Rustic in Olea Premium Chalk Paint

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An unassuming, weathered piece, highly worn and even bearing signs of damage with missing edges, was given a new lease on life with an Artisan Premium Chalk Paint finish.

Embracing and working in with its imperfections, transforming it into a character-rich creation, boasting rustic layers and textures accentuated by a touch of gold all in Artisan paints & products.

Tired, imperfect, slightly broken and bearing the marks of time, such pieces can find their true calling with a textured & rustic Premium Chalk Paint finish. They not only embrace their imperfections but also evolve into timeless, soulful feature pieces that exude an irresistible charm and character.

Have an old tired, battered imperfect piece that you think is beyond bringing back to life? or maybe it's an old  sentimental piece where you want to give it a new look that's sympathetic to the history it holds.  Explore creating a rustic finish with Premium Chalk Paint and waxes,  no sanding or priming, just paint, create textures, work in with the imperfections, instantly layer colours and create patina and age with dark wax... be free, get creative and transform something beaten and tired into a feature piece with beauty, elegance, character and soul.  

What we did: 

Painted in Olea Premium Chalk Paint  with peeps of Alexis underneath with texture,  (Brushing Olea in all directions with a little stippling) 
Dark Wax all over
Dry and Wet colour smudge in Royal Navy, Firefly, in areas allowing colours to merge 
Dark waxed again in areas, rubbing firmly over colour smudges to wax distress 
Followed by Indie Gold Metallic Concentrate just in areas, distressed and sanded as soon as touch dry. Followed by a a light sand on surface areas to highlight rustic texture, expose Alexis, create various depth with 180 grit sand paper.

Buff with a clean lint free rag



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Metallic Alchemy range : Illuminator,  Indie Gold ,

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The Artisan Company is a New Zealand owned and based company focussed upon making and providing the highest quality decorative paints and tools for homes and all types of spaces. Born out of a rich heritage of bespoke furniture and interiors through the merging of Taylored Revival and Vintro Paint NZ and with several decades of experience we are unashamedly focused upon luxury DIY products and in helping people achieve bespoke looks in their interiors. 

As NZ's only bespoke paint manufacturer making our own exclusive formulations including our flagship Premium Chalk Paint we combine technology with our fine tuned natural skills. We use advanced machinery with an exact accuracy measured within less than a ¼ of a ml and use a custom formulation database with complex colours formulated by hand; most of which can't be replicated by machines. Our trademarked FLOWplus® technology further differentiates our range being built in from the ground up and allowing our thick full bodied and highly pigmented paints to mould and flow effortlessly. We are a proud NZ company who promotes and uses local suppliers and products wherever possible. We also aim to have a positive impact on environment through low VOC paints, minimised wastage and smart use of materials.

To provide the best possible experience for our customers we have also curated artisanal tools including the world renowned Staalmeester brushes which work in perfect  unison with our Premium Chalk Paint and otehr ranges with there rich and creamy consistency. From the advanced bristle materials through to the  INOX steel ferrules it all really helps to achieve the best results, and yes brushes do make a big difference to your painting experience and finish.

Aside from our unique range of products, we are also proud of our decades worth of experience in the field of decorative painting and training. Having been recognised locally and overseas for these efforts has also led us to directly train over three thousand people and paint over two thousand bespoke furniture or interior pieces for clients.

Heritage of Taylored Revival

Taylored Revival or TR as it was known by its regulars was a family business started in a garage in East Auckland in 2012. A leading decorative painting studio which undertook thousands of commissions projects over the years and was considered the leading Chalk Paint retailer in the Australasian region. Progressing through the years from a small retail store in Whitford through to a large format 300m2 retail site in Botany. Take a quick look at the history and the prequel to The Artisan Company below.