Getting Started with Clay / Chalk / Mineral Based Paint

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Looking to get started with American Paint Company products? Repainting your old furniture and decor can be fun, therapeutic, and cost effective.  However, if you’re just getting started using Clay / Chalk / Mineral based paint for the first time, then there are 9 important things you should know. 1. Clay Paint is Thick If you’re {Read More…}

Creative Freedom with Pallets and Paint

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Thrifty reclaimed textured PALLET WOOD is all the rage. Projects range from simple to divine. Here are some projects from our American Paint Company retailers Jennifer Wilkins from www.ivylaneshop.com in Newburyport, MA shared this creative coffee table – built with old pallet wood – they used old thick porch posts for the legs. Painted in {Read More…}

2016 – Our Year to Shine!

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…}

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Full of house decorating, gift buying, cookie making fun. It’s also a time to remember Christmas’s and loved ones of the past. This is exactly what Diane Helminiak did! She use the American Paint Company’s Fireworks Red to paint a picture frame to hold her treasured Christmas {Read More…}

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

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…}

Fabulous Rehabs and a Shabby Boho Multi-Drawer Chest!

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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!

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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 Shoreline!

Thank You Dear Heart

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…}

Bold and Beautiful!

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Bold and Beautiful! Beautiful bold and exciting hues of color just waiting for that special piece of furniture.  Colors that empower and uplift you, they are the Bold and Beautiful collection! What is your favorite color? Pick up a brush and a can of your favorite Bold and Beautiful paint, be brave and let your {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Color blog featuring Rushmore!

Salvaged Decor hutch

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…}

Classic Finish Tutorial

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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…}

Announcing The Bold and Beautiful Collection!

Bold and Beautiful!

Bold and Beautiful! We are excited to announce the Bold and Beautiful collection, a limited edition of nine new colors waiting for your creativity!  Unafraid, determined and enduring colors: Purple Rain, Sea Foam, Grassy Lake, Soulful, Espresso, Persimmon, Starry Night, Vixen and Wedgewood! This is the Bold and Beautiful collection – a collection of colors {Read More…}

How about a little Oomph!

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Diamonds, Stripes and Swarovski crystals! Gabrielle Pennington owner of, Oomph!, is getting ready to launch her new retail store in the Bradenton/Sarasota, FL, area and she shares her beautiful hand painted unique coffee table with the American Paint Company community! The table belonged to the customer.  It is solid wood and well crafted. They had it for years but {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Surfboard!

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Surfboard! Surfboard is a perfect shade of blue, reminiscent of a warm day at the beach with your favorite surfboard! There’s a little kid inside all of us wanting to come out and play in the surf, so grab a can of Surfboard and paint something! You’re going to love it! Our retailers are excited to share {Read More…}

Happy Labor Day!

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American Paint Company wishes you a safe and happy Labor Day!  

What have you painted today? Featuring Fireworks Red!

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Fireworks Red! Colors are like children, you love them all, and each are unique and different with special qualities that make them who they are.  And you love each of them for who they are. One or two colors stand out as leaders of the pack just as children do on a playground and Fireworks Red {Read More…}

Painted Inspiration!

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Painted Inspiration! Summer is coming to an end, kids are back at school and we have more structure and routine with the close of summer vacation. You can almost feel autumn in the air! We love the changing seasons, there is always something to look forward to and each season brings new opportunities to paint {Read More…}

Creating an heirloom!

Linda Dohl Front Lawn bentwood rocker

Seventies Bentwood Rocker Becomes an Heirloom! Heirlooms are something special handed down from one generation to another, regardless of the current function or value. Do you have a special piece of furniture or decor that represents a meaningful event or memory and it makes you smile & reflect on its sentimental beginnings?  Linda Dohl, owner of Poppy + {Read More…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Born on the 4th!

Painted Past Designs

Born on the 4th! Born on the 4th is a deep midnight blue that was developed in honor and celebration for the president of American Paint Company, Amrita Reitz!  We love this rich deep regal color and we are excited to share some of our retailers painted pieces using Born on the 4th with you. Painted Past Designs {Read More…}

It’s all about the color!

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Endless Color options! American Paint Company paint colors can be mixed to create an endless variety of colors, tones, shades and hues!  Our colors were meant to be mixed and matched and we give you license to use your Creative Freedom!  At American Paint Company we love color, all colors! KD’s Sweet Pickens in Marysville, CA, {Read More…}

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