I have a great tip to share with all of my Annie Sloan chalk paint fans. I only just discovered this myself, after all of these years!
I have a new client and I’m working on a very pretty chest of drawers and headboard for her. She wants it in a bright white. Annie Sloan Old White has too much yellow in it for her taste. We are going instead with Annie Sloan Pure White. It actually – believe it or not – is my first time using Pure White. I went to my AS stockist to purchase it and we started chatting about whites. Anyhoo – she shared that if you take Old White and add a smidge of Old Violet it actually takes the yellow out of the Old White and creates a lovely, cool white.
I had to give it a try.
I poured a small amount of the Old White and took a guess on how much Old Violet to add.
At first the color was too gray. Apparently only a tiny bit of Old Violet does the trick. I added more Old White and the result was a cool, almost silver tinged white!
Just a fun tip for my painting friends ?