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NEW in Store: Newton's Whitewash Stain.

 

Continuing in our quest to bring the DIY'ers in NZ easy and fun solutions to up cycle home decor. We have introduced in our Colour for Home range... Newton's Whitewash Stain.

Not to be confused with our Chalk Fnish paint, this is a Stain which penetrates into sanded or natural timber. It can be used on indoor and outdoor surfaces on items like pergolas, outdoor furniture, plywood, weatherboards, floorboards and indoor furniture. In fact it can be used on any timber surface but it has to be unsealed/sanded to allow the stain to penetrate in and protect the wood.

 It does not need to be sealed after application, give the stain 72 hours to cure before subjecting to daily use.

This really is whitewashing made easy. Now we can all create the Coastal, Lime wash, Bach, Beach style looks for our homes.

Made proudly in NZ

DIY made easy!

 

 

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New in store: Efex Decorative Appliques!

These mouldings will take your Chalk paint furniture and decor up cycles to the next level!

                                                                                                        They are made from soft bendable rubber, designed from historic carvings taken from pieces in England and France. 

 


                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

There are many mouldings on the market but they are not flexible. This means that they must either be applied to completely flat surfaces or have the gaps filled after application.They are also prone to breaking and cracking. Efex™ furniture mouldings are completely flexible so they simply adjust to fit any surface they’re applied to. They glue on with contact adhesive (we sell the recommended glue in our store).Then you paint straight over with our Chalk or Metallic Paints & perhaps finish with some of our Antiquing Wax to give age, texture and depth.

Handmade in NZ.                                                                                Happy up cycling
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Excellent feedback

 

There are so many benefits to using our chalk paint which those of you that get to meet me get preached about at any opportunity!! I can't help it. I've got the bug ...the "chalk paint bug".

UP CYCLING: How many of you have old useless furniture in your garages and homes, perhaps they have been inherited, damaged..... or maybe you have a Trade me addiction....I can talk!  

CREATING: A lot of us find it very therapeutic picking up a brush and wiling the hours away in our own worlds, making things better in their lives, it really is good for the soul.

HAVING FUN: Our retailers and myself just loving seeing our customers bouncing in to their stores just too excited to be buying paint!

It really is a fab hobby, you are helping the environment, up cycling, saving money, unleashing creativity that you didn't know you had and best of all having exciting fun all round!! 

 Heres a lovely testimonial we received from a happy customer........................

" i purchased this paint a few weeks ago and to be honest i was very skeptical no sanding ect and i thought to myself this is way to good to be true but purchased some anyway (aged white) and WOW this product is amazing and it does not smell like paint (no chemical smell) easy to apply and a lot goes a long way ( we painted a wooden change table and a small bookshelf with 2 coats) i have been recommending your paint/ website to everyone i know. Thank you for making a hard job easy. Thank you Krystal"

Happy painting

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