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It’s Not A Wall: Special Instructions for Painting Concrete, Stucco, Brick, Wood, & Metal.

3 Feb

Old Village Paints can usually cover a clean wall with one to two coats.  But what about other materials? Here’s what we’ve found works best for all sorts of surfaces.

Any of these surfaces need to be clean before applying anything!

Concrete, Stucco, Brick: 

Interior Application: Use one coat PVA primer sealer.  Then one coat Old Village Oil or Acrylic Water Base Paint.

Exterior Application: Use one coat cement & stucco primer sealer. Then one coat Old Village Oil or Acrylic Water Base Paint.

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Wood:

Interior Application: Use one coat Old Village oil or water base interior undercoater. Then one coat Old Village Oil or Acrylic Water Base Paint.

Exterior Application: Use one coat Old Village oil or water base exterior primer. Then one coat Old Village Oil or Acrylic Water Base Paint.

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Metal:

Metal: Aluminum, Other non ferrous metals, galvanized iron and steel. (Note: allow galvanized iron and steel to weather one year)

Interior and Exterior Application: Use one coat Old Village Metal Primer #1281. Then one coat Old Village Oil Base Paint.

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Metal: Iron and Steel

Interior and Exterior Application: Use Old Village Metal Primer #1254. Then one coat Old Village Oil Paint.

Questions?!? Call and ask! We pick up our phone in Pennsylvania, and love talking to you!  Call us at: 1 800 498 7687

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

To find an Old Village Paint dealer near you, visit: http://old-village.com/dealers/

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Four Window Seats To Choose Between

6 Jan

Baby it’s cold outside! Time to get cozy and snuggle up with a fur baby, and a good book or movie.

Here are some beautiful spots that you could create in your home.

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Roger S. Wright Furniture, Ltd. built the functional seating and storage piece pictured above in a kitchen.  Painted with Old Village Paint color Black.  I love the hinged doors and rich wooden top.

The window below looks in to a spot that looks big enough to double as a guest bed.

The adorable window seat shown below is proof that you don’t need a large space to create a lovely spot for relaxing.

If you don’t have a nook to build into, consider this window seat, created by building into a corner, below a window.

Many of the seats above are done in shades of white, from bright white to lovely creams. From buttermilk Beige, to Colonial White, Old Village colors are thick and long lasting, and often cover in a SINGLE coat.  Choose one of these colors, and spend less time working and more time relaxing!

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Stay warm everyone! And, if you have a window seat photo to share with us, we’d love to see it.

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

To find an Old Village Paint dealer near you, visit: http://old-village.com/dealers/

Welcome in 2018 With Fresh Green Colors

25 Dec

How do you welcome the new year in your home? Do you enjoy gathering with certain people, eating a special meal, rearranging furniture?

Once the new year is here I breathe a deep breath in. I am thankful I made it through the many events that surround the holidays and that we’re moving into a more peaceful month.  I also like to re-arrange furniture– just something to recognize I can start new things or introduce new patterns of being into my life.

To celebrate a brand new 365 days this year on the blog, I thought we’d look at a color that often means newness or growth– green!

Old Village Paints makes a number of different greens, including:

Forest Green

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Colonial Green

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Antique Sage Green

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Tea Caddy Green

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Rittenhouse Green

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Loyalist Green

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Hunter Green

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and Wild Bayberry.

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Does one of these colors appeal to you more than the others?

Here are a few of them in use:

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Consider throwing open a window, airing out a room, and putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls.  It can be a wonderful way to make an old space feel new, and invite some new things into your life!

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

How To Create A Quilt Display

28 Mar

Last year we wrote about a quilt display case in a blog post that became a reader favorite.  (Check it out here: Quilt Cabinet)

Today, we wanted to talk about an easier, but still very beautiful, way to display one or several quilts.  A sturdy display rod.

You can build, or have built, a custom display rack, like the one pictured here:

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Or you could use a heavy curtain rod and mount it to the wall, for use as a display.

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Notice, I keep using words like “heavy” and “sturdy”.  You can imagine that one, or multiple quilts are going to weigh a great deal more than your average curtain.  So be sure to choose something that will be able to support what you are planning to display, and to mount the hardware to studs behind your wall and not just sheetrock.

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If you’re planning to display the entire quilt, and not fold it over, you’ll need to use hardware like clips, or sew a simple pocket onto the back of the quilt to slide the rod through.

Use a clear stain to add a finish to wood, or a beautiful antique color that complements the quilt itself! Shop for paint in our online store.

Finally, because I can’t help myself, here’s one more quilt display idea that I loved. Isn’t it cute?!? Simple nobs with heavy duty twine, and the quilts draped over it.  If you’ve got a quilt display – we’d love to see it! Share with us here or on our Facebook page!

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

 

 

Transform Shed Into Play or Garden House

22 Mar

I ran across this wonderful transformation story of an old ugly shed that became a beautiful playhouse, and thought you guys would enjoy seeing it.

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You really should visit the blog Down To Earth Digs  and read the story of this playhouse, that eventually grew up into an adorable garden shed once her owner was a bit too old for a playhouse.

My two daughters have been begging for a playhouse, and I’m wondering if I could ask around the neighborhood, or on Craigslist, and see if I could find a shed to transform, instead of beginning from scratch.

Do you need a playhouse or garden shed?

Start dreaming about your outdoor space!  Choose a color scheme that matches or compliments your current paint scheme on your home.   Our acrylic paints are outdoor safe, and can withstand many, many years of sun, rain, ice and wind!  Happy dreaming!

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

3 Indoor Painting Rules You Need To Know

27 Oct
  1. High quality paint means fewer coats.  Sometimes another coat of paint doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.  But think about drying time too, how much is your time worth?  I love the fact that Laney’s Old Village Paints often only need one coat- ONE COAT!
  2. Preparation is 50% of the job.  Cleaning the surface you are going to paint is invaluable.  Often, people skip this step.  But you need a clean surface so that the paint adheres to the surface, and not to a layer of dirt!  Putting down a drop cloth and purchasing/using a nice brush that won’t spread bristles all through your job are also key parts of preparation.
  3. A smaller carrying can for paint can make the job go faster.  I interviewed a professional painted who always transferred a few cups of paint into a plastic cup when he was painting with a brush.  He said it made it much easier to carry, especially when climbing up and down a ladder.  He was right! This is one of my favorite time savers.

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What is your favorite interior painting tip?

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

Make Your Own Natural Furniture Polish or Cleaner!

7 May

Ready to freshen up your painted furniture or degrease your kitchen cabinets?  Here are a few natural cleaning mixes that are made from items you probably already have around the house.  When I use these, I add in a few drops of orange, lemon or peppermint oil, and get that wonderful “clean” smell without harsh chemicals!

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Cleaner

Painted or unfinished wood: 2-3 tablespoons of white vinegar added to a small bucket of water.

Cleaner/Polish

Painted or finished wood: One part white vinegar, one part olive or coconut oil.

Kitchen Cabinet Degreaser

2 cups water, 2 tablespoons dish soap and 1 cup white vinegar.

Enjoy!