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Time To Get Your Paint On, New DIY Colors For 2015

I hope your holidays were filled with much love and sparkle.  I took a much needed break from posting this year.   Spending time at home with family is a rarity for me,  unfortunately when you own your own business you can’t just turn it all off for a week or two,  but you can turn off most…

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NO more blogging when your family is home!

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   Happy 2015!! 

 

BACK TO BUSINESS   

We’ve been hard at work, trying to get our displays updated and more uniform, readying ourselves for the new year…

Two years ago I had more space than I knew what to do with – now I can stare at every wall and realize it has been revamped, and redesigned several times to fit the growth and create good flow….

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A customer arrives –   not sure about the whole  ‘painting without sanding, priming, stripping’  concept…   a project in mind, but no clue where to start.

This wall offers opportunity –  any of these paints can be applied directly over existing furniture, cabinets, accessories, without sanding/stripping/priming.

We like options, and we strive to offer  a rainbow of options – not just colors, but end result finishes –  smooth, textured, vintage, shabby, clean, sleek, shine, no shine, waxed, sealed,  one color, layered color,   easy roll on, more intense ‘fiddling and finessing until you like what you have’.      Our goal is to find products that are truly easy enough to use,  and that offer nice quality finishes that won’t curl off in two months.

The left section is Caromal Colours,  the middle,  American Paint Company, and  the far right section will be stocked next month with another easy to use collection, offering it’s own finish style –

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Caromal Colours  –  all water based and non-toxic products, with several distinct lines –

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RECLAIM -   all-in-one bonder/primer/finisher that cures to a durable, washable surface in several coats.   It provides a protective coat within its formula, though for heavier used surfaces we recommend RECLAIM Sealer.    Preferred method of application – low nap roller.

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Caromal Colours Reclaim top row

TEXTURED BASECOATS –  thicker, peanut buttery paint,  very durable and versatile – layer colors, play with textures and application techniques.  Great for cabinetry, furniture, and everything in between.   Preferred method of application – any, depending on the look you desire.

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Creating a cool dragged paint finish – brush one color, textured basecoat

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brush another color (or two or three) , textured basecoats – you can wait until it dries, or can brush wet over wet – the colors will stay distinct

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when dry, sand it, scrape it, throw it on the floor, dance on it – you get i t- and when you like it, your done – or you can brush some Caromal Toning Glaze on it and wipe it back with a rag, to give it that aged grunge feel

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Caromal Colours Textured Basecoats midlde row

BOTANICALS-   a lovely  matte, chalky luster, these smooth paints are incredibly easy to use, versatile in application,  and wonderfully durable.  Amazing coverage,  lay down nicely , sands very easy for distressing, and doesn’t require a wax to finish.  Preferred method of application -brush or roll.

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Botanical Peony -

The Botanical’s arrived late Fall, and feature  these colors

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Caromal Colours Botanicals bottom row

The new display wall is a great backdrop for  cabinet door samples – each portrays a different finish, all created with Caromal paints

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Textured Basecoat Wisteria, brushed, light sand, top 1/2 light grey glaze, bottom 1/2 pearl glaze

 

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Textured Basecoat Peppercorn, whizz rolled, top 1/2 cherry glaze, bottom 1/2 black glaze

 

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Botanical Salvia, brushed, top 1/2 white glaze, bottom 1/2 molasses glaze

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Textured Basecoat Blueberry, brushed on with some areas heavier stipple. Let dry. Brush one coat Chipping Creme. Let dry. Brush 2nd color Textured Basecoat Pumpkin. Let dry. Sand with 100-150 grit, to your desire. Can scrape with a flat or sharp tool to create a chipped effect. Brush Toner glaze and softly wipe off.

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Left 1/2 basecoat Reclaim Mocha, brushed coat Silver Blend metallic, brushed on Toner Glaze and wiped back. Right 1/2 Textured Basecoat Peppercorn rolled on, brush coat Bronze Blend, sand, black glaze.

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Left 1/2: a mix of Reclaim Mocha and Reclaim Poppy – brushed on and wiped back with dry cloth. Repeat. Glazed with mahogany glaze and black glaze. Right 1/2: Reclaim Mocha rolled on, top glazed with dark grey glaze, bottom with black glaze

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Left 1/2 – Textured Basecoat Chocolate brushed on, let dry. Reclaim Offwhite brushed on to cover. Sand to reveal chocolate, glaze with dark grey glaze. Right 1/2- Textured Basecoat Chocolate brushed on, let dry. Botanical Cattail brushed on to cover. Sand to reveal chocolate, glaze with dark grey glaze.

We changed things up with our American Paint Company display as well.   As you can see below,   the color frames were different sizes,  propped on old pallet frames.  It worked for awhile, and looked cool, but it wasn’t easy to follow, and wasted wall space –

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We hit the dollar store, purchased more frames, and repainted every color in the APC deck –  we even included colors that are retiring , because the colors are still available – and on sale too! – so great deal, but if you can’t ‘see’ the color then how can you know it’s right for you?

