Monday, June 25, 2018

a brand new product from country chic paint

Y'all.  If you're a paint hoarder enthusiast like me, then anytime a paint company releases a new product it's as exciting as when you heard the sweet song of the ice cream truck coming down the street in your neighbourhood when you were a kid! A few times a year Country Chic Paint releases new products and I'm giddy every single time - I love testing out and trying new products! When they asked me to try out their two new glazes - Slate and Limestone - it was an instant yes from me!

Let me show you how I used Slate - a beautiful grey!

I started out with two side tables that were typical factory finish white that was chipping off and yellowing.  They sat in my house for about half an hour before a really sweet and lovely friend of mine texted me to ask me if I had a matching set of nightstands...matching nightstands almost never happens! She wanted something with a more masculine colour, but feminine enough for her style, and maybe a slightly coastal feel.  That's a lot for one piece, but we made it happen!

I started out with by cleaning really well and then sanding, and then they got two coats of Pebble Beach.  I let them thoroughly dry overnight and then put on a coat of Clear Coat the next morning.  Adding a clear topcoat will give you a little more slip and open time when applying glaze - a tip I learned from two of my fellow painters, A Ray of Sunlight and Lily Field Furniture!

When the Clear Coat was dry, I painted on the Slate Glaze in sections and then wiped it off with a damp shop towel until I was happy with the look.

I absolutely love how the Slate and Pebble Beach compliment each other, and how the Slate Glaze settled in all the grooves and low spots, and gave the flat parts a little more of a washed look. When the glaze was dry I sealed the tables with a few more coats of Clear Coat.

This is definitely a product that you need to try! It's a lovely medium tone of grey that will work with any colour! Order your jar here now!

Country Chic Paint's Facebook feed will be filled with inspiration on using the brand new Slate Glaze, so make sure you're following them over there!

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