Textured french elegance & age

Textured french elegance & age

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A beautiful recipe this week of a textured french elegance and age. A popular finish amongst those who love the look and vintage feel of dark wax but want something a little softer and more refined. 

What you will need : 
1x Harewood 1 Litre 
1x Chiswick house 125ml
Clear Wax 
Dark Wax 
Metallic silver paint 
Metallic gold paint 

1) This has been hand painted in Vintro Harewood Chalk Paint full strength with texture using a Staalmeester pure bristle brush, once dried and completely covered,  a light sand to remove any unwanted or irregular texture

2) Vintro dark wax has been applied directly on to the dried Harewood paint.  At this stage it's looking very rustic and some would even say "dirty", but this part of the process you need to just get the  dark wax on there without worrying too much how it's looking at this point. 

3) Now this part you will take care in detailing, softening with Harewood coloured wax. Mix your visual 1:1 Harewood and Clear Wax together brush over the dark wax backwards and forwards spreading thinly across the body of your piece of furniture, the tip here is to pick up just a small amount of wax on your brush and brush and spread the coloured wax out thinly. This step will soften the look  of the dark wax completely.

4) Accent wax: (you can leave this out if you choose to but it does help to lift the look and finish it off nicely) Mix up your Chiswick House coloured wax using 1/2: 1 Clear wax and Chiswick House chalk Paint. Apply only in areas and dabbing your brush and using your rag to dab and blend. Focus on framing your finish with this lovely soft blue (on edges) around the corners etc 

5) Add a pinch of metallics : mix Vintro and silver metallic wax together to get your desired champagne gold colour. Using a Staalmeester angle fitch or artist brush, pick up a small amount and lightly dry brush thinly around the edges and bevels.. tip run fine steel wool over to give a distressed metallic look 

A beautiful aged finish, whilst still being soft and elegant. The dark wax sits beautifully in the background providing a beautiful depth, the texture creates a lovely authentic french style finish, with the metallics adding a refined touch to the entire look. A beautifully balanced look that is easy and fast to do. 

If you would like to see this demonstrated live in front of you, take this into your Vintro retailer and ask them to show you at the instore paint bar to see in person how simple this look is to achieve.

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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.