Outdoor Paint That’s Easy To Work With & Lasts, and lasts, and lasts.

21 Feb

We love hearing from our customers!

“.. our painters prepped the new wood, applied a Latex base coat and two coats of Old Village Acrylic Latex, color Steeple White. We are absolutely thrilled with the results. The finish of the paint and the color we chose is beyond our expectations. It is truly an outstanding completion to our new (and I might add costly) sliding French door installation.

As I mentioned to you, our trim painters, who are highly regarded and coveted in this area stated that it was the nicest paint they had ever worked with, both in quality of coverage and ease of application. Quite a recommendation from people who do nothing but apply various suppliers paint every day.”

Sincerely,
Chris & Sylvi Wilkin
Hudson, Quebec, Canada

Thanks Chris & Sylvi.  For a paint that will withstand the rain, wind, snow and sun of the outdoors, check out our acrylic latex paints! Shop here!

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Old Village Paint Colors

How is our paint different from our competitors? It’s all about ingredients.  The rich, deep colors found in each can of our paint originate from natural pigments.  Natural pigments come from the natural formation of color in nature, like rust or ocher.   These natural pigments are the same ingredient found in high quality artist paints.  That’s why Laney Landis, Old Village Paint owner, often calls Old Village Paint “artist paint in a can.”  So whether you are painting a large area . . .

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Or something smaller, you’re project will end up with a vibrant color, that is also  incredibly high quality– a durable finish that will last and last and LAST!

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Old Village Paints also has a whitewash paint that customers use  on their interior walls, and exterior brick. Of course, it could also be used on floors, furniture, terra cotta planters, mirrors, trim, ceilings, exterior walls, craft projects . . . .

Old Village Paint Whitewash is absolutely safe for interior and exterior home use. We use the word “simulated” on our whitewash because our paint doesn’t include some harsh chemicals that were historically a part of whitewash.

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What outdoor wall, set of shutters or piece of furniture in your household could use a fresh coat of paint?

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I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Is a Prim Entertainment Center Possible?

13 Feb
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Primitive style is modeled after a time when electronics did not exist. So is it possible to create an entertainment center and stay true to the prim manner? In short, yes, we just need to follow the principles of simplicity, wooden materials, and historic colors. Above, notice the first example.  The effect above could be created by painting first with red, and then with black as a second layer.  Then, sand to reveal the first layer.

The next hutch or sideboard design– could be used as a TV stand and is  a creamy white with a wooden top.

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You can also consider using an armoire to completely hide your television, which, on one hand, can be lovely if you are trying to preserve a feeling of history and peacefulness in a room.  However, as the size of televisions grow, it can be more and more difficult to find an armoire that will enclose said tv, unless you can restrain YOURSELF, and buy small.  This beautiful piece is a cream as well. Don’t you love the greenery?

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I close today with this lovely blue item.  Looks like someone has been sanding just before this photo was taken. And indeed, to achieve this look, you would begin with  white, and then layer on Society Hill Blue.  Sanding at random spots will reveal white beneath.

As always- our company- started and still based in the USA has real people waiting to talk to you on the phone. We LOVE talking to people about their projects. What are you thinking about doing? Hoping to accomplish? We’ll give you tips and mail you what you need right to your doorstep. Happy Valentines Day everyone!

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Vote For Your Favorite Historic Front Door Color.

6 Feb

Historic Old Village Paint Colors can be readily seen on doors, shutters, and windows throughout Europe, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Scandinavia and of course– the USA. Which is your favorite of the paint colors on the doors pictured below?

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Rittenhouse Blue,

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Bayberry Green,

IMG_0214or Sunflower yellow? Leave your vote in the comments section! If you’re thinking about adding a creamy coat of paint to your front door-check out all the color options below!

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Old Village Paint Colors

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I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Gel Wood Stain: Stain & Varnish In One Step!

28 Jan

Our gel stain line was developed over 50 years ago by Dick Fitch and Ed Stulb — partners in business at the then Turco Paint and Varnish Company in Philadelphia.

People who use our Gel Wood Stain LOVE IT, because it is a varnish and stain in one step, one step! Here’s a crash course:

  • Available in 25 natural wood colours, white and clear
  • Recommended for interior and exterior use
  • White and clear may be tinted with Old Village® Oil Colours as well as artists oils
  • Jelly consistency
  • Polyurethane reinforcement provides protection without the yellowing
  • Oil-base with mineral spirits cleanup
  • Superior ease of application, simply rub on with #000 or #0000 steel wool in the direction of grain and wipe off

Uses:
Kitchen cabinets, paneling, furniture, wood decorative pieces, floors, etc. Darker colours can be sponged over to give a leather effect, or dry brushed for graining effects. Clear glaze can be used over any Old Village® Paint as a protective top coat. Clear and white paste can be tinted to create different colour glazes. One coat of paste stain provides a low-luster, hand-rubbed patina. Subsequent coats provide greater depth of colour, greater surface protection and higher gloss. Gel stain can also be buffed or polished. White provides a beautiful bleached-wood or pickled effect.

