Elegantly Aged & French

Elegantly Aged & French

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A lovely aged french style finish with a great balance of being both rustic and elegant. Completed in a beautiful Artisan Neutral & coloured waxes. Recreate the look with our Artisan Recipe which you can download below. 

What you will need 

1 Litre Imperial Linen Premium Chalk Paint 
1 Stormy Creek, 1 Duck Egg, 1 Tahr Premium Chalk Paint (all in 120ml) 
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 out. On the second coat brush in all directions in areas that need filling 

Coloured Waxes: 
Mix your coloured waxes Approx 1:1 Artisan Clear wax with Tahr and brush over using your Staalmeester Pure Bristle brush in large areas then wipe excess with a lint free rag 

Mix your following Stormy Creek coloured wax;  this time make it a bit stronger in Chalk Paint approx 1  and a 1/2 Stormy Creek to 1 wax apply in selected areas only and blend out with Staalmeester Pure Bristle brush lightly wipe off excess with lint free rag 

Mix your Duck Egg coloured wax (same strength as above) and brush over in areas using your pure bristle brush and lightly wiping excess off with a lint free rag. 

Highlight and Pull Back
Steel Wool in selected areas to bring back Imperial Linen allowing coloured waxes to gather and build up around the edges and in between brush strokes 

Detail and Enhance with Metallic Gold gilding on edges (optional) 

TIP: Depending on the room you are painting for, swap out Duck Egg for you interior accent colour e.g. if you are doing it for a bedroom with blue cushions, use a blue in the Artisan range as your coloured wax.  Use a metallic to suit this finish will work well with both gold, silver and champagne gold 

Download The Artisan Recipe by clicking here

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.