Thursday, September 4, 2014

TLC Vintage Collection September Newsletter!

Volume 16


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!
Junk Jubilee Jingles – Friday-Sunday, November 14-16.  4-H Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds.

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!

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 arrive Tuesday.


Miss Mustard Seed Workshop – Check the workshop dates at end of newsletter!


Let’s review various sealants available at our store for porous paint and when they might be used.

Annie 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.

Annie 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 water.

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 us!

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.

Knobs & 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 them!


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 Album!


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 Plus!
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 Noon

Chalk Paint® Jump Start!
All new mini starter class. Just an hour and a half! $50 in advance. Minimum of 4 people.
Sep 15: 6-7:30 pm               Oct 6: 6-7:30 pm  

Chalk Paint® 201 All New!
More amazing paint techniques of Annie Sloan!  Crackle, frottage, wet wax distress and more! In advance $85. Minimum of 3 people.
 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.
Oct 25: Noon to 3 pm

Peeling Paint, Crust & Crud!
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 it.
Oct 13: 6 – 9 pm

Wood Icing
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 Iowa!

Sep 13: 9 am to Noon  Nov 22: Noon to 3 pm

Artisan Enhancements Special Effects!
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

Introduction to Milk Paint
A variety of applications for the use of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Wax distress, layering, staining and more!
Oct 18: 9 am to noon    Dec 13: 9 am to noon

Girls Night Out! Wine, Cheese, Paint Therapy!
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 paint!

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.

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