And take a look at all the options!

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Our updated formula makes it possible to “work” with the stain and varnish much longer, finish all manner of woodwork – furniture, floors, even braining and furniture decoration. It dries with a hard even film that, looks and feels like a hand-rubbed multiple coat finish. It creates a beautiful depth.

Simply wipe it on, rub lightly and allow it to dry. That’s it! It seals, stains and finishes in one application, and on soft grainy woods with knots it gives the finish an even appearance impossible to attain with penetrating stains.

Because of its new and different jell structure you won’t believe the ease with which you can use it. One coat is usually enough, but two coats are even better.

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For more detailed instructions, see below.

  1. Be sure the wood is clean and smooth. If the wood needs sanding, do it now, you won’t need to sand later. With a soft cloth or brush apply Gel Stain, and then wipe- preferably with the grain. The more stain left on the wood the darker the color.

    If a darker finish is desired, repeat this process after 30 to 60 minutes. After two coats you will have a lovely low sheen. (One coat leaves very little sheen, but the wood is filled and protected).

  2. You may stop with one or two coats of stain, remembering that one coat offers almost no sheen-you may prefer this- many antiquarians do. If you want more sheen and a darker color use two or more coats of stain. If you wish more sheen, but not darker use the Clear Gel Varnish. Note, please–we have used the Clear Gel Vanish to make our l Stains, so the Gel Varnish is simply a stain vehicle with no color.

    You can use as many clear coats as you wish, allowing at least 60 minutes between applications. You can also mix colors to obtain your own custom hue. Try first coat cherry and second coat walnut. This is “layering”. Paneling and floors can be finished using the same basic instructions.

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 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Cabinet Makeover with Colonial White Paint and Black Glaze

23 Jan

Today I’m sharing a bathroom cabinet makeover by ReVintaged Lemon.

“This is a beautiful bathroom but, the cabinetry just didn’t work for the new homeowner. We chose Old Village Paint in Colonial White and black glaze. This turned out absolutely beautiful! Love it! ” bathroombefore

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To create this look, paint your cabinet and let dry.  To add the dual color detailing, wipe on your black glazing liquid and immediately wipe off the excess.  Some black paint will stay down in the nooks and crannies, and you will have this nice detail effect.  Questions? As always, feel free to give us a call! We’ll help you get the supplies you need shipped right to your door and on your way to finishing your project.  1-800-498-7687
 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

 

What Farm Table Style Are You?

16 Jan

Do you enjoy those quizzes that pop up online or are printed in magazines?  I’m afraid we don’t have a list of questions for you today, but take a look at these three farm table style options and monitor your heart rate.  Which is most exciting to you?

1. Traditional. 

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For this look you could find an unpainted farm table, (or a finished one that you sand) and then rub it with our clear or colored Old Village Paste Stain.  One coat of paste stain provides a low-luster, hand-rubbed patina. Subsequent coats provide greater depth of colour, greater surface protection and higher gloss. Paste stain can also be buffed or polished. White provides a beautiful bleached-wood or pickled effect. You can choose from these finishes:

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For more directions on this process:click here!  (http://www.old-village.com/prod_paste_stain.html)

2. Shabby Chic.  This style offers a sealed but natural top and a painted base.  (I love this one! It’s what I have at my house!) For this you’d use the sealing directions above on the top portion, and choose a glaze, white pickle finish or paint for the bottom portion.

3. Accent farm table.  For this table you’ll pick a bright color to add joie de vivre to your space!

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Choose from any of these colors:I think antique yellow, rittenhouse red or antique sage green might be fun for an accent piece!

Another option would be to use chairs as your accent pieces:

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I found my farm table that seats twelve at an unfinished wood furniture store for a very reasonable price.   You can look for something similar near you, or keep an eye out at antique malls, yard sales and in re-sale newspapers and websites.

Do you have a farm table in your home? We’d love to see photos!

To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Choosing a Neutral Paint Color

9 Jan

Neutral colors can provide a soothing, versitile backdrop for your home.  With  white, off-white, or creamy beige walls, you can change your artwork, furniture or accent pillows and blankets, without worrying about re-doing your paint colors.

Even neutrals can be very different from each other!  One thing you can ask yourself when choosing a neutral is — do I want a cool or warm undertone? Let’s see a few examples to help you get started.  “Colonial White” by Laney’s Old Village Paint, is a bright white acrylic latex paint with a cool undertone.

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The “Steeple White” color is more beige, also an acrylic latex. It has a warm undertone.

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Laney’s Old Village Paint buttermilk paint color “Corner Cupboard” is a creamy white with a warm yellow undertone.

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As you can see, even within the category of neutrals, you have lots of different options, each of which can set a fresh canvas for your space.

We’re wishing you a wonderful 2017 and hope the year is starting off well.

I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.- Benjamin Franklin

 

 To find your nearest dealer click here…  http://www.old-village.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com