Pairing of Soft Greys

Pairing of Soft Greys

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This soft tonal grey paint recipe is a great one to head for if you are after a soft restful neutral, easy to fit into the home and also a great recipe for bedroom furniture.  a little coloured wax on this creates a beautiful depth on the greys adding character and interest.

What you will need: (sized subject to the type of project)

Carbon Black Premium Chalk Paint

Pewter Metallic Creme 

Artisan Clear wax

Staalmeester Series 2020 Pro hybrid size 18

Series 1060 Spalter brush

Series 3600 Natural bristle brush


Choose selected areas on your piece to paint in Parisian Grey and areas where you want to paint in Rivers Peak to create a two tone finish, load generously and brush out, using your staalmeester pro hybrid brush and your staalmeester angled brush for precision where the two greys meet. 

Mix your Crisp White coloured wax and brush out in sections, then lightly feather, blend and wipe excess wax off with a clean lint free rag. Repeat until you have covered the entire piece. 

Mixing a slightly stronger coloured wax in Clubhouse grey, brush onto your selected areas and wipe / blend back with a clean lint free rag

Use triple 0 fine steelwool to blend coloured waxes or apply a little clear wax to remove /blend coloured waxes and highlight. Tone on Tone works well on pieces like a bedside , drawers or sideboard where you do the body/ frame in one tone and the drawers in another...

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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.