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Ready to Finish That Project in ONE Coat?

30 Oct

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Isn’t this photo amazing?! This is one coat of paint applied straight from the can.  We’re pretty proud of how our paint, (the one in the middle) performs! Not hard to see the difference is it?

You can imagine that we get this question quite a bit! “How much paint do I need?”

So we created this handy-dandy paint calculator.  Here’s what it looks like on our website:

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Notice the fact in the rectangle on the right: one gallon of Laney’s Old Village Paint will cover 400 square feet!!!  This is amazing coverage in this business!  Our paint will give you rich, lasting color. So visit our paint calculator and discover how much paint you need to freshen, transform or complete your latest project!

Once you realize how much less paint you need to buy, and how much time you’ll be saving not needing to apply coat after coat of paint, you’ll realize how much you SAVE using Laney’s Old Village Paints!

Why does our paint cover so much better, and look so different than our competitors?

Our paint ingredients. 

The rich, deep colors found in each can of our paint are created with natural pigments.

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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.”

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Big box stores, like Lowes and Home Depot use a very different system for making paint.  They start with a tint base, usually clear or white, and then add in a “universal tint.”

Universal tints are manmade chemical colors, and they tend to be translucent.  Where you might need three or four coats of this type of paint to get a deep red, you’ll only need a single coat of our paint!  Cut hours of labor time and save money on your next project by trying Old Village Paint.

Another unique OVP trait? We still make paint in batches, just like we did over 197 years ago.  We mix up the natural earth pigments and the other paint ingredients and then pour it into waiting cans.

Just like you bake a batch of cookies, we mix up a batch of “solider blue” or “antique mustard.”  That’s why Laney’s Old Village Paints don’t need to be sold at a paint store, no mixing or tinting is required.  It can be sold right off the shelf.

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When artists are painting a masterpiece, they use high quality paints.  They want to put down deep colors of paint with just a single stroke-and that’s what our customers can do with our paints.  So enjoy the deep natural pigments in our paints, they not only mean less cost and labor, but a more beautiful finished product.

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.oldvillage.com/locator/index.php
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Fall Pumpkin Craft Ideas

22 Oct

Square pumpkins, miniature pumpkins, stenciled pumpkins, oh my!

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To create this square pumpkin, we’d recommend two tones of paint for the pumpkin, and one for the stem. For a tutorial on creating an antique look with two tones of paint, check out this blog post.

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Laney’s Old Village Paints are also called “artists’ paints” because of their vibrant color and high quality. Take a peak into the process that is SO different than what happens at big box stores. Have fun painting pumpkins on miniature canvases.

Pumpkin stencils can add fall flavor to any number of signs and surfaces.  To add texture, consider using Goopy 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/dealers/
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Choosing a Farm Style Table For Your Home and DIY Tips

3 Oct

Farm Style Tables are popular for a reason.  They offer lots of seating, great surface area for projects, homework or decorations, and a traditional, simple style that shows off their wood construction. Here are a few different styles- which one resonates with 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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Remember that our paint can be used to paint metal! For instructions on how to do this, visit this blog post. “How to Paint Laminate, Metal and Other Hard To Paint Surfaces”.

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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

Move Over Starbucks- We’ve Got Pumpkin and Pumpkin Spice PAINTS

16 Sep

When I saw the pumpkin spice bonanza hitting the stores early this year- in the form of coffee flavors, muffin mixes, and candles, I thought- we have a pumpkin paint color and it’s time to remind folks about it!

As you look at these next photos imagine crisp mornings and crunching leaves.

Are you dying to jump into fall? Even though it is 95 degrees out? Consider using some creamy Pumpkin or Pumpkin Spice PAINT to add that flavor to your day.  AND, it won’t even add any calories to your daily diet, you’ll probably actually burn some!

We’d love to see your fall project featuring our buttermilk, latex or oil based paints!

Sincerely,  — Laney’s Old Village Paint staff.

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/dealers/
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

 

Take A Tour Of Old Village Paint Colors From Your Comfy Chair

19 Jul

Today we wanted to take you on a quick tour of our paints, not to hear ourselves talk, but to show you all of the different paints we’ve created with OUR CUSTOMERS in mind. So join us for a one minute tour of COLOR!

