Painting Metal with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Painting these metal candlesticks was the easiest project I have done to date.  Until now I had only used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on wood.  I knew it was versatile and could also be used on walls, terracotta and even metal.  I had a few metal candlesticks that had great shape, but the colors were dingy and faded.  I also had lots of leftover chalk paint. Can you see the light bulb over my head?
I washed and dried the metal candlesticks and gave one a coat of Louis Blue and the other a coat of Old Violet – no need to prime first.  It took 5 minutes for this project. 
I didn’t wax them because they won’t get much wear and tear.  I love the matt finish.
  I wish I had more candlesticks to paint.  Wouldn’t a collection of different colors look great?  I”ll have to keep an eye out for them at yard sales.


  1. says

    I’ve never used ASCP on metal but I love your candle sticks and now I won’t be afraid to try it. They are beautiful.


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