Commissioned Coffee Table; Dark to light in Artisan Premium Chalk Paint

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Doing Artisan white with character; white doesn't have to be bland or stark and this  beautiful commission project of a coffee table shows just that, originally a high gloss and tired table with chips and markings from it's history, Premium Chalk Paint has been used to hand  paint directly over the existing surface to create hand painted texture, using the rich body of the paint to fill in fine scratches then applying an artisan coloured wash to subtly age, detail and enhance the imperfections to fit into the overall look of a softly aged,  elegant white coffee table. Sealed with Artisan Premium lacquer for durability and practicality for the bespoke hand painted finish to function as a high use coffee table.

A great example for those who want to go from dark to white with en existing coffee table or large piece of furniture;  without it being a stark contemporary white. Going from dark to light on a large piece of furniture can instantly brighten, lift  and  shift the mood in an interior space; adding a more restful calming touch to the room. 

What we did :

Hand painted with texture (painting in all directions)  in Wild Tusk Premium Chalk Paint using a Staalmeester series 2020 size 18 and and pointed tip size 12  for corners and edges  loading plenty of paint as we go. It's important to use brushes in proportion to your piece to avoid paint build up. Painted in two good coats brushing in all directions both times. Once dry;  lightly sanded with 240 grit sandpaper  to remove excess texture and to create a silky smooth touch to the surface but leaving plenty of texture behind 

Colour Wash: A colour wash was required for creating a subtle age over the white and also to allow us to use Artisan Premium Lacquer as a finishing top coat.(remember you can't use Artisan Lacquer over coloured waxes) 

Tahr Premium Chalk Paint diluted with water in a cup, 70% water 30% Artisan Tahr Premium Chalk Paint, mixed together to create a light brown dye like consistency. Picking up a small amount of the colour wash (just enough to wet the tips of the bristles)  with our staalmeester series 2020 brush in size 18. Brushed over Wild Tusk in one directions and lightly ragged over with a clean lint free rag creating a soft subtle age working in sections until the entire coffee table was covered in a an artisan coloured wash/ 

Tip: if you find your wash too strong in areas or becomes a little patchy, pick up plain water on your brush and rework the area by brushing over and wipe to adjust, works like an eraser. 

A second colour wash was then created this time making it a little stronger a 50/50 mix of water and Tahr Premium Chalk Paint and this was used to create low lights and define areas with age using Staalmeester angled fitch brushing on in selected areas and then ragging back .

Lacquer: Artisan Premium Matte Lacquer applied with a Staalmeester flat 2inch brush to seal the hand painted finish and for durability.  

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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.