Metallic French Elegance

Metallic French Elegance

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A beautiful metallic finish with a complex look and depth made easy with The Artisan Metallic Alchemy range, creating a sophisticated metallic finish with depth, interest and character. 

What you will need 

1 Litre Imperial Linen Premium Chalk Paint 
1 Finley metallic gold glaze, 1 Luna Lustre metallic glaze 
Artisan Dark Wax
Metallic Gold gilding wax (optional) 


Paint 2 coats of Imperial Linen with a Staalmeester Series 2020, Pro hybrid size 18
brush paint in all directions, loading generously then spread the paint out. On the second coat brush in all directions in areas that need filling. 

Once dry lightly sand any unnatural textures ensuring you allow the brush strokes and subtle texture to remain 

Metallic Glazes : 

Luna Lustre :
Brush on your Luna Lustre Glaze over your Imperial Linen, remember that the more you pick up on your brush the more "playtime" you will have. Brush the glaze backwards and forwards over Imperial Linen with your Spalter brush until covered/ even. At this point is should provide a beautiful shimmer over your project. 

Finley Gold Glaze:
Brush over your Finley Gold glaze backwards and forwards to give it some air time, do this in sections (eg: an entire drawer) then lightly rag with a lint free rag which will make it dry almost instantly. By ragging you will be able to see the luna Lustre through the Finley gold. Steel wool if you want to see more of the Luna Lustre or if you want to enhance the texture before it completely sets  

Detail & Enhance

If you would like to provide some age to the look, apply dark wax in corners and areas where you would like a patina and lightly wipe and blend with a lint free rag. This will stain both metallic glazes. 

(optional) Enhance further by running gold gilding wax along fine edges and bevels 

TIP: The more glaze you pick up on your brush the more "play time" you will have. The less you pick up the less "playtime" therefore pick up an amount on your brush that is suitable for the section you are doing. 

Spalter brushes are designed to work in with our metallic glazes and are available in different sizes to allow you to create beautiful flawless metallic looks 

If you prefer a more refined look solid metallic look, leave out the steel wool process, as this will provide a slightly worn metallic look as well as enhance the subtle texture on the piece. 

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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.