Vintro Chalk paint from the Spa town of Harrogate, England.
The quest - To create a durable yet versatile paint that could update furniture, walls and floors with little or no preparation and aftercare.
The Result - Vintro Chalk Paint
During the two years that my studio has been open I have tried many paints.
Mylands is my tough go to paint for walls and woodwork, scrub-able yet matt to the finish.
Earthborn if you need a breathable paint, have lime plaster or want an eco paint.
But the chalk paint has been a bit of an issue. As many of you will know using light colours in chalk paint can demand more than the usual two coats. In some cases I have had customers putting on up to five coats!!!
Well Ladies and Gents, those days are over!!!! I have recently discovered Vintro Chalk Paint.
I have tried it myself and love it, it covers with no prep, other than the usual wipe over to remove dust and dirt. Even the lightest of colours bond well to polished surfaces and pre-painted items.
Here are my first projects.
A pair of lamp bases, previously white plasticote spray paint, rejuvenated with Vintro Duck Egg and
Vintro's amazing clear Wax.
Image 2 shows the necessary stirring, this loosens the paint and makes sure all pigment is evenly mixed
Image 3 shows the pouring consistency of the paint when it is ready to use.
This stirring process does not take long at all and actually is a very enjoyable part of the process as you will love the colour and the texture of this paint.
The image to the left show the first coat applied to my little lamp base. I have found its more important to get that covering on in an even coat, don't keep going over freshly painted areas and don't be too obsessed with a complete coverage. Then let your project dry and apply your second coat with care and again try not to over work the paint. As you know the weather has been warm recently and temperature affects all paint, I found that decanting a small amount of paint and adding a touch of water really helps to make the paint flow and cover. Another tip is to dip your paint brush into water before loading your paint.
I am very impressed with the quality and the value for money of this wonderful furniture wax.
I like to apply wax with a brush, it goes further and I don't seem to get it everywhere, it's also easier to get into intricate moldings.
One brush over, I left it to dry for 5 minutes, then a gentle buff with a bit of old sheeting and the shine began to appear. About 1/2 hour later I went back and applied another brush over of wax and left for just a few minutes and it buffed to a fantastic shine!
This close up of the base shows the finish easily achievable by anyone able to pick up a brush and paint!
Vintro Chalk paint is available in 125ml sample pots and 1 litre tins There are 23 colours at present and they have true colour shade cards.
All products in this range are available from
Aitch Interiors, (online shop coming soon)
But most of all I would say, try it, you will love it!