To all of you who have been patiently awaiting the arrival of our colour charts, thank you.
The Summer 2017 colour charts are now available at our online store and selected stockists NZ wide.
These mouldings will take your Chalk paint furniture and decor up cycles to the next level!
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.
Our Antiquing wax is easy to use with amazing results.
Check out our tutorial here
Dark Wax is selling in store now. We have named it Newton's Antiquing wax We are sorry this item took a bit of time to come to market, but when you use this awesome product, we are sure all will be forgiven!
NEWTON'S ANTIQUING WAX.
Museum quality polish based on an old English family recipe.
This dark wax is fabulous! It is used to create patina, depth and enhance detail on your projects. It will protect your piece at the same time.
It has a soft clotted cream consistency making it easy to apply.
Apply sparingly, we suggest with our angled stubby brush (no need to use overpriced brushes), do not over wax, too much wax will leave a finished surface feeling tacky, rub off excess wax.
Tip 1: Experiment on in conspicuous area, to enable you to be sure to get your desired result.
Tip 1:Be gentle with your piece after application of paint and waxes as the paint and wax take up to 30 days to fully cure and harden.
Achieving the vintage, time-worn look is simple if you start with the right paint.
As a continuation of our 'quest" to provide a one stop DIY shop for our lovely customers we have created a boutique Designer Stencil line, "Stencils by Newton's". They are Made in NZ on top-quality, fully washable and reusable plastic.
These are another very easy way to add the wow factor to your home decor. They can be painted on to your Chalk painted furniture, walls, floors and craft projects. They look fabulous painted with our Metallics, but of course you can use any paint with them. We also supply recommended stencil brushes, these have, densely packed, short hog bristles to give control and reduce any seepage of colour under the stencils.
Handy tips are provided with the Stencils.
New exciting designs will be loaded on to the Store as they become available.
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"
We have added delicious Metallic paints to our range!
Copper, Rich Rose Gold, Gold and Silver.
These operate very much like our chalk paint, they adhere to most surfaces such as wood, plaster, wallboard, plastic, glass, fabric, metal etc. For extra durability we do recommend prior application of our Newton's Gripper & Sealer, particularly on smooth surfaces such as plastic and glass. The surface once dry looks just like precious metal. To further protect and give the metallic even more shine we like to apply the Gripper & Sealer as a top coat.
Some ideas for use:
Use to accent and highlight embellishments.
Transform your furniture perhaps by picking the drawers out or creating a shiny metallic top.
Paint over your old decor objects such as frames, vases, ornaments.
Use to tidy up metal handles and knobs.
Use for modelling paint effects.
Paint a feature wall.
Transform your front door.
We hope you enjoy!
Here's a few of the fabulous up cycles that are being created with our paints.
The most heart warming thing is that a lot of these creators are new to Chalk paint and even using a brush!
The possibilities for the use of our paint are truly only limited by your imagination.
Happy up cycling
NEW IN STORE:
As a complement to our wax range we have launched a mini 100g Premium white wax for sealing and protecting our chalk paints.
This is an all natural 100% NZ made beeswax, It is white in colour but the finish is clear. The pollens have been filtered out to create a beautiful pure looking colour.
* All natural ingredients with no toxic additives.
* Clear finish.
* Lovely subtle lemon scent.
* Multi uses such as Newton's Chalk paint, leathers including white leather, natural wood, terracotta etc protectant and conditioner.
* Compact size and price, great for smaller projects.
* Easy to use, buff on sparingly with a soft cloth, allow to absorb into the surface and when dry buff off with clean lint free cloth.
We hope you enjoy using this great new product.
We have added to our premium accessory range, 2 new brushes to compliment our popular short handled diagonal brush.
This is a long handled 2.5" (63mm) diagonal brush.
We find the longer handles ideal for reaching into tight corners and higher areas.
This is our premium Oval 3" (75mm) flat brush.
Because it is oval in shape it gives greater control and accuracy on the outside thinner edges while being able to hold more paint in the centre, which is thicker.
All our brushes have been tested and tried with our chalk paint and we have found these to be the best. They are also suitable for any standard acrylic paints.
The countdown is on, only 7 weeks until Xmas.....aaargh.
We have gift vouchers available for purchase in our store. We are thinking there would be a lot of creators out there who would love to get some chalk paint as a gift and better still choose it themselves.
It's really easy to purchase a voucher.
Just go in to the online store, click on the voucher icon and choose the denomination amount, then go to checkout and pay.
You will be sent by email, a voucher with a unique code on it.
You can then either on forward the gift voucher email directly to the recipient or print it off and pop it in a card to give to the recipient in person!
It's "stress free shopping"! You can do it from home, no battling with crowds or decisions and you can be confident your present will be appreciated and unique.
We are now supplying this versatile new wax as an alternative finishing wax to our popular Newton's Liquid Carnauba Wax.
This is 100% natural, NZ made, manuka/clover based beeswax blended with jojoba and vegetable oils.
It can be used to protect and seal chalk paint finishes which will also highlight and give depth to the finish. To use, rub the wax on sparingly with the sponge provided, let dry and buff off with a soft rag or sponge. For extra protection you can reapply.
Here is an example that demonstrates the finish and beautiful depth this wax give to the colour. The colour is Rich Duck Egg, the middle section is the unwaxed section.
Newton's beeswax also breathes new life into leather, vinyl and timber products by replacing the natural oils which are lost through wear and tear, ageing and environmental factors.
Some other uses :
Garden: Sealing and waterproofing terracotta pots and tiles, timber or rubber tool handles, timber outdoor settings, trellis, barbecues timber trims, metal blades prior to storage to prevent rusting.
Vehicles: Leather and vinyl dashboards, leather or vinyl seating, moulded rubber or plastic trims such as bumpers, door handles and the backs of wing mirrors, mudflaps, rubber window and door seals, tyres and tyre covers
Saddlery: Saddles, bridles, reins, breast plates, stirrup leathers, yolks and collars and may be used as hoof oil.
There are many more uses for this fabulous wax which makes it a very handy all round product to have on hand! Perhaps the greatest features of all to us is, that it is eco friendly, all natural and proudly made in our beautiful country of New Zealand.
We are very excited to announce we have launched a new colour, it's called St Ives Teal. It is a vibrant and rich blue/green hue.
The inspiration for this beautiful colour was gleaned from a trip to the beautiful, seaside village of St Ives, Cornwall, England, where we spied these gorgeous fishing sloops.
We hope you are going to love this colour as much as we do!
Read on and see how easy it really is!
1. Select 3 colours.
2. Coat your surface with each colour. (remember no sanding, priming etc needed)
3. After each coat and while the paint is still slightly wet scrape,sand or chip back parts of the paint.
4. Seal with Newton's wax to give a slightly creamy aged finish.