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Why I don't do "Zero Prep"

March 16, 2016

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November 13, 2017

Did you know, there is no such thing as latex paint because, there is no latex rubber in paint anymore. It has just become a generic label we use to describe most water based paint. Now we use acrylic resin. Higher quality paints have higher acrylic content in them . P...

You painted looks outstanding....Now what? 

Let chat about top coats. 

A top coat is what we put on our painted projects at the very end to add extra durability.  The choice of which top coat you use really depends on what the piece will be used for or what...

Zero Prep. None. Nada. Ziltch. No sanding, stripping or priming. Just paint it....apparently. That's what they say........... 

Up until about 10 years ago, I always heavy sanded, I stripped and I primed. That was the first week of every single project. I didnt like...

January 1, 2015


This is a question I get asked everyday and understandably so. Milk Paint comes in powder form in an adorable little pouch. How much is in there and how far will that go? At the end of my rambling answer, people are amazed, because this powered paint goes faaar. 



December 21, 2014

Seems simple enough. Paint brush care. I chat about this at the beginning of every single workshop I teach. Its important because our brushes are important, They are the tools we need to be able to create what we want to.  I have had some of my favorite brushes nearly...

October 23, 2014

I get asked every single day, "whats your favorite paint?" Chalk, acrylic and milk based paints are three completly different  paints and I use and love them all. My personal paint shelf will always have these 3 mediums sitting on it..For which one I choose to use...

October 23, 2014

Chalk paint has been around for hundreds, even thousands of years. Remember Tom Sawyer and the whitewash fence?  Frescos in the Sistine Chapel? All of these refer to some version of chalk paint. Using lime, pigment and magnesium (chalk) to create beauty is not a new in...

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