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Our American Paint Company paints, offers the most color selection.  A chalk and clay base paint, American Paint is thick, rich, and provides superior coverage. No-odor, non-toxic and no VOC’s.

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It is the paint I like to get super artsy with – you can blend and wash and layer, over and over, and sand and wet wipe until its just right.  If a wax finish is for you, it can be waxed and buffed to the highest sheen .  Preferred method of application – brush.

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Removing the old pallets, and hanging single rails allowed us to showcase the colors nicely together.  We also took down the old 2×2 boards that had velcro’d paint sample finishes hanging on them, and more efficiently offer those in pull-out baskets –

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With all the colors together like this, I see so many cool color combinations

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even with colors I wouldn’t have thought to use before –

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Instead of posting all the close ups of these new colors here,  I’ll create an accompanying post to this one titled APC Home Collection, so that it’s  easily searchable.

This last section will offer more DIY ease  ie) paints that can be applied over cabinets and furniture without priming/sanding/stripping ,   a brush on with excellent coverage and leveling, more sheen, not as matte chalky, and darker, more regal colors

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Of course home field has an advantage – customers can come in and see colors and samples first hand.  However,  we’re working really hard to update our commerce site as well, so products will be easier to find, with better descriptions and direct links to blog posts where you can find even more information.

I did get an update a few days ago and the goal is to have the site live for test runs by next week.

 

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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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Time to make some popcorn and watch some zombies :)

Have a Fabulous, Blessed, Week!!!

if you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit-

we’ve got a great variety to fit your EVERY need!

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the remaining WORKSHOPS of this year are almost sold out – if you want to tackle your  paint project before christmas find the remaining details here Workshops.   We will be posting 2015 workshop dates by mid-november.

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Botanical Paints Have Arrived – One Coat Matte Chalky Luster

Remember when I posted about the Botanical Home Decor Paints, Caromal Colours newest line of  user friendly paints, that were due end of October?

Welcome!

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Sample boards, a frame to paint and hang on the ‘color deck wall’ , Avery Label sheet for color charts – all anxiously awaiting C O L O R

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We were well prepared  – 14 sets of blanks were spread out on our tables…  Our first priority was getting the paint ON  so customers could see the colors for real

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Botanical Home Decor Paint DALHIA

As I found with the test paint I’d played with,  the paint glided out like silk. Regardless  of what I was brushing – paper sticker sheet/glass and plastic frame/primed bead board –  the paint flowed out even and consistent

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Botanical Home Decor Paint DALHIA

I prefer brushing,  and those that know me know that I like my layers thin – typically one lean first coat, followed by a ‘washed’ on coat (some water in the mix).   If you are used to brushing really thin layers, you’ll find that 1/2 the colors will still cover in 1 pass:  Salvia, Cattail, Lavender, Iris, Moss, Boxwood, Mulberry.

I think had I used a little more paint in that first pass I’d have had nice coverage with Peony, and Hydrangea.     Gardenia, Willow, Dandelion and Dahlia (I think) will be lighter one coats, unless you are going over a similar base color.

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Botanical Home Decor Paint DALHIA

Painting out the darkest color –  amazing one coat coverage

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Botanical Home Decor Paint MULBERRY

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Botanical Home Decor Paint MULBERRY

I walked away from a 1/2 brushed sample and, not thinking, left my brush right where I’d painted.  A few minutes later I came back to what I was doing and thought ‘dum dum, why’d you do that?‘   I picked the brush back up and brushed through the ‘splotch mark’  and it fell right back in line with the rest of the board!

In other words,  you’ll find that you have way more time to move the paint, before it starts to dry up –

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Botanical Home Decor Paint BOXWOOD

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Botanical Home Decor Paint BOXWOOD

Disregard that floating shadow dot that appears on the photos – it’s a camera issue that I need to  get fixed-

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Botanical Home Decor Paint DANDELION

Dandelion got a second light coat-

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Botanical Home Decor Paint DANDELION

We brushed all the samples and  rolled the backs of the boards as well.   Rolling does dry with a light consistent textured feel.  You can get artsy with this paint and wash or wipe it on with a rag as well …

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Botanical Home Decor Paint DANDELION

Gardenia is the neutral – no yellow in it, but definitely not marshmallow white.  Here, you can see it compared to the Reclaim and Textured Basecoat colors.

darker than Bright White and Wisteria

lighter than Parchment and Off White

not the creamy hint of yellow that Off White has

more like Parchment  but lighter

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Botanical Home Decor Paint GARDENIA

I did give Gardenia a second light coat –

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Botanical Home Decor Paint GARDENIA

