I Choose You – The Perfect Chartreuse Paint – Waistcoat, American Paint Co. Ellis Collection

American Paint Company  are you hooked yet?

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They have a new collection,  12 old world colors – see the Waistcoat in there?

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It’s this color

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This is Waistcoat, from the Ellis Collection-

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Green has always been my favorite color – I’m drawn to Waistcoat, and it was the first color I used from the new Ellis Collection-

Maybe it had to do with the existing really-nice-condition 70’s fabric –

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And did you notice the jar is pint size?  That’s the new Ellis Collection – packaged in 16 oz pint jars, perfect for a full size piece of furniture…

First coat covers amazing –

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Then a quick second ‘wash’ coat , where I use a little paint and water…

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Light sand, with 180 grit,  or wet wipe – to refine and reveal…

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Then seal up that pretty paint finish   – I decided to use a pre-tinted dark wax on this color, so it would dirty up that lovely green..

MY DARK WAX OF CHOICE ?

American’s Dark Vintage Wax – if you like American’s Clear Wax, this is it with a tint in it.  If you like CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Wax?  This handles like that with a tint in it.

Unlike Cece’s Dark Wax – which adds olive oil to the original formula and takes forever to dry and buff –  the American Dark Wax handles the same way the Clear Wax does, only it’s tinted – it dries quick and buffs to a lovely sheen.

Here you can see it applied to the top of the arm,  blow dried for a minute, then buffed-

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I  Dark Wax the rest of the piece –  brush/scrub the wax on – sparingly,  a little goes a long way –  and then wipe the excess off

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Love Love LOVE the color….

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Once the wax is on, I wipe off any excess, so it doesn’t dry tacky…

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Then I grabbed some Copper Wax – I pre-tinted the Clear Wax using the APC Mica Copper –

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I applied the copper wax to the caning –

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and then waited for it to naturally dry  🙂     (lol,  DONT rush like this at home!)

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When it felt dry I buffed it out  using the power buffer-

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Getting there!

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Loving  it….

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4 responses to “I Choose You – The Perfect Chartreuse Paint – Waistcoat, American Paint Co. Ellis Collection

  1. Beautiful!!!! The chair looks amazing! Is your power buffer a brush-type one, or a soft pad type one? I’ve seen the experts use both, just wondering which you prefer.

    Thanks! Debbie

  2. Melinda Costello

    Love it! The color is amazing! I also wondered about how you buff your projects….brush or soft pad and do you prefer one over the other? Whatever way you do things, they always look Fabulous!!
    Melinda

    • thanks! my power brusher is the one that attaches to your drill – its natural bristle – not soft pad. When i’m working a larger piece and have alot to buff, or if its plugged in and right near me, I’ll grab it for even small jobs – like this chair. It does make the buffing go quicker, otherwise I just use soft rags to bring up the sheen.

  3. by the way, we have those drill brushes available – i think their 22 or 26 or… heck, not sure – in the 20’s, in our online store – shop.fabfinisher.com

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