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At table! We fall for Colorantic!
I’m falling for Colorantic!


There are many paint choices available to us when it comes time to paint!
I had known for several years (even before I started my career as a furniture illusionist) that I would use Colorantic paint.
I looked at their website and their news regularly for several years.

I really enjoyed looking at their photos and their new colors!

When I decided to buy the paint for the first time I went to the store for advice on using these products.
When I got home, I immediately started painting and trying the wax once the paint was dry!

Where do I start? (….) I’m going over the wax! The look it gives is just really blown away! We can really create all kinds of styles. Personally I really like to give an antique look to furniture, I find that it ages well.
I don’t just like wax! Oh no!
The paint dries in no time and it allows me to work quickly but also applies super well with stencils unlike a lot of other paints.
There is a huge choice of colors and if we can’t find our favorite we can tailor one, it’s really wonderful!
A super important point for me is the low level of organic volatile compounds.
Basically, the less the better, it is for our health and that of the planet!

To continue with the products that I like, I go with the polish. I find it excellent because it is very matte which makes it easy to apply but also gives a real antique look.

I could talk to you for a long time about what I love about these products, there are so many of them, the cleanser, the brushes, the glazes (oh the glazes!

You can do so much beautiful project with this), the primer which really grabs everything to name a few.

But what I love most is how easy it is to communicate with this company! I order online now, which I never did in the past. But I was amazed with the speed of delivery (24 hours), WoW! Plus I can get advice by email, phone, facebook. Customer service is impeccable, it’s a fiery team, with a fiery designer!

They always have a smile and they are available for my questions.

It’s for all that I am proud to have painted my table with Colorantic products.

One crack at a time!

It was super easy to give an antique look with the charcoal wax.
But long before the waxing stage;
I cleaned my table with a cleanser, and left it on for 20 minutes (TSP cleanser-make-up remover)
– I sanded the whole of my surface (paper # 150)
– I also applied a crackle medium found in hardware stores.

How does it work ; you must apply the medium with a brush in the direction you want the crackle pattern.
For a linear cracking, it is always applied in the same direction be vertical be horizontal. For a random crackle we apply horizontally and vertically.

A little tip, the more medium we put on our brush, the greater the crackle effect will be.
Once everything is dry I say dry well because I have experimented with a medium that is still wet and it does not work.
So, once dry, we can apply the paint.
For this project I used the color volcano, a soothing light gray.
I must tell you that this step is more or less easy.

The paint should be applied quickly without back and forth and in the right amount.
If this is not the case there may be variations of the crackle (from not at all to a lot) it is preferable not to come back with the paint as the normal application (back and forth) because on the return the paint sticks and rolls.
But do not be afraid to launch into this effect, on the contrary the more imperfect the piece of furniture the more beautiful it is.
Highlighting the flaws in our painting is an art, and gives it a certain charm.

Les conseils 📌

 Conseils pour l’effet craquelé :
  • la couleur de fond sera la couleur des craques .
  • Pour la deuxième couleur  (celle du dessus), une seul couche est nécessaire .
Personnellement ma couleur de fond était la couleur de la table à la base.
Sinon vous devez appliquer les couleurs dans cette étape.
  • Couleur de fond
  • Médium à craquelé
  • Couleur principale
Ensuite pour antiqué d’avantage mon pied de table,  j’ai appliqué la fameuse cire charbon qui ajoute sa touche spéciale. Oui parce que la cire vient donner le petit kick qui rend le tout vraiment unique.  Je l’ai appliqué avec le pinceau numéro 6 ( le  mauve ) . Je réchauffe la cire dans les couvercles du contenant de cire et j’étale selon la quantité que je désire .
L’application de la cire de couleur est vraiment plus facile si on met la cire naturel avant , cela permet à la cire de couleur de glisser à l’application.
Pour ce qui est du dessus de table et bien j’ai utilisé une teinture/vernis que j’avais dans mon garage et je l’ai appliqué avec une éponge .

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Before I let you go 

I wanted to name the gratitude I have for working with this Quebec based company because when you like something you have to share it with others.
I discovered Ali Baba’s cave! Colorantic is my little gem.
The products are fabulous, I love the texture of the paint, I appreciate the team and their advice and on top of that I encourage local people.
Colorantic is an entrepreneur from here who in turn allows enthusiasts like me to flourish as collaborators.
To try it is to adopt it as they say!

Jessy Gendron

Who am I by the way: I am a stay at home mom to two beautiful children, a 4 year old little girl and a 7 year old big boy. They have been the center of my life since their birth. I am a former hairdresser who still loves to cut hair! I am a hypersensitive, humanist,  who is always ready to help others. Decoration, clothing and hair are areas that have always attracted me. Everything related to creation makes me vibrate and makes me forget my anxieties for a moment. What helps me get through the storms in my head are running, praying, and painting furniture. I love to transform! I find a lot of stuff in the garbage and I imagine them with a new look and that gives me a feeling of lightness. I would like to add hours to my days to paint more. Sometimes I paint at night to advance my work and play with my children during the day. During my long sleepless nights I imagine, among other things, how I will transform the furniture that is in my garage. I am passionionate! Saving the planet is also on my priority list. Restoring, repainting and reusing gives me a sense of accomplishment or relieves me of guilt. Here is who I am!

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