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How To Use Cream Wax to Create Patina

12 Jun

Not many people know that along with paint, we also sell a wonderful cream wax, called “Schrack’s Cream Wax.”

It is a soft wax that can be mixed with the paint or used straight out of the can for a Wax~Dry~Buff patina! What’s patina? “a gloss or sheen on wooden furniture produced by age and polishing” Our Schrack’s Wax is really nice stuff and half the price of competitive quality wax.

Schrack’s Cream Wax can also be mixed with any of our Old Village Paints to create all kinds of primitive to fine furniture finishes and patinas! It can also be mixed with metallic powders.

The photo below shows a wax that has been tinted with a darker color, and then added to a white surface.

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Here’s an example of what it might look like if you used wax, mixed with a metallic paint/powder to add some unique character.

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Remember that while there are do’s and dont’s to painting, there is also a lot of discovery and fun in experimenting, and wax is one of those products that offers many different options for that.  Grab a can and be fearless! Feel free to ask questions, post ideas or show us photos of projects with wax in the comments section.  We love hearing from the great big world of crafters, DIYers and decorators. If you have an idea that you’re considering–give us a shout, and we’ll let you know what we’ve heard from others who have tried something similar.

“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 Weathered Wood Effect

22 Mar

Good Morning! Today we’re offering a short tutorial on creating a weathered wood effect with some simple products.  Let’s get started!

You’ll need:

  • Wood/furniture
  • Dry paintbrush
  • Paint
  • Steel Wool or sandpaper
  • a stain or sealant (optional)

First, make sure the wood is dry and clean.

Second, take your paint (usually a shade of white) and apply it to the wood with a dry brush.  Only dip the very edge of the brush into the paint, and then brush long strokes until all of the paint is off the brush.

(In the photo below the wood has been painted a very dark color, but it helps you see how little paint is applied at a time with just the end of the paintbrush being dipped in the paint.)

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Third. Allow to dry.

Now, use steel wool or sandpaper to partially sand the white paint off in a number of areas. Allow yourself to experiment a bit.  See what creates the exact effect you like.  You can always sand down and repaint a section if you don’t like it.

Ta-da, weathered wood!

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(On the photo above you’ll notice that two colors, white as well as a teal was used during step two.)

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Optional final step: you can create a darker colored effect by adding a stain over the top of the paint you added in step two. Or you can add a clear sealant.  Before taking this step, be sure to wipe your wood with a clean dry cloth.

Have you created this look? Post some pictures! We’d love to see them!

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

 

Top 3 Blog Posts of 2016

2 Jan

We had record-breaking visits to our blog in 2016, and, in case you missed them the first time around, these were the top 3 most visited posts.

Number 3: How to Paint a Metal _________.   This blog post goes in to all the details on prepping and painting different types of metal.

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Number 2: How To Get the Farmhouse Look. Enjoy a few simple tips to bring this popular decorating style into your home.

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Number 1: 4 Dreamy Kitchen Islands.  These beautiful islands captured your attention! And we can understand why.

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We hope you enjoyed these posts-let us know what you’d like to hear about in 2017 in 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

Artist Uses Old Village Paints on Folk Art Pieces

18 Jul

Heidi Drewes is an accomplished artist, and when she discovered Old Village Paints, it was love at first, brush.

Here are some of the beautiful pieces she has created!

Notice the wood graining effect below on the area surrounding the floral/geometric and white painting?  That was done with Old Village Paints graining liquid! You could make virtually any surface look like this!

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I love this pretty little white chest.  It seems so cheerful.

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This little cabinet below was done with Old Village Paint 1314 Wild Bayberry & 1232 Graining Liquid.  If you have questions about any of these colors or techniques, give us a call! 1-800-498-7687 Or check out our website.  We have real people from our office answering our phones, and several videos on our website to help show you some of our favorite techniques.

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

 

Antique Furniture in 2 Easy Steps

30 May

We have a video for you today- but first we’ll go over the main steps.

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.

  • Step One: Choose a base color,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– then– skip to step two!

 

  • Step Two: 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 Brush Graining.  Use the almost dry brush to apply swift strokes of paint. (Watch the video to see this done!) Allow to dry and enjoy your newly “antiqued” piece.
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Paint A Spring Rocking Chair

14 Mar

A shot of warm weather hit our town this week, and I have thrown on my shorts and outdoor hat- I’m ready for a project!

What about you?  Yes? Warmer weather is on it’s way, so here’s a project you could complete outside, that will add to your porch-sitting all spring, summer and fall.

A painted rocking chair!  You can find a new one, or buy one used and spruce it up with some glorious paint.

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Here’s a rocker that I redid last summer.  This rocker is painted with Ohio Cupboard Blue, Laney’s Old Village Paint.

If you paint a rocker, or have some beautiful rockers to show off, send us a photo in the comments section, or on our Facebook page!  We love hearing from you guys!
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

 

Top 3 Posts of 2015

30 Jan

In case you missed one of our three most popular posts of 2015, here they are.  These topics got thousands of views when we put them up, so we know they are subjects important to our readers.  Click on the title to read each post. Enjoy!

  1. Outdoor Playhouse Ideas With spring just a few months away, it could be the perfect time to start working on a beautiful playhouse for your kiddos or grandkids.
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    2. How To Make Your Own Quilt Cabinet A quilt cabinet is an heirloom piece that you could enjoy, and then hand down to a daughter, grandchild, or best friend.  Did you create one for your house? Are you planning to?

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3. How To Paint Laminate Our most popular post of 2015! Did you paint some laminate? How did it go? Send photos, we’d love to see how it turned out!

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Photo Credit: madincrafts.com