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How To Paint Floors

Chalk Paint Painting Floors

How To Paint Floors

In this blog post we will go into detail about how to paint your floors using The Artisan Company premium chalk paint. For an introduction to floor painting see this blog post here, or watch our How To video tutorial here. 1. Prep The beauty of using premium chalk paint is that you have little to no prep before painting. If you have anything flaking or rough, sand first. If you have raised nail heads, make sure to hammer them back in. Remove any staples if you've ripped up carpet and clean any sticky spots with sugar soap. Clean your floors...

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Introduction To Painting Floors

Chalk Paint Painting Floors

Introduction To Painting Floors

We love painted floors here at Dooney & Daughters and have painted floors in our Auckland shop. For many painting your floors is a great way to freshen up a space and add some colour into a room. Using The Artisan Company premium chalk paint is an easy and fast way to update wood, laminate and even tile floors. Why paint floors? Painting floors is a great way to refresh tired laminate, tile or wood. It is a faster and cheaper option than replacing floors and it is another great way to inject colour and personality into a space. The...

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How To Make Coloured Wax

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How To Make Coloured Wax

In this short tutorial we talk through how to make coloured waxes with The Artisan Company premium chalk paints and high performing clear wax. What is coloured wax? The Artisan Company has two different waxes - Clear Wax and Dark Wax - however, you can tint the Clear Wax with any of their chalk paints to create your own coloured wax. This gives you the freedom to create your own bespoke, decorative finish, pulling colours from your decor onto your paint finsih. What colours can I use to make coloured wax? You can use any colour from The Artisan Company's...

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Introducing Metallic Glazes

Chalk Paint Metallics

Introducing Metallic Glazes

In this tutorial we show you how to use two of the different metallic glazes by The Artisan Company. What is a metallic glaze? The metallic glazes are a translucent paint with metallic pigments, designed to enhance a colour or to provide a subtle metallic sheen. How are they different to the metallic cremes? The metallic cremes are a full coverage metallic paint, designed to give a solid gold, silver, copper etc. finish. Whereas the glazes will reflect the colour underneath. Milan Moonshadow over Obsidian Blue: The first chair is painted in Obsidian Blue, a wonderful deep and dark blue. Once...

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Brush Guide

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Brush Guide

A quick guide to our favourite Staalmeester brushes and what they're used for. If you have any questions about which brush would be best suited to your next chalk paint project, please get in touch. Pro-Hybrid Round Brush These brushes are your everyday go to brush. Perfect for chairs, legs, carved details and to create subtle texture. Natural Bristle Brush This is the wax brush. Designed to help you easily apply your wax, you can also use it with chalk paint to create a heavily textured finish. Flat Brush These come in mulitple sizes, from small detail brushes to extra-large...

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