Things are getting pretty crazy here with the move-in date just days away...UGH hate saying that as it only reminds me of everything I have to do! :) Anyway...After sanding, priming, sanding, 2nd coat of primer, sanding, 1st coat of paint, and sanding yet again for the final top coat of paint, and THEN wax!!! I have placed my 1st order for this infamous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I totally get that it saves time, which equals higher profit margin...however how does that translate in longevity of the paint? Does skipping the initial sanding really mean time saved=money earned? Or after 6 or 9 months or a year later, the piece needs a new coat of paint???
In addition, there is the $34.95 per QUART cost. Yes, I'm not spending additional money on a high quality primer ($39.99 gal), and about $30 gal on paint...but if you break it down, it's still cheaper than Annie Sloan Chalk paint. So, it all comes down to time. How much time am I spending with the preping process and what is it worth to me? Let me tell you, I am spending HOURS & HOURS in prep! Could be worth it...as many of you have advised me :)
I'm just skeptical, and cautious. Probably more cautious than skeptical. I do not want to have to SAND, PRIME, SAND, PAINT, ECT on a "finished" piece because of poor paint adhesion and performance. I do want to give my customers a superior product. Is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint the answer? I will see!
My order of Old Ocher, Old White, and Duck Egg Blue will be in next week. I will definitely keep ya'll posted on my thoughts. Until then, I'm back to SANDING, PRIMING, SANDING, PRIMING, SANDING, PAINTING, SSSSSSSSAAAANNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDIIIIIIINGGGGG!!!!
Oh! I am taking tons of pictures of the projects I've been working on. Once I'm all moved in, I'll post them!