Coastal Texture

Coastal Texture

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This Pictagram focusses on a Vintro two colour distressed finish where you layer one colour on top of the another, a great way to incorporate two colours together on a finish. Here you see Morocco and Moonstone finished in a two colour distressed finish perfect for creating  a beachy, weathered effect.  

To achieve this finish apply your preferred base colour (the colour you want peeping through with a Staalmeester pure bristle brush, this brush will allow you to create plenty of texture dragging the paint around in all directions creating as much texture as desired, the more you drag it around the more texture you will create and you want to use Vintro Chalk Paint in full strength. In this pictagram the base colour used was  Dove and Stonebreaker. However you can use any base colour of your choice. Apply 2 coats of the base colour in this manner and leave to dry. 

Once dry you are ready to apply your final top colour. It is important you water down your second coat so that there is only a thin layer of paint over your base colour which will make it easy for you to distress later on. 

Water down your paint by 30-40%, it should be runny and light. Then brush over your base colour with your watered down paint and leave to dry.

Once dry use 240 grit sandpaper to sand and distress the top colour whilst at the same time exposing your base colour and the texture created through your brushwork, the more you sand the more distressed, weathered and aged it will look, and because you watered down your paint, this process should be easy, where you can simply shave off the top coat with your sand paper in the areas that you choose to expose the initial colour and the texture you created with brush work. Then seal  either with a clear wax. 

Its as simple as that!

Get in touch or visit your Vintro Retailer  for a demo of a two colour distressed finish  click here to find your Retailer or choose your two colours to complete this finish by exploring all the Vintro colours by clicking here 



The Artisan Company is a New Zealand owned and based company focussed upon making and 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 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. 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.