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Limited Edition colours to check out

Limited Edition colours to check out

We are super lucky in New Zealand to have four limited edition colours in the Vintro Chalk Paint and No Seal paint range. There is something for everyone in this range and fun to paint with a colour that won't be around for a long time as you will truly be creating a bespoke piece. The four colours are: Chrysler  - a soft grey blue neutral Hackfall - a deep moody elegant green Neptune - a violet blue which changes in the light Corallium - a fun orangey pink coral All four colours are available in both ranges 1 litre...

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GO ALL BLACK! 10% off Victorian Black for a Limited Time SPECIAL FINISHED

GO ALL BLACK! 10% off Victorian Black for a Limited Time SPECIAL FINISHED

SPECIAL NOW FINISHED ** GO ALL BLACK ** Victorian Black Chalk Paint 10% off 1 Litre tinsWe love that we are all Kiwis painting furniture around the country and to celebrate all the great Kiwis doing cool things around the world right now we have our own Vintro Chalk Paint Go All Black campaign starting today!For a limited time purchase the highly pigmented Vintro Victorian Black Chalk Paint or Vintro Victorian Black No Seal Chalk Paint in a 1 litre tin and get 10% off. Available in our store and online*not valid in conjunction with any other offers.

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Darwi Air dry Clay has arrived

Darwi Air dry Clay has arrived

Our new super soft air dry clay has finally arrived. The new clay has minimal shrinkage and cracking when left to air dry naturally and is very soft and easy to use, it is easy to knead and push into the moulds and being so pliable there is less wastage as you can reuse pieces, this is a big improvement on what we had previously. Our Georgian Sky and white gold heart has been created using the Darwi clay in the Baroque Swirls moulds and it cast super easily. I removed it from the mould immediately and glued it down...

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Champagne Waltz Sideboard step by step tutorial

imperial garden ReDesign by Prima

Champagne Waltz Sideboard step by step tutorial

I have been waiting for the right piece to use the Imperial Garden transfer on and I knew I wanted it to be symmetrical but showcase the flower imagery on each side differently. Here is my step by step process to create this piece: * I cleaned my piece well with sugar soap and water and a good rinse off, and a slight sand just on the top to even out the original finish * Paint in a slightly textured way all over using Champagne Waltz Vintro chalk paint, 2 coats and a little touch up only required for good...

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What a Brand new tin of Vintro chalkpaint looks like

What a Brand new tin of Vintro chalkpaint looks like

Vintro luxury chalkpaint is like no other and when opening the first tin this might catch you out. The paint is very thick and textured and may look like set yogurt. It will need a good stir for a a few minutes with a large paddle and it will turn into a more paint like consistency. The pigments in it make it very thick and the coverage is amazing so all that stirring is well worth it. After that initial long stir your paint will just need a normal stir after sitting and reopening. Enjoy!!  

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