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Fabric Painting, How to use Glazes (Stains)?, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, Newspapers articles, blogs and other media

How to Paint Fabric Shoes with Colorantic

Many of you have been asking if you can paint fabric with our Colorantic chalk-based paint. MaryBerlue & Cie, a blogger from Victoriaville, was up for the challenge and revamped her daughter's fabric shoes using our paint and glaze. You'll be impressed with the...

'' Zen''  Creation with a 70s Theme
entrance bench, Side furniture

” Zen” Creation with a 70s Theme

The 70s are making a big comeback with super colourful furniture and beautiful shapes. For this blog, I was inspired by the orange patterns of the fabric and I chose Colorantic's blue-gray Zen colour to coordinate these two beautiful vintage-inspired pieces of...

Entry board
Create a Chalkboard, Decorative objects, How to give an antique look

Creating a Rustic Entry Board

A combination of Nature green and Grapefruit pink gave a punch to this rustic Entry Board. With spring upon, these two Colorantic colours will give your furniture a bright, vintage look! Recycle your old items and give them a second life with chalk paint. It...

How to use Glazes (Stains)?, How to use our Varnish (Top Coat)?, How to use wax?

How to chose your finishing product

Many of you send us questions about the choice of finish and their different uses.  Below is a short description to better inform you between a glaze, wax or varnish finish.  The Colorantic™ glazes Colorantic ™ glazes are available in several colours: Chocolate...

Antiquage d'une table d'appoint avec Rose des sables
Antique furniture, How to give an antique look, How to use wax?, Whites and Light Colours

Antiquing of a side table with Dusty Rose

The love of transforming antique furniture inspired me to this project. This large side table has a lot of details and I wanted to make it a bit simpler. The Dusty Rose colour by Colorantic was chosen to give it back its beauty, while keeping its vintage...

china cabinet
Buffet, How to use wax?

Farmhouse style restoration of a China Cabinet

Upgrading furniture is my passion. For this cabinet with missing legs and yellowed windows, Colorantic’s Volcano paint colour was my inspiration to give it a chic and vintage look. Here is what I used to upgrade this solid wood retro piece of furniture.Products...

chandelier
Chandeliers and lights, Decorative objects, How to paint on Plastic, Melamine or Metal?

Lighten a chandelier with Colorantic

Lately, we had been offered a chandelier. He was collecting dust in the attic, and we thought I would find him a place of his own. This is what I did: I installed it above my freshly furnished dining room, but something annoyed me every time I looked at it. It was...

frames
Decorative objects, How to give an antique look, How to use wax?, Uncategorized

Quick Transformation of Farmhouse Style Frames

There are days when I want it to be quick. I'm the kind of person who would like everything for yesterday! So here's a little one-day project. I had beautiful wooden frames and a mirror. I loved them, but they were way too dark. I needed it to be brighter.Products...

buffet
Buffet, Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets, shelf unit

Creation of a 1950s style kitchen assortment

The bright and colourfuhues of the 1950s inspire me a lot. So for my shelving and sideboard set, I used the new Sage green colour by Colorantic and it had exactly the effect I desired. Below is what I used for the restoration, and I will also explain the...

bookcase
bookcase, How to use Glazes (Stains)?, Metallic Paints, Whites and Light Colours

We transform a computer cabinet into a bookcase

One morning, while looking on Marketplace, I came across this pretty cabinet that was to be donated. So I jumped at the chance and went to get it. Upon inspecting it I realized that it was part of a computer cabinet that had been detached. It's okay, I'll fix...

ancient mirror
Antique furniture, decorative object, How to give an antique look, Whites and Light Colours

Rejuvenate an ancient mirror with chalk-based paint

A friend had launched a search among her acquaintances, in order to find an ancient oval mirror, to decorate a specific place of her magnificent century-old home in the Sillery district in Quebec. It was a few weeks later that I knew I had just found exactly what...

shelf unit
Uncategorized

Shelf unit recovered with black pennies

Recovery is always part of the furniture that I make, whether it's for the decoration or for upgrading the furniture. This three-shelf deep shelving unit was perfect for using old coins! So scratch your drawers and here is what I used for the transformation....

