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Does Chalk Paint need to be sealed?

Does Chalk Paint need to be sealed?

To "seal or not to seal" that is a question, which I get asked often. Chalk paint is slightly porous. An example of this is, if you place a piece of Chalk in to coloured water you will notice it absorbs the water up.  Over time, if our Chalk paint is left unsealed it will absorb up any liquid spills etc and the finish will be weakened. So I always suggest that Table tops, and all high use surfaces are at the very least sealed. If you don't wish to seal places like legs and sides of cabinets, they can be left natural. NB: Black...

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What is "Tortured artist syndrome"?

What is "Tortured artist syndrome"?

I have noticed that a lot of us that take the risk to make and create things suffer from what I call 'tortured artist syndrome". An example of this syndrome, is the questions that used to go on in my mind when I was creating (and I must admit still sneak in occasionally) What colours should I choose? Whatever made me think I am a painter? No one else will like it. etc, etc  Now, I have come to the realisation nothing matters except for the fact that YOU like what you have created. We all have different styles, colour preferences and tastes. It is art and...

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Current despatch delays clarification.

Current despatch delays clarification.

To all of our dear and loyal customers, I hope you are staying safe and healthy and also managing to stay positive in our current situation. As we know there's nothing better and more therapeutic than indulging in our hobbies in our precious spare time. This is certainly reflected in the amount of orders we have been receiving over the last few days, even though despatch dates are uncertain and looking to be 3 and half weeks away as I write. To clarify the situation here at Newton's: Luckily we can despatch from our residential studio and our couriers are prepared...

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Who is Newton's Paints?

Who is Newton's Paints?

One question I often get asked when people come to my residential studio (also know as a garage) lol, in Castor Bay is "How did you get into this business?" Well it happened totally organically, without any thoughts of my potentially owning a  boutique Paint and Craft Online supplies store. There were no business plans, cash forecasts or capital, apart from a loan from my husband to allow me to get my first few tins of Chalk Finish paint produced and listed on TradeMe. It started from my passion for going to garage sales and auctions in the 90's and buying old pieces...

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4 Chalk Painting tips for Beginners.

4 Chalk Painting tips for Beginners.

4 No fail tips for Chalk paint beginners

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