I knew the Caromal Colour lines of paint could cross over, but I haven’t played much with that concept… yet!
Caromal Colours – maker of great products that create quality finishes, manageable with DIY ease.
Country Living Artisan Collection – A collection of design oriented decorative finishes, inspired by Country Living, in easy to use kits including Gilding, Plaster, Glazing, Stenciling, Word Art, and my favorite Distressed for Success.
There is the basecoat color, called Textured Basecoats – available in 12 colors
and a Chipping Creme – a product designed to work between separate layers of Textured Basecoat, like peanut butter between two slices of bread. This material creates a poor bonding layer between your Textured Basecoats, allowing you to remove the upper layer of Textured Basecoat in decorative patches, exposing the first or background color layer. The result is a chipped or worn-off “old world” paint finish look. Chipping Creme can be brushed or rolled on your surface.
and Toner -a product you brush on and wipe off that will bite into and stain sanded wood edges giving a natural distressed look
RECLAIM – Caromal’s most recent line of base paint that is not JUST paint… it is 3 products in 1 – a Primer, Finisher, Sealer that also requires no stripping, sanding or priming – and bonds to almost every surface
RECLAIM comes in 6 colors – Bright White, Off White, Sage, Latte, Mocha, and Licorice
You can read and see each color sampled in my collection of RECLAIM posts by starting here.
RECLAIM Antiquing Glaze– An easy and fun to use, translucent glaze that comes premixed in the perfect universal color and allows you to easily achieve a variety of professional looks: antiqued, or classic
SO – back to my original post…….
I knew you could mix and match these two lines of products – I’d done a little before, using Toner over RECLAIM, and using RECLAIM Antiquing Glaze over Textured Basecoats – but that was all I’d gotten around to.
Yesterday a previous workshop attendee stopped by – she was trying to decide on colors/products for a table project. Guess what we tried?
Chipping Creme in the middle of 2 RECLAIMS! The one on the left is Textured basecoat Peppercorn, then Chipping Creme, then Cobblestone, then sand, then Toner. The one on right is RECLAIM Licorice, then Chipping Creme, then RECLAIM Sage, then sand, then 1/2 Antiquing Glaze 1/2 Toner –
RECLAIM sample below – we stippled the RECLAIM Licorice on this sample using a chipping brush – if we rolled it on a larger surface we’d make sure we left a heavier stippling from the roller, which could be accomplished by using a fully paint-loaded roller
The bigger sample below is using Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, then Chipping Creme, then Textured Basecoat Cobblestone, then sanding, then Toner left on heavier (do this by only lightly blotting it off instead of wiping). The original Textured Basecoat sample is on top, and the RECLAIM sample is on bottom right-
There are SO many ways you can create with these products, the hardest part will always be deciding how to choose your favorite!
For more information about the Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat and Caromal Colours Reclaim head here distressing paints
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