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If you are here to find EASY products to refinish your kitchen cabinets, then you’ve come to the right place! I am an Independent Rep for Caromal Colours and my blog is the best online source you’ll find for ideas and inspiration. I love their paints and believe in what customers can do with them. When people SEE their paints in action they are sold. That makes sense, most people are visual – we want to see how easy it, and see the finish result.
With that said, as a Rep I do NOT get paid a salary from Caromal Colours. So how am I compensated? If you decide you want to use their paints you need to order them from me. I am a fully stocked retailer. I HAVE a store. I SHIP daily. My time and effort spent creating these posts, blogging about my experiences with Caromal paints, sharing all the cool stuff that can be done with them, responding to your questions and emails – is on my own time.
If you order from my store http://shop.fabfinisher.com and use PattyH in the coupon code you get $2 off shipping. If your order is $75 or more and you use PattyH5 in the code code you get $5 off shipping. And best of all, I earn full credit!
If you mistakenly order from the main company (and use my rep code PattyH) they give us HALF credit for your order, they keep the other half.
If you mistakenly order from the main company and forget to use the PattyH code? I get zero and they take full credit. We could have corresponded for hours, your reason for wanting to try the paints could be because of the help you received from me, yet I get nothing, and they gain a new customer…
Bottom line? If you decide to try Caromal paints? Order them from me, you wont find someone more willing to help you along the way, I throw in extras with bigger orders or repeat customers, and I offer a huge variety of samplers sizes, as well as other really cool products that give you other finishing options. SHOP.FABFINISHER.COM
Now, on to the fun stuff….
TEXTURED BASECOATS/CHIPPING CREME/TONER:
The Textured Basecoats come in 13 colors
The top 1/2 of each color stick has Toner applied
Toner is like an antiquing glaze /stain thats really easy to use and amazignly antiques the colors.
These paints require NO SANDING, NO STRIPPING, NO PRIMING beforehand, the only requirement is that your surface is clean and intact.
They bond to almost every surface – wood, laminate, plastic, glass, metal. I feel they are the strongest bonding paint I carry. They’ll stay put even if you don’t topcoat, but most people do so that their finish will be washable.
Textured basecoats are thicker – like painting with whippy peanut butter. You can get easy textured finishes, primitive rustic finishes, layered distressed chippy finishes, if you choose to use them that way. But they also can be brushed smoother to create a cleaner finish.
These paints typically take 2 coats to cover, and you sand AFTER the paint is dry to give it a smoother finished feel (and it also allows you to diminish brush marks, stuff like that). They also do an excellent job at hiding original grain. They can be rolled on with a textured roller, but this will leave you with a stippled finish.
Do you want to layer multiple colors? Use two colors and some chipping creme in between, and you’ll create a finish to die for!
To read more about how the chipping creme and layering color works, head here.
(more of these master bath cabinets here )
You can read about formica counter updating here.
Textured basecoats come in quarts and gallons, and I sell 8 ounce samplers as well. One quart covers 35-50 sf , or 4-6 cabinet doors (2 coats both sides) depending on application. The toner is sold in 4 oz, 8 oz, and 16 oz jars. The chipping creme is sold only in 16 oz jars.
RECLAIM is a thinner version of the textured basecoat, offered in 8 colors
Mocha, Buttercreme, Bright White, Sage, Offwhite, Pebble, Versailles, and Licorice
Like the Textured Basecoats, Reclaim bonds to almost any surface, and requires no stripping, sanding or priming – just be certain your surface is clean, dry, grease and wax free.
The REclaim is rolled on with a whizz roller, it goes on thinner than TB and typically requires 2 coats (though the bright white often takes 3). It offers the most even finish of both lines, and does have a slight stippled look to its finish from the roller. If you try to brush big areas you will get brush marks ,its not mean to brush on.
This finish does NOT require any sanding after the paint dries, unless you want to sand your edges to disress. It dries to a satin-like finish because this paint has a built in sealer. For exterior use or extra durability, top with a clear coat.
It is thinner and will NOT fill in original wood grain, like the Textured Basecoats. I summarize both as the TB’s being more artsy and creative in their finish look, and the Reclaim being quick and easy – like a fresh coat of latex paint.
Reclaim offers an Antiquing Glaze which is much lighter in color than the Toner and will not stain as aggressively as Toner
The Reclaim is sold in quarts and gallons and I offer 8 ounce samplers as well. One quart will cover approximately 8-10 cabinet doors (2 coat both sides). The glaze only comes in 16 ounce.
If you can’t decide what color/s would work best for you, and want to see the finishes in person, we offer custom 3×4 inch wood square samples. ORDER A CUSTOM SAMPLE WOOD SWATCH – head here – ORDER CUSTOM SAMPLES
GILDING PRODUCTS – GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER LEAF:
Caromal Colours also offers gilding products – transforming accessories, cabinets, furniture, woodwork, niches, focal walls, ceilings, hardware – you name it, into a glimmering finished piece of artwork using gold leaf, silver leaf and copper leaf. You can cover the whole piece, or leave some of the basecoat showing through. For the basics in how the leaf works, head here.
What makes using their gilding products so simple? The first is their Smooth Basecoat that sticks to almost anything including previously painted surfaces, wood, metal, plastic, bricks, concrete… Second, they use the leaf in a way that is easy to handle and creates spectacular finishes. What could you gild?
||Use scraps of gold to stencil stars on wrapping paper|
||Create place cards with guests names in gold|
||Christmas decorations and ornaments|
Caromal offers Glazes (Coffee and Tea color) that are perfect for glazing your walls with. Each quart goes 200 sf. Simply start with a clean painted (non flat finish) surface, roll or brush on your glaze, and softly wipe it off with a dry terry cloth. YES, you CAN do it yourself!
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