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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

Create a Primitive Effect on Furniture in 3 Steps

11 Apr

Good Morning! Welcome to the quickest class on a painting technique you’ve ever taken!

You’re in Painting with Goopy Paint 101.

If you want to turn any piece of furniture into a primitive piece, you’re in the right spot.

Creating a primitive look is done with the correct color (early Americans were not using neon yellow) and an aging effect.

To Get a Primitive Distressed Look

  1. Paint your GOOPY PAINT on your chosen surface and just goop it up! Let it dry Goopy. (2-4 hours)

10382421_921802411185982_4556748389080987511_o2. 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.)

3. Sand gently to reveal the high point of the GOOPY PAINT.

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Goopy British Red base coat, Antique Yellow On Top.

 

4. (Optional) Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid.  For a more polished look you can finish with one of our Graining and Glazing Liquids.

So, after just three steps, you can end up with a perfect primitive piece. Ta-da!

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Class dismissed.

Questions? Add them to the comment section.

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

Add a Warm Glow

25 Jul

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The sun stays late for us in the summer, but a lamp can add a beautiful glow to your bedside table, living room,  kitchen or dining room.  This weekend my husband and I headed in to town on errands and picked up a new bulb for my reading lamp, did you know you can now buy “antique” bulbs?  They cast a glow more like the lights that were made 75 or more years ago.

The lamps pictured above are from Irvin’s Country Tinware, a national company that uses Old Village Paint on many of their lamps!  Aren’t they beautiful!  We are so proud!  They use our regular paint and some of our Goopy paint. (If you don’t know about our Goopy paint, learn about it here.)

Think you might want to transform one of your own lamps into an early American masterpiece with a new coat of paint and a new bulb? Hopefully the photos above have provided you with some inspiration. We’d love to see what you come up with!  Feel free to share with us here on the blog, or over on Facebook, look us up under “Old Village Paints”!

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

 

 

Goopy Paint Makes Stenciling a Breeze

18 Apr

Stenciling allows you to personalize an item or wall with the perfect quote or image.

Stenciling  was also popular interior decorating technique in early American homes. It stretched limited resources (paint), and added beauty to bare walls.

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Goopy Paint makes stenciling wonderfully simple.  You won’t believe how nicely the paint stays put. (Goodbye runny paint!)

There are lots of places you can find stencil patterns. Look at this lovely one we found at Wall to Wall Stencils. It’s a historic sampler,

12.25″ Tall x 16.25″. Wouldn’t this be beautiful in a little kitchen nook, or on a board above your hearth?
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Here’s a simpler stencil.  If you’re a colonial decorating buff you’ll already know that pineapples were a very popular motif because they symbolized hospitality. pineappleHospitality was highly valued in colonial life, and if a family could afford it, a pineapple would be placed at the center of a table when guests visited, and then eaten for dessert.

Here’s a stenciling project that was done with our Goopy Paint: look at those nice clear lines!crowimage

Goopy paint comes in three colors, British Red, Picture Frame Cream and Wythe Chest Black. Goopy paint is thick, and your stenciling project will result in a slightly raised or “embossed” pattern. We hope you enjoy using Goopy Paint for your next stenciling project. It’s amazing!

Here are some instructions for an embossed finish.

Raised Embossed Finish

  1. 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.

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

It’s Time to Get Goopy

27 Feb

What do you want to do with goopy paint? Get a distressed look on a piece of furniture?  Create raised lettering on a wall or sign?

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 directions for two of them:

TIP: Always be sure to start with a clean dry surface. 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. When surface is questionable please use our ‘Over & Under Acrylic water based Primer’ #1738 White or #1735 Gray. This can even be used over oil paint.

 

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To Get a Primitive Distressed Look

  1. Paint your GOOPY PAINT on your chosen surface and just goop it up! Let it dry Goopy. (2-4 hours)
  2. 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.)
  3. Sand gently to reveal the high point of the GOOPY PAINT.
  4. Wax (if desired) with Schrack’s Cream Wax either Dark Brown or Clear. Or Antique with Old Village Brown or Black Antiquing Liquid.
  5. For a more polished look you can finish with one of our Graining and Glazing Liquids.

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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.

ABOVE ALL ~ Have Fun!!!

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

How To Make Your Own Painted Sign this Christmas

8 Dec

Would you like to paint a sign to use for decoration, or maybe as a special gift this year?  The advantage to painting your own sign is the freedom to choose the saying, quote, Scripture, or family name yourself, as well as the font, style, and colors to match your preferences perfectly.

