :)
Happy painting. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! :) Hope this helps.