Because we believe so highly in Chalk Paint® with its ease of use, versatility, and endless possibilities, we do not offer any other actual paint products. We do, however, offer a selection of additional decorative finishes and embellishment products and tools that we feel work well, especially when used in conjunction with Annie Sloan’s product line. We are selective in the products we carry and only choose those that we have experience with, believe in, and that we are confident our customers will be successful with. Our selections include some Artisan Enhancements Products, some Metallic Embellishment Products, and a selection of Tools, Supplies, & Cleaning Products.
Artisan Enhancements Products
We carry a selection of Artisan Enhancements products that are amazing for creating interesting finishes. Most of these can be used in combination with Chalk Paint®.
Easy Crackle is a thin medium that allows water-based paints or plasters to create fine subtle or classic chipped/crackled effects. Easy Crackle is used to achieve the sophisticated, aged, antiqued look of weathered paint and/or plaster or to create a layered-effect, cracked finish with multiple colors of paint.
Pearl Plaster creates an opulent and luxurious pearlescent finish which adheres to almost any properly prepared surface. Once set and dry, the finish will resemble the look of velvet with a shimmering vibrancy. It can be lightly tinted with Chalk Paint® to create a magnificent finish that blends in well with your other painted pieces.
Fine Stone is a coating that will adhere to almost any properly prepared surface. Fine Stone by Artisan Enhancements ® is an exterior grade, tintable plaster with added aggregate to create “beach sand” textures once dried. The versatility of Fine Stone allows the user to create stone and concrete-like finishes on an array of surfaces. You can also use this as a thick stenciling medium which, when painted over with Chalk Paint®, can be interestingly distressed.
Leaf & Foil Size
Leaf & Foil Size is a medium with a long open and tack time (almost indefinitely) to be used for all metallic gilding foils and leafing projects. Once applied, Leaf & Foil Size provides a flawless tacky surface for the application of metallic leafing and foils.
Metallic Embellishment Products
In addition to Annie Sloan Gilding Wax, we also carry a couple of other metallic embellishment products that we love.
Baroque Art GILDERS® Paste
Baroque Art GILDERS® Paste is a wax that can be used for a variety of unique painting methods on many different surfaces, including metal, wood, ceramic, resin, gourds, and foam. This hard paste wax can be rubbed on as a final metallic finish or softened with mineral spirits into a paint-like paste that can be painted on for detailed applications. At Multiplicity, we carry several of the metallic colors, as well as black and white.
Metallic foil can be used with Artisan Enhancements Leaf & Size to achieve an easy, efficient, and non-messy application of a metallic leafed finish. If you have ever worked with metal leafing sheets, you will understand the appeal of the non-messy part. For most projects, this provides a great way to add metallic shine. Leafing foil is made by adhering mica powders to a backing that keeps everything in place until it is stuck to whatever sticky size you are using. If you use these foils with Artisan Enhancements Leaf & Size, you will achieve a great, solid coverage. If you use them with Annie Sloan Gold Size, you can achieve a beautiful sparkle effect by crinkling the foil prior to application. We usually have 5-6 colors of foil in stock and sell it by the foot.
NOTE: If you really want a true metallic shine, then you should use regular leafing sheets instead of foil. Because leafing sheets are made with real metal instead of mica powders, the metal color is more true than it is when using foil.
In addition to our Annie Sloan line of products, our Artisan Enhancements products, and our Metallic Embellishment products, we carry other Tools, Supplies, & Cleaning products that help make life easier.
Tools & Supplies
European Elite Wax Brush
This European Elite Wax Brush is one of our best selling brushes. The brush is created leaving a hollow area in the middle of the bristles. This reduces the pressure placed on your wrist while using the brush, but still allows the brush to be stiff enough to push wax into the pores of painted surfaces to create an allover seal.
2″ Chip Brush
One brush that we always have on hand while painting is a 2″ chip brush. These are great for picking up paint drips and wonderful for creating an interesting dry-brushed finish. It’s amazing how little paint is needed to change the look of something when you use this brush to add a little color.
These Paint-EZE™ Squeeze Bottles make paint storage and accessing your paint so much easier than keeping your paint in the can. We carry the 16oz bottles because we feel their thin size makes them the easiest to hold in your hand and also keeps their weight light enough so that anyone can easily pick a full bottle up. These bottles have a self-sealing top, so all you do is squeeze, and out comes your paint, then put the bottle back in storage – no opening and closing the can lids and no drippy mess. Paint lasts for a very long time in these bottles, so you can put half a can of Chalk Paint® in one, leaving the rest sealed tightly in the can, and you have easy access to your paint anytime you want it.
These made-in-the-USA soaps are one of our favorite products. Our staff loves them just as much as our customers do. The special blend of ingredients combined with a patented natural soap infused scrubber creates a bar of soap that provides deep cleaning and moisturizing. They are not only great to clean and condition paint brushes, extending their life, they are also a great hand cleaner that leaves your hands feeling soft and smelling nice. They easily remove paint, dirt, oil, and more. These wonderful soaps are created using 100% natural essential oils and are colored with natural ingredients. We normally have 2 to 3 fragrances of scrubby soap in stock.
Heart Brush Scrubbie
These plastic heart-shaped scrubbers are great for getting dried paint out of brush bristles. Use them to comb through brush bristles to get rid of dried-on paint buildup.