What’s in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?
Based on my sense of smell and comparison to other paints I didn’t find it as potent as regular paint but it does resemble an artist’s paint (possibly a slight acrylic odor, but nothing close to as strong as a regular zero-VOC acrylic wall paint).
They claim extremely low VOCs.
This ingredient list is based off of the company’s SDS sheets, industry knowledge, and patents of other chalk style paints:
The Ingredients in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint:
- Calcium carbonate 25-50% (known)
- Titanium Dioxide white pigment 0-10% (known)
- Diiron trioxide 0-3.5% (known)
- Alcohols (known)
- Ammonia (known)
- Pigments, in colors other than white (known)
- Acrylic binder (likely*)
- Talc (likely*)
- PVA or other non-acrylic binder (possible*)
- Propylene Glycol (possible*)
*These ingredients are in no way confirmed by Annie Sloan nor have I personally run chemically testing on the product. These guesses are based on industry papers and patents of other brands of chalk-style paints.
Check out my detailed review of using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on the walls and a comparison to clay paint, mineral paint, and Milk Paint here.