Kallax
Ikea hacks, Whites and Light Colours

Ikea hacks with Colorantic products and EcoTouch

It's our great pleasure to announce our brand new collaboration with the talented Sandra Prémont from the EcoTouch YouTube channel. Part-time remedial teacher, mother of two and influencer for 2 years, Sandra will charm you with her sense of humor and her...

Fabric chair
Chairs, Fabric Painting, Side furniture, Uncategorized

My first experience painting fabric with Colorantic

My partner needed a chair in his office to receive occasional clients. Luckily, I found this wonder; super strong, but with falt and boring colours! So I said to my partner, don't worry, I'll take care of it .... I had never used this technique before, but I heard...

kitchen set
Dinning Room Set, Uncategorized

Makeover of a maple kitchen set

My client has a beautiful maple kitchen set of very solid construction and made in Canada, which at that time was forest green. Having had to move, she finds herself with a smaller kitchen… Her set is much too massive in its new environment with its rather dark...

pantry
How to paint a large area, Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets, Uncategorized

Transformation of a pantry with chalk based paint

For those who have followed a few of my projects here on the Colorantic blog, you know without a doubt that I bought an old house in 2020 and have been having fun giving it a makeover ever since. Also, at the level of the ground floor, I had only one project to...

filing cabinet
filing cabinet, How to give an antique look, How to paint on Plastic, Melamine or Metal?, Uncategorized

Upgrade a new melamine filing cabinet to give it an old look

Arranging a new workspace in the center of the ground floor and harmonizing it with the current decor was not an easy task. To no avail, for several months I researched here and there for inspiration. It was finally upon seeing a plank of spruce wood in liquidation...

farmhouse buffet
Uncategorized

How to transform a buffet with ‘Farmhouse’ style

Nostalgia at the tips of my fingers, my passion is to bring old antique or vintage furniture back to life in my own way. With Colorantic products, work becomes effortless and enjoyable, and the paint is easy to apply. In all the spheres of my transformations, from...

manicure table
Antique furniture, How to use wax?, Uncategorized

Revamping a Singer sewing machine

Because my head is always full of ideas, I wanted to make myself a manicure table. I was looking for a small piece of furniture that would match the style of my business, a piece of furniture that would inspire me. So there it was, a sewing machine in dire need of...

bathroom vanity
How to use Glazes (Stains)?, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use our Varnish (Top Coat)?, Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

Upgrade your bathroom vanity inexpensively

The vanity is normally considered the centerpiece of your bathroom. This is the first piece of furniture we take a look at upon entering this room, So a faded and outdated aspect of your vanity can remove a lot of charm from this important space in our daily life....

Shabby chic side table
Uncategorized

Transform an old-fashioned shabby chic side table

I bought this little table a few years ago for our chalet. I loved the details of the flowers around the table and the legs, but on the other hand I found that it was a little dull and clashed with the rest of the decor ... So I have my brushes and I’m ready for...

Paint a paddle
How to give an antique look, How to use wax?, Uncategorized

Painting a decorative paddle with Colorantic

I a was lucky enough to come across someone who was giving an old paddle on Marketplace to the first person interested. I was event more lucky to be that famous ''first person'' who was able to benefit from this incredible deal! I already knew exactly what I was...

melamine furniture
How to paint on Plastic, Melamine or Metal?, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use our Varnish (Top Coat)?, Uncategorized

Change of look for a melamine cabinet

Painting melamine furniture is really not complicated. You only need 3 products, which can be found in the Colorantic online store, to do this. Here's how to do it in just 3 easy steps.The products used   Sandblasting block Varnish cleaner Oil primer Vintage...

kitchen cabinets
How to use Glazes (Stains)?, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets

Rejuvenate bleached oak kitchen cabinets with Colorantic!

