Classic Wall Finishes


Stockist of Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint

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Classic Wall Finishes
Stockist of Chalk Paint® decorative paint created by Annie Sloan.  Patty Seaman, one of the original stockist and trainers of Chalk Paint® in the United States, and her sister Karen Donnelly, fine artist and decorative painter conduct the Chalk Paint® Workshops. We hope to introduce you to this wonderful Chalk Paint® and Soft Waxes that renowned decorative painter and author, Annie Sloan created. 

Classic Wall Finishes is happy to be selling Efex™ Decorative Moldings for your furniture and more. Shipping is included in the price of all moldings.  We are currently updating our Shopping Cart and will be adding additional moldings over the next couple of weeks.  We currently have about 100 style moldings in stock so feel free to email me at if you want a particular style that is not listed online yet.

Shop our retail location in Little Silver, NJ at
Classic Wall Finishes at Byford & Mills, 38 Church Street. Monday-Saturday 10-5:00

New Mini Wax Brush for large flat surfaces like table tops and shelves is available to order online now.  It comes with its own spatula to apply the wax and is also a great vegan alternative.  We still recommend our other wax brushes for other furniture pieces.  Order online-Free Shipping

Did you know that Chalk Paint® decorative paint is Made in the United States.  Yes, right in Kansas City, Missouri.

Private Chalk Paint® Workshop just posted on our shopping cart.

Chalk Paint® Workshops for April 26, 2014 now available on our online shopping cart.  

Please request in Special Instructions if you would like us to include a Workshop Gift Certificate and the name of the person you are giving the gift and we will mail it out. 

We can create a gift package for you on any order...just write in Special Instructions if you need us to include a gift card.  We will not include the invoice, also UPS notifications can be emailed to you.

If you have a special custom gift request please email us at and we will call you back.  We can create a package for you or a
custom gift certificate that will include the shipping cost as well. 

 All Sample Colors are in stock at Byford & Mills retail location.

All Sample Kits are now available to order online.

NEW-Chalk Paint® Basics Kit
               All for $95
A perfect introduction to using Annie Sloan's fabulous Chalk Paint® and waxing system. Includes your color choice of 1 quart of Chalk Paint®, 1 can of Annie Sloan Clear Wax, Annie Sloan's fabulous book Quick and Easy Paint Transformations, now with Waxwell™ Wax Brush until the Waxines™ are back in stock, set of 3 Smooth Brushes, 2" Furniture Paint Brush, Hand Painted Chalk Paint® Color Chart and a couple of Better Than Cheesecloth Towels™.
Online Only

Annie Sloan's brand new book Color Recipes for Painted Furniture and More is now     available online and in store. 

Annie presents 40 new projects and ideas, showing you the easy way to update tired furniture and transform your home. Working with Chalk Paint® decorative paint, Annie shows how to mix colors and how to achieve certain looks.

Product News
Pewter-French Gilding Wax
Medium-Annie Sloan Paint Brushes
All Sample Colors are now available in kits online and at our retail location.
Waxine™ Wax Brushes are back in stock. 

All Chalk Paint® decorative paint colors in quart size are in stock both online and in our retail space at
Byford & Mills
 38 Church Street
 Little Silver, New Jersey
Open Monday-Saturday

Contact us at 732-924-9520 if you are interested in having Classic Wall Finishes do your various furniture pieces and even your kitchen cabinets on commission.

  April Workshops 
Private and Semi-Private Chalk Paint® Workshops can be scheduled for March.
Please email Patty at for more information and to schedule.
These workshops are very popular, and are available during the week and some Saturdays.

  Register and pay online now for        Chalk Paint® Workshops.
  Chalk Paint® Workshops
    How to Paint Furniture 

11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Learn Two-Color Distress, Country Rustic, Smooth/ Modern and Color Wash finishes.  Bonus Metal Leaf Gilding and Creating Custom Chalk Paint® Colors. Also learn to successfully apply Annie Sloan Soft Waxes every time.
All materials, supplies, sample boards and a decor project are included.
Cost: $185
Little Silver, New Jersey

PRIVATE and Semi-Private Chalk Paint® Workshops are available for $175 each
Learn finishes for your special project.  Please email us at

Advance European Paint Finishes 

4 Hour Workshop
Email Patty at to schedule for 2 or more

This workshop will feature Chalk Paint® decorative paint created by Annie Sloan.  We will create 4 European style finishes including the Parisian Wash, Italian Modern, Textured Country Rustic using Artisan Enhancements® Crackle Tex, and Transfer Medium. 
Bonus: Gilding

All materials, supplies, including decor project provided.
Cost $185
Little Silver, New Jersey


Thank you Patty and Thank you Karen for a fun day!  I loved the class and both you and your sister were so much fun, and a wealth of great information.  I look forward to our future classes with you.  Keep up the great work you do. 