Here are some examples of beautiful signs we found to inspire you:

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Here’s how you can paint your own sign with raised lettering:

  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 Old Village Goopy paint 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.

If you prefer your sign to have a smooth finish, simply omit the Goopy paint and choose one of our many Old Village Paint colors!

To shop colors click HERE!

Warmly, Jenny

 

How To Paint Your Own Wrapping Paper & Gift Tags

23 Dec

For the past several years we’ve painted our own wrapping paper at my house.  I buy the large rolls of brown craft paper and then let my children use stamps, crayons, markers, paint, and stencils to create their own Christmas masterpieces.  It’s fun, and it keeps them busy!

For a little more sophisticated end result think — patterns.

Something simple like these dots or triangles, or you could create a stamp out of a sponge.  Perhaps cut out a bird or Christmas tree.

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Gift tags can be done in a matching pattern, or with a small complementary image. For example, if you used Christmas trees for the wrapping paper, perhaps you could paint or stamp an ornament on the gift tag.

Other beautiful Christmas motifs that you could use include: snow, Christmas lights, Christmas songs or certain words like noel, joy, or peace.

Once you have an idea of what you’d like to create, and gathered your supplies, you’ll need to clear a large flat area. (Quick supply list: wrapping paper, paint, paper plate, sponge, scissors, paint brushes, rinse container, Christmas music!)

Open out your wrapping paper and secure the edges with something heavy, like a stone or book.  Then, pour the paint onto a paper plate and begin applying your pattern with your sponge, brushes or fingers!  One really cute idea I’ve seen is to draw a black line representing a string of lights, and then add “lights” with fingerprints.

Enjoy this craft for some lovely alone time or with friends or family. Merry Christmas!

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

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JOY! Stencil with Goopy Paint

2 Sep

Stenciling was a popular interior decorating technique in early American homes. It stretched limited resources (paint), and added beauty to bare walls. Our new product Goopy Paint makes stenciling super, super-duper easy! You won’t believe how nicely the paint stays put.

There are lots of places you can find stencil patterns. Look at this lovely one we found at Wall to Wall Stencils. It’s a historic sampler,

12.25″ Tall x 16.25″. Wouldn’t this be beautiful in a little kitchen nook, or on a board above your hearth?
Historic Sampler

Historic Sampler

Here’s a simpler stencil, if you’re a colonial decorating buff you’ll already know that pineapples were a very popular motif because they symbolized hospitality. pineappleHospitality was highly valued in colonial life, and if a family could afford it, a pineapple would be placed at the center of a table when guests visited, and then eaten for dessert.

Here’s a stenciling project that was done with our Goopy Paint: look at those nice clear lines!crowimage

Goopy paint comes in three colors, British Red, Picture Frame Cream and Wythe Chest Black. Goopy paint is thick, and your stenciling project will result in a slightly raised or “embossed” pattern. We hope you enjoy using Goopy Paint for your next stenciling project. It’s amazing!

Here are some instructions for an embossed finish.

Raised Embossed Finish

  1. 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.

Goopy Paint Is Here and Getting Rave Reviews

12 Aug

We love that you love our new Goopy Paint! We’ve been selling it, and teaching classes with it, and you guys are telling us that you are loving it!

Here are two things you can do with Goopy Paint.

1) Make any item look antique! Goopy Paint comes in three colors: Black, British Red, and Picture Frame Cream.

Goopy British Red base coat, Antique Yellow On Top.

Goopy British Red base coat, Antique Yellow On Top.

First, you add one, or all three of those colors to the item you are antiquing. Goopy Paint is thick enough that the colors won’t run together, so you can add one, both, or all three in one step. Second, you let the Goopy Paint dry. Then, you add a top coat of Old Village Paint, covering the entire piece, including the spots you painted with Goopy Paint. Finally, when you sand the piece, the spots where Goopy Paint was standing up, and you’ll see that color underneath. Suddenly, it looks like you have an antique piece that had many different paint colors used on it over time, (as many as four different colors) and you only painted two layers!

2) Create a raised stencil. goopypaintstencilGrab a stencil and some Goopy Paint. Use an icing spatula to spread it over the stencil. When you peel the stencil off, you are left with a slightly irregular, raised effect. It’s beautiful! Use it on walls, floors, furniture, mantels, doors, endless possibilities!

Try Goopy on your next project. You’ll be hooked!