A Rich, Deep Blue

A Rich, Deep Blue

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If you're looking to revive your furniture or decor and create a striking, rich and deep paint finish, then this is the perfect paint recipe for you... Obsidian Blue with Carbon Black wax will create a lovely rich dark deep blue, a great alternative for those who want something dark but not quite black. The Carbon black wax can, of course, be adjusted and you can finish at any depth you like, whether it be more blue or black to create the perfect deep rich piece for your space.

What you will need: (sizes dependant on the project)

Obsidian Blue Premium Chalk Paint 
Carbon Black Premium Chalk Paint
Artisan Clear Wax 
Staalmeester size 18 brush

Lint-free rags

Triple zero fine grade steel wool (optional)

Gold gilding wax (optional) 


Paint 1-2 coats of Obsidian Blue Premium Chalk Paint with a Staalmeester Series 2020 brush, load a good amount of paint on the brush and spread, brush and feather in all directions to create subtle texture.  

Lightly sand with 240 grit sandpaper over any areas to remove any unnatural textures, taking care to not sand and remove all the texture.

Waxes : 

Mix together your Artisan Clear wax and Carbon Black Premium Chalk paint, to create your desired level of coloured wax strength. Apply the Carbon Black wax in large sections and gently wipe away the excess wax with a lint-free rag. To highlight apply  clear wax over selected areas and firmly wipe to pull back the black wax, creating a highlight of the Obsidian Blue underneath.


In selected areas, using your finger, highlight and frame the details and bevels of your piece with Artisan Gold gilding wax.

TIP: Remember while waxing with Carbon Black, to achieve an even finish, keep turning your lint-free rag over to a flat clean surface. 

Download The Artisan Recipe by clicking here 


Take this Recipe into any Artisan Retailer for a live demo, find our retailers here.
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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.