Mary S. from New Jersey

Call 732-924-9520 or email us at for information on scheduling your own private or small group workshops on "How to Paint Furniture and More". Flexible days and hours can be arranged.

Chalk Paint® is the perfect paint to repurpose and transform your furniture, walls, floors and more.  Just look around for tired bookcases, tables, dressers,  brass chandeliers, old lamp bases (yes you can paint over glass and ceramic too), bland picture frames, brick, cement floors and so much more.  Chalk Paint® will adhere to almost any surface and with basically no preparation.  Just start painting.

Our prices for Chalk Paint® for $34.95 a quart and Annie Sloan Soft Waxes $24.95 a tin are always the lowest available online.   We are now processing orders in 1-2 days and ship everyday UPS picks up Monday-Friday.

We are fully stocked with all 31 beautiful colors of Chalk Paint® including the latest English Yellow.
All colors in stock and all waxes too.

French Gilding Waxes are here now. King Gold, Empire Gold, Renaissance Gold, Silver and Pewter.

A little of this gilding wax goes a long way.  Just apply the wax to the raised ornamentation on  a newly painted piece of furniture or frame.  Add banding to your piece by taping off sections or selecting areas of a panel to highlight.  This wax is suitable to all types of surfaces including wood, plaster, glass and metal. Always add your French Gilding Wax as your last step after your Annie Sloan Waxes.

Florence is here and what a beautiful color!
Florence is one of our favorites. This beautiful deep malachite green color Chalk Paint® has a lot of depth and looks amazing when waxed with dark wax (always apply clear wax prior to using dark wax).

Classic Wall Finishes has the Chalk Paint®, Annie Sloan Soft Waxes, Annie Sloan Paint Brushes, Annie Sloan Floor Lacquer, Chalk Paint® sample jars, Annie Sloan's books, various brushes, including wax brushes and more at our retail space at Byford & Mills, 38 Church Street, Little Silver, New Jersey.   

Our Chalk Paint® Workshop was a complete success and loved teaching our fantastic students.  Here is a link from Melody Smith's blog to give you an idea of our day together. 


Another face, my sister  Karen Donnelly.

Chalk Paint® decorative paint works really well with Annie Sloan's new paint brushes.  We love painting with them too. They hold a lot of paint and make your painting go much quicker. Check our online store for full description and photos.

Waxine™ the smaller wax brush is now back in stock.  We love this brush for Annie Sloan Dark Wax. This smaller brush is also a budget friendly option for all wax applications.

Waxwell™ is the larger version wax brush that is so comfortable in the hand too.  IN STOCK NOW.
 Waxwell™ Wax Brushes are the brushes included in our
Chalk Paint® Kit with bonuses. 

My niece Grace painting with Chalk Paint® in the color Provence for her first dresser project. Drawers were painted in a pop color of Greek Blue, crystal knobs for a beautiful dresser.

Finished dresser in Chalk Paint®


Winnie at our Chalk Paint® Workshop
Just wanted all of you to know that I had a fabulous time at the workshop!!!  It was FUN, informative, and beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend the workshop to anyone, at any level of painting experience. It was refreshing to spend the day with such warm, creative and knowledgeable people. You both have a gift for sharing your love of art with others.
With much gratitude,

Please use your Dark Wax Brushes to only brush on the dark wax after you have applied your clear wax layer.  Do NOT use it to brush and massage the Dark Wax  into the piece.  Please brush on the Dark Wax then take a cloth or rag and wipe off the Dark Wax.  Please go to Wax Tips Section for further information.

When you get a chance check out our new Pour Spout Lids for the paint cans.  Makes pouring the paint so much easier. Please run the lid under hot water or use the hot setting of a blow dryer to make it easier to apply the lid.

To properly mix Chalk Paint® decorative paint, this fine artisan paint follow these steps.  Before you open the can, turn the Chalk Paint® can upside down and leave it for about 20-30 minutes.  Then shake the can to mix up the ingredients.  Finally, if necessary, stir the paint.

Please check our new page on Painting and Waxing Tips.

Welcome Miss Mustard Seed, Perfectly Imperfect, Freckled Laundry, The Empty Nest, Maison Decor8 Blogspot, The Queen of Chairs and all our other blogger friends.  Thank you to all our new customers!

 Let me introduce myself, I am Patty Seaman, owner of Classic Wall Finishes, Stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® New Jersey and former Northeast Regional Stockist Trainer for Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan .  My sister Karen Donnelly, a very talented artist,  has joined me in the business.  We are both here to help answer any general or application questions  about Chalk Paint® and Annie Sloan Soft Waxes.

ALL 31 COLORS AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW.  English Yellow is the latest arrival.  It is a beautiful clean yellow, but especially pretty with clear than dark wax applied.

The new editions of Quick and Easy Paint Transformations- with 50 Chalk Paint® Projects, plus Creating the French Look, now in soft cover, are now available.  These books are must haves for those that love and want to be inspired by Chalk Paint®.  I love Annie Sloan's new book Color Recipes for Furniture and More.

