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How To Successfully Paint Laminate, Metal & Other “Hard To Paint” Surfaces

20 May

Good Morning Old Village Paint Friends!

Today we want to remind you that you CAN paint laminate, metal, plastic, vinyl and metal siding! Your simple steps to having a very successful end product:

  1. Clean the surface well.  Gentle soap and water with a sponge or clean rag are often the only tools you need.  If dirt is caked on, you might need something a bit stiffer, like a brush with bristles.  Don’t forget how handy a toothbrush can be for small spaces.
  2. Allow the surface to dry.
  3. Use Over & Under Primer. This quick-dry, water clean up primer will create a surface that your paint can “stick” to for years and years! Allow to fully dry.
  4. Paint with Acrylic Old Village Paint! You have so many beautiful, rich colors to choose from!

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If you’d like to read about one Old Village Paints customer that used OVP to transform a laminate cabinet- read on here. 

To browse alllllllllll of our colors, visit www.colourcupboard.com

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If you’ve got questions- we’ve got answers!

1-800-498-7687

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/

Crackle Paint Effect In A Can

17 Jan

We’ve made creating a crackle effect on your next painting project as easy as we can!

Want to create an antique look or crackle finish for texture and interest? We’ve got a high quality crackle treatment that is as easy as brushing on a clear coat of paint!

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We call it “All Cracked Up”.  Notice the finish underneath these two cans of paint, isn’t it beautiful? This was created with this “All Cracked Up” paint.

To create a crackle finish you begin with one layer of paint, then paint on the “All Cracked Up” coat, and then add another coat of regular paint.  Imagine the different color combinations you could achieve.

This photo shows a Pearwood color paint base coat, then All Cracked Up, with Steeple White on top. Notice how you can see the base coat color through the crackle effect.

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If you’d like to see this technique done in person, check out this video of our owner, Laney Landis adding the final coat of paint to a crackle project.  She also gives a few directions on how to create different crackle effects, using brush strokes or a plastic bag.

Here is another example of Crackle Paint at work:

The borders of these cabinet doors were painted with Colonial White and allowed to dry.  Then, a coat of Crackle Paint was applied.  When that was dry I painted over the top with Rittenhouse Green.  The paint crackles immediately!

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A crackle effect can add visual interest, or an aged look.  Happy painting everyone!

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/

You Clicked These Blog Posts Like Crazy in 2017…

30 Dec

It’s fun to see what you guys were interested in in 2017! Here are the top three most looked at blog posts from last year.  We’ve included a little bit of each post, including a photo, so you can see if you want to read more (or again!)  First place goes to:

1. Create a Primitive Effect on Furniture in 3 Easy Steps

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.) Read on . . . 

Number Two: New Hampshire Home Tour: 

We love getting fan mail, because we agree that our paint is amazing!  Here’s some kind words from Deb in New Hampshire, and a peek at her lovely home. If you want some great ideas for primitive decorating, read on!

“Hello all, I am a real lover of your paint! Our entire home’s baseboards, interior doors, windows, wainscoting and trim are in Steeple White. The barn door is mustard, the table on the porch is pewter,  the kitchen cabinets have been one of your blues.  I think you get the picture… I’ve been hooked on your paint since the early 80’s. I JUST LOVE IT.”  Deb P.,  Alton NH

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Continue the tour…

Number Three: Create a Wood Planked Wall. 

Wood can add such warmth and character to a living space.  I love the beautiful wood-planked walls that I’ve been seeing all over Pinterest and in magazines.  This sounds like a perfect indoor, January project to me! There are multiple blogs that give you step-by-step instructions on creating one of these in your home including:

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Read on…

What was YOUR favorite post of 2017? What would you like to see in 2018? More home tours? More tutorials? More primitive home decorating tips? Let us know! Stay warm Old Village Paint family.

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

 

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!

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 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

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