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Layering Foil And A Custom Mix of American Paint Clay Chalk Mineral Paints…

So we’ve got these fun metallic foils available, by the foot, available in store and online -

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An easy enough way to add some pop and pizazz to furniture, trim, accents…

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Foils can be applied over a painted surface-

- I don’t foil over an existing furniture finish – I paint or seal the piece first

- over Caromal Colours Reclaim (built in sealer)   let dry 36 hrs before foiling

-  over chalk clay mineral based paints – it will pull right off unless SEALED first.   Do not seal with wax,  as the foil won’t adhere properly,  I seal my American Paint clay mineral paint with APC water based Topcoat Finish.

BE PATIENT.   Don’t paint your piece and topcoat all in four hours and then expect  to foiling five minutes later – your base needs to be cured or the sizing will pull your finish off.

Foils work kindof like kiddy transfer tatoos - you rub them over a sealed, sized, surface – then remove the paper to reveal your finished product.  Most foil patterns do not transfer 100% off the paper – expect about 80-95% transfer.  Because of this, your basecoat color DOES matter as you will see traces of it.

We have a simple video in the works, showing the step by step application of Metallic Foils, and we’ll post that as soon as it’s available.

  1. Make sure surface is sealed.  Pay attention to your basecoat color and how it will play with your foil pattern.
  2. Apply one coat of Sticky Size/ Wunda Size and let set up to a tack (about 15-30 minutes).   You can brush or roll, but be careful of brush strokes as these can relay through to your foiled finish
  3. Lay a sheet of foil over the tacky size, solid size down (you should be looking at your pattern ) and scrub with a coarse scrubber to transfer the foiling.  metallic foils, fabulous finishes paint studio, chalk clay mineral paint, american paint company, caromal colours, reclaim, paitned furniture, workshops, metro detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com
  4. You can seal with a water or oil based topcoat – I like to use American Paint’s Vintage Dark Wax as it adds a little depth to the finish.  Use a glossier topcoat to create a high sheen, cool over the foils.

Cheetah Foil

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Copper Green Slade

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Weathered Copper

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Click on this photo to read the post about this spiffy little clock table.

I played around on this accent table –   it was white when I got it and I used a black texturebase to create a raised allover stencil design on the top

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I was yearning for something burnt orange, so I cooked up a custom color, using American Paint’s Magenta and Orange Grove

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I brushed on the first coat, then a thinner washed coat, and once dry sealed it with APC Topcoat Finish

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Once  thoroughly dry and cured (obviously I went quicker on this one) I applied one coat of the Sticky Size – it will go on milky and tack up to a clear

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I transferred Woodhaven Gold Metallic Foil onto the top using a scrub brush

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then I drybrushed American Paint Shoreline,  a fabulous bright turquoise – great for adding a nice patina

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It was hard to stop

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and when I was satisfied I realized I’d covered most of the foil :)

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The base got a last wash of the custom burnt orange

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and when it dried I started to lightly sand the finish to clean it up (you can see the right side is sanded and looks powdery)

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I sealed the paint with American Paint’s Vintage Dark Wax

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the bestest, most awesome wax in the world-

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scrub it on

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and waxed the top too

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The wax antiqued that gold foil up nicely

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But then….    it happened.

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I couldn’t live with the orange legs longer than an hour…  I grabbed Born on the Fourth of July, a great dark blue from American Paint, that changes colors as you water it down ,  and painted the whole thing, top and bottom.

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Then I didn’t like the top being the same color as the bottom so I painted the top Cannonball, a black from APC.   Then sanded the bejesus out of it metallic foils, fabulous finishes paint studio, chalk clay mineral paint, american paint company, caromal colours, reclaim, painted furniture, workshops, metro detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com

and waxed the whole thing one more time, this time with American’s Clear Wax

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So much for foiling the top!   The cool thing, though, is – you can ‘see’ spots, here and there,  in the top finish,  of the gold foil…metallic foils, fabulous finishes paint studio, chalk clay mineral paint, american paint company, caromal colours, reclaim, painted furniture, workshops, metro detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com

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Love it now!

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WHAT

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YOU

WAITING

FOR?

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BE  inSPIRED  with  US

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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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A Vintage Chair’s Clay Mineral Chalk Paint Foiled By Fabric

Our silly story begins ….

