Springstreet Junkin’ Good Time – Friday and
Saturday, September 4 and 5 – Grinnell IA – indoor event! Deminars by TLC
Vintage on Saturday!
Carlisle Pickers’ Day – Saturday
September 27! 9 am to 5 pm. We will be doing deminars all day!
Jubilee Jingles – Friday-Sunday, November 14-16. 4-H Building, Iowa
Des Moines Home & Garden Show – 2015.
Our booth will be #708, backing to the main aisle in HyVee Hall. Keep an eye
open for a ticket give away when closer to the event!
TIP OF THE
Sometimes you will find we repeat a topic, but that is
because it comes up often with our customers. So we repeat them occasionally for
newcomers to our newsletter.
Tacky Wax Fix: A common
telephone call we field is that a wax finish feels tacky after several days. The
problem is too much wax. Reminder: Our Clear Soft Wax is about the consistency
of cold cream. Its application is similar. Little is more! So how to remedy
tacky wax? It is counter intuitive – more wax. Working in small areas with lots
of lint-less rags at hand, apply more wax in a 10X10 inch area generously. This
will reactivate the original wax. The gently but firmly wipe away the excess so
the surface does not feel greasy or damp. Then move onto the next area. Keep
turning your rag or discarding it so you are using a clean area and not merely
forcing that old wax back into your surface!
Prep Work –
Like all good results, they start with adequate preparation. So please
do clean your surface well before painting. Most surfaces can be cleaned with
just dish soap and warm water then a rinse with clear and let dry. Any furniture
or surface that has been exposed to airborne grease, particularly kitchen
cabinets and furniture, need to be degreased. Be sure to clean again after the
degreaser with soap and water then a rinse to make sure the chemicals of the
degreaser are removed.
Long drive? But need paint now! --
If it is a couple hours round trip to our store, do the math and figure out what
a trip just for paint is costing you in time and gas! We can ship to you and you
can have next day delivery at your doorstep in Iowa and most adjacent states. We
now offer flat rate shipping in those areas. If we can have your order packed by
2:30 pm Monday-Thursday, you will normally get it in 1 day (rarely 2 days)
business days. Friday orders will not arrive until Monday. Weekend orders will
Seed Workshop – Check the workshop dates at end of
Let’s review various sealants available at our
store for porous paint and when they might be used.
Sloan’s Soft Waxes: Perfect for indoor application on furniture, walls
and décor. Gives a durable finish that is easily cleaned and buffed to a sheen.
Not appropriate for floors or outdoors. Water resistant, but not water-proof.
Great feel! Wash up with soap and water or mineral spirits.
Sloan’s Lacquer: Great for floors. Some people use it on cabinets. Not
for outdoors. I use it over old metal to give it a slight sheen. Ask for
instruction when it is used over porous paint that has been painted over varnish
or raw wood. While the lacquer does not yellow paint, it is so strong it can
pull up tandens from the underlying wood, causing yellowing or discoloration.
Wash up with soap and water.
Artisan Enhancements Clear Topcoat
Sealer: Exterior rated so this is waterproof. Matte finish. Soy based.
Once again, while it will not yellow, it can pull up underlying tandens. May be
used on floors, cabinets, furniture and more. Wash up with soap and
Next month we will discuss Miss Mustard Seed’s Tung Oil,
Waxes and Hemp Oil.
Burgundy – We are told we can expect Annie
Sloan’s latest Chalk Paint® color, Burgundy, to be released in October! We will
have it as soon as it is made available and the truck can get it to
Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes for Style & Colour – Also
expected in October is Annie’s newest book that we have already ordered from our
distributor for shipment as soon as it is available.
Handles – Aside from old knobs and handles, we have not carried these
before, so we will be getting a limited supply in to see how you like
ON THE WEB
YOUR PROJECTS INSPIRE
US! We’d love to see more of your before and after photos of projects!
We love them and want to make you a star on our Facebook and blog! Our readers
really respond every time we put your pieces out on our Customer Show & Tell
All of our classes are now 3 hours long
and $85. If you are coming from out of town and these times are inconvenient,
consider putting a group together and we will schedule a special session.
Minimum of 3 people needed
Check often for changes
and additions on our website!
Chalk Paint® 101
Six starter paint techniques plus clear and dark wax methods!
$85 in advance. Minimum of 3 people.
Sep 6: Noon to 3
pm Oct 4: Noon to 3 pm Nov
1: 9 am to Noon Dec 6: 9 am to
Chalk Paint® Jump Start!
All new mini starter
class. Just an hour and a half! $50 in advance. Minimum of 4
Sep 15: 6-7:30 pm Oct 6:
Chalk Paint® 201 All
More amazing paint techniques of Annie Sloan! Crackle,
frottage, wet wax distress and more! In advance $85. Minimum of 3
Sep 6: Noon to 3 pm Nov 8: 9
am to noon
Chalk Paint® Your Kitchen Cabinets &
Built-Ins! How to renew your dated cabinets at a fraction of the cost
without replacing them! $85 in advance. Minimum 3 people.
Noon to 3 pm
Peeling Paint, Crust &
Perfect for the junker who wants to blend a newer piece or add
a more rustic finish to an item to blend in. Peeling off paint, layers of crust
and crud…This is a fun evening class! Offered once to see how you like
Oct 13: 6 – 9 pm
Ice wood like you would ice a cake. Texture paste to add
dimension to any surface! No one else is offering this product or class in
Sep 13: 9 am to Noon Nov 22:
Noon to 3 pm
Artisan Enhancements Special
Crackle, Pearl Plaster, Transfer Gel, Venetian Plaster and
easier than ever before gilding! Fun beyond description! 4 person minimum.
Oct 11: Noon to 4 pm
to Milk Paint
A variety of applications for the use of Miss Mustard
Seed’s Milk Paint. Wax distress, layering, staining and more!
18: 9 am to noon Dec 13: 9 am to
Girls Night Out! Wine, Cheese, Paint
Put together a group of girlfriends and spend 3 hours in
the studio painting! Organize your group. Book it exclusively $360 minimum for
your group up to 8 people. Pricing variation depends on what you want to do
during the evening. You bring the wine, we provide the cheese and
Class Size & Cancellation Policy: We
maintain the right to refund your money or arrange for a different date if we do
not have the 3-4 people necessary to make a class viable. If you are ill or
weather prevents travel, you may reschedule to another date within six months of
the date you originally scheduled. If your plans change, we need a two-week
notice before the class date if you want to be rescheduled. Under two weeks,
there is no refund but if your spot is filled we will allow you to reschedule,
otherwise your fee is forfeited.