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Want a Free 15 Minute Video on Easy Decorative Painting Techniques?

26 Nov

Would you like to learn a few decorative painting techniques? We thought so!

Here’s a video from our owner Laney–showing you how to use household items (and a few speciality items you can find at a craft or home improvement store) to create beautiful patterns and finishes on furniture, floors or walls.

In this 15 minute video you’ll learn about: combing, Feathering, Glazing, Rag Rolling, Crackling.

Click here for your free online class!

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Early Americans used similar techniques created with household items to add beauty to their homes and places of worship and community gatherings.  Here’s a few photo examples:

 

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If you try one of these techniques out, let us know!  Also, we’re always open to questions from customers.  Contact us by email or telephone!

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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
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Grown Up Finger Painting: Have Fun Creating a Stunning Painting Effect

11 Sep

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Today we’re going to see how easy, FUN and striking a painting technique can be.  Above you can see a before and after shot of a piece of furniture painted with with the finger glazing technique.

This Old Village Paint user (and artist) Heide Drewes of Black Swamp Studio began by painting the entire piece Wild Bayberry blue.  Then, she brushed on Old Village Paint Brown Graining Liquid.  Next, she used her finger to scrape part of the graining liquid away,  creating this beautiful stripe effect.  Heide notes that she’s tried doing this technique with a rubber glove on her hand, but the final effect lacks the “softness” that occurs when she works without gloves.

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You can use a rag dipped in paint thinner to remove the graining liquid from edges.

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I love the Wild Bayberry color showing through!

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And here’s the final product.  I love it! Hoping you can give yourself permission to play and experiment soon!

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 Paint Job Last Longer

10 Jul

We want your next paint job to last as long as possible.  When you commit effort, time and money to something- you don’t want to revisit the same project next year!  So here are some tips on getting the most out of your next paint job.

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By following these tips, you’ll create a surface for the paint to “stick” to and achieve better results long term.

If you have any technical questions about your upcoming paint projects- leave them in the comments section, or on our Facebook page.  We’ve been talking with our customers about paint for FOUR GENERATIONS–and we love it!

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 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