Couleurs de Provence: Beautiful, creamy colors based on the colors of nature found in the Provence region of Europe. Latex. Can be used on all interior & exterior surfaces including masonry.

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Metallic Colors: Gold, Silver, Copper and Bronze– these are beautiful on special projects, furniture and custom signs! Can be used glazing or graining. Click here to shop metallic paints.

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Gel Stains and Clear Varnish Colors. Available in 25 natural wood colours, white and clear. Recommended for interior and exterior use. 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. Shop Gel Stains & Varnish. 

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Buttermilk Colors: Have a soft flat finish reproducing the finish of the original buttermilk paints. Are water-base, requiring only soap & water cleanup. Uses:
Interior & Exterior surfaces such as furniture, walls and architecture. Also perfect for decorative painting such as folk art, stenciling, distressing, antiquing, graffito or scribing, dry brush graining, and other faux finishing techniques. Shop Buttermilk paints now!

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Oil Based Colors: 25 ready-mixed historic colours in oil base.  Low luster, satin sheen reproduces historic finishes.  Suitable for both interior and exterior surfaces  Uses:
Wood, plaster, properly prepared drywall, metals, decorative painting; brush, roller or spray application. May be thinned with mineral spirits. Shop oil-based paints now.

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Historic & Vintage Colors :.  35 ready-mixed historic colours in water base plus 9 new Vintage Colours in water base.  A Soft satin sheen reproduces historic finishes. Soap & water cleanup. Uses: All interior and exterior surfaces including masonry. Shop Acrylic Latex Paints Now. 

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Goopy Paint Colors: There are many uses for GOOPY PAINT but one of the main uses will be a Primitive Distressed look. GOOPY PAINT can also be used for a raised embossed finish or a raised stencil on furniture and other surfaces with the proper primer. Shop Goopy Paint! 

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Not pictured: Whitewash & Chalkboard.

We hope you’ve had fun on this quick tour through COLOR.  We love deep, rich colors that will last and last– and that capture the history of our country.  Please, let us know how we can help you make your creative, household, or work-project dreams come true.

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

What Is Goopy Paint?

18 Jun
Goopy Paint is a Laney’s Old Village Paint original formula that allows you more control over your paint, and gives you a textured finish.
What could you use Goopy Paint for?
  • To get a distressed look on a piece of furniture.
  •  To create raised lettering on a wall or sign.
  • Or to add texture to a wall, art piece, table, chair …
Laney’s Old Village Paint president Laney Landis came up with the idea for Goopy Paint while playing around in her paint room.  She thought “if this were goopy enough I could do a lot of fun stuff with this.”   So she called the chemist and they developed GOOPY PAINT!
If you’ve ever wished your paint would drip or run less, you should give this paint a try.  It’s perfect for all sorts of projects.
Here are two projects outlined to give you some specific direction.
Creating a Two-Toned Antique Look on Furniture:
1. Start with a clean dry surface.
2. For interior use you will not need primer as Old Village Paint is Highly pigmented and will hold up superiorly to most modern day paints.
(If the surface is questionable please use our ‘Over & Under Acrylic water based Primer’ #1738 White or #1735 Gray.)
In the photo below you’ll notice that it looks like a bottom layer of paint is showing through to a newer “top layer”. This is the effect we are creating.
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3. Paint your GOOPY PAINT on your chosen surface and just goop it up! Let it dry Goopy. (2-4 hours)
4. Paint any Old Village Buttermilk or Vintage Paint colour you choose on top and allow to dry. (Thin top coat with distiller water for easier sanding.)
5. Sand gently to reveal the high point of the GOOPY PAINT.
6. Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid. You don’t need to do this to create the two tone look, however this can be used to add more of an aging or antiqued effect.
For a more polished (shiney) look you can finish with one of our Graining and Glazing Liquids.

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Project Number 2 Creating a Raised Embossed Finish

1. Spray stencil adhesive to the back of the stencil and firmly press the stencil to the area you wish to emboss.
2. With a spatula scoop out some goop and carefully apply it to the stencil to fill in all the openings to the edges.
3. Let it settle for a few minutes then gently remove stencil and let it dry.
4. Paint any Old Village Buttermilk or Vintage Paint colour you choose on top and allow to dry.
5. Sand gently to reveal edges of your embossing.
6. Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid.
Now you are familiar with Laney’s Goopy Paint. We hope it will be a great addition to your creative toolkit.

