Celebrate Fall by Adding Warmth To Your Home With Rich Buttermilk Colors

22 Sep

Old Village Paints curates a beautiful line of buttermilk paint. They can be used on building interiors like: walls and trim, and on furniture and artifacts. These colours dry to a beautiful matte finish that does not destroy the texture of the wood. Multiple coats will build a longer lasting and more opaque film. By adding water, a transparent stain effect can be attained.

These rich colors are created with ingredients from natural sources, that’s why they echo our seasons so well! These are the colors that speak of fall to me, but check out our entire buttermilk line for all of the colors available.  

From large projects . . . (Buttermilk Bayberry)

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…to small. (Notice the thickness and depth of color)

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And everything in between (Buttermilk Wild Bayberry)– we hope creamy buttermilk paints might help you celebrate fall in your space.

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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

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Furniture Paint Effects: Using Steel Combs, Fingernails, Toothpicks & More

18 Sep

Last week in our post: Grown Up  Finger Painting we talked about some basic techniques you could use create different effects on furniture large to small.   This week, we’re going to look at some more ideas, and see more photos!!! I love photos!!!

Finger graining is a technique created by artist Heide Drewes,

“I just tried it on a whim, since I had painted many landscape paintings on canvas
using acrylic paints, which is what I used most of the time I’m painting.”

Heide believes the earliest finger paintings go back all the way to Cave Paintings.  This week, we’re going to expand your options by showing you some of the graining work of Heide Drewes.  She has share these photos with us (after lots of computer issues!–thank you Heide for your persistence).

“I use my fingers, hands, palms and of course graining tools and other found objects … like brushes, toothpicks, Q-Tips, corn cobs and more!”

The first three images below include finger graining done with: fingerprints, fingernails, and finger tips, as well as a steel comb and toothpicks.

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“I use Old Village #1232 Brown Graining Liquid 99% of the time.” explains Heide. On the cupboard below Heide used the palm of her hand to create the swirl pattern you see on the side.

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Below: Heide created this effect with Old Village Paint Pumpkin Colour and Black Graining Liquid, using her fingers on the sides and door panels.

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Finally, here’s a smaller project, a picture frame painted with Old Village Wild Bayberry and Old Village Brown Graining Liquid painted by dragging a finger back and forth.

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Are you inspired to experiment? I am!  Start on something small if you are nervous, or even consider using scrap wood to begin. Try something new and be sure to have fun while doing it! As always, call us with questions or concerns.

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

 

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Grown Up Finger Painting: Have Fun Creating a Stunning Painting Effect

11 Sep

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Today we’re going to see how easy, FUN and striking a painting technique can be.  Above you can see a before and after shot of a piece of furniture painted with with the finger glazing technique.

This Old Village Paint user (and artist) Heide Drewes of Black Swamp Studio began by painting the entire piece Wild Bayberry blue.  Then, she brushed on Old Village Paint Brown Graining Liquid.  Next, she used her finger to scrape part of the graining liquid away,  creating this beautiful stripe effect.  Heide notes that she’s tried doing this technique with a rubber glove on her hand, but the final effect lacks the “softness” that occurs when she works without gloves.

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You can use a rag dipped in paint thinner to remove the graining liquid from edges.

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I love the Wild Bayberry color showing through!

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And here’s the final product.  I love it! Hoping you can give yourself permission to play and experiment soon!

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

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Take Furniture From Modern to Primitive in One Step!

5 Sep

For this effect we’re adding one layer of paint, to give the impression that the color we are adding is actually showing through the existing layer of paint on the piece.

