What a bonus – our store space, when we acquired it two years ago, had front window showcases
Most of our customers park and walk directly in, not having to pass these windows – but when we are closed, I’m sure they get more visibility (noted by the face smudge marks on the windows 🙂 )
Today I worked on a few display items that we ‘ll use next week , to stage a new display titled
Yes, YOU can paint it!
A very typical oak cabinet door – cleaned, taped off – and one coat of Reclaim Off White rolled on
Reclaim likes to be rolled with a low nap roller – brushing can and will show brushed application marks – with that said, you CAN apply it any way you choose – brushed, rolled, ragged – I prefer brushing furniture and rolling cabinet doors –
First coat drying, of each cabinet sample
After second coat
Dry dry dry…. I cheated with a blow dryer, you would let them dry natural…. I have glaze out too – a big, bozo no no with Reclaim – it’s clear in the written instructions, and we vocally tell our customers as well,
do not glaze Reclaim for 3-5 days
It’s a good policy to practice….glazes are wetting agents and have the tendency to gum up your painted surface if it isn’t hard enough….if you let the paint dry out a good 4-5 days, you’ll have much better success applying and manipulating that glaze –
Brush Black Glaze on
Softened it back with a dry cloth , then brushed out any application marks –
With the bottom color glazed, the top receives 1/2 Strength Molasses over the well dried Reclaim Off White
Brush on, wipe off –
and you’ve got a brand new door! A brand new space
I also show the easy transition from tired to fresh, on an old wood chair and it’s vinyl seat. I painted one coat of Cottage Paint Awesome Ash
and stenciled with Cottage Paint Trendy Truffle (brown) and Cottage Paint Wonderous White –
I think if we have a simple ‘how to’ displayed, and propped next to each piece, it might explain better what it is we offer inside our doors…
If you don’t like it, change it.
Make yours awesome!
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