It was during the containment of Covid-19 that my clients made some changes to their kitchen. It all started with a change of appliances, then the colour of the walls and the floor. They realized that the decades-old bleached oak cabinetry didn't fit the new decor...

armoire avec patine
How to paint a large area, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use wax?, Uncategorized

Living room cabinet with a multi-layered wax finish

I am very passionate about decoration, and now that our century-old house has been completely renovated, I take great pleasure in decorating it. Since 2013, we have been looking for the favorite to decorate one of the spaces of our very large living room. Since we...

framhouse work desk
Bureaux et Commodes, Comment utiliser le vernis?, Dressers and Desks, How to use our Varnish (Top Coat)?, Non classifié(e), Uncategorized

Transformation of a work desk in Farmhouse style

After she gave me several pieces of furniture that she wanted to get rid of, my aunt seemed won over by the upgrades brought to them. She asked me, this time, to make her a custom one. This one has sentimental value and already has its assigned place in her...

Colorantic bundles
Uncategorized

Colorantic bundles available online

Different Colorantic bundles are available on our online store. We offer various bundles that will allow you to try our products while saving! Some bundles are predefined, while others let you choose your colours. So whether you are a beginner or new to using our...

vintage furniture
Meuble à télé, Non classifié(e)

Vintage furniture makeover in a tv cabinet

As soon as I saw this vintage piece of furniture lying around in my mother-in-law's basement. I fell in love with it and very lucky she gave it to me and my partner when we bought our first home. Since then he has followed us everywhere, but this is the first time...

entrance bench
entrance bench, How to give an antique look, Uncategorized

Makeover of an entrance bench with chalk based paint

  Do you have an old hall bench that no longer matches your decor? Why spend money on a new one when you can easily transform it at low cost? In this blog, I take you step by step through how I revamped an entrance bench of one of my clients with the color...

antique chest
Chest, How to give an antique look, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use our Varnish (Top Coat)?, Uncategorized, Whites and Light Colours

How to give an antique look to a chest

Some furniture remains in our possession for decades. Over time, trends change, evolve. The wonderful thing about furniture is that we can bring it to life with chalk based paint. Marie shares her story with us with a chest that she has owned for 30 years. She...

 antique furniture
Uncategorized

Second wind of an old piece of furniture with ornamental detail

One beautiful Saturday in May 2015, my husband and I were browsing garage sales to find the rare gem, and that's when his eyes were drawn to an object hidden behind a table littered with items for sale. So he slipped behind it to find a beautiful little chest of...

wooden bird houses
Christmas, How to use Glazes (Stains)?, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use wax?, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

Painting wooden bird houses with chalk based paint

I am very excited to present you a beautiful Christmas project. Today I decided to paint woodenbird houses, which can be found in all supermarkets, with Colorantic chalk based paint. For this project we will be using chalk based paint, glitter, glaze and wax....

dresser
Dressers and Desks, How to use Glazes (Stains)?, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use our Varnish (Top Coat)?, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints, Uncategorized

Dresser restoration with chalk based paint

The 2020 pandemic allowed me to discover a new passion: restoring furniture and embellishing it with chalk paint! I have been a secondary school teacher for 26 years. I love my job, but restoring furniture is my plan B. That's how Plan B Atelier was born! Products...

painting melamine
Dressers and Desks, How to paint on Plastic, Melamine or Metal?, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use our Varnish (Top Coat)?, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

Can you paint melamine? It’s possible with Colorantic!

Painting Melamine - Introduction Painting melamine, is that possible? With Colorantic products, yes it is! Bénédicte Girard from La Belle Commode explains how this is possible. The products used to paint melamine   - Cleaner and varnish remover (TSP) - Matt...

porcelain houses
Articles de journaux, blogs, mentions des médias, Christmas, Comment utiliser la peinture à la craie ?, Comment utiliser les cires?, Étapes pour utiliser nos peintures à la craie, How to paint on Plastic, Melamine or Metal?, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use wax?, Les Blancs et couleurs pâles, Noel, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints, Whites and Light Colours

Can you paint porcelain houses with Colorantic? Yes! Here’s how to do it

Introduction - How to paint porcelain houses   Diane Lavoie shares with us a special Christmas project that she carried out a few years ago, but which is still relevant round the holidays. How can you paint porcelain houses? Well, the answer can be found just...

