As a furniture painter I have my favourite materials I like to work with, paint, wax, brushes etc. Once in a while I like to try new products especially paint. I am a member of a Facebook page called Essentially Shabby and the people on there are great they give advice and give good feedback on products that they have used. Somebody on there recommended a paint called Frenchic which I thought I might like to try, so I went on their website to have a look at their product range, some of the colours looked nice so I thought I would order a colour chart to get a better look at them only to find that they are charging £2.50 for it. I have a few colour charts from other suppliers and they were all supplied free of charge either picked up in the paint shop or I emailed and asked for one and they sent it.
So I decided to check out a few more chalk paint suppliers and it seems that its a common practice to charge for colour charts. Prices range from .50p to £2.50
Annie Sloan £1.00 but its a wheel that puts different colours together to show what they look like.
Vintro £1.99 hand painted or 50p machine printed
Farrow and Ball are free from the shop where they stock it.
Rustoleum are free from the shop where they stock it.
Autentico I cant get on the website due to my flash player not up to date but I checked one of their stockists
eclecticathome and their colour chart set (5 cards) is a staggering £13.50 or you can buy each card for £3.00 and on each one is a palette of similar colours, greens and blues, greys and earths etc.
Everlong charge 50p
So there you go you learn something everyday.