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Botanical Home Decor Paint PEONY

Peony,  a soft pale pink …  not dirty, not bright…  reminds me of the background of this

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Botanical Home Decor Paint GARDENIA & PEONY

Iris covers crazy amazing…

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Botanical Home Decor Paint IRIS

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Botanical Home Decor Paint IRIS

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Botanical Home Decor Paint HYDRANGEA

A little paint goes a long way…

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Botanical Home Decor Paint HYDRANGEA

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Botanical Home Decor Paint MOSS

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Botanical MOSS and DAHLIA

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Botanical Home Decor Paint CATTAIL

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Botanical Home Decor Paint ASTER

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Botanical Home Decor Paint CATTAIL & ASTER

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Botanical Home Decor Paint LAVENDER

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Botanical Home Decor Paint LAVENDER

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Botanical Home Decor Paint LAVENDER

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Botanical Home Decor Paint SALVIA

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Botanical Home Decor Paint SALVIA

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Botanical Home Decor Paint WILLOW

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Botanical Home Decor Paint WILLOW

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When it came time to clean that stuffed bucket of dirty brushes, we found the paint cleans up like magic.  With a simple rinse of hands, any trace of paint disappears,  and cleaning the brushes was no different.  LOVED that part!

We make these color charts for all the paints we carry – they aren’t FREE but we will be including these in our online orders with any Botanical order and all of our frequent flyer customers will  receive one as well.

Botanical Home Decor Paint Collection, Color Chart

Botanical Home Decor Paint Collection, Color Chart

Once the main boards were created,  I started work on the ‘Glazed/Waxed’ samples –

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Botanical Home Decor Paints – Glazing and Waxing Color Boards – Lavender

This way customers can see what a paint color looks like if a glaze or wax is applied.  I have close up photos of each board that I will share in my next post

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Botanical Home Decor Paints – Glazing and Waxing Color Boards – Gardenia

Botanical Home Decor Paint summary-

-14 colors and a new Black Brown Toning Glaze.   The packaging is lovely.

– low VOC, water clean up, non-toxic.

-glides on when you brush it –  the coverage is excellent.

-I brushed it on, and when it dried I didn’t feel my brush strokes, and really didn’t see any either.

-can re-coat, as desired –  allow 3-4 hours in between layers.

-If you want to layer colors you need to brush or roll on a coat of Chipping Creme in between, otherwise you’ll have a hard time sanding through color one to color two.

– I found my need for sanding to ‘refine’ or soften my finish was very minimal.  It wasn’t to knock out brush marks, was more just a quick whoosh whoosh to burnish the finish.  400 grit was fabulous.  You’ll notice less powder residue from sanding.

– You can glaze directly over the paint once it’s dry.

-the paint dries to a very matte, chalky finish.  It does not require a wax or topcoat.  However,  a high quality topcoat or wax of your choice will

  • add a sheen
  • add water/stain protection
  • provide added durability.

-waxing will add a soft glow to your finish but it will not result in the same wax finish that you get when you wax and buff a chalk paint.

– I found the Wipe-on Poly’s, that I love as a quick ‘go-to’ with Caromal’s paints just fizzled out, much like it does over our natural American Paint Co Chalk/ Clay paints.  I found the Reclaim Sealer (a low luster water based finish) to work really nice – it was easy, dries to a nice soft sheen, and really kicks up the durability of the finish.

-allow item to cure overnight before use.

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we’ve got a great variety of paints to fit your EVERY need!

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the remaining WORKSHOPS of this year are almost sold out – if you want to tackle your  paint project before christmas find the remaining details here Workshops.   We will be posting 2015 workshop dates by mid-november.

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Customer Before And After Painty Projects…

Let’s share some of these fabulous projects

This is from a large armoire that my husband revamped -

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I started with a coat of American Paint Company Amber Waves of Grain,  a coat of Caromal Colours Chipping Cream and then a coat of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Parchment. I than sanded the entire piece distressing in some areas and finished with Caromal Colours Toner.  I am so happy with the finished product and can never thank you enough for everything I learn each time I step into your store!   Ragen

Dawn shares-

I just wanted to share a couple if my first projects with you! I had sent you the “before” of the coffee table, but this end table turned out so cool I had to send it!

She used American Paint Chalk/Clay paints and Sealer –

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Lisa shares,

Patty – here ya go…my first attempt at a raised stencil.  I made a huge mess using the credit card.  I scraped it off and repainted over any residue.  I ended up using a washcloth and dabbing the stone texture over the stencil.    I  dry brushed APC Waistcoat over the APC Peacock, sanded, and sealed with    I’m very happy with my cabinet!

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I love this!!!!!

 

 

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Mary shares -

Here’s partial pic of my finished cabs. Whew what a project but worth it. I have a lot of cabs with very detailed molding at the top. I used Caromal Colours TBC (textured basecoat)  Parchment, Coffee glaze and Toner on edges for darker distressed look.

finished both upper & lower

SWEET!

