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Customer Before And After Painty Projects…

Let’s share some of these fabulous projects

This is from a large armoire that my husband revamped -

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I started with a coat of American Paint Company Amber Waves of Grain,  a coat of Caromal Colours Chipping Cream and then a coat of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Parchment. I than sanded the entire piece distressing in some areas and finished with Caromal Colours Toner.  I am so happy with the finished product and can never thank you enough for everything I learn each time I step into your store!   Ragen

Dawn shares-

I just wanted to share a couple if my first projects with you! I had sent you the “before” of the coffee table, but this end table turned out so cool I had to send it!

She used American Paint Chalk/Clay paints and Sealer -

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Lisa shares,

Patty – here ya go…my first attempt at a raised stencil.  I made a huge mess using the credit card.  I scraped it off and repainted over any residue.  I ended up using a washcloth and dabbing the stone texture over the stencil.    I  dry brushed APC Waistcoat over the APC Peacock, sanded, and sealed with    I’m very happy with my cabinet!

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I love this!!!!!

 

 

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Mary shares -

Here’s partial pic of my finished cabs. Whew what a project but worth it. I have a lot of cabs with very detailed molding at the top. I used Caromal Colours TBC (textured basecoat)  Parchment, Coffee glaze and Toner on edges for darker distressed look.

finished both upper & lower

SWEET!

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Ron shared his wife’s fabulous armoire makeover –   Before:

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What a difference!  She came in with a picture from a magazine, wanting to recreate a look she saw.  She used some Caromal Reclaim Licorice on the base, Caromal Textured Basecoat Parchment over top, sanded to weather, glazed, and highlighted detail with metallic silver.

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Pam shared a dining room project that she painted for her daughter, the before

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 she used Caromal’s Reclaim Mocha  ,  and it looks totally urban!photo 2

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Nancy, one of our regulars, shared a bunch of her projects – she uses ALL of our paints – Caromal textured paints, Reclaim, our American Paint chalk/clay paints, metallics – it’s fun to see all the different ways our paints are combined -

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Debbie painted her cottage bathroom oak cabinets -

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she used Reclaim Pewter with Creme Glaze -

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One of my absolute favorite room transformations!

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Paula revamped this  battered buffet

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She used Caromal’s textured basecoat parchment,  then applied a metallic silver blend paint, and lastly brown liberon wax.   What a beautiful piece!

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Pat writes -

Unfortunately no before. It was a blonde shiny table with smoke glass top.  I used American Paint Limoge, Beach Glass, and APC Clear Wax.

Adorable!

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This was mixed in with my customer emails – it was sent to me from a customer, but one who purchased  my ‘jolly green giant’ dresser.  She shared how perfect it fit in her space, and I so agree!  This was one of my favorite pieces…

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Monique shared her bathroom cabinet project  – she used Caromal Colours Reclaim Licorice

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and if you look closely, she added a raised stencil using Caromal’s thicker paint, textured basecoat Peppercorn

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Michelle worked this side table and mirror up using American Paint Company Sack Cloth, Navajo White, APC Topcoat to seal it up, and Caromal Colours Toner to antique

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Transformed!

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Lisa says

Furniture isn’t the only thing that can be painted…I glued together some tongue & groove cedar that was from an old wall in my cottage.  I used mostly American Paint  Peacock, dry brushed with American Paint Waistcoat ,  and Topcoated for bathroom durablity -

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Deb scooted out from one of our recent Paint a Piece Workshops and we didn’t get pictures of her ‘goods’.   She emailed me these

Hi Patty, sorry I had to rush out from last night’s class, but had an issue come up.    Anyway, really enjoyed the class and here are my pix. Will definitely sign up for another.

She revamped one oak cabinet using Caromal Colours Reclaim Mocha, for an upcoming bathroom project

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and played with our American Paints – Smoke Signal and Freedom Road, with Topcoat

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Chris shares

Just wanted to share a buffet I recently finished -

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I used American Paint Co Rushmore with their Topcoat finish.   I like how some of the red hues from the cherry came through the Rushmore as I sanded and wiped the edges

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The handles are original , blotted with some of the copper you guys have with APC clear over top…

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I picked it up for $75 – all solid cherry and dove tailed – my wife is very happy with our new entry table :)

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Kelly tackled her oak powder room cabinets, painting them Reclaim Versailles with a Coffee Glaze

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Urban Revival!

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Sally finished a mirror using Caromal Reclaim Licorice, some glue to crackle, American Paint Co Rushmore, and American’s  Dark Wax

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LOVE!

