When Modern Was has been setting hearts aflutter in Noe Valley since 2005. We’re a brick & mortar retail store, but we know it’s an online world, so now you can shop local, from the comfort of your own home!

This page has a few of the questions we get on a regular basis in the store. If you have a question that isn’t here, give us a call, or drop us an email, and we’ll try to answer.

Question I want that awesome dresser, but I have a tiny car. How do I get it home?
AnswerIf you live nearby, we recommend Lugg.com. They do a great job, and it’s a good value.
Question I'm interested in trying the Chalk Paint, but I have a lot of questions. Who can I ask?
AnswerKaren Johnson is our Annie Sloan Stockist, and she also holds classes once a month to teach chalk paint techniques. She is in the store several days a week, and she’s happy to answer questions via email.
Question I'm ordering Chalk Paint®, but I need wax too. You're site says it can't be shipped. Why?
AnswerAnnie Sloan Wax is classed as a flammable material. Even though the risk is very slight that a single can of wax is going to cause a problem, we choose to play it safe and leave all the wax for in-store pick-up only. We are happy to process your order and have it ready for pick-up during store hours.