Chalk Paint ™, a Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan

About Chalk Paint™

Annie Sloan has been making her distinctive paint since its invention 1990. Annie is the doyenne of furniture painting; Chalk Paint™, a decorative paint by Annie Sloan is a unique paint available in 36 decorative and historical colours made specifically for painting furniture (and now over 16 colours are also available in Annie Sloan Wall Paint.) One of the many great things about her Chalk Paint™ is that there is very little preparation required (if any), no priming so you can paint almost anything- bare wood, melamine, varnished and waxed surfaces. When it is protected with a wax finish it will dry into durable soft surface which will last for years.

Fast Reliable Service

We offer sameday despatch of orders with Next Working Day Delivery* at no extra cost. We encourage you to email, phone or come into the shop with your questions before and after you get your paint: we want you to get the best out of your purchase and, most importantly, have lots of fun. We are all highly experienced in the use of Annie's paint and love it to bits! Thomas & Lucia is one of the largest Chalk Paint™ stockists in the country both in terms of online and instore sales so you can buy from us with confidence.

*Please see our full delivery terms and conditions

Style on a Budget

The finish you will achieve is perfect for breathing new life into tired furniture or upcycling junk shop and vintage finds. With a few simple tools and some and wax you can achieve professional look to transform any room in your home and rejuvenate garden furniture for very little money.
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The paint is a versatile product can be used on furniture, floors and walls and requires little if any preparation on most surfaces.

No previous experience is required. Simply follow the instructions on the tin or for more details you can download the Getting Started leaflet.


Using the paint is very easy but to help you gain all the confidence you need we sell Annie's inspirational books - Creating the French Look and Quick and Easy Paint Transformations both of which show you how to get the best out of your paint.


If you want to learn more and be trained in professional techniques, Thomas and Lucia run full and half day workshops in furniture painting and distressing. There is no need to have any prior furniture painting experience and you don't have to be in any way artistic to get great results.

This is a very hands on class, you will learn and try colour layering, texturising the paint, a number of distressing techniques, crackling, decoupage, crackle glaze, gilding, colour washing & colour waxing. You will take home wooden boards as reference and instruction sheets.

Help & Advice

All our staff are trained by Annie so help and advice is only a trip to our shop or a phone call away. In addition you can access our Facebook page any time to ask questions or post photos of successes or problems. You can also find lots of inspiring ideas on our Pinterest boards.

A Bit About Thomas & Lucia

Thomas & Lucia is run by husband and wife partners, Matthew & Sue with more than a little help from Maxine, a great friend and professional artist who both works in the shop and runs the workshops with Sue. Opened in 2008 (just in time for the recession!) we are now one of the largest stockists of Annie Sloan products in the country and run our highly popular workshops up the road in Sopley. In addition as a Home & Interiors shop we have a unique selection of products chosen by being guided by our adopted quote on the wall above the counter,

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. William Morris

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