My questions regarding using other products in combination with their chalk paint had the Van Gogh lady saying I should just stick to her products and take a class, hmm not so helpful. On the garden web forum however she claimed she could solve any problem. HA, I guess marketing is her strong suit not customer relations.
With my ever curious need to research and learn via the internet I found Jen at Fabulous Rubbish. She lives in Spruce Grove and Heather sent me her link knowing I was trying to learn more about recycling furniture. Jen suggested Cece Caldwell chalk paint which is USA based as well as Reloved chalk paint which is made in Edmonton.
Today however I took a leap of faith and made my own chalk paint. It went on well and will see how the 2nd coat and wax work with it.
Update Mar 24/13: the homemade chalk paint did not do well on the hutch. I think it was the type of paint I mixed it with. I have an order in the mail from Reloved. Can't wait to try it.
Update Mar 31/13: I bought different paint and mixed my own again for the blue tables and it worked perfect. I also made it with the grey for TV console and it did leave a white "grain" in places that I sanded down between layers but it went on well and did not harden up. Clearly it was the SICO high adhesive door and trim that did not work well.
Update April 9/13: my reloved sample and my Cece quart arrived. relove sent color sticks and have pretty colors. I am excited to paint something the island blue. The following day I used the Cece brand. It was low odor smelling more like clay but I found it very thick. I think I will water down the 2nd coat on my next project. The can was plastic which was unique.
Old Fashioned Milk Paint coming from the states. Not sure what I will try it on but will find something.