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Ron shared his wife’s fabulous armoire makeover –   Before:

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What a difference!  She came in with a picture from a magazine, wanting to recreate a look she saw.  She used some Caromal Reclaim Licorice on the base, Caromal Textured Basecoat Parchment over top, sanded to weather, glazed, and highlighted detail with metallic silver.

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Pam shared a dining room project that she painted for her daughter, the before

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 she used Caromal’s Reclaim Mocha  ,  and it looks totally urban!photo 2

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Nancy, one of our regulars, shared a bunch of her projects – she uses ALL of our paints – Caromal textured paints, Reclaim, our American Paint chalk/clay paints, metallics – it’s fun to see all the different ways our paints are combined -

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Debbie painted her cottage bathroom oak cabinets -

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she used Reclaim Pewter with Creme Glaze -

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One of my absolute favorite room transformations!

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Paula revamped this  battered buffet

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She used Caromal’s textured basecoat parchment,  then applied a metallic silver blend paint, and lastly brown liberon wax.   What a beautiful piece!

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Pat writes –

Unfortunately no before. It was a blonde shiny table with smoke glass top.  I used American Paint Limoge, Beach Glass, and APC Clear Wax.

Adorable!

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This was mixed in with my customer emails – it was sent to me from a customer, but one who purchased  my ‘jolly green giant’ dresser.  She shared how perfect it fit in her space, and I so agree!  This was one of my favorite pieces…

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Monique shared her bathroom cabinet project  – she used Caromal Colours Reclaim Licorice

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and if you look closely, she added a raised stencil using Caromal’s thicker paint, textured basecoat Peppercorn

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Michelle worked this side table and mirror up using American Paint Company Sack Cloth, Navajo White, APC Topcoat to seal it up, and Caromal Colours Toner to antique

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Transformed!

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Lisa says

Furniture isn’t the only thing that can be painted…I glued together some tongue & groove cedar that was from an old wall in my cottage.  I used mostly American Paint  Peacock, dry brushed with American Paint Waistcoat ,  and Topcoated for bathroom durablity –

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Deb scooted out from one of our recent Paint a Piece Workshops and we didn’t get pictures of her ‘goods’.   She emailed me these

Hi Patty, sorry I had to rush out from last night’s class, but had an issue come up.    Anyway, really enjoyed the class and here are my pix. Will definitely sign up for another.

She revamped one oak cabinet using Caromal Colours Reclaim Mocha, for an upcoming bathroom project

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and played with our American Paints – Smoke Signal and Freedom Road, with Topcoat

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Chris shares

Just wanted to share a buffet I recently finished -

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I used American Paint Co Rushmore with their Topcoat finish.   I like how some of the red hues from the cherry came through the Rushmore as I sanded and wiped the edges

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The handles are original , blotted with some of the copper you guys have with APC clear over top…

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I picked it up for $75 – all solid cherry and dove tailed – my wife is very happy with our new entry table :)

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Kelly tackled her oak powder room cabinets, painting them Reclaim Versailles with a Coffee Glaze

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Urban Revival!

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Sally finished a mirror using Caromal Reclaim Licorice, some glue to crackle, American Paint Co Rushmore, and American’s  Dark Wax

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LOVE!

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and warmed up her kitchen using American Paint Cannonball and multiple coats of Topcoat Finish

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Cool look, rubbed back to original finish -

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the remaining WORKSHOPS of this year are almost sold out – if you want to tackle your  paint project before christmas find the remaining details here Workshops.   We will be posting 2015 workshop dates by mid-november.

come learn with us
be inspired with us

If you’re looking to paint with guidance, learn new products and techniques, or just looking for a great night out with friends or hubbies, check us out – I promise, you will not be disappointed!

If you’re in the Metro Detroit stop by and visit-

we’ve got a great variety of paints to fit your EVERY need!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
MONDAYS CLOSED
TUESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
WEDNESDAYS 10AM – 5PM
THURSDAYS 10PM – 7PM
FRIDAYS 10AM – 5PM
SATURDAYS 10AM – 3PM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

need paint?
We ship , everywhere even international!
We realize that people that WANT to create don’t have our cool paints offered in their neck of the woods – if this describes you, please do us a favor and check out our online store – we strive to offer everything we can that will make your creating an easy and fun process. Our customers from afar are just as important as our local customers – when you shop with us we will be committed to helping you every step of the way.

shop.fabfinisher.com

We are a full service retailer competitively priced
AMERICAN PAINT COMPANY CHALK/CLAY PAINTS
CAROMAL COLOURS
RECLAIM BEYOND PAINT
BEAUTIFUL
BRUSHES, SUNDRIES, STENCILS

If you want to place an order, click on the store button below.

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