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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

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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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Introducing The Artisan Company Metallics!

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Introducing The Artisan Company Metallics!

We've dubbed this week Metallic Week in our Remuera shop! We are now stocking the full range of The Artisan Company metallic cremes and glazes and thought we'd go over the basics of what they are and how to use them. What is the difference between the creme and glaze? The metallic cremes are a full metallic finish. Similar to a metallic paint, they give a solid colour finish in whichever colour you choose. The metallic glazes are semi-translucent and are designed to add depth and shimmer to a chalk painted finish. There are a lot of different finishes that...

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What Is Bleed Through On Furniture?

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What Is Bleed Through On Furniture?

In this online training we're talking all about furniture bleed through and how to fix it!  What Is Bleed Through? Bleed through is when the tannins or oils bleed through your paint, showing up as yellow, brown or pink marks. Normally it only shows up through lighter coloured paints. What Causes Bleed Through? There are multiple reasons why you might get bleed through. It can be caused by oil stains or drink rings, the natural tannins in the wood coming through, pen marks (especially from highlighters or permanent markers), extreme sun damage or even nicotine if the furniture was in...

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