The Classic French Look

The Classic French Look

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This week we are sharing a classic french look lightened and brightened in Vintro Crystal Chalk Paint and then softly aged with a created patina using a Stonebreaker coloured wax.

What you will need : 
1x Crystal Chalk Paint 
1x Staalmeester 20/20 brush 
1x Vintro Clear Wax 
1x125ml Stonebreaker Chalk paint
1x Pure Bristle Brush 

1) Paint your furniture in Crystal Chalk Paint using your Staalmeester brush as a base first and leave to dry 

2) Water down your paint for the second coat: decant some into a bowl add 10-15 % water and mix thoroughly, then use this diluted mixture for your second coat. You are looking for full coverage. Once everything is covered move on to step 3

3) Lightly sand any unwanted texture using 240 grit sandpaper, if you're happy with the texture move on to step 4 

4) Mix 1: 1 Stonebreaker and clear wax 

4) Brush your coloured wax on in sections and wipe and remove excess with a lint free rag, 

5) (optional) Highlight: load clear wax onto your wax brush and brush over in circular motions on areas where it is too dark or where you want to highlight and bring back the white, remove the coloured wax with a clean lint free rag and you will see the piece will become lighter, the coloured wax will sit more in the brush strokes or any carved detailing. You can also use fine steel wool to lighten further. 

If you would like to see this finish demonstrated live, just  pop into any Vintro Retailer with this Recipe and ask for a demo in store at the Vintro Demo Bar to see how quick and easy it is. 

There is also a Video on this finish on the following link:

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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.