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I love Colorantic! There is a great variety of products available to us when the time comes to upgrade a piece of furniture or object! I was really surprised to learn that Colorantic is the only chalk-based paint company that uses real liquid chalk in its recipe, this is what sets it apart from all its competitors.

I knew for several years that I would use Colorantic products for my future business, Atelier87/upgraded furniture/

For several years I browsed their website and their various Facebook groups to discover what was new.

I loved looking at the photos and the new shades!

When I first decided to buy the paint, I went to the store to ask for advice on using the products. Upon arriving home, I immediately started experimenting with these new products; paint and wax.

Where do I start? I’m crazy for the wax! The effect it gives is really so impressive!

You can create any style. Personally, I really like to give an antique look to the furniture, because in this way, I find that they age well.

It isn’t just the wax that I love! The paint dries in no time and that allows me to work quickly, but also it applies very easily when we use the stencils, unlike many other brands of paint. There is a huge choice of premixed colours and if we don’t find one that catches our eye among this wide range, Colorantic offers bases that we can tint with all the colour codes of paint manufacturers. It’s really wonderful and Colorantic is the only company to give us this opportunity.

A super important point for me is the low level of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). The less there is, the better it is for our health and that of the planet!

To continue on with the products that I like, let’s move onto the varnish. I find it excellent since it is very matte which makes it easier to apply, but also it gives a real antique look.

I could talk to you for a long time about my favourites. There are so many: cleaner and polish remover, brushes, glazes… Oh glazes! We can create so many beautiful projects with these, not to mention the primers, they really grip on everything!

What I like above all is the ease of communication with the staff. I order online now, which I have never done in the past. I was really impressed by the speed of delivery (24 hours on working days), WOW! In addition, I can quickly receive advice by email, phone or Facebook. The customer service is second to none, it’s a fire team, with an amazing designer! They always have a smile and they are available to answer all my questions.

It is for all these reasons that I am proud to have painted my table with Colorantic products.



One step at a time:

  • I cleaned my table using the cleaner and polish, left it on for 20 minutes and rinsed very well twice.
  • I sanded the entire surface (#150 paper)
  • I applied the crackling medium found in big box stores.

Do you want to know how cracking medium works?

You must apply the medium with a brush in the direction you want to have the cracked pattern. That is to say for a linear cracking, it is always applied in the same direction either vertical or horizontal. For a random crackle, apply horizontally and vertically.

A little trick, the more medium we put on our brush, the greater the crackle effect will be.

Once everything is dry…and I say dry, because I tried the experiment with a medium that was still damp and it didn’t work. So, once dry, we can apply the paint. For this project I used Volcano colour, a soothing light grey. I will say that this step is fairly easy.

The paint must be applied quickly without back and forth movements and with the right amount. If this is not the case, there may be large variations in the cracking. It is best not to go over the paint a second time, as it will be very sticky.

Do not be afraid to take on a project like this, because contrary to what we think, the more imperfect the piece of furniture, the more beautiful it is.

Highlighting the imperfections of our work is an art and it gives it a certain charm.

Tips for the Crackle Effect

  • The background colour will be the colour visible under the cracks.
  • For the second colour, the one above, a single coat will suffice.

You need to apply the steps in this order:

  • Background colour
  • Cracking medium
  • Main colour

Personally, I did not apply a background color since I wanted to see the original wood of the table.

Then, to further antique my table base, I applied the Charcoal Wax that adds a special touch. The wax gives that little wow that makes it really unique. I applied it with the 16mm wax brush. I heated the wax in the lid of the container and applied it according to the desired quantity.

To facilitate the application of the dark wax, it is preferable to apply Natural Wax before, because it allows the dark wax to glide better on application and this procedure also facilitates corrections if necessary. Using a paper towel, you dab some natural wax on the dark wax you applied too much, wipe away and presto, you’re done.

It was super easy to antique this table with the use of Charcoal Wax.

As for the table top, I used a stain/varnish I had in my garage and applied it with a sponge.

In conclusion

I wanted to tell you how grateful I am to work with this unique Quebec chalk-based paint company. When you love something, you have to share it with others.

I discovered the cave of Alibaba! Colorantic is my little gem.

The products are fabulous, I like the texture of the paint, I appreciate the team and their advice. Also, I support local. The owner of Colorantic is a local entrepreneur who allows passionate people like me to flourish as a collaborator.

To try it is to love it, as they say!

For more decoration ideas and tips, go to the following platforms:

Facebook (Colorantic and Tips/decoration of all kinds), Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, TikTok etc…!!!

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