This is my first attempt at using chalk paint. I could’ve shucked out the $34.95 for a quart of Annie Sloan‘s, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it without trying this first. I must say, I was very pleased with the results. That’s not to say that Annie Sloan hasn’t revolutionized the art of painting furniture. In my opinion, she has. But until I can talk myself into taking the leap and buying EVERY color she has, I will stick with this homemade version. This paint is great because there is NO prep-work needed. You can pretty much slap it on anything without sanding, priming, etc. And, when you distress, it’s just way too easy. The paint comes off in a dust form. Once the distressing was finished, I then waxed it with a coat of clear wax, let that dry for about an hour and waxed again with dark wax. After buffing, this is the finished results. Not too bad for a novice, I think!