The Artisan Company Premium Paints FAQ's
Here we answer your most frequently asked questions surrounding The Artisan Company premium chalk paints, waxes, lacquers and metallics.
Premium Chalk Paint FAQ's:
How many colours are there?
There are 67 colours of The Artisan Company premium chalk paints and Velvet Luxe hybrid chalk paints. We also have 7 metallic cremes and 8 metallic glazes.
What prep do you need to do when using premium chalk paint?
The Artisan Company premium chalk paint is very easy to use and requires little to no prep. Simply clean your piece and sand off anything that is flaking (e.g. old lacquer) and you're ready to start painting!
What surfaces does premium chalk paint adhere to?
The Artisan Company premium chalk paint adheres to most surfaces! Including, wood, laminate, plastic, silver, leather, most fabrics (those without a thick pile), terracotta, glazed ceramics, floors, glass, mirrors and metal.
Can The Artisan Company premium chalk paint go on outdoor furniture?
Yes it can. Seal with two coats of premium lacquer, or use Velvet Luxe Hybrid Chalk Paint which is designed to be used outside.
Is The Artisan Company premium chalk paint safe for children's furniture?
Yes it is. Wait for your lacquer to be fully cured if using on children's toys or cots, typically this is 7 days. Alternatively, use Velvet Luxe hybrid chalk paint.
Is The Artisan Company premium chalk paint food safe?
Yes it is. Wait for your lacquer to be fully cured before using, this is typically 7 days. Alternatively, use Velvet Luxe hybrid chalk paint. Wash with a gentle soap and dry, do not put in the dishwasher.
The Artisan Company Lacquer and Wax FAQ's:
What is the difference between lacquer and wax?
Lacquer is hard wearing and water resistant. This makes it great for outside furniture and décor, bathroom furniture, floors and table tops.
Wax is a great way to achieve a decorative effect and gives a soft matte finish.
Can you lacquer over wax?
No you can't. However, you can wax over lacquer for a decorative finish.
How do you make coloured wax?
Mix one part clear wax with your chosen premium chalk paint colour on a flat surface and apply as normal. For more information on how to make coloured waxes, see our full break down in this blog post.
The Artisan Company Metallic Cremes and Glazes FAQ's:
What is the difference between metallic cremes and glazes?
Metallic cremes are a full coverage metallic paint, creating a solid gold, silver etc. finish.
The metallic glazes are translucent and give a metallic lustre to a premium chalk paint colour. They change depending on the colour underneath.
Can metallic cremes and glazes go outside?
Yes they can. We recommend sealing with a top coat of premium lacquer to ensure it will be fully water resistant.