People who use our paint for the first time are often shocked at the difference between our paints and those they have used in the past. I think of it as the difference between canned and fresh pineapple. Do you remember the first time you had fresh pineapple? I do– and I remember thinking- this isn’t pineapple, this is– amazing!!! If you’ve never tried Old Village Paints before, you should see what you’ve been missing.
Our process for making paint is very different than that of the big box stores, and it creates a very different product. One that gives superior coverage and lasts longer.
When I was in my twenties, we had to buy the cheapest option on everything. For some things it worked, and for others it meant we were going right back to the store 6 months later for a replacement. Now, when I do projects at home, I use Old Village Paints, and enjoy knowing I won’t need to repaint for many, many years! Here’s one customer’s note to us:
“We painted our house with Old Village Paint 26 years ago and it was so easy to use. It really did go on like butter. When we sold our house the paint still looked so good the buyers asked us if we had just painted! We told them “No we used Old Village Paint 26 years ago!” Your paint is wonderful! Now we have moved and we won’t use anything else. Thank you for making such a quality product.” Carla Gerdes, Bucks County, PA
Wishing you a wonderful beginning to fall, and happy painting! If you try Old Village Paints for the first time, we would love to hear your experience, and see photos of your before and after project.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
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
Photo Credit: madincrafts.com
Jessica, over at Mad In Crafts did this beautiful redo of a bathroom storage cabinet using Old Village Paint (a color aptly named) “Cabinet Makers Blue.” Isn’t it awesome?!
Especially when she started with this:
Photo credit: madincrafts.com
To see the rest of her tutorial, check out Jessica’s step by step process at: http://madincrafts.com/painted-bathroom-storage-cabinet/.
We’d love to see your before and after photos of any piece of furniture transformed by Old Village Paints! I’m thinking about a laminate bookshelf in my basement that might look amazing with a coat of sunflower yellow on it!