Dressers and Desks, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints, Uncategorized

Kids Dresser Makeover

Introduction A good friend of mine gave me some furniture that belonged to her daughter. Right away, I had a big weakness for a simple dresser, but very, very, very colourful. I immediately thought of making a dresser for my youngest child's bedroom. The one he had...

New collaboration
How to paint on Plastic, Melamine or Metal?, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use our Varnish (Top Coat)?, How to use wax?, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints, Whites and Light Colours

A new collaboration with the talented Rosalie Taillefer-Simard! Discover her first project with our products!

How to paint a used furniture with Colorantic chalk based paint products   The Colorantic team is proud to present its latest collaboration with the talented Rosalie Taillefer-Simard! Discover her first project with our products! We will not lie to you, it is...

Dinning Room Set, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

Upgrade a kitchen table set Shabby chic style

This week, Julie Loiselle, from La Fleur Rustique, shows you how to upgrade a kitchen table and its four chairs with Colorantic products. A magnificent Shabby Chic style project that will make your dining room the centerpiece of your home! Here are a few words from...

knobs and hooks
Decorative Knobs, Dressers and Desks

Decorative knobs and hooks for your furniture

IntroductionFor some time now, Colorantic has been looking to develop new products that will expand the Colorantic family. We fell in love with products that matched our upgrading projects; decorative knobs and hooks. While using our products to either change the...

Dressers and Desks, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use wax?

How to upgrade your staircase with chalk based paint

IntroductionFor 2 months now, I have lived in a new property with my family. Four floors of pre-paneled walls and projects in the making that thrills me a lot. After putting so much energy into removing all the wall paneling on the ground floor and in the...

Dinning Room Set, Dressers and Desks, How to use Glazes (Stains)?, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, Newspapers articles, blogs and other media, Non classifié(e)

Rejuvenate a dining room set with Colorantic products

Introduction After my new house was built, my dining room set looked old-fashioned. I decided to give it a second life with products from a Quebec company, Colorantic. In this blog you will find the different products used, as well as the steps that helped...

Dressers and Desks, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use wax?, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints, Tips

How to prep your Furniture before Chalk Based Painting

Introduction Bénédicte, from La belle commode, shows us today how to properly pre your furniture with Colorantic products. The key to the success and sustainability of your work lies in the preparation for it. It is therefore essential to follow all of the...

Bureaux et Commodes, Comment utiliser la peinture à la craie ?, Comment utiliser les cires?, Dressers and Desks, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use wax?, Non classifié(e)

How to do a wax finish with Colorantic products

Introduction Do you believe applying a wax finish is not easy and seems impossible to do? Think again because the application of wax is simple, but you must have the right techniques. In this blog, you will see how to achieve a BOHO-style finish and you will learn...

Dressers and Desks, How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use wax?, Uncategorized

How to paint a small coffee table with Metallic paint

Introduction Do you have a small coffee table or small piece of furniture that you want to make unique with a layer or accent of metallic colour? Try the Colorantic metallic chalk paint line, it's stunning and super easy to handle. In this video, you will learn how...

How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use wax?, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

How to upgrade a coffee table

Introduction This week, Lucie, blogger at Colorantic, shows us how to upgrade a coffee table. So you can follow, step by step, how to recreate your living room table in your decor. Just before, here are a few words from Lucie: "I bought a dull coffee table. It had...

How to use our Chalk Based Paint, How to use our Varnish (Top Coat)?, Metallic Paints, Newspapers articles, blogs and other media

How to paint a Breakfast Tray

Earlier in September, Audrey-Ann Blais, Instagrammer and Youtuber, shared with us her upgrade of a breakfast tray using Colorantic products. We can create a beautiful accessory that fits perfectly into any decor! In addition to being pretty, it is practical for any...