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and warmed up her kitchen using American Paint Cannonball and multiple coats of Topcoat Finish

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Cool look, rubbed back to original finish -

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the remaining WORKSHOPS of this year are almost sold out – if you want to tackle your  paint project before christmas find the remaining details here Workshops.   We will be posting 2015 workshop dates by mid-november.

come learn with us
be inspired with us

If you’re looking to paint with guidance, learn new products and techniques, or just looking for a great night out with friends or hubbies, check us out – I promise, you will not be disappointed!

If you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit-

we’ve got a great variety of paints to fit your EVERY need!

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MONDAYS CLOSED
TUESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
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need paint?
We ship , everywhere even international!
We realize that people that WANT to create don’t have our cool paints offered in their neck of the woods – if this describes you, please do us a favor and check out our online store – we strive to offer everything we can that will make your creating an easy and fun process. Our customers from afar are just as important as our local customers – when you shop with us we will be committed to helping you every step of the way.

shop.fabfinisher.com

We are a full service retailer competitively priced
AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY CHALK/CLAY PAINTS
CAROMAL COLOURS
RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT
BEAUTIFUL
BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

If you want to place an order, click on the store button below.

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The Botanical Home Decor Paint Collection, End of October…

Botanicals  Home Decor Paint   a collection by caromal colours

The Botanicals are luscious and creamy paints inspired by the enchanting gardens of Europe. They are designed to bring a similar beauty into your lifestyle by enhancing your furniture, cabinets, and accessories with a gorgeous matte, chalky luster.
Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required
 
These paints are incredibly easy to use, brilliantly versatile in application, and wonderfully durable.  Even if you have no experience, you can achieve a stunning array of custom finishes in your home.
They flow beautifully, cover completely, sand like a dream for distressing and don’t require wax to finish.
The collection is water based, non-toxic, and perfect over any clean, dry, home surface such as wood (raw, painted, varnished), metal, glass, plastic, tile, masonry etc. with
no stripping, sanding, or priming.
Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

Brush, roll, “mush” (stipple), or wipe it on surfaces. Discover all the possibilities of this versatile product — Home Decor Paint, silky by nature, is thin enough to achieve smooth finish as well as soft distressing effects when colors are layered.

Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

MulberryB  Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

MossB Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

LavenderB Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

HydrangeaB Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

GsrdeniaB Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

Delphiniumb-001  Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

DandelionBMonahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required CattailB  Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

AsterB  Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required BoxwoodB  Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

We should be fully stocked the last week of October.

Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required Monahan Paints Botanical Collection, Caromal Colours, patty henning, fabulous finishes studio, detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com, coupon PattyH, chalk clay mineral paints, no sealer required

FALL WORKSHOPS ARE POSTED,
You can find our workshop details here Workshops.

come learn with us
be inspired with us

If you’re looking to paint with guidance, learn new products and techniques, or just looking for a great night out with friends or hubbies, check us out – I promise, you will not be disappointed!

If you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit-

we’ve got a great variety of paints to fit your EVERY need!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MONDAYS CLOSED
TUESDAYS 10AM – 6PM
WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 7PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

need paint?
We ship , everywhere even international!
We realize that people that WANT to create don’t have our cool paints offered in their neck of the woods – if this describes you, please do us a favor and check out our online store – we strive to offer everything we can that will make your creating an easy and fun process. Our customers from afar are just as important as our local customers – when you shop with us we will be committed to helping you every step of the way.

shop.fabfinisher.com

We are a full service retailer competitively priced
AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY CHALK/CLAY PAINTS
CAROMAL COLOURS
RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT
BEAUTIFUL
BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

If you want to place an order, click on the store button below.

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Ten Projects, Day Eight – Eight Ways To Portray RECLAIM Paint

… and I was doing so good!     I got through 7 straight days of my “10 PROJECTS 10 DAYS”   sharing and blew it Monday night, when I left post 8 hanging in limbo…

How about I say,  Ten Projects in Twelve Days?    :)

This post clears several folders of pictures I have saved pertaining to Caromal Colour’s RECLAIM Paint.   Not familiar with RECLAIM?

RECLAIM® Is beyond paint.  It is the only product (that we know of) that was specifically engineered to work on your cabinets, furniture and accessories with no sanding, stripping or priming whatever the surface is. It has more pigment for better coverage, uses the newest nano-particle technology, has 3-4 times as many contact points for better adhesion, and contains very fine colorant to avoid fading and allow UV stability (i.e. it won’t fade in the sun!).  Regular paints do not come close to the performance, versatility or durability of our products.
 
