Final Touches On The Caromal Colours Samples…

I need to create these  samples –

Where do I start?   Over my clean dry surface I brush on a Textured Basecoat color,  then when it dries I brush  over it with  Chipping Creme, then when that dries I brush on another Textured Basecoat color.

Now the fun starts.  I grab the gritty sandpaper and start to create a finish…I love this part – it’s so creative!

I’m done sanding – powdery and lifeless but not for long…   I threw in an extra sample – Paprika over Peppercorn – since it’s one of my favorites –

Now brush the Toner on –

and wipe off with a rag

Ooooh  –


Hmmmmm – which do I like best?

Don’t forget the FINISH SCRATCH TEST!   Once your paint dries it should stay put –    give it a scratch –    Caromal Colours paint products BOND to your surface, offering durability second to NONE!

Told ya –

Use it, love it, beat it up.  The Textured Basecoat paints  dry as more of a matte finish .  If you prefer a higher sheen, or you want added durability against scrubbing, cleaning products etc, then apply your favorite topcoat –   Caromal Colours sells Liberon Wax, a lovely furniture topcoat,  that is yummy over top…     I like to use plain old Min Wax wipe on poly from Home Depot.

These 3 will get a coat of wipe-on poly so that Cindy can see what the paints look like with a satin sheen-

See the sheen difference?

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4 responses to “Final Touches On The Caromal Colours Samples…

  1. Hi Patty! Thanks so much for posting my samples I ordered and for the instructions. I can tell I’m going to have a tough time deciding which one I want to use!

  2. The bathroom vanity I spoke to you about today will probably need the Wipe-On Poly. I used it for the first time, a few weeks ago, on a table top I stained. Could not have been easier to use. How many coats would you recommend for bath vanity done in C. Colours? Their housekeeper is really rough on it…especially the backsplash!

    • YES, LOVE THAT wipe-on – for a bath vanity, thats manhandled i’d probably use 3 coats. Might be a ‘return trip’ issue if your not doing other stuff onsite – I dry time on layers is 2-3 hrs, depending humidity. One thing I don’t like to do is topcoat the same day i finishing painting/toning the piece… I like to make sure its good an dry. Can’t wait to see it Kath – I need to start moving on my stuff here!

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