Tried and Tested: Using Chalk Paint to Revive Old Patio Decor

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know of my obsession with Annie Sloan chalk paint.  Annie Sloan claims the paint can stick to almost any surface and that it can be used outdoors.  Apparently, the outside of Annie Sloan’s shop is painted with Chalk Paint!

I was a bit skeptical of how this paint would hold up under the elements.  I painted several things last spring with chalk paint and am glad to report that they have held up extremely well through wind and rain and very cold conditions.

I had several really ugly old plastic pots that many years ago, were supposed to look like fake terra-cotta.  I painted these in Annie Sloan’s old white and it gave them new life.  I would have been happy if they lasted even one season, but they held up so well, I am going to keep them.

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I also painted these chairs we inherited.  They were originally black wrought iron.  I felt they looked pretty boring with the black iron, so I painted just the arms with chalk paint and I feel it gave them a modern lightness.  The paint has held up well after a year of being outside.

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So, there is my review.  I would definitely endorse this product being used outdoors.

You can see my other reviews on chalk paint here, here and here.  What about you?  Have you ever used chalk paint on outdoor pieces?