Freedom Road is one of our top sellers –
American Paint Company‘s medium grey gray
A lovely color on it’s own, very Restoration Hardware
Applying APC’s Vintage Clear Wax, tinted with black pigment (aka make-your-own-black-wax) will intensify the color as you can see on this small nightstand I finished
I layered Freedom Road over APC Waistcoat, and then sanded back to refine the finish. Because the original piece was haphazardly painted white, it took little to no effort to reveal peeks of white through the colored paint. So far, the drawer and side trim have been black waxed.
Over the top I only applied a coat of Freedom Road. When it dried I applied a quick watered down brush coat of Reclaim Sealer, just to seal up the paint. Once dry, I brushed another liberal coat of Reclaim Sealer mixed with water, positioned my Aged Botanical Paper over it, then proceeded to adhere it to the furniture top. To see this exact process you can watch my DIY Episode 5 found on our free videos page
You can see the piece, tucked in the corner below –
Applying American Paint’s Vintage Dark Wax, a pre-tinted brown, will change the whole look and feel of Freedom Road.
This vintage radio cabinet started with a layer of APC Home Plate –
Once dry I applied the APC Freedom Road, and sanded back (once dry) to reveal some of the Home Plate and original finish. To seal it up I used APC’s all natural, very easy to use, Vintage Dark Wax – scrubbed it on with a brush and softly wiped the excess back
Would you have expected this color?
The dark wax will take the grey to an kakhi/olive/green tone. No grey no more!
The top I took in a little different direction. First, I brushed a coat of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Chocolate
when that dried I brushed a thin coat of APC Home Plate, sanded it to reveal the Chocolate texture, topcoated it with APC Topcoat Finish, a more durable topcoat alternative to wax, and then gave it a wash with a black and brown glaze –
I painted the inside Home Plate as well, and tucked a stencil on the back for fun
The back got a fun wash of APC Waistcoat and a little Freedom Road.... no topcoating on the back –
But quite a different spin on grey. I prefer using my powdered pigments and/or mica’s either mixed into a Clear Wax or into a Clear Glaze. I’m not a fan of tinting my topcoat…
We’ve got a great selection of almost a dozen Powder Pigments, and a dozen more Mica Powders to choose from. If you like to paint and create, these are a must have. A little goes a long way, and once mixed still hold a decent shelf life.
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