This will be mostly photos, as I want to show the FINISH difference between the two lines of Caromal paints – Textured Basecoat and Reclaim-
We’ll compare Texture Basecoat Antique Parchment with Reclaim Off White – both a creamy color.
Here is the finished TB AP , with Toner, on the left, and Reclaim Offwhite, Glazed, on the right –
Let’s begin a new door sample –
Dipping into the Textured Basecoat (TB) –
Brushing out the Texture Basecoat Antique Parchment using a chipping brush –
after 1 coat brushed –
Now the Reclaim-
Using chip brush to brush the Reclaim into the cracks/crevices-
then a textured (whiz) roller to paint the flat surfaces
First coat complete. Reclaim on left, Textured Basecoat on right
the Reclaim is a thinner paint , the TB thicker – the TB will do a better job hiding grain
Second coat of TB Antique Parchment – I like to scrub and ‘push’ it into the grooves from coat one- a little water on your brush tips help keep the TB gliding smooth and easy –
See? Scrub scrub, then I’ll brush up and down to smooth it all out…
Now a second coat of Reclaim Offwhite –
After second coat, Reclaim on left , Textured Basecoat on right
The Textured Basecoat likes a light sanding w/a 220 grit when its dry – you dont HAVE to sand it – but I prefer the feel of the finish after it’s sanded.
If you want to sand quick, use a mouse sander. If you want to distress your edges use an 80-120 grit – the mouse sander, angled, works great for distressing too
You can sand the edges of the Reclaim to distress – the rest of the finish does not need to be sanded . Reclaim on left, TB on right –
Some Reclaim Antiquing Glaze – brush on and wipe off. Remember though – if you plan on GLAZING you RECLAIM finish you need to wait a good 3-5 days to get the paint finish cure –
otherwise you’ll gummy up the paint and turn it back to wet, which is what started to happen here –
Reclaim Antiquing Glaze brushed on Reclaim Offwhite-
then wipe off with dry rag. This sample got a little splochy because I tried to glaze in the same demo, instead of waiting 3-5 days… but you get the idea –
Now using same Reclaim Antiquing Glaze on the Textured Basecoat Parchment-
and wipe off with dry rag. You don’t have to wait 3-5 days to apply a glaze to a Textured Basecoat finish –
Glazed Reclaim on left, Glazed Textured Basecoat on right –
Using the same glaze (Reclaim Antiquing Glaze) on both paints gives you a really good visual of how close the two base colors are –
the difference is in the finish itself – the Reclaim is thinner, shrinks down to more even looking and dries with more sheen. The Textured basecoat is a little thicker, and dries to a more matte finish
Reclaim on left, Textured Basecoat on right – both a LOVELY long lasting alternative to a honey oak cabinet
To read more about the Reclaim line of paints, head here.
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