Newspapers articles, blogs and other media, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

How to paint a room with chalk paint

  How to Paint a room or accent wall with Colorantic paint!   Is it possible to paint a room or accent wall with Colorantic products?  Quebec Youtuber Caro Marchand has shown that it is indeed possible. Although our chalk based paints are intended...

Dressers and Desks, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

Painting a dresser Lemon Pie

Painting a dresser Lemon Pie A PROJECT THAT BRINGS ON HUNGER!   Painting a dresser? Add a splash of colour to your dining room with our delicious Lemon Pie paint. Our blogger Kim rose to the challenge and passed with flying colours. She upgraded a dresser a few...

How to use our Chalk Based Paint, Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints, Whites and Light Colours

How to paint kitchen cabinets with Colorantic

Give your kitchen cabinets a makeover with our chalk-based paint!   We all know that redoing a home's kitchen can be expensive. However, Colorantic has an inexpensive solution to revamp your kitchen. Why not repaint your cabinet doors? It is simple and easy to...

Newspapers articles, blogs and other media

How to decorate at a low cost with Colorantic paint

How to decorate at a low cost with Colorantic paint!   Earlier in June, Youtuber Rosalie Lemire received a box filled with our Colorantic products. She gives us her first impression of our chalk paints and accessories, but also explains how to decorate at low...

Newspapers articles, blogs and other media

How to paint old furniture with Colorantic chalk-based paint!

Learn how to give a second life to an old piece of furniture!   Do you have an old piece of furniture that you wish to give a second life? Well with Colorantic chalk-based paint, it's not only possible, but easy! In May 2020, Red Lips and Coffee Sips was...

Newspapers articles, blogs and other media, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

How to paint wood spools into patio side tables

Introduction How to paint old wood spools into side tables for your patio!   Back in June, Anaïs Favron received a box containing our Colorantic products. Indeed, we were curious to see what kind of project Anaïs was going to do with our beautiful colours Kiwi...

How to use Glazes (Stains)?, Mobilier extérieur, Outdoor furniture

Making an Outdoor Hanging Herb Stand

Do you like to gardening, but lack space? La Fée du Bois has created the perfect DIY for your potted herbs that hardly takes any space at all. Simple to make, your outdoor hanging herb stand is sure to make a splash.Products used   Cleaner and Varnish Remover...

Bedroom Sets, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

How to paint a Baby Crib safely with Colorantic

How to paint a Baby Crib safely with Colorantic   You have a baby crib that at first glance might need a little love? Bénédicte from La Belle Commode has created for you a wonderful article about transforming your baby crib which may have been passed down in...

Dinning Room Set, Dressers and Desks, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

How to paint a buffet hutch with Colorantic paint

How to paint a buffet hutch with Colorantic products and Benedicte Girard     Introduction   Painting a buffet hutch is not that difficult and it is getting easier with the help of our Colorantic blogger Benedicte Girard. In only a couple of hours,...

Dressers and Desks

How to paint a student desk just in time for back to school!

  How to paint a Vintage Student Desk with Colorantic   Let's paint a student desk! No doubt you are like me, nostalgic about when it came time to go back to school, the backpack full of books and the head full of dreams! To refresh these memorable...

Dinning Room Set, Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

How to paint a dining room set

How to paint a dining room set with Colorantic Paint! How did I paint my dining room set with Colorantic products? It's simple, read the details below to find out more! Artist Lisa-Marie Tanguay from the Instant de Bonheur workshop located in Victoriaville Quebec,...

Summer Garden couch
Chairs, Fabric Painting, How to use Glazes (Stains)?, Whites and Light Colours

How I painted my couch with Colorantic products

Paint fabric? With Colorantic products, it’s possible!   Émilie Côté, the artist from Rien ne se perd - Meubles revalorisés, was fortunate enough to find a couch that was begging to be upgraded. She shares her experience with us so that you can try your hand at...

