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HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI - Staff at the R. Lucas Scott Co. are giving abroad barter secrets on how they accomplish abounding of their antiques and old appliance pieces attending so good.
“It’s Annie Sloan Book Paint,” said aggregation architect Randy Stambaugh, who holds account workshops on how to use the appropriate blueprint acrylic for painting aggregate from copse appliance to vinyl bench covers to your car or exoteric of your home.
“You can use the acrylic over laminated appliance and Formica afterwards any sanding or appropriate preparation,” said Stambaugh, whose abundance at the Holland Town Center at 12330 James St. is one of a scattering of Michigan dealers to advertise the paint. The acrylic is additionally accessible at the R. Lucas Scott Co. abundance at the Flat River Cottage at 317 E. Main in Lowell.
Stambaugh came beyond the Annie Sloane Book Paints in 2011 anon afterwards abrogation his adept administration career to alpha his age-old and corrective appliance business.
“Annie Sloan developed the acrylic in England added than 20 years ago, but it is aloof communicable on in North America. When I started affairs the paint, bodies would drive to Holland from Ohio, Wisconsin and Canada to buy it,” he said.
Stambaugh and business accomplice Donovan Bursma authority training workshops several times anniversary ages on how to use the acrylic and finishing waxes that allowance the acrylic and accomplish it durable.The sessions aftermost about four hours and amount $125 per student. That includes use of acrylic and brushes. Sessions are captivated in the 5,000-square-foot retail abundance that is abounding with begin antiques and book acrylic corrective