Q: What surfaces will RECLAIM® adhere to?
A: RECLAIM will bond to almost any clean, dry, and grease free household surface without sanding stripping or priming!  These surfaces include wood (raw or painted in oil, latex, polyurethane, varnish, epoxy, whatever), metal, formica, laminate, plastic, linoleum, masonry, tile, and even glass…
 
Q: What are the best tools to use?
A: We like to keep it simple for RECLAIM.  First use a natural bristle or high-quality “chip” brush and “mush” or stipple into crevices or areas that can’t be rolled such as table legs.  Avoid regular brush strokes with RECLAIM.  For all flat areas, simply roll on RECLAIM.  Our favorite roller is a high quality all purpose fabric roller (the fluffier, the better).  Don’t put any pressure on the roller and be haphazard with your application.  There is no need to be methodical or go in one direction.  RECLAIM is designed to make even the most novice of painters successful in application.
 
Q: If I don’t have to sand, strip, or prime, how do I prep the surface?
A: Be sure your surface is clean, dry, and grease free.  Products like Liquid Gold, Pledge and Murphy’s Oil Soap leave a greasy residue that should be removed for the best bonding on surfaces.
 
Q: What should I clean the surface with?
A: We recommend any harsh household cleaner like Spic and Span, Fantastic, or Mr. Clean that removes grease.  One of our favorites is Simple Green.  We use it at full strength with a scrubbie for best results.  If you suspect your surface has a waxy substance on it, vinegar is terrific for removing wax.
 
Q: How long does it take to dry?
A: Dry time for each coat is 2-4 hours on average but allow for increased drying time in humid conditions.
 
Q: Should I topcoat RECLAIM?
A: RECLAIM® provides a protective coat within its formula. If you’re worried about wear and tear or protecting a heavily used surface, like a floor or a daily used table, wait 3-5 days and apply 1-3 coats of our RECLAIM® Multi-Purpose Sealer. This will give added durability and weather resistance to any indoor/outdoor project. For surfaces like counters, topcoating with this  sealer is a must.

That’s a good start, now let’s clear some photo files!   Recently, RECLAIM added 4 new colors to the lineup -

reclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

RECLAIM Linen, Nantucket, Poppy, Pewter

1)  NEW RECLAIM COLOR  -

LINENreclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

reclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

reclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

reclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

Reclaim Linen, propped between Reclaim Off White and Reclaim Pebble

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Reclaim Linen and Reclaim Pebble

2NEW RECLAIM COLOR  – 

NANTUCKreclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

reclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

reclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

3 NEW RECLAIM COLOR  – 

POPPYreclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

reclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

Poppy with a glaze reminds me of wood tones…

reclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

A great visual showing how a simple mixing of 2 colors can create even more fabulous options – the top 1/2 is Reclaim Poppy mixed with Reclaim Licorice, the bottom 1/2 is Reclaim Poppy mixed with Reclaim Mocha. Glazing, optional, but will knock your socks off!

4NEW RECLAIM COLOR  – 

PEWTER

reclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

reclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

Q: How can I achieve other colors of RECLAIM®? A: The best way to achieve other colors of RECLAIM is to intermix our existing colors. This maintains all the integrity and properties of RECLAIM. It’s simple… get a small disposable cup and try it with small amounts of RECLAIM in approximate proportions. For example in a paper cup with a plastic spoon, mix approx 1 part (or one spoonful) of Pewter with 1 part (Or another spoonful) of Off White to make a softer gray color.

reclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your ownreclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your ownreclaim paint, linen, nantucket, poppy, pewter, new colors, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

5)  A Chest,  Reclaim Licorice and Pewter Wax

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Reclaim Licorice -

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

Works great rolled on, especially on larger surfaces – we roll it thin…

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

you can brush it too, just be cautious of your brush marks -

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

The licorice black is amazing – covers like tar

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

Old hardware, cleaned

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

Based with Reclaim Licorice

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

Brushed with a coat of Sticky Size. Sticky Size is an adhesive size used to attach Gilding Leaf and Foils.   You can see the hardware looks milky when the size is applied. The size will dry clear and very tacky (approx 15 mins) .

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

I pulled out Caromal Colours Chocolate Textured Basecoat –  I have many favorites in products, etc,  but if I had to pick one……..  

