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Customer reviews for Americana Decor 8-oz. Serene Chalky Finish

Americana Decor 8-oz. Serene Chalky Finish

Achieving a vintage, time-worn look is simple if you start with the right paint.  With Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint, creating beautiful home decor and furniture pieces does not require skills or hours of training.  Make store-bought pieces or flea market finds look like they came from a European estate sale or a French countryside cottage by using Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.
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86%of customersrecommend this product6 of 7reviews
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86%of customersrecommend this product6 of 7reviews
Customer reviews for Americana Decor 8-oz. Serene Chalky Finish
Review 1 for Americana Decor 8-oz. Serene Chalky Finish

Americana Decor For Country French Finish

PostedJuly 25, 2014
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I achieved a beautiful country french motif on a mismatched pair of display shelves with Americana Decor Chalky Finish in the color Serene. The color is an exact match of the soft, muted blue from the inspiration room photo with a mix of casual elegance. I love the way chalky finish gives that old world texture to an otherwise boring accent piece. Chalky finish somehow really has an authentic chalky feel to it. I love the results and look forward to painting an old child's rocking chair in the same Serene color.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks Great, country french color scheme
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Review 2 for Americana Decor 8-oz. Serene Chalky Finish
from Kentucky
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

One coat coverage and no prep needed!

PostedOctober 2, 2013
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I used this product to update a picnic basket my mom gave me. I was excited that such a small amount was needed to cover it and I didn't have to prep the basket at all. Would definitely use again.
Pros: Very Adhesive, Easy to Apply, Good Coverage, Looks High End, Dries Quickly
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6out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Americana Decor 8-oz. Serene Chalky Finish
from Hiawassee, GA 30546, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great Chalky type Paint

PostedJune 11, 2014
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I had used this paint in white in the past and reviewed it. After I reviewed it, I read a lot of reviews that the “original” Chalk Paint was so much better. For this next chair, I found a seller for the “original” chalk paint and bought a white, and the suggested was, and the expensive brush that was supposed to make it go on so much better ( EXPENSIVE). I decided to use the “original” on this chair and also do the color in Americana Decor Chalky Finish Serene.
I did not really see much difference in the white Americana Décor Chalky Finish that I used on another chair and the “original” chalk paint. I didn’t see any better coverage or smoother finish. Maybe it’s because I don’t really know how to use chalk paint but I could see brush stroked on both. In fact, the blue (Americana Decor Chalky Finish Serene) looks better to me. You don’t have to do any prep for either other than just a wash down to get dirt and grime off.
I also like the way the Americana Decor Ultra Matte Varnish goes on better than using the “original” wax. It gives a really nice finish and is so easy to apply. It’s so much more convenient to be able to go to Home Depot, get what I need and get home and to work.
I really like the Americana Décor products that I’ve used and will probably use a lot more.
Pros: Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Protection, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern, Dries Quickly
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Review 4 for Americana Decor 8-oz. Serene Chalky Finish
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Other

No prep needed!

PostedOctober 16, 2013
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Easier to use than I expected. Only one coat needed and I didn't have to prep. Ready to tackle furniture now!
Pros: Easy to Apply, Good Coverage, Looks High End
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+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Americana Decor 8-oz. Serene Chalky Finish
from Sterling, CO
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Very similar to a flat paint

PostedJanuary 4, 2014
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It's hard to see in the picture, but this paint is very similar to just a flat paint. But there is some texture to the finish that is interesting, and I like the finish and color for antiquing wood pieces. I didn't take very much paint at all to get a good cover, which is nice because it comes in a small 8oz container. It wasn't as blue as I expected, but that might be because we painted over a yellowish piece of wood that we use to make sign boards.
Pros: Even Application, Easy to Apply, Good Coverage, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Dries Quickly
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+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Americana Decor 8-oz. Serene Chalky Finish
from Lexington, KY
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Other

BEST CHALK PAINT EVER

PostedMarch 28, 2014
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Having used ALL the chalk paints on today's market, I was THRILLED to find one that is made right here in the USA. It is creamy, low odor and goes on smooth and covers beautifully. NEVER again will I buy Annie Sloan products, as I will ALWAYS support MADE IN THE USA, ESPECIALLY when the quality is superior to that of ASPC. BRAVO, Deco Art. BRAVO!!!
Pros: Very Adhesive, Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern, Dries Quickly
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2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Americana Decor 8-oz. Serene Chalky Finish
from Jacksonville, Florida
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Paint was soupy and awful

PostedMarch 23, 2014
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No, I do not recommend this product.
I heard this might be an alternative to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, that I have been using for over a year. I was so disappointed. Chalk Paint is thick and creamy. This paint was much thinner and didn't cover near as much. I was disappointed in the finish too. Awful, awful, awful. Lesson learned, use the best when I am painting furniture that is important to me.
Cons: Difficult to Clean, No Instructions, Scratches Easily, watery, terrible finish
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