Yes, our newest line of EASY TO USE Clay/Chalk/Mineral base paint has arrived! We couldn’t wait to break out the colors and dip our fingers and toes in it, but first we had to sort and count boxes – fun right? Nope…. especially when we didn’t get everything we thought we would. But, I’m not complaining – this is the first shipment out to all the distributors/retailers across the USA – we had to be nice and share with others 🙂 We’ll be fully stocked next order so if your colors sells out, don’t fret!
In the mean time, our first line of business was to paint out all the sample boards that show each and every color and their finishes. For some colors we used a sampler (leaving the quarts for customers)
and for others we cracked up quarts… (this firecracker red is HOT!)
Freedom Road, one coat, a gray deeper than CeCe Pittsburgh Gray
One coat of Heaven’s Light, a light yellow, and First Lady, a light pink
So it’s the clay/chalk/mineral paint minus some secret additions that changes it to CeCe’s version. I figured it would just be thicker right? WRONG! I didn’t find it ‘thicker’ – but what I did notice right away was, it was a paint that WANTS you to brush it out, all the way out… like keep going, move that same brush of paint more, because it is covering where you went, and still has more to share before dipping back to the paint can.
This is going over our sample frames that mount on the wall displays – the middle is glass, frames are like cheapy plastic
first coat drying
I plucked out a dresser to use for the store display. It was a garbage find and most of the drawer runners were beat up, so I gutted the front and will spruce that up later. Shelves on top will house the APC Sampler jars.
APC Blue Jeans…
no clue where I’m going with this… but I do know, APC Firecracker Red is luscious!
I know, Fleur De Lis stencils are French not American right? Need to turn those into stars…. the base was Lincoln’s Hat (black) then the red and blue dragged over it, wet into wet. Remember, work in progress right?
American Paint Colors Shining Seas dragged over the Blue Jeans to create a washy stried looking stripe… Fireworks Red and Navajo White on the front
a real watered version of each dripped down the side…
This morning I walked in to color boards that were nice and dry
First I tackled the cabinet, changing Fleur’s into Stars…
the side stars are dimensional, out of a plaster we sell, the ones on top are APC Navajo White
Not sure if you can see the detail (maybe click on the picture) but this dried finish is lovely, not even sanded yet….
I’ll share the final when he’s complete
I took one of our sample boards – Surfboard – and lightly sanded it. I noticed, on this step, that it didn’t need much sanding since the final coat was thinner than what I am used to 0
I taped the board in sections and broke out the topcoat finishes
American Paint Topcoat finish brushed on, top left. VERY easy to brush on, didn’t have to thin it to like it. It comes in quart cans only, no sample sizes, and says you can apply with a brush or rag – I’m a brush girl but I’ll have to try that rag on method.
then the APC Clear Wax, I brushed/scrubbed this one on
and wiped excess off
these are cool waxes – I thought it would be a hard wax that had to be stirred/mixed up, and its not – its quite whippy! Can says apply with a rag – I’m cool with that
Oh good gracious mercy, this is yummy-licious 🙂 NO barrier coats needed people….
very soft, very subtle , very easy to manage….
Didn’t use much at all
a hint remains in the crooks/crannies
When it dried I gave the wax ones a buff-
The Vintage Waxes can be used directly over the painted surface – sealing and offer a subtle antiquing. The topcoat finish offers more durability with a little sheen –
Back to work – we’ve got ALOT of work to do!
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