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

I brushed a coat on the top of the chest to add a little texture, great for hiding imperfections

textured basecoat top, reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

I added a few more colors into the top, lightly sanded it, and then glazed it with a combination of glazes

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

Beautiful Toffee Glaze, Black Glaze, Caromal Creme Glaze mixed with Pewter Mica

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

Using 220 grit paper, I lightly sand the edges to reveal some ‘wear’ -

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

I Silver Leafed the hardware (sorry, failed to snap photos!) and checked  out how they looked against the black -

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

I pounded in these ‘crystal jewel’ tacks that I had, two on each drawer panel

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

To give the piece an added shimmer, I used a rag and buffed a pewter wax  (American Paint Company Clear Wax mixed with Pewter Mica) over the whole piece -

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

Simple.  Easy Peasy.  Classic.

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

6) A Vintage Pair for a Client – Reclaim Versailles with Coffee Glaze and Stencil

These pictures aren’t that clear,  for a complete photo play by play of this finish, check out my post Creating A European Feel .

I used Reclaim Versailles,  glazed with Caromal’s Coffee Glaze, and stenciled with  Caromal’s Earth Stencil Creme for this client’s two pieces – one of my favorite finishes,  a soft, subtle color -

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

Before Glaze. Silver leaf’d the front legs :)

reclaim paint, licorice black chest with pewter mica wax, silver leaf hardware, no sanding stripping priming, sealer built in, fabulous finishes studio, metro detroit, shop in store, shop online, shop.fabfinisher@com, coupon code PattyH, workshops available, paint your own

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7)  A Reclaim Cabinet,  Wiped

This is my inspiration – a door panel that I played around on one afternoon.  I base coated it with Reclaim Poppy and let dry.  Then, I brushed on Reclaim Licorice (black) and immediately wiped it back with a slightly moist rag.

It was the coolest thing, and I loved the results.  I wanted to try it on an actual piece -

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I decided on this smaller, accent cabinet,   a perfect learning piece.

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Anyone that enjoys playing with paints should try this method –  I think there are great finishes to be had from it.

But note: fiddling can get you in trouble.  When you apply the paint this way (thinly, and wiping it back to even thinner) it will start drying on you, which will make the ‘wiping back’ more challenging.   When I painted this cabinet there were several sections I had to redo , practice will make perfect, right?

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That’s why you must test and play and test and play – get a hang of how it feels.  If you botch up a panel, you can brush that same color BACK over the section you don’t like (must be done right then)  and it will pretty much re-activate the paint from the previous layer you just botched, and you can again wipe back, to get a more even finish.

All in all I was very pleased with how it turned out, you’d never know by looking at it that it was brushed on and wiped back – it looks like wood grain!

A finish I’ll be experimenting more with when I find some time.

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I applied more licorice over the top to add contrast

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Yes, Reclaim is typically rolled on, for that quick and easy, even application. But it can also be used more artistically -

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and last but not least

8)   A Peek At Where It Started

From earlier this year when the creators invited their Retailers and Reps to their digs in PA-

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They introduced their new sealer in the Reclaim line – waterbased, low voc, non-yellowing sealer good indoors and out

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An inspirational door, first coat Reclaim Mocha brushed on and wiped off with damp rag, second coat Reclaim Sage brushed on and wiped off with a damp rag, dry, light sand, then apply Toner to add that aged effect.

When it dries, it’s done – it not only adheres without priming/sanding/stripping but remember, it also has a sealer built in :)

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Inspiring others -

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Reclaim, again, brushed on and wiped back , over a base coat of their Textured Basecoat paint – simple, effective, and resulting in an authentic looking weathered door panel -

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I believe in the product lines I carry – if I didn’t, it would be impossible to promote them.  Caromal Colours has a special place in my heart, not only have their products proven fantabulous  (six years strong),  but the people behind the scenes are genuine, and trustworthy,  necessary for a successful marriage -

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Here’s more on RECLAIM -

Q: Is RECLAIM® safe to use while I’m pregnant, on a child’s crib or around my children and pets?
A: Yes, RECLAIM is low VOC, non-toxic, and has no odor.  Therefore, it is safe for all of these circumstances.  We do recommend that you keep these products out of reach of children, and that you practice safe work habits and good common sense while using them.
 
Q: How long do I have to let it cure?
A: RECLAIM® will be sensitive to chipping until it has undergone an initial cure period of 2-3 days. Allow to cure for 30 days before routinely washing with soap.
 
Q: Why is RECLAIM® slightly textured?
A: It is slightly textured so you will not get roller marks no matter how much of a beginner you are. The texture also allows for versatility, hides imperfections and is easy to maintain (won’t show fingerprints).
 
Q: What if I want it to look more like regular paint?
A: Just roll on a thinner layer.
 
