Glazing an Old Hutch – Before and After

A couple years ago I was looking in an old shed my dad was going to tear down.  I noticed this big hutch and had no idea the history behind it. I asked my dad if I could have the cabinet.  So he dropped it off in the bucket of his backhoe into our shop! As {Read More…}

Repainting a Dining Room Table Set

Monique needed a new dining table to accommodate her large family, but she wasn’t excited about the hefty price tag that often accompanies a new furniture purchase. She had wanted to try painting a piece of furniture instead of purchasing a new one, and found the perfect opportunity when she stumbled on this used set {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…}

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…}

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…}

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…}

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…}

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…}

An Overview of APC’s All Natural Sealers

An Overview of APC’s All Natural Sealers Are you wondering which American Paint Company sealer will work best for your furniture painting project? In this post, you’ll discover the three different types of All-Natural sealers offered by American Paint Company to help you protect your furniture and give it a nice professional finish.  But not only will you {Read More…}

2016 – Our Year to Shine!

What Does American Paint Company and the New Year have in common? The Answer is Sparkle  and Shine!!   Everywhere we look, whether it be Facebook, TV, or the Newspaper, wishes for the New Year are filled with Glitter and Sparkle. At American Paint Company, we are proud to introduce our New Metallix line of paints! That’s right {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Nana’s Cupboard!

Color Blog featuring Nana’s Cupboard! Nana’s Cupboard invites memories of Nana; her apron was standard attire, pockets on either side, with tissue in one pocket and hard tack candies in the other, fresh baked bread with warm butter, and steaming mugs of hot cocoa were standards at Grandma’s house and so were her green cupboards that held {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Navajo White!

Color Blog featuring Navajo White! While we love color and many of you do too, we also love the elegance and purity of white.  Neutral colors, including our 4 shades of white will always be popular, and its easy to fall in love with them! Navajo White is a lovely soft true white, and it’s {Read More…}

Fabulous Rehabs and a Shabby Boho Multi-Drawer Chest!

How to create a Shabby Boho multi-drawer chest! Fabulous Rehabs in Fountain Hills, AZ, painted a multi-drawer chest using an array of American Paint Company paint colors, Mica, Top Coat and both Clear and Dark Wax custom mixed with Pewter and Copper Mica. They upped the Wow factor on this multi-drawer cabinet taking it in a {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Amber Waves of Grain!

Amber Waves of Grain Color Blog! You can describe Amber Waves of Grain as a warm nutty yellow, mustard, or a soft gold.  It has been one of our color stars from the beginning and it still reigns supreme! Twigs and Twine in Lakewood, CO, painted a vintage knitting basket in Amber Waves of Grain, {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Cannonball!

Cannonball color blog! Finding a true black is challenging, and creating a rich full-bodied black is even more challenging.  At American Paint Company we’ve worked hard to find a perfect shade of black and we think we’ve nailed it with Cannonball! Here are a few samples of painted pieces from our retailers. Beautiful painted a {Read More…}

Fast Verdigris using American Paint Company products!

Verdigris A verdigris patina usually takes time, a very long time, and its distinctly bluish-green encrustations are formed on copper or brass by oxidation from exposure to water and atmospheric elements over time.  A beautiful nature inspired verdigris, is created quickly using American Paint Company’s paint, copper mica, Top Coat and Clear Wax. Video courtesy of {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Shoreline!

Shoreline A vibrant cheerful blue! Shoreline isn’t a shy pastel or one to walk away from a challenge!  Shoreline is bold and fun!  Here are a few projects our retailers have painted with Shoreline. Thank You Dear Heart in El, Cajon, CA painted an ornately carved table with Shoreline and finished it with APC Dark Wax, sometimes less {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Color blog featuring Rushmore!

Color blog featuring Rushmore! Rushmore is a true taupe, not too gray and not too tan. You may have heard that Gray is the new Beige, and Greige is a blend of these neutral shades of color.  Greige is likely to appeal to those who aren’t ready to embrace the current Gray color trend as a {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Limoges!

Limoges A beautiful Old World creamy white! White and neutral shades of color are always popular go to colors, and Limoges is no exception. Limoges is reminiscent of bone china and it can be used on its own or with any color, style, decor or genre. An ornately carved wooden buffet, with a beautiful marble {Read More…}

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