Botanical Home Decor Paints – The Colors Up Close…

I think you’ll find these helpful –

This color chart , at least on MY monitor (lol),  is exactly how my eyes see the Botanical colors – DSC_8101

Each color has a 12×12 inch board featuring various glazes and/or waxes, and a 6×12 board showing the color one coated and lightly burnished with 400 grit sand paper.

The paint finish, once dry, will be chalky and matte, and does not require a sealer or wax.   You can glaze directly over the dried paint, it does not require a sealer first.

The bottom section of the 6×12 board is brushed with one coat of Reclaim Sealer to show the finish with a higher sheen.

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top left: Botanical Toner, top right: Black Glaze w/ Reclaim Sealer bottom left: Aged Bronze Mica Wax, bottom right: Pearl Mica in Reclaim Sealer

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top left: APC Vintage Dark Wax, top right: Black Wax, bottom left: Dark Grey Glaze, bottom right: Molasses Glaze.

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top left: APC Vintage Dark Wax, top right: Black Wax, bottom left: Dark Grey Glaze, bottom right: Molasses Glaze.

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top left: APC Vintage Dark Wax, top right: Black Wax, bottom left: Dark Grey Glaze, bottom right: Molasses Glaze.

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top left: Botanical Toner w/Sealer, top right: Black Glaze w/Sealer, bottom left: Mahogany Glaze, bottom right: Aged Copper Mica.

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top left: Botanical Toner w/ Sealer, top right: Black Glaze w/ Sealer, bottom left: Aged Gold Mica, bottom right: White Glaze

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top left: Botanical Toner w/ Reclaim Sealer, top right: Tea Glaze w/ Reclaim Sealer, bottom left: Molasses Glaze, bottom right:Dark Grey Glaze

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top left: Black Wax, top right: Brass Wax, bottom left: White Glaze, bottom right: Aged Gold Wax

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top left: Molasses Glaze, top right: Black Wax, bottom left: White Glaze, bottom right: Aged Copper Wax

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Iris, wet one coat

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top left: Botanical Toner, top right: Black Glaze w/Reclaim Sealer, bottom left: Brass Mica Wax, bottom right: Walnut Liberon Wax

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Lavender

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top left: Molasses Glaze, top right: Black Glaze ww/ Reclaim Sealer, bottom left: White Glaze, bottom right: Brass Wax

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top left: Aged Copper Mica. top right: Black Glaze, bottom left: Steel wax, bottom right: Brass Wax

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top left: Steel Wax, top right: Botanical Toner w/ Reclaim Sealer, bottom left: White Glaze, bottom right: Aged Gold Wax

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top left: Black Wax, top right: Botanical Toner w/ Reclaim Sealer, bottom left: Brass Wax, bottom right: White Glaze

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top left: 1/2 APC Dark Wax 1/2 Clear Wax; top right: Steel Wax, bottom left: White Glaze, bottom right: Black Wax

DSC_8016Friday we took four chairs and painted each one a different color –

  1. Cleaned with Deep Green
  2. Stencil a raised design -Caromal Textured Basecoat Wisteria. dry.
  3. paint each chair a different Botanical color. dry.
  4. recoat (use some water to create more of a wash) if necessary.
  5. brush chipping creme on back slats.  dry.
  6. brush second botanical color over slats.  dry
  7. brush Gardenia over bottom rungs, wipe off with rag.
  8. sand to reveal stencil design, and anywhere else if desired.
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Raised stencil is on – waiting to dry…

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Painting Lavender.

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Painted Hydrangea. Did give this color a second ‘wash’.

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Iris, drying. Covered completely.

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Chipping Creme for the back slats.

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Chipping Creme drying on the back slats…

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Repeat on all four chairs – this one is Hydrangea.

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Once Chipping Creme is dry, painted a different cover over the back slats. Iris over Hydrangea, Hydrangea over Iris, Lavender over Peony, Peony over Lavender.

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Gardenia to add a light pop on the bottom…

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… adding some water to that Gardenia, to create a wash.

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Brushed it on thin…

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… and immediately wiped it back, creating a sheer wash. If you do this technique, you’ll see your under color some, and bypass having to brush on Chipping Creme.

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Sanded back the slats to reveal the under color. Sanded the raised stencil to pop the design. Applied minimal sanding on these chairs…

Brushed on a coat of Reclaim Sealer to the top 1/2 of the chair. It added a soft sheen, plus will be more dirt and water resistant.  Left the bottom 1/2 of chair unsealed.

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Adding just a little water to the Sealer – you don’t have to do this, but I did.  I like to use a spray bottle, and just ‘mist mist mist’  (like 2 or 3 little pppssht’s) over the plate.  That’s it – then stir it around w/your brush –

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Brushing on the water based  Reclaim Sealer –

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There is that camera SPOT/shadow , looming on the seat…..

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Here’s the completed

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4 responses to “Botanical Home Decor Paints – The Colors Up Close…

  1. Please describe the Willow color for me. Is it a tan with grey overtones? Also, please provide a better description of the black wax (label) and white glaze. Who makes them? I am unfamiliar with your products but wish to try them. Thanks.

    Lynne – Sent from my iPad

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  2. YES! its a tan with very light grey undertones. The Black wax is our favorite APC Vintage Antique Wax that is just amazing , to tint it we add any of our pigments or even micas. The white glaze is a water based proprietary glaze That we are now carrying with our own custom colors.,

  3. Love, love the new Botanicals! Bought Willow and Dandelion at the Country Living Fair at Stone Mt., GA I’ve definitely caught “the fever”. I painted my dining room chairs with Dandlion, and they are beautiful! I am in the process of painting my daughter’s bedroom furniture with Willow. I finished her night stands and love them. Next, I am painting her dresser and chest of drawers, but I want them to have some unique characteristics. I haven’t totally decided yet. Love all your wonderful educational tips and videos.
    When I finish with my home projects, I want to branch out and try out a small business. I have always loved home decor, handmade items, antiques, etc. My husband thinks I am crazy to paint “wood”. He just doesn’t “get” me painting the dining chairs. Ha!

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