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Brush Guide

Chalk Paint

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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Different Kinds of Decoupage Papers

Decoupage

Different Kinds of Decoupage Papers

We get asked all the time about the difference between the decoupage papers and what they should be used for, so we thought we'd jump on here to give a quick overview of them. Napkins Napkins are great for decoupaging smaller décor items and larger pieces of furniture. Use them as a solid pattern, or tear them to create your own design.  They are the most delicate type of paper and are the most likely to tear and crinkle. However, they give a beautiful traditional decoupage finish. Rice Papers Rice papers are stronger than the napkins and have been designed...

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An Introduction to Décor Stamps

Stamps

An Introduction to Décor Stamps

This week we had a play with the new décor stamps by ReDesign with Prima. What are décor stamps? The Clearly Aligned Décor Stamps feature customised, printed designs on the clear acrylic stamp itself. This allows you to clearly align your stamp for perfect placement, while also preventing over stamping and misalignments. Seeing the pattern clearly, without inking the stamp first, is especially helpful when creating repeat patterns. Create unique and versatile stamped designs on a variety of surfaces, while stamping your projects perfectly each time! How to use décor stamps? You can use the décor stamps on your furniture or...

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An Introduction to Stencils

Stencils

An Introduction to Stencils

This week we worked on a large stencil project as a display piece for the shop and thought we'd give a bit of an introduction to stencilling, the different types of stencils and different tools that you can use. What is stencilling? Stencilling is a way to paint a design onto a surface using a template, aka a stencil. Using negative space, the paint will only go through the gaps to create the image.  It's an easy and cost effective way to transform a piece of furniture, home decor or even a wall or floor! Are there different types of...

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How To Use Silicone Moulds

Silicone Moulds

How To Use Silicone Moulds

In this weeks tutorial we are talking about how to use the silicone moulds by ReDesign. These moulds are a great way to make decorative mouldings that can then be used on your furniture or décor projects!  What Materials Can You Use to Make Mouldings? There are lots of different materials that you can use. Modelling Material is also made by ReDesign and is designed to work perfectly with their moulds. We also use Air Dry Clay, and this is the material that we demonstrate with in our video below. Resin is another compound that works and because the moulds...

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