Yay, I got another video done!
This one demonstrates Caromal Colour’s textured basecoat paint as the first layer – a paint perfect for adding interesting texture in your paint finish – and I topped it with American Paint Company’s Fireworks Red, a chalk and clay based paint that flows out like butter –
This 2 step layering is one of my favorite finishes – there are are endless combinations you can create
It’s a great finish for hiding imperfections in a piece – if your surface is banged up a little and you don’t feel like repairing before you start your project, you can work in this kind of finish and the texture will help mask the flaws –
Caromal’s textured basecoats have amazing adhesion – they are my go to paint for surfaces like laminate counter tops, brass fireplace surrounds, hardware, ceramic and marble tile –
You can smash /pounce/stipple/moosh that Textured Basecoat on, creating really crazy effects , like this
or here we stippled the Textured Basecoat pumpkin color over this metal cart, and it created a cool hammered iron type texture. Over that we dry brushed Santa Fe Turquoise chalk/clay paint and then glazed it
The Wisteria (white) textured basecoat, applied in swirls, created cool texture under this Carolina Sun Yellow chalk/clay paint star
Most often, I’ll just brush on the texture in a normal brush stroke – my favorite colors are Chocolate (brown) and Putty (greyish beige) – they add a perfect pop of ‘somethin somethin’ under my paint finishes.
I used the Chocolate TB under Navajo White chalk/clay paint for my kitchen set
Softly weathered, gives it a reclaimed look –
I often point out our front desk finish to customers – the finish wouldn’t have had the same effect had I not used the Textured Basecoat Chocolate underneath –
See that little bit of brown texture peeping through?
This new chair video also demo’s embedding a stencil , like I did in the above desk- where I bury it IN BETWEEN my paint coats – it’s easy to do but sometimes people have a hard time visualizing WHEN and HOW…..
Here’s another embedded stencil –
Lastly, the chair video ends using a GLAZE over the dried/sealed chair – I love glazes, they can add just the perfect antiquing to a finish, and you can control how much depth you want .
Unlike tinted waxes that are applied and the excess wiped off, with a glaze If I want an area heavier, I can leave more on. It dries. Excess wax doesn’t – it just remains forever tacky. If I want the glaze soft and subtle I simply wipe more back .
DONT use glaze OVER a waxed finish. The two don’t mix together (to use a glaze over a waxed finish you’d want to sand your surface first).
On the desk finish you can see I ended with a Toner glaze – gave it that authentic age look
So check it out – hope you enjoy it!
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