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with this old CHAIR

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It was soon after our foils arrived

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Like this -

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then I grabbed one of our new Metallic Foil Patterns - Pewter Bark,  and transferred it to the seat using a scrub brush

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Then I started painting the chair with American Paint Companys Cannonball (a black),  Saddle (a brown), and a little Limoge (cream)

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Mostly black with some brown, brushed on together…

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Impatient me, fast drying, to see if the color will work…

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Sanding the flat surfaces – optional, but I explain to my customers that this step will take your finish from painted to professional…

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Same brush, applying American Paint Company’s F A B U L O U S Vintage Wax

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No, it’s real name isn’t Fabulous Vintage Wax,  but it should be – it’s the easiest wax I’ve found to use.   Because of it’s all natural  properties, you’ll find no smell or toxins or irritants.   On this chair I used the Vintage Clear Wax and tinted it to two colors , one batch with APC Black Mica and one batch with APC Gold Mica-

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It all went on,  one brush, both colors at a time…    Brush in sparingly, and wipe the excess off -

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a few hours later it will be dry enough to buff to a lovely sheen -

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Deciding if I like it…

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If you notice, I’ve only waxed and buffed the top portion… maybe something in my sub conscience was telling me it wasn’t right…

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It was the foiled seat.   I liked the chair finish, but not the foil with it – so I got the Sticky Size back out and gave it another coat  -

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this time I gilded the seat with Copper Leaf-

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Copper leaf’d the seat pad

and liked it so much , that I covered it with fabric!

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veggie tale

What happened?  Once the paint finish came together,  it changed the whole look, and I noticed how pretty the chair was…. here was a pretty chair with a vinyl pad!    After all, a vinyl pad is a vinyl pad even if its foiled or leaf’d, right?

It hit me  -  I HAD to make the seat pretty

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Lovely neutral fabric, and the perfect trim , complimenting the paint finish

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NOW I can wax the rest of the chair :)

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Wax on…

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Wax off…

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and the chair is complete.

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Pretty finish, pretty color, pretty seat – great  bones…  didn’t stick around long!

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Have you tried American Paint Company all natural Clay Mineral Chalk Paints?  If not, you should. The natural earthborn clay and pigments in this paint help create a really pretty, and even better,  CLEAN, GREEN finish.    A great color palette,  finish options for sealing and protection – APC Topcoat Finish (all natural, water based) and APC Vintage Waxes (all natural, fast drying, quick buffing) – all offering ease of use.

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

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

COME LEarn WITH US

BE  inSPIRED  with  US

We offer workshop of all kinds, including one to paint and glaze cabinet doors -  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!

 Monday    closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  10am-5pm

Thursday   10am – 630pm

Saturday  10am – 4pm

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.

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We are a full service retailer competitively priced

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CAROMAL COLOURS

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BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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

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Think Outside Of The Shabby Chic Old White Box…

white….   White….   …..  W H I T E…

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White…..

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Honest,

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 I  like white…

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I just have a hard time looking and not imagining a little color…

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This big armoire could be such a breathtaker…. right now, for me, it just blends into everything else….

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Same with this space -   that trim could be beautiful,  or the chest or desk finished more than the walls…  sometimes white can be blah…

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This chest has an antiqued finish, and the mirror isn’t white…  for sure, neutral is easy to play other colors off -  the soft pink fabrics…

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Still very neutral to me but I don’t think any of it is white…

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I like the dark with the light…

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Looking through old photos on my laptop,  I had to share this one and say  I love these drapes, even though the photo doesn’t pertain to white rooms :)

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Just a little pop…

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This quote, from Post and Courier:

“The idea of personalization is becoming stronger and stronger,” Schuneman says. “People are wanting their homes to reflect a more unique perspective.”

A color could be bold…

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it could be more subtle…

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I can imagine a white chest,  but this Moroccan finish is striking  -  I love it with the bed and the bedding…

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White desk, white chair, white bed works,  so does a punch of color for this lucky little girl.  Sometimes I wonder if its us that want things to look a certain way,  but if we left it up to others in the house it might be more colorful?

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I could get lost in this corner, and feel cozy at home, just as I could in a white cocoon….

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Purple to the max, it actually grows on me, but the black/white patterns on the fabrics are distracting me…   I love that bold dresser, with the big numbers…

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With a new year come new trends in home design and decorating. Among them: paler walls contrasted with colorful furniture, and plenty of personal expression, design experts say. Sara Dorio, HGTV

I wonder what the walls would have looked like blended with shades purple?