Q: Can RECLAIM® be applied with a sprayer?
A: YES. RECLAIM works with both 2.4 nozzle HVLP (High volume, low pressure) and airless systems
 
Q: Can I tint RECLAIM® to achieve my ideal shade?
A: Yes.  For each quart of RECLAIM, you can tint with up to 4oz of universal water based tints. We only recommend that seasoned pros and brave newbies go this route.  Tinter beware! RECLAIM takes no responsibility if your tinted shade turns out incorrectly. But remember, RECLAIM colors are designed to be the “perfect” neutral palette; stick with those when possible.
 
Q: What if I want a glossy finish?
A: No problem, just wait 3-5 days after RECLAIMing, and apply your favorite high quality polyurethane in the sheen of your choice. (Please test this on a small area and be sure you like the sheen when it dries before doing an entire project). We also recommend our RECLAIM® Multi-purpose Sealer which will leave a satin sheen.
 
Q: What if I’m RECLAIMing a bumpy surface that has been painted one (or five) too many times?
A: RECLAIM is slightly a textured finish and will conceal minor imperfections in your surface.  However, if you want a smooth finish, you’ll have to sand down the bumpy surface as much as possible.
 
Q: How often does Chipping/Peeling happen and how can it be prevented?
A: On the rare occasion that chipping or peeling may occur, the cause is from a bad surface. No Sanding, Stripping, or Priming is required. However, the surface must be CLEAN, DRY, GREASE, OIL and WAX FREE.  Scrub the surface thoroughly with a good de-greasing cleaning product. We love Simple Green or TSP for heavy duty grease. Rinse the surface. Allow surface to dry completely (overnight is best) before applying RECLAIM.  Keep in mind that some “cleaning”/polishing products may leave behind waxy residues, which must be removed to ensure good bonding. Washing the surface with white vinegar will remove a wax buildup. Scrubbing with a de-greasing cleaning product after washing with white vinegar is still recommended.
 
Q: What do I do if I didn’t prep well and my finish is chipping?
A: If possible lightly sand the chipped area with 220 to 400 grit sandpaper and touch it up with more RECLAIM.  Then, let RECLAIM fully cure.  The bonding power of RECLAIM occurs as all the moisture evaporates.  As with all paint products, the full curing process takes several weeks.  A newly RECLAIMed surface may be lightly used within hours of receiving its last coat, but RECLAIM will reach its full bonding strength, durability, and hardness after approximately 30 days.  During the initial curing period, try to keep your RECLAIM surface as dry as possible. To protect a finish on a surface that did not get properly prepped, apply our RECLAIM ® Multi-Purpose Sealer.
 

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Flashback – Where I First Started Creating….

Clearing out my media discs, trying to sort and organize – I came across these photos

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Oh my goodness…

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I am getting antsy looking at these-   SO congested!

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At the same time, I REMEMBER….

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I started my finishing business, Fabulous Finishes,  as a mom of a first and second grader.  My husband was supportive –  he let me,  multiple times,  leave home and skip across states to take week long finishing courses,  where upon I’d return home to my  STUDIO-

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My studio was in our basement – a very cool basement but I’d say 95% finished…..   I had no where to set up except in this corner of our furnace room -

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Can you believe, I had all this crazy stuff within feet of the furnace?   That plywood board, below, was where I’d clamp my sample boards, and devise new finishes for potential clients…

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Often, my daughter would sit on the floor and create art with her paints…

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And now I come to work here…

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Crazy.

God is really amazing….

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BE  inSPIRED  with  US

You can find our workshop details  here  Workshops.

If you’re looking to paint with guidance, learn new products and techniques, or just looking for a great night out with friends or hubbies, check us out – I promise, you will not be disappointed!

If you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit-

we’ve got a great variety of paints to fit your EVERY need!

new summer hours

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TUESDAYS     10AM – 6PM

WEDNESDAYS    11AM – 7PM

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NEED PAINT?  

We ship , everywhere  even international!

We realize that people that WANT to create don’t have our cool paints offered in their neck of the woods  –  if this describes you,  please do us a favor and check out our online store – we strive to offer everything we can that will make your creating an easy and fun process.   Our customers from afar are just as important as our local customers –  when you shop with us we will be committed to helping you every step of the way.

shop.fabfinisher.com

We are a full service retailer competitively priced

AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY CHALK/CLAY PAINTS

CAROMAL COLOURS

RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT

BEAUTIFUL , FINISHES BY M HARRELL

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

If you want to place an order, click on the  store button below.

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