Bedroom Sets, Dressers and Desks, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

How to Paint a Boho-Indie Style Night Table

  How to Paint a Boho-Indie Style Night Table with Colorantic's Products La Belle Commode de Bénédicte Girard, our new Colorantic's artist blogger, published her first blog on Boho-Indie technique. This night table has been painted by Benedicte with Raspberry,...

Dressers and Desks, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints

How to restore a dresser with Colorantic chalk-based paint!

How to restore a dresser with Colorantic and Bénédicte Girard   Have you been staring at an old piece of furniture that you love, but aren't quite ready to throw out?  Why not revamp it completely with a whole new look! Bénédicte Girard, our Colorantic Blogger...

How to paint on Plastic, Melamine or Metal?

Paint a filing cabinet? Yes, it’s possible! Discover how we did it!

Paint a filing cabinet? Yes, it's possible!   Here are the steps: -Use a velvet foam roll (available at one of our Colorantic retailer) -Apply a metal or oil primer (stix more on metal) -Paint with your Colorantic chalk based paint colour choice (here we used...

Christmas, Glitters, Tips

Glitter – Metallic Paint for Walls and Furniture

Glitter Glitter for Furniture & Wall Paint Do you know how to apply glitter on walls or furniture? Simple steps! Watch our short tutorial (in French) and learn how to apply Colorantic's glitter! Video Tutorial for Glitter Application Video Tutorial to see all...

How to use Glazes (Stains)?

How to create stain with Colorantic’s glazes

Glazes can be used as stains!   Dare make your own blue, green, red, pink or yellow stain with Colorantic glazes. Mix 1/4 of your choice of Colorantic colour with 3/4 of clear Window glaze. Another blog has been written previously about glazes. Don't forget to...

wood breakfast tray painted
Image Transfer

How to apply Image Transfer Gel by Colorantic

Nothing is easier than applying image transfer gel by Colorantic! After this quick guide, you too will be ready to experiment with this unique and fun product.Products to use   Image transfer gel Foam brush or a flat brush An ultra-thin sheet of paper (Hilroy...

Newspapers articles, blogs and other media

Colorantic™ receives prestigious recognition from AQMAT

Finalist for the 2017 Innovative Product Award Product: Colorantic Chalk-Based Paint AQMAT (Association of Hardware Stores of Quebec) has nominated Colorantic Vintage Paint – Peinture as a TOP 10 FINALIST for Innovative New Products in 2017.  Colorantic products...

Whites and Light Colours

Whites – Tips for Chalk Based Paint

    Whites White colours require more steps and preparation. Our goal at Colorantic is to help you achieve the look you want. This will help you avoid bad experiences.   Often, customers visiting their...

Create a Chalkboard

Colorantic isn’t only for furniture; our paint can also used for chalkboards!

Chalk Board Do you know why the Colorantic product line is so versatile? We offer many products that enable you to create several projects. Even as an actual chalkboard! Colorantic has created our own chalk-based paint formula which contains real chalk-based...

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets

Paint your Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets

Steps Preparation requires checking how your old cabinets are originally finished. In order to have the best and long-lasting results, we advise you to read and follow these tips. Verify how your cabinets are finished: A) Melamine: TSP-E or Colorantic ™ Varnish...

Canadian Colorantic ™ waxes
How to use wax?

Canadian Colorantic ™ waxes

Canadian Colorantic ™ waxes are made in 5 colours (Natural Beewax (clear), Grey Storm, White Snow, Black Coal and Antique Brown). They are available in 2oz, 4oz or 8oz. It is made from quality natural products such as beeswax and natural oils. Depending on the...

The Colorantic glazes
How to use Glazes (Stains)?, Wood stain

The Colorantic™ glazes

What is a glaze? What are they used for? Is it effective? In this article, we will demystify the many uses of this product. Colorantic ™ glazes are available in several colours: Chocolate Cake, Translucent Window, White Cloud and Grey Kitten. They are available in...