Feedback On The Caromal Colours Reclaim Paint Licorice…

Brenda writes

just bought (Caromal Colours) Reclaim in Licorice while at the IDAL conference last weekend. I am in LOVE with this paint — I was dying to test it – so I’ve been painting everything I can find – pringles can (for brushes) photo boxes, canvas, wood shelves — I love how it dries to a nice soft finish – not too matte, not too gloss — I also love the pictures on your site of cabinets painted – durability would be my concern. I do wish there were more choices of color – but for basic colors – as I said, I’m in love with this paint (performs way better than the Annie Sloane samples I bought)


The Licorice is a favorite of mine as well – my daughter and I recently finished updating her old cream bedroom set – 3 pieces – and used only 1/4  quart of Licorice

Caromal Colour Reclaim (as well as their Country Living line of textured basecoats) stand the durability test – I feel confident saying that and promoting their paints – I’ve used them for 2  1/2 years (the Reclaim only 6 months since its debut), and their paints don’t budge once they’re down.

The few problems I’ve seen were user created, not product failure

  • Not starting with a clean and wax free surface
  • Not waiting for the paint to dry before painting more.   Wait 3-6 hours between coats before applying a second,  and wait 3-5 days before Glazing or adding extra topcoat protection (I say “extra” because Reclaim even has a built in sealer!) 
 I’ve tried other paints that claim the same “No Sanding, No Priming, Sticks to Everything!” – even Rustoleum’s Cabinet Kit at Home Depot – and each failed  a simple finger nail scratch durability test.  Scratch their dried finish?  Peek-a-boo – there’s your old surface looking back at you
Durability is KEY – without it, all you have is a temporary surface.  Caromal Colour paints offer a permanent facelift to your tired cabinets or furniture

As far as colors, you know you can mix them and tint them, right? The Reclaim line is such a hit that I would expect to see a few more colors debuting this year as well as next

Six current colors of Reclaim

Try it on a piece of furniture or a bath cabinet  –  then Email me when you need to order more 🙂 )

Totally easy.  Totally durable.  What more could you ask for?

To read more about the Reclaim line of paints, head here.

Are you ready to order RECLAIM? 

Did you see Reclaim, by Caromal Colours,  on HSN?  Are you like me where you SEE something that grabs your attention,  but you want to know more before you invest?  So you hop online and surf the nets, searching for information – IS it really as easy as it says?   Is it durable?  Is it going to scratch off?   What does it look like close up?  Are the colors accurate?

Well, you found the right place – I have loads of information here, so stick around awhile and peruse all my Caromal posts. Here you’ll find  concise photos,  how to’s and tips on application.

I’ve been in the professional decorative finishing business for over eight years.   2 1/2 years ago I signed on to become a Rep for Caromal – we don’t get paid a salary – we are all Independent Reps, and our job is to offer you the information you need to feel more confident , more comfortable in tackling your own projects –  then you will want to get your hands on  the products and create your OWN fabulous creations.

So how are we compensated for our time and efforts?   By your ordering and using our Rep codes –  mine is PattyH  (or PattyH 5 for orders over 75)  this code not only identifies your connection to me, but also saves you 2-5 bucks off shipping.

I put alot of time and effort into my site.  (ask my husband :) )  If you find my posts helpful and beneficial, then please consider helping me in return by ordering through me vs. HSN. (its all same pricing)   If you order through HSN we Rep’s get zero credit for the sale  – and this is the only way we earn anything.     You don’t pay any more, any less – actually you’d pay a few bucks less because I’ll apply my rep coupon code.

If you are interested in ordering, all I need is your ship to address, your contact #,  and what products you want to order – the warehouse will contact you within 24 hours with tracking information. 

You can email me at


When online ordering, using coupon code PattyH in the coupon code area saves you money off shipping, and you pay no tax (outside PA). ( This code is needed in order for me to receive credit as well –   if you forget to use it I lose, so please use it!)

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One response to “Feedback On The Caromal Colours Reclaim Paint Licorice…

  1. the dresser is my fave, out of all the fabulous things you’ve created!

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