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…}

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…}

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…}

Bold and Beautiful!

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…}

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…}

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…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Surfboard!

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…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Fireworks Red!

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!

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…}

What have you painted today? Featuring Uncle Sam!

Uncle Sam! What have you painted today? Uncle Sam is a pure bright white and it’s the perfect white when mixing your own custom colors or beautiful all by its self! Uncle Sam was created to accompany any shade of color as well as be the star of show.  Our paintriot’s have been busy painting beautiful {Read More…}

Creating an heirloom!

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 created a family heirloom {Read More…}

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

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!

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 used Home Plate, {Read More…}

This and That Thursday!

This and That Thursday! Do you love a nice buffet as much as we do? Buffets are so versatile they can be used as a storage space, a kitchen island, dresser, or you can use them in a foyer as a special statement piece! Here are a few examples of buffets our paintriots have painted {Read More…}

Monday’s Retailer Inspiration!

Whether you love bold bright color or subdued neutrals, it seems as though everyone has a favorite and sometimes a handful of favorite colors.  Color influences us on so many levels and sometimes is down right scary to pick a color for that special piece of furniture.  We want our homes and work spaces to {Read More…}

Custom Curio with wallpaper and a unique stencil design!

Retailer Nika Hipsher, owner of UNika Custom Creations LLC, in Middletown, DE, shares how she created this beautiful curio using American Paint Company  Cannonball and Navajo White paint and top coat to finish her masterpiece. I was dropping off some unwanted items at Goodwill, while I was there I spotted this cabinet in their back room {Read More…}

Painting Furniture with American Paint Company’s All Natural Chalk and Clay Paint

Our paintriots have been busy transforming furniture using our all natural chalk and clay paint. Look at the beautiful finishes painted with American Paint Company paint. The Painted Dragonfly painted this desk using Smoke Signal and Surfboard and finished with Clear Wax. Twice Nice painted this dresser in a subway station style using Lincoln’s Hat and Navajo {Read More…}

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