CHALK PAINT® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is unlike any other paint that you have used before. In most cases, there is no need to sand or prime. Plus, Chalk Paint® is water-based (which makes for easy clean up), low in VOCs, and covers almost any surface from new and stained wood to metal and concrete and everything in between. We should mention that this product may be addicting once you find out how easy and fun it is to use! Protect and create a beautiful shine with your Chalk Paint® finish by adding a coat of Annie Sloan's Soft Wax for indoor surfaces.