A Customer Finds Her Perfect Color In CeCe Caldwell Cinco Bayou Moss And Springhill Green…

Jan came in today looking for Ce Ce Caldwell paint for a furniture piece.  She brought fabric that had a green in it that she wanted to match,  only none of the greens worked…

Darn, I wish I’d have taken a picture of her fabric.  I told her

Let’s see what we can cook up

and headed back to the paint area.  I grabbed Cinco Bayou Moss, a medium brown with a hint of green

and Spring Hill Green, a bright vibrant green

and mixed them together –  1.5 parts SHG to 1 part CBM to make this color

which we tested  -left side is clear waxed

It worked perfectly, and Jan went home with both colors so she could mix her perfect color.

Meanwhile,  the sample piece sat on the table all day, and it kept catching my eye… I loved the color

so I mixed up my own batch and painted these nesting tables

I love the color with the darker brown underneath, don’t you?

The tops were a slighty bumpy formica texture so I started by stippling Caromal Colours Texture Basecoat Chocolate (a dark brown) over that bumpy formica.  Then when the tops dried we painted the whole thing with the custom green.

One nice advantage of using the CeCe paints over the Caromal Textured Basecoats is there is NO need for chipping creme in between – simply paint over that textured with CeCe Caldwell paint and when dry wipe back with a wet rag to reveal your under color –

Pretty sweet…

From afar, sidelining the stars I created today…

It was a busy day!  I painted the stars with various colors of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats, Chipping Creme, and Toner

There’s so much you can do when you have great products at your fingers – both CeCe Caldwell and Caromal Colours paints make transforming furniture, cabinets and accessories easy and fun – you’ll be amazed at your creations!

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2 responses to “A Customer Finds Her Perfect Color In CeCe Caldwell Cinco Bayou Moss And Springhill Green…

  1. Everything I have seen you do is just beautiful!
    Can you tell me-once you use the chalk paint and wipe it down to the finish you desire, what is the best and easiest way to preserve it from further wear and tear? We ahve just completed some pieces for my daughter to take to school on Sunday and suddenly realized how easy it was to wipe off is going to be a problem when it comes to cleaning later. Hellpppppp!

    • Hi Lynn, have you sealed your painted surface? The CeCe paints have 2 fabulous topcoats – their all green Clear Wax, that will seal your paint and give added durability , but I will say that you’d want to be gentle moving within the first week or two – the product requires several days to fully cure. Freshly waxed surfaces should be kept free of moisture and heavy use traffic for about a week or so. The CeCe Satin Finish is amazing – their durable topcoat. You can apply 1-2 coats (it can go over the wax as well, or just over the paint) and I recommend cutting it with water (up to 50%) for even easier brushing/rolling. You will LOVE it! It also requires several days to fully cure, and first week or so be gentle. I tell my clients that a month from now theirs surfaces will be fully cured, typical to most paints. We sell both in pints and sampler sizes as well – hope this helps! Patty

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