Layering Foil And A Custom Mix of American Paint Clay Chalk Mineral Paints…

So we’ve got these fun metallic foils available, by the foot, available in store and online

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An easy enough way to add some pop and pizazz to furniture, trim, accents…

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Foils can be applied over a painted surface-

– I don’t foil over an existing furniture finish – I paint or seal the piece first

– over Caromal Colours Reclaim (built in sealer)   let dry 36 hrs before foiling

–  over chalk clay mineral based paints – it will pull right off unless SEALED first.   Do not seal with wax,  as the foil won’t adhere properly,  I seal my American Paint clay mineral paint with APC water based Topcoat Finish.

BE PATIENT.   Don’t paint your piece and topcoat all in four hours and then expect  to foiling five minutes later – your base needs to be cured or the sizing will pull your finish off.

Foils work kindof like kiddy transfer tatoos – you rub them over a sealed, sized, surface – then remove the paper to reveal your finished product.  Most foil patterns do not transfer 100% off the paper – expect about 80-95% transfer.  Because of this, your basecoat color DOES matter as you will see traces of it.

We have a simple video in the works, showing the step by step application of Metallic Foils, and we’ll post that as soon as it’s available.

  1. Make sure surface is sealed.  Pay attention to your basecoat color and how it will play with your foil pattern.
  2. Apply one coat of Sticky Size/ Wunda Size and let set up to a tack (about 15-30 minutes).   You can brush or roll, but be careful of brush strokes as these can relay through to your foiled finish
  3. Lay a sheet of foil over the tacky size, solid size down (you should be looking at your pattern ) and scrub with a coarse scrubber to transfer the foiling.  metallic foils, fabulous finishes paint studio, chalk clay mineral paint, american paint company, caromal colours, reclaim, paitned furniture, workshops, metro detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com
  4. You can seal with a water or oil based topcoat – I like to use American Paint’s Vintage Dark Wax as it adds a little depth to the finish.  Use a glossier topcoat to create a high sheen, cool over the foils.

Cheetah Foil

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Copper Green Slade

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Weathered Copper

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Click on this photo to read the post about this spiffy little clock table.

I played around on this accent table –   it was white when I got it and I used a black texturebase to create a raised allover stencil design on the top

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I was yearning for something burnt orange, so I cooked up a custom color, using American Paint’s Magenta and Orange Grove

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I brushed on the first coat, then a thinner washed coat, and once dry sealed it with APC Topcoat Finish

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Once  thoroughly dry and cured (obviously I went quicker on this one) I applied one coat of the Sticky Size – it will go on milky and tack up to a clear

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I transferred Woodhaven Gold Metallic Foil onto the top using a scrub brush

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then I drybrushed American Paint Shoreline,  a fabulous bright turquoise – great for adding a nice patina

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It was hard to stop

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and when I was satisfied I realized I’d covered most of the foil 🙂

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The base got a last wash of the custom burnt orange

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and when it dried I started to lightly sand the finish to clean it up (you can see the right side is sanded and looks powdery)

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I sealed the paint with American Paint’s Vintage Dark Wax

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the bestest, most awesome wax in the world-

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scrub it on

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and waxed the top too

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The wax antiqued that gold foil up nicely

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But then….    it happened.

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I couldn’t live with the orange legs longer than an hour…  I grabbed Born on the Fourth of July, a great dark blue from American Paint, that changes colors as you water it down ,  and painted the whole thing, top and bottom.

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Then I didn’t like the top being the same color as the bottom so I painted the top Cannonball, a black from APC.   Then sanded the bejesus out of it metallic foils, fabulous finishes paint studio, chalk clay mineral paint, american paint company, caromal colours, reclaim, painted furniture, workshops, metro detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com

and waxed the whole thing one more time, this time with American’s Clear Wax

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So much for foiling the top!   The cool thing, though, is – you can ‘see’ spots, here and there,  in the top finish,  of the gold foil…metallic foils, fabulous finishes paint studio, chalk clay mineral paint, american paint company, caromal colours, reclaim, painted furniture, workshops, metro detroit, michigan, shop.fabfinisher.com

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Love it now!

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6 responses to “Layering Foil And A Custom Mix of American Paint Clay Chalk Mineral Paints…

  1. Will carmoul colours toner work with American chalk paint?

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  2. Question on the foiling,,I am doing my table and I need to reapply the foil but no longer sticky…..do I need to use the reclaim again in the areas needed dry and then sticky stuff or just reapply the sticky and foil again?

  3. Hi Patty,
    I’ve got a dining room table that I’m thinking of foiling the top of. What sealer would you use once foiling is complete?

    Thanks,
    Jenny
    Flipping Vintage, LLC

    • Hi, The Foil will accept any water or oil based products, Poly wipe-on or any of our sealers here! Hope this helps 🙂

      On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 1:35 PM, Fabulously Finished wrote:

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