A lot has been written about homemade chalk paint and about the high cost of brands like Annie Sloan. At first glance, $42 Canadian does seem to be an exorbitant price for a quart of paint. Chalk paint does have obvious advantages over latex or homemade chalk paint which is latex with additives, but I am going to address only the cost aspect here. I really haven’t found chalk paint to be expensive if you are painting more than one item. I have stretched one can of Annie Sloan French Linen to paint 4 items, which works out to be about $11 an item. You probably could buy Oops paint more cheaply but you are stuck with the colour whatever it is, you have to make chalk paint out of it and you have to sand it a lot to get a smooth finish. So, one can of French Linen painted 3 coats on this cedar chest with Old Ochre trim:
and finally was used to paint this antique dresser( 3 coats again). I put a Graphite wash all over to enhance the trim and match the glass knobs:
I actually have some paint left over-enough to paint another tray or to mix with white to make a pale grey.