Transform Your Kitchen by Giving Your Cupboards a Facelift

Spring is just around the corner, and home improvement projects are on many people’s minds. However, kitchen makeovers are often put on the back burner, because renovating the heart of the home seems like a monumental task. But there are simple, cost-effective ways to transform your family’s kitchen without breaking the bank. American Paint Company {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…}

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…}

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…}

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…}

Classic Finish Tutorial

Classic Finish Tutorial! American Paint Company offers an all natural, zero VOC, eco-friendly, and solvent free paint. Our Clay/Chalk/Mineral based paints are made from the highest quality products available and we are passionate about our products.  Our paint and finishes give you the products you need for, creative freedom as you restore, rejuvenate and reimagine your {Read More…}

Can’t Reupholster? Paint Your Fabric!

Recently, Lorna found herself with a broken left hand and a chair she’d planned to reupholster. Refusing to postpone the makeover, she decided to try her one good hand at fabric painting. Having heard about others’ success using American Paint Company Clay/Chalk/Mineral Paint to convert fabric, she now had a great reason to test it {Read More…}

You can create a custom painted floor!

  Double-Take Decor Furniture Paint Studio in Hamilton, Montana was interested in carrying an all natural, no VOC, earth friendly paint they would feel good about using and recommending to their customers. They chose American Paint Company because is was safe and easy to use and they loved the wide palette of colors to choose from. {Read More…}

How to use American Paint Company Glazes to Create a Wood Stain Look

How to use American Paint Company Glazes to Create a Wood Stain Look Karen from Bay Avenue Antiques shares a great tutorial on how to use American Paint Company glazes to create a stained look on wood. American Paint Company glazes can be used to create a beautiful aged look on painted furniture. Did you know {Read More…}

How to Crackle Using American Paint Company and Glue

We’ll get to the blah-blah-blah on how I painted this vintage red buffet in a minute, but for now let’s go straight to the “after” pictures. Here it is! I (FINALLY) love this buffet. This buffet didn’t turn out as I originally planned when a weird seam mark appeared where two pieces of wood were {Read More…}

Painting with Red Paint – An English Desk

I was so excited to use this paint, that I forgot to take before pictures!   I just wanted to get to the after! Step 1: This desk had some water damage to the front, so I scraped and steamed off the remaining veneer.  Followed by some sanding, the piece was ready to be painted. Step {Read More…}

Repairing Damaged Furniture – Tip Tuesday

American Paint Company retailers are an  incredibly talented group of artists. This tip/tutorial from Chris of Midwest Cottage and Finds will walk you through duplicating a missing trim piece. Visit our “Find a Retailer” tab to locate a retailer near you. I picked up this beauty at a local Goodwill store. If you look at {Read More…}

Makeover Monday – Building a Table

After searching high and low for the perfect work table for my garage, I gave up and decided it was time to build it myself.   My garage is packed with cool tools and saws that my dad has stocked up with for when he visits.  Well, fears of missing fingers and just plain messing up {Read More…}

Painting a Brick Fireplace – From Drab to Fab

One of our customers, Michelle, really wanted a big change in her living room and knew it needed to start here at our shop!  She made a visit to Wirthy Treasures to select the perfect paint color from American Paint Company’s wide array of hues.   She was looking for a more natural paint finish {Read More…}

Buffing Hand Painted Furniture

Buffing Hand Painted Furniture This is a quick tip on Buffing Hand Painted Furniture. A brown paper bag or brown paper bag is a wonderful ‘secret weapon’ for buffing your hand painted furniture. Step 1: Paint and finish your piece, with either American Paint Company Vintage Antiquing Wax or Top Coat product.  Allow 2 to 4 {Read More…}

How To Fix Bleed Through when Chalk Painting Furniture

How To Fix Bleed Through when Chalk Painting Furniture Kate K. from Virginia gives us a walk through on How To Fix Bleed Through when Chalk Painting Furniture. This is her story. I had this piece sitting around for a long while, waiting for both time and inspiration to come.  It was an old piece and {Read More…}

Paint Techniques Using Chalk and Clay Paint

Our favorite technique to share and teach is one that looks very difficult, and in the past, has been an advanced process for paint artists requiring many different products.  But now, can be achieved with just one product line, American Paint Company chalk/clay/mineral paints! It’s what we call a “Textured Clay Finish”.  This look requires {Read More…}

Painted Furniture – A Rescued Hutch

I found this hutch at the neighborhood Goodwill just asking to be rescued and given new life. It was just sitting there for only $10! I couldn’t resist! Step 1: The first thing I did was to remove the glass doors in order to make the cabinet open and allow me to showcase other goodies. Step {Read More…}

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