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I’ve saved this picture for years on my computer – have always loved this bank of drawers, all finished differently, from Jason Lucas  -  THIS would catch my eye when I walked in a room…

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To me, white is easy…. how challenging is it to have everything be the same?   Pulling in a piece using color takes a little more effort…

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I based this cabinet in a soft white, but gave the top a little color -

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A surprise of color INSIDE!

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Start with a color but use white as a wash, like I did with this piece below…

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So many people walk into our store and comment that they came in looking for white but were drawn to all the color….   I am finding people just need to SEE options…  seeing opens their horizon of finish choices.

This Caromal Colours Barnworn finish, using Textured Basecoat Mustard, Chipping Creme, Chocolate, and Toner ,  sells every time it lands on a piece -

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It catches the eye of even those coming in for WHITE things…

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Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, Metallic Silver Stencil

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This was a light pale green, with some blue and bronze and dark wax, a functional piece  with a pretty finish that would work in most spaces.

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American Paint Company Liberty, Born on the Fourth of July, Vintage Dark Wax and metallic stencil

Are you in search for a one of a kind, custom finished piece of furniture?

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OUR FINISHES ARE FABULOUS!

We offer finished pieces in our showroom available for purchase.

I offer commissioned custom finishes, by appointment only.  My painting services on your pieces are done  IN STUDIO – I am not able to work offsite.

We do have pick up and delivery services, available for a fee.

We will set  you up with one of our finishers in the area that can provide custom finishing services, if bringing your piece/s here does not work.

Would you rather paint yourself?

If you could? 

If you had the confidence? 

The right tools?

We offer that as well -  with over TEN years in the finishing business,  we offer everything you need here at Fabulous Finishes,  from the easy to use paints requiring NO SANDING, NO STRIPPING, NO PRIMING  , to the hundreds and hundreds of finishes that you can create just by combing those products.  We’ll help you, we can even guide you through one of our hands on  Paint Workshops – from furniture, to cabinets, to counters, to walls, to  hardware…..

You’ll get honest input from us here -  we’ll tell you how our products work and how they compare to other products on the market.  We take nothing for granted – we want to give you the best advice and product knowledge, so that you are comfortable and confident in your painting project.  And – we want your experience to be the best one ever, so you come back and tell others to come back too!

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YOU

WAITING

FOR?

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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!

 Monday    closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  10am-5pm

Thursday   10am – 630pm

Saturday  10am – 4pm

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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.

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We are a full service retailer competitively priced

AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY CHALK/CLAY PAINTS

CAROMAL COLOURS

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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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Duck Grows Up, Chalk AND Clay AND Mineral Paints Make It Easy…

No PRE photos of duck when he was abandoned and in desperate need of a makeover,   but this was after round 1, earlier this summer

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He was  S T Y L I N !

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Yesterday we started to decorate the store for the holidays.   I thought DUCK would be pretty in the front windows, dressed up with a bow…  but his  look wasn’t working for me,

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so I took him in back,  yanked off his fringe, repainted him with American Paint Company Wild Horses (brown) and then over that APC Navajo White (soft white)

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I weathered him a little with a quick scuff scuff of 180 grit sand paper, then sealed the paint finish with American’s Topcoat Finish.  I LOVE this topcoat, an all natural- (zero VOC) –   water based, topcoat that cures to a hard finish – the perfect alternative to their all natural (zero VOC) waxes.  It brushes on like water,  simple, easy, and FAST!

APC Topcoat is my choice when I need a hard, durable finish,  after all,  hopefully little kidlets will be rocking on this, and it needs to be safe for mouths that might bite, and smudgies from little hands!

Once DUCK dried, I added new trim

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I decided to use a discarded burlap sack as the perfect cap for Chez Duck!

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A bow holiday tin tag to dress his neck

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Nothing can pass by me with getting swarovski’d!

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Wag wag, waddle waddle….

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Solidly handcrafted – not punky plastic…

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He’ll be waiting in the window for the perfect owner!

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Back to changing out the orange and brown and switching in the red and greens!

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If you’re in the Metro Detroit area, be sure to stop by and check out our awesome DIY paint lines,  we’ve got you covered with Chalk Clay Mineral based paints featuring both American Paint Company and CeCe Caldwell  -  and we fully stock Caromal Colours paint lines.

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NEED PAINT?  

We ship

EVERY COLOR

IN THE CHALK/CLAY/MINERAL PAINT RAINBOW

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We are a full service retailer

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CAROMAL COLOURS

RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT

BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

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We offer really fun workshops as well -  in fact tonight we are hosting our last Level II for 2013 -

Come join us in 2014 :)

Workshop Schedule here