Summer Project: Table in Artisan Velvet Luxe and Artisan Stone Effects with Video

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Summer is truly here in NZ and one of the beauties of No Sanding, No Priming; minimal prep is that a redo or creating a new look over an existing Artisan paint finish  is a simple as it was the first time, just  paint straight over pretty much any  existing finish whether it be varnish or paint. 

As part of  Artisan At Home project this table which was given a Bruised Petal look last Autumn has this summer has been re-imagined into a different look and style with Ocean Trench in Velvet Luxe; our little prep, hybrid chalk paint that self levels ideal for a one colour finish that is suitable for both indoors and outdoors. This deep mysterious colour has been paired with our lightest Stone Effects in Rustic Rye creating a wonderful striking contrast with the appearance and feel of a stone top all painted straight over the previous bruised petal finish with no prep other than a clean. Artisan colours and finishes allows you to transcend through different styles, to suit or to help create the bespoke look and feel you are wanting to for your space whether it be a dusky pink or stone top finish; it's all possible with Artisan Paints and Products. .

What we did :

Table legs and frame : 
Hand painted with Ocean Trench Velvet Luxe using a Staalmeester 2 inch and 1 inch flat brush, 2 x coats over Bruised Petal.  

Top : Stone Effects in Rustic Rye using stone effects spreading tool kits in all 3 sizes. A firm, smooth  flat spread on the first coat in multiple directions followed by a second smooth flat spread in opposing directions from the first coat to create strong variation but minimal peaks and rustic textures for ease of cleaning. 

Rustic Rye Stone Effects was lightened further with a crisp white wash to suit this outdoor space. To do this: Dilute crisp white premium chalk paint with water in a container ; start with a 70 water 30 paint mix, try it out on your stone effects top then adjust to suit, add more crisp white premium chalk paint to lighten further and make the wash stronger, add more water to dilute further and make the wash more subtle to suit. This will also decoratively enhance the texture further. 

With your pre-mixed crisp white wash use your staalmeester brush to brush out over a small section  and lightly rag with a clean lint free rag to blend it in. Repeat until you have covered the entire top

Once the wash was dry ( a few minutes after ragging)  we followed with 3 thin coats of Artisan Lacquer for ease of clean for a table top surface 

Tip: When doing Stone Effects on a table top we always recommend adding a top coat of Artisan lacquer for ease of cleaning see video of how easy it is to clean a textured stone top after applying lacquer. 

See video below of cleaning the table top and a closer look at the one the many possible stone effects possible through Artisan Stone Effects 


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To purchase Staalmeester brushes for best experience  click here

To Purchase Artisan Velvet Luxe our Hybrid indoor/outdoor premium chalk paint   click here

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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.