  • Tip: If you want a different base color, then choose one you’re ready to commit to. Picture Frame Cream, New England Red, Antique Yellow, Pumpkin Spice . . . Grab one from our online store! Paint your entire piece the base color.  Or, perhaps your piece of furniture is already a color that you are happy to choose– then– you’re ready for the one and only step for this technique.
  • Step One (and only): Decide what locations on your furniture would most likely show wear if it had been used for many years.  If you’re not sure, look at some photographs of a similar type of old furniture online.  The places that would show the most wear are the places you’ll want to apply the new layer of paint.  One great rule of thumb is to pay special attention to edges.  Dip your brush into your paint, and then, brush most of the paint off.  This technique is called Dry Brushing Graining.  Use the almost dry brush to apply swift strokes of paint. (Watch the video below to see this done!) Allow to dry and enjoy your newly “antiqued” piece.

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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

 

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Stain and Varnish in One: Great For Custom Woodwork, Like in This Private Library

27 Aug

A private library with custom woodwork–be still my heart.  This couple created a beautiful literary escape in their own home!  Last week we talked about Old Village Paint’s stain product which combines stain and protective coating into one–and today we can see some beautiful results!

The owners of this library share: “This is the Cherry Library project that we finished in 2010 that we used the #1400 clear paste finish on and just love the results. ”

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Isn’t this beautiful? I love the details.

Here are some tips on using this product, and getting the most out of any wood staining project.

1. Be sure the wood is clean and smooth. If the wood needs sanding, do it now.  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.

3. 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.

As always, feel free to contact us with questions!

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

 

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Wood Stain + Sealant = Less Drying Time

19 Aug

Would you like to stain, seal, and finish your wood project with just one application?

You can!  Old Village Paints has a paste stain or paste varnish that combine stain and sealant IN ONE.

Try these products on:

  • kitchen cabinets
  • paneling
  • furniture
  • wood decorative pieces
  • floors

What we love about these products:

  •  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.

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.

This shows the stain and varnish on different types of wood:

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For quick instructions: click here.

What do we love about this stain? It’s:

  • Available in 5 natural wood colours, white and clear
  • You can use it for indoor or outdoor projects.
  • 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.

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Enjoy this quality, time-saving product!!!!

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Tough As Nails Paint for Kitchen Cabinets and Furniture

12 Aug

We are obsessed with making top quality and easy to use paints and finishes that will make your house and furniture paint easier and last longer. We believe in honesty, transparency, and testing of every batch we make. We use all the best quality ingredients available and are always searching for new and better ingredients to stay on top.

Quality is our first goal ~ then price. That’s why our customers report that “Old Village Paint wears like iron and they won’t use any other paint”! Simply said, we strive stay the Best! We believe in exceptional customer service and satisfaction. Over 200 years of manufacturing is our crown. Since 1816.  Here are a few of our customers’ words:

Jeffrey Philias Cote Best paint on the market. Have used it for many years, tough as nails with an elegant finish!

Sally Strom Joller ABSOLUTELY THE BEST PAINT YOU CAN BUY PERIOD 

Helen Rushka Scherf Have been using it for years in every room of my home.

Janis Bowman Yorlano Its the best paint. I have used it some pieces 30 years old..there paint is still perfect, on interior trims, chairs, and more.

Cathy Minch Murphy we used Old Village paint since buying our first house in 1975!!!

Becky Hart Miscovich I have used Old Village Paint for years. I have painted many antiques. The end result is amazing. The paint withstands a lot. I would only use Old Village Paints on my antiques!

Beck Allen The only paint Timeless Treasures in Indiana sells and uses on all the furniture we build for our store. It’s the best!!! Try it and you will never use anything else!!!

Choosing the right paint for your kitchen cabinents and furniture can mean the difference between years of long-lasting durability, or constant irritation and touch ups.  Let’s look at some photos.  Roger S. Wright furniture shared this pic of some lower kitchen cabinets painted in colonial white.

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The kitchen cabinets below are painted with Antique Sage Green–and there are lots of other color options!

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Old Village Paint Colors

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This beautiful kitchen is painted with Society Hill Blue.

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If you’re looking for a beautiful, durable paint for any cabinetry or furniture in your kitchen, try Old Village Paint!

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