How to Repurpose an Old Hutch in Just 3 Hours

Repurposing old furniture may seem like an overwhelming task. Many folks pick up dated pieces with plans to give them a facelift, but the chore is often put off due to the prep work, time, and energy it entails. Thankfully, American Paint Company customer, Audrina Steciw, has found a quick and easy way to make {Read More…}

Chalk Painting Kitchen Cupboards Before and After

Erin’s home was built in 1908, and her kitchen was in need of an update. However, before embarking on the huge undertaking that a kitchen remodel can be, especially remodeling the kitchen in a home over 100 years old, she thought she would give painting a try first. Remodeling a kitchen can be very expensive, {Read More…}

How To Stain an Antique Kitchen Table with Eco-Friendly Glaze

Years ago, Heidi Martindale purchased an antique pine kitchen table from her parents, who owned a furniture store.   Heidi picked up the piece at a discounted price, as the table was damaged.   As the years went on and the imperfections became more apparent, Heidi covered the old, antique piece of furniture with tablecloths {Read More…}

Vintage Antiquing Wax on a Side Table

Vintage Antiquing Wax on a Side Table Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown signed up for a class at The Square Nail located in Renfrew, Ontario where she was taught how to use Vintage Antiquing Wax on a Side Table. Jo- Anne tells us: “This is one of two bedside tables given to me by a neighbor of my Mom and {Read More…}

Look What Happens When You Add Black Glaze to Painted Furniture

You might be surprised at how drastically the look and color of your painted furniture can change, simply by adding one of APC’s Finishes to your project. In this weeks ‘Share Your Project’ post, Georgina Kenny shows us what happens when you add an Eco-Friendly stain on top of furniture paint. Plus, you’ll learn the {Read More…}

What To Do When You Find 2 Old End Tables For Just $20

For just $20 and a little research on Facebook, Darlene Mitchell From Mainely Vintage found these 2 end tables. Chalk Painting Solid Cherry End Tables with American Paint Company Darlene tells us the tables were very sturdy and of good quality, and probably about 15 – 20 years old. Often times the best quality furniture is {Read More…}

Don’t Let Red Scare You From Chalk Painting

Don’t Let Red Scare You From Chalk Painting Susan from Blooms Flowers & Gifts will tell you how easy it is to transform a simple bench into something beautiful.  Don’t Let Red Scare You From Chalk Painting.  See this transformation and 3 simple products used. This will inspire you to want to re-do a piece in {Read More…}

Transform Old Furniture with Natural Paint and Glaze

Transform Old Furniture with Natural Paint and Glaze We all have one or more in our house.  You deny it by hiding it with table clothes and nick-naks, its in a corner out of the way or deep in the basement. We all have one. An old piece of furniture that we are embarrassed about. {Read More…}

Eco Friendly Navy Blue Paint Makes Furniture Look Grand

Eco Friendly Navy Blue Paint Makes Furniture Look Grand Thank you Carly for this transformation.  This piece really shows that Eco Friendly Navy Blue Paint Makes Furniture Look Grand.  If navy has never caught your eye before, maybe this transformation will cause you to look at APC’s Born on the 4th of July color in a {Read More…}

American Paint Company’s Dollar Bill with Clear Wax

You Don’t Need Years of Experience to Create Beauty Dolores has been shopping at Fresh Vintage in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and has fallen in love with our products.  Dolores share of this before & after shows you don’t need years of experience to create beauty. American Paint Company’s Dollar Bill with Clear Wax She tell {Read More…}

Chalk Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Smoke Signal and Crushed Tea

Chalk Painting Kitchen Cabinets in Smoke Signal and Crushed Tea We are in love with these 1980’s kitchen cabinets that Beverly from Balloons Tycoons was able to turn around to a modern look with just American Paint Company’s gray Smoke Signal, Crushed Tea & sealed with APC’s durable Hard Coat liquid sealer. From vintage to modern. We can’t {Read More…}

With American Paint Company Products Farm Tables are Farm Fresh

With American Paint Company Products Farm Tables are Farm Fresh I wasn’t “Born in a Barn” so I don’t want to really eat and drink on one, SO I use the American Paint Companies fabulous paints to recreate and replicate the real thing. Lead free, no pesticide residue or other animal un-thinkables like real barn wood. Clean {Read More…}

Cannonball with Clear Wax on a Hutch

Cannonball with Clear Wax on a Hutch Some people think re-doing an old piece of furniture is a lot of work. It does not have to be.  It’s amazing what one color and one finish can do to a piece. Just check out this Hutch from Heather who used Cannon Ball with Clear Wax on a {Read More…}

Paint Workshop for Cancer Patients

Paint Workshop for Cancer Patients Paint Workshop for Cancer Patients 46 Cancer Patients had a great time at a wonderful paint workshop event sponsored by the Cancer Fighters Program. The food and room rental were all provided by CTCA Cancer Fighters Program. The founder of American Paint Company, Amrita Reitz donated paint and products again for {Read More…}

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak)

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak) This is a Guest Blog by Deborah Pollard who owns a retail store called ‘The Square Nail‘ in The Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada.  She is an Authorized Retailer of American Paint Company products. This is her story of Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak). Repainting an Old Card Catalog {Read More…}

Repainting a Table, Chairs & Seat Cushions

Repainting a Table, Chairs & Seat Cushions Tracy Anderson from  Kiwi Acres Farm shows us her transformation by repainting a table, chairs & seat cushions. Repainting a Table, Chairs & Seat Cushions The amazing lines of this table and chairs wouldn’t let them pass it by. With a quick sand of the top to level out some deep {Read More…}

The Best of American Paint Company – Top 5 Blog Posts

The Best of American Paint Company – Top 5 Blog Posts Over the past few years American Paint Company has published hundreds of posts about ‘How To Tutorials’, project ideas, our products, and the retailers who proudly carry the Clay/Chalk/Mineral paints in their store. Here’s the ‘Best Of American Paint Company’s posts. The Best of American {Read More…}

Five American Paint Company Projects that will Inspire You

Five American Paint Company Projects that will Inspire You Creativity is not a competition, we should be inspired by other’s projects to learn & improve or just give us inspiration on our own projects. We hope you will like Five American Paint Company Projects that will Inspire You. We are inspired & hope you are to. {Read More…}

Learn How To Repaint Your Furniture and Decor!

It’s workshop season, and American Paint Company retailers are hosting beginner classes at locations all across the U.S. and Canada! Do you want to learn how to repaint your furniture and home decor using an Eco-Friendly Clay, Chalk and Mineral paint? APC Beginner Workshops In our APC 101 Workshops, you’ll get the confidence you need {Read More…}

How to Prep Your Piece Using APC’s Organic Cleaner

While in most cases you don’t need to do any sanding, priming or prep work before repainting your old furniture, it’s a good idea to make sure you have a clean surface prior to painting with APC. Even if your piece appears to be clean, older furniture has a lot of dust, grime and grease {Read More…}

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