Textured French Style Honeydew with Lustre

Textured French Style Honeydew with Lustre

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 A beautiful recipe this week of a textured Honey Dew, beautifully aged with a soft lustre 

What you will need : 
1x Honey Dew Chalk Paint 1 Litre 
1x Gold Metallic Paint 125ml
Clear Wax 
Dark Wax 

1) This has been hand painted in Vintro Honey Dew 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 Honey Dew 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 Honey Dew  coloured wax. Mix your visual 1:1 Honey Dew 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) Metallic shimmer : (you can leave this out if you choose to but it does help to lift the look and finish it off nicely) Mix a couple of drops of metallic gold paint into your clear wax, you want it to still be transparent, but shimmery. (you can adjust to suit but often just a couple of drops of metallics to 1 tablespoon of wax is enough to create a beautiful shimmer. Pick this up with your Pure Bristle brush and lightly brush over the surface in sections and lightly dust off with your rag, you will see straight away the beautiful shimmer on the surface of your finish. 

5) Add a pinch of metallics : Add solid gold metallic detailing to edges and handles if wanted 

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 paint, tools and workshops 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. Unashamedly focussed upon luxury DIY products and in helping people achieve bespoke looks in their interiors. 

As the exclusive distributor for Vintro Luxury paints we have partnered and invested significantly to be able to produce and make these amazing paints in our NZ facility. In order to make these rich and multi pigmented paints we use advanced machinery with an exact accuracy measured within less than a ¼ of a ml and use a custom formulation database with over 375,000 possible formulations. This equipment and training allows us to manufacture locally in NZ ; Vintro Chalk Paint, “No Seal” Chalk Paint, Vintro Concrete Effect Paint and of course our Vintro Supreme Matt Emulsion for walls which all work in conjunction with our unique Vintro Waxes, Lacquers and Metallics. We are the only bespoke factory of our type in NZ as most products are either brought in finished from overseas our are relabelled locally mass produced products, it's this single tin bespoke manufacturing we enjoy and offer to our customers. 

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 Vintros 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.

All of these aspects have been brought together to create The Artisan Company; an online retailer and trainer, luxury paint and artisanal products maker and distributor. With the recent merging of Taylored Revival and Vintro Paint NZ to form The Artisan Company we now enjoy a quickly growing network of retailers who provide our products locally with knowledge and passion for all type painters and home decorators.

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.