We did finished this bench in a 4 hour chalk painting class. It started out green (did not get that before pic) and then painted it Coco with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. The next step was to paint it Berkley Coal using Cece Caldwell paint. We used some tricks to distress it; but were very happy with the results. I love that I am not limited to using one brand name paint and that I can mix in any technique that we feel like doing….experimentation is the key to getting the result you want.