Deepen & Darken your Vintro Blues

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Winter Blues have never looked so good, tonight we are delving into deepening and darkening Vintro Blues.

As important as it is in your selection of your Vintro Chalk Paint colour, (a true decorative paint that requires no sanding or priming) the wax that you apply is just as important for an end result that is stunning in colour, depth and character. Here we showcase  5 Blues from the Vintro range. The colour you see on the mixing stick is the raw colour as it is out of the tin with no wax applied to it.
Of course if you like this colour and finish it's as simple as applying a clear wax over it to seal, leaving the colour as it is. If you are after a smooth flat finish then Vintro No Seal Chalk Paint  could be an option, a great self levelling paint for both in doors and outdoors (just paint and leave to dry, requires no waxing or lacquering). 
With Vintro Chalk Paint you can manipulate the colour and finish to your hearts desire, it really is endless, your selection of coloured wax to can make a world of difference when it comes to ageing  creating interest & depth and a lot of the time this may be determined by your surrounding interior space eg) a warmer wax like a dark wax will add a warm brown hue to your finish and is often referred to as "antique wax" giving you a a nice warm aged look, over blues it is beautifully subtle and  if you have lots of earthy wood tones around it may be your go to. Or maybe your have more of monochromatic space with blacks and greys  and looking to inject a blue without it looking out of place a Midnight or Victorian Black coloured wax may be more your go to, in the photos you will see a piece completed in Chiswick House with Victorian Black wax over Chiswick House,  giving the piece of furniture a lovely Ashy hue building up darker around the drawers and detailing of the piece, a great way to use colour and a coloured wax to tone in with your interiors without having to go full grey. Remember the colour you choose as a coloured wax will always come out lighter than the full concentrated paint colour.   Here we show you some of our favourite coloured waxes to use when you are wanting to deepen or darken your Vintro Blues. Different combinations will evoke a different look, style  and feel to accompany this we have also included photos from our retailers work also to show you Vintro Blues & waxes on a bigger scale with waxes.  No Sanding, No Priming, Fast Drying Just Paint, leave to dry and apply your coloured wax. 

To see coloured waxes in action pop into any Vintro Retailer and explore the
in- store Vintro Demo Bar, view colour swatches and watch your chosen colours and  finishes come to life. If you need help take in a photo, sample  fabric or the inspiration you are wanting to draw colours from for help with selecting colours and coloured waxes. 

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.