Thirty years old is not antique? I was all set to repaint my bedroom chair pictured here when we were locked down last year and retail closed down. There is no other timber colour in my bedroom. I no like.
Last week at the large green tin shed I looked at the chalk paint as helpfully suggested by Sami who restores furniture and knows about such things. Apparently chalk paint was invented by one Annie Sloan but Dulux has a chalk style paint and it was in a smaller tin., and so cheaper.
The tin had a nice grey strip around, I thought indicating the colour, which it kind of was.
Once home, all set up for painting, I prepared the surface with a light sand and a wipe down. Open the paint. Oh, it is whitish. It needs a good mixing. I mixed and the colour remained white. I looked at the tin and a large label, so large I did not see it said something like 'Extra bright base'. It was the base for the grey colour, so the next day we returned and had the tin tinted as we should have at the time. This is after the first coat. It certainly needed a second.