Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT® – Athenian Black

Athenian Black is a true, deep black Chalk Paint® colour developed to reflect the opaque figures and dramatic silhouetted shapes painted on Ancient Greek ceramics.


Black Chalk Paint

Black chalk paint is probably most known by mothers who painted a wall to create an entire canvas for their child to draw and have fun on, which can easily be wiped clean. There is so much more to chalk paint, specifically one of the best quality chalks: Annie Sloan.

We regard Annie Sloan as the best brand of chalk paint and only stock her to ensure you get the best quality product for your project. This particular black furniture paint doesn’t smell strong and provides an excellent matte finish that dries fast and that you can reapply again within hours. It is also effortless to clean up after.

Mint by Michelle also stocks waxes, brushes and books by Annie Sloan as well as sanding pads and metal transfer sheets to complete your collection of quality products.


What You Can do With Annie Sloan Athenian Black Paint

Chalk paint can initially be tricky to work with as it doesn’t adhere to or settle on furniture like other paints do. The matte look you will be left with is also very different to the look you might have seen from regular, glossy paint, so don’t expect a shiny look. Here are some examples of the Annie Sloan furniture paint we stock:

  • Our darker blue Annie Sloan paint will go perfectly with a reddish wood that will come through nicely as contrast when distressed. You can also use two different chalk colours to create the contrast, two-toned distressed look.
  • Our olive chalk paint will go well with any rustic piece, such as an occasional antique chair with wood finishing and upholstered seating to create contrast between the wood and the fabric.
  • The Athenian Black will work wonderfully for dramatic black silhouettes contrasted by opaque or metal finishing such as a headboard or dressing table.


Chalk paint is a great way to give new life to old furniture or doors, and you can leave it with a matte finish or sand it down in certain areas to create a more used look and feel that will add to the fresh yet antique look. As stated, you can also use the Athenian Black to paint an entire wall as a wipeable canvas for your kids or you to develop your creative skills without making anything permanent on a canvas that will just take up space.



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