We appreciate your patience while we are processing your orders. We are now processing your orders quicker, please allow 1-2 days to process then allow for shipping.  Orders shipping to New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and most of Pennsylvania will usually arrive 1 day after being shipped. Otherwise usually 2-5 days shipping all over the country. We always email you an UPS notification so you can track you order once it has been processed.  Shipping rates range depending on the size of your order and where it is being shipped.  You can determine shipping cost by entering in your address and items you wish to order and prior to putting in your credit card information you will see the calculated shipping cost.

We must ship orders containing wax via ground shipping. We are now shipping UPS.  UPS does not ship to P.O. Boxes.  They will ship to the UPS Service Center in your area if you need it sent there instead. 

We look forward to sharing more information about Chalk Paint® and Annie Sloan Soft Waxes.

Annie Sloan Soft Wax in Dark   If you order the Dark Wax please order the Clear Wax.  It is necessary to apply a layer of the Clear Wax first then apply the Dark Wax for the best results.  Please always remember to really rub your clear wax into the Chalk Paint® then wipe off the excess wax.  Let the wax soak into the paint, let dry overnight then buff.

Have you tried our waxing brushes yet?  Waxwell™, Waxine™, and The Ultimate Waxing Brushes.  So much easier to apply you layer of wax.  You brush on a thin layer of wax, massage in and wipe off excess wax, buff the next day. At least consider getting one for your Annie Sloan Soft Wax in Clear.  After you try it....I think you'll come back for another one for your Dark Wax. Read more about it on the online store.

 For those asking, yes you can paint directly over varnished, waxed and pieces of furniture. 

All Chalk Paint® comes in Quart containers and covers about 140-150 square feet.
It is water based, can be applied directly over varnished and waxed furniture- no priming or sanding.  Highly recommend you purchase the Annie Sloan Soft Wax in Clear to seal and protect your furniture after you paint, this is a tough finish once the paint has cured and waxed.  Paint two coats, let dry between coats, wait till completely dry before waxing, then apply clear wax, let dry completely before buffing. 

We are also carrying a set of three brushes for only $5.00 a set that we love for painting with Chalk Paint®.  It applies the paint on smoothly and evenly, the brushes wash up beautifully and last a long time.  Please condition these brushes by washing in warm water with a little dish detergent first, it will help remove loose hairs.

The most unique aspect of Chalk Paint® is that you can paint directly over varnished and waxed furniture.  No need to prime, sand, strip or prepare the piece prior to painting.  It is truly amazing and a wonderful paint to use.  We always recommend that you seal your piece with Annie Sloan Soft Wax in Clear after painting with Chalk Paint® to seal prior to using the Annie Sloan Soft Wax in Dark, always.  This is recommended by Annie and was taught in her workshops, even when using graphite colored paint.

This patent pending Chalk Paint® was created in England by the world renowned decorative painter and author Annie Sloan.

 Chalk Paint®  is the Best Paint on the market for painting furniture.  It can be used on almost any surface including old varnished pieces, melamine, metal, floors and walls.

Photo from Quick and Easy Paint Transformations by Annie Sloan

    NEW-Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Kits including all 3 Miss Mustard Seed Waxes, the new Mixing Tool and the New Small Miss Mustard Seed Paint brush.  Everything you need to start painting with Milk Paint plus some bonuses.  All For $90

We are now offer Certified Miss Mustard Seed Workshops Register for
Saturday, April 12th Workshop.  Also private workshops can be scheduled just email Patty at for more information. 

     All Miss Mustard Seed
        Milk Paints are now          available to order online.
New colors in stock now-Apron Strings, Curio and Trophy.
All 18 colors in stock now.

Artisan Enhancements®
Products are now in and ready Online now. Fantastic Pearl Plaster to brush over paint for a pearl effect, Transfer Medium to transfer images, Crackletex for textural pull up and crackle and more.

Beautiful™ Product Line available online Furniture Clear and Antique Furniture Glazes, Furniture Seal Satin, and glazing brushes.

Classic Wall Finishes retail space at
Byford & Mills
Open Monday-Saturday
10:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m.
Open Sundays 11-5 till Christmas.


  Classic Wall Finishes
is Now Open and Selling
Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan at Byford & Mills
38 Church Street
  Little Silver, New Jersey
   Store Hours are
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Leave message for Classic Wall Finishes at

Patty Seaman of Classic Wall Finishes and Pat Mills, owner of Byford & Mills, an Interior Design and Furniture Showroom.  We sell
Chalk Paint® decorative paint, Annie Sloan Soft Waxes, Annie Sloan Paint Brushes, Annie Sloan Floor Lacquer, Annie Sloan Craqueleur Crackle Medium, a variety of specialty wax brushes, French Gilding Waxes, and other related products.

Jami, Patty and Shaunna in Boston at the Annie Sloan U.S. Tour.

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