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Smooth Buttermilk Paint in Historic Colors: What is Buttermilk Paint & Where Can You Use It?

22 Jul

Buttermilk paint was created out of necessity.  In early colonial America, when traveling painters were away from the city center, drying oils, pigments and varnishes were scarce and very expensive. Painters turned to an old country custom of using farm products, earth colors and brick dust to make their paint colours.

OLD VILLAGE has reproduced these products, staying as close to the original process as possible–except when certain materials were known to be unhealthy.  We have kept the spirit of the Colonial American Craftsman in producing these paints, preserving the beautiful colors and wonderful smooth, buttery finish they create.

Click the photo below to explore the colors available in buttermilk paint!

Where Can I Use Buttermilk Paints?

OLD VILLAGE Buttermilk Paint Colours may be used on interiors of barns, buildings, walls and trim, and on furniture and artifacts. These colours dry to a beautiful matte finish that do not destroy the texture of the wood.

Multiple coats will build a longer lasting and more opaque film.  You can add water to thin the paint and create a  transparent stain effect.

Below: A small cabinet painted with Buttermilk Paint: Wild Bayberry.

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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

Hall Bench/Jelly Cupboard Made From Reclaimed Barnwood

19 Jun

Keith Beaver of Pennsylvania  created this beautiful entry piece using reclaimed barn wood!  To create the paint effect you see here he started with New England Red, and then added a layer of Black.

Rub away the top layer of paint very slowly using a high grit sandpaper to help the red color show through. Choose areas of the piece that would normally receive a lot of wear from use– like knobs and edges.

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Beautiful job! What amazes me is how authentically aged the piece can look because of the color layering and sanding technique.  In the image below you can see just the solid “British Red” color on the far right column, forth one down.

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Thank you Keith for sharing with us!

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

Honoring our Servicemen

29 May

 

“On this day, we must tell the stories of those who fought and died in freedom’s cause. We must tell their stories because those who’ve lost loved ones need to know that a grateful Nation will always remember. We must tell their stories so that our children and grandchildren will understand what our lives might have been like had it not been for their sacrifice.”  George H. W. Bush

On Memorial Day we honor the men and women who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.

We invite you to share your message of gratitude on our Facebook page in exchange for 20% off of one item in their memory. (30% for veterans with a picture VA ID Card).

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It is our honor to remember these men and women from all over our country– and the individual personalities and qualities they brought to serving the United States of America, as well as the holes left in families and communities that cannot be filled.

 

Outdoor Paint That’s Easy To Work With & Lasts, and lasts, and lasts.

21 Feb

We love hearing from our customers!

“.. our painters prepped the new wood, applied a Latex base coat and two coats of Old Village Acrylic Latex, color Steeple White. We are absolutely thrilled with the results. The finish of the paint and the color we chose is beyond our expectations. It is truly an outstanding completion to our new (and I might add costly) sliding French door installation.

As I mentioned to you, our trim painters, who are highly regarded and coveted in this area stated that it was the nicest paint they had ever worked with, both in quality of coverage and ease of application. Quite a recommendation from people who do nothing but apply various suppliers paint every day.”

Sincerely,
Chris & Sylvi Wilkin
Hudson, Quebec, Canada

Thanks Chris & Sylvi.  For a paint that will withstand the rain, wind, snow and sun of the outdoors, check out our acrylic latex paints! Shop here!

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Old Village Paint Colors

How is our paint different from our competitors? It’s all about ingredients.  The rich, deep colors found in each can of our paint originate from natural pigments.  Natural pigments come from the natural formation of color in nature, like rust or ocher.   These natural pigments are the same ingredient found in high quality artist paints.  That’s why Laney Landis, Old Village Paint owner, often calls Old Village Paint “artist paint in a can.”  So whether you are painting a large area . . .

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Or something smaller, you’re project will end up with a vibrant color, that is also  incredibly high quality– a durable finish that will last and last and LAST!

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Old Village Paints also has a whitewash paint that customers use  on their interior walls, and exterior brick. Of course, it could also be used on floors, furniture, terra cotta planters, mirrors, trim, ceilings, exterior walls, craft projects . . . .

Old Village Paint Whitewash is absolutely safe for interior and exterior home use. We use the word “simulated” on our whitewash because our paint doesn’t include some harsh chemicals that were historically a part of whitewash.

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What outdoor wall, set of shutters or piece of furniture in your household could use a fresh coat of paint?

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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

Vote For Your Favorite Historic Front Door Color.

6 Feb

Historic Old Village Paint Colors can be readily seen on doors, shutters, and windows throughout Europe, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Scandinavia and of course– the USA. Which is your favorite of the paint colors on the doors pictured below?

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Rittenhouse Blue,

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Bayberry Green,

IMG_0214or Sunflower yellow? Leave your vote in the comments section! If you’re thinking about adding a creamy coat of paint to your front door-check out all the color options below!

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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

What Farm Table Style Are You?

16 Jan

Do you enjoy those quizzes that pop up online or are printed in magazines?  I’m afraid we don’t have a list of questions for you today, but take a look at these three farm table style options and monitor your heart rate.  Which is most exciting to you?

1. Traditional. 

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For this look you could find an unpainted farm table, (or a finished one that you sand) and then rub it with our clear or colored Old Village Paste Stain.  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. Paste stain can also be buffed or polished. White provides a beautiful bleached-wood or pickled effect. You can choose from these finishes:

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For more directions on this process:click here!  (http://www.old-village.com/prod_paste_stain.html)

2. Shabby Chic.  This style offers a sealed but natural top and a painted base.  (I love this one! It’s what I have at my house!) For this you’d use the sealing directions above on the top portion, and choose a glaze, white pickle finish or paint for the bottom portion.

3. Accent farm table.  For this table you’ll pick a bright color to add joie de vivre to your space!

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Choose from any of these colors:I think antique yellow, rittenhouse red or antique sage green might be fun for an accent piece!

Another option would be to use chairs as your accent pieces:

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I found my farm table that seats twelve at an unfinished wood furniture store for a very reasonable price.   You can look for something similar near you, or keep an eye out at antique malls, yard sales and in re-sale newspapers and websites.

Do you have a farm table in your home? We’d love to see photos!

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