To find your nearest dealer click here:   http://www.oldvillage.com/locator/index.php

Order Goopy Paint Online here:   http://colourcupboard.com

Sunflower Yellow Paint Brightens Outdoor Sign

4 Jun
One of my personal favorite colors in the Laney’s Old Village Paint lineup is Sunflower Yellow.  It is rich and sunny without being too bright or neon.  I loved it so much I painted my front door with this color five years ago.
Here’s an updated photo of the door taken this afternoon: it still looks amazing!
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So, when I needed to paint a sign for my private counseling practice, I decided to use Sunflower Yellow again.
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I knew the paint would stand up to the sun, rain, sleet, hail, and anything else that our mountain weather sends its way.  And I wanted to be able to paint it once and not think about it again! Plus, I love this strong, long-lasting acrylic paint with soap and water clean up! I’ll take anything to make my project a little bit easier!
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An added bonus for the color choice is that it is very visible from the street.  I tell my clients “Look for the bright yellow sign!”
Ready to get started on your next painting project? Get Your Awesome Old Village Paint Here! www.colourcupboard.com

How To Successfully Paint Laminate, Metal & Other “Hard To Paint” Surfaces

20 May

Good Morning Old Village Paint Friends!

Today we want to remind you that you CAN paint laminate, metal, plastic, vinyl and metal siding! Your simple steps to having a very successful end product:

  1. Clean the surface well.  Gentle soap and water with a sponge or clean rag are often the only tools you need.  If dirt is caked on, you might need something a bit stiffer, like a brush with bristles.  Don’t forget how handy a toothbrush can be for small spaces.
  2. Allow the surface to dry.
  3. Use Over & Under Primer. This quick-dry, water clean up primer will create a surface that your paint can “stick” to for years and years! Allow to fully dry.
  4. Paint with Acrylic Old Village Paint! You have so many beautiful, rich colors to choose from!

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If you’d like to read about one Old Village Paints customer that used OVP to transform a laminate cabinet- read on here. 

To browse alllllllllll of our colors, visit www.colourcupboard.com

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If you’ve got questions- we’ve got answers!

1-800-498-7687

Get Ready For Summer With Made From Pallets Painted Window Boxes

7 May

Summer is almost here.  If you are itching for an outdoor project that you can enjoy for years to come, think window boxes!

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You can purchase a wide variety of window boxes at home stores or online, or, if you’re feeling handy, you can build your own.  Here are two links with careful instructions on the building process.

Step by step instructions on building a window box planter. 

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Once you’ve got your boxes built, choose a color!  Black, Rittenhouse Red, cream, Colonial White and Soldier Blue are common window box colors, and our Old Village Paint is more than capable of standing up to the outdoor elements! Our paint is so strong it “weathers like IRON” to quote our customers. This is the paint you want if you don’t want to be repainting in a year or two.

We’d love to see photos of your new or much loved window boxes!

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Which color would look best on your window boxes? To browse all the colors VISIT HERE. 

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/dealers/
To purchase Old Village Paint online click here…  http://colourcupboard.com

Spring Playhouse Project

19 Apr

Spring has sprung! It’s the perfect time for a backyard (or front yard!) project.

A playhouse can be a fun addition for kids, or grandkids.  Whether you build from scratch, or purchase finished, you can add your own style, or paint your playhouse to match your home.

And remember our Buttermilk, Acrylic and Latex paints are strong enough to hold up to children and the great outdoors!

 

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To create this look try combining our Old Village Chestnut or Pearwood Color with Antique Sage Green and Rittenhouse Red for the accent colors.  To read more about this little playhouse, you can visit www.familyhandyman.com 

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To emulate this color scheme, try our Pure White and Pumpkin Spice for the interior accent color. Credit for this beauty goes to www.mydomaine.com 

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To create your own gorgeous yellow playhouse, try our Lamplighter Yellow lightened with a cream or bright white paint. To see more about this house, visit www.labelladiva.blogspot.com

If you’re ready to start your project, give us a call 800-498-7687 to experience customer service like you haven’t experienced it in 30 years.  Or, check out our online shop at www.colourcupboard.com 

If you’ve created the perfect playhouse, we’d love to see it! We have a great time with our customers answering questions and sharing project photos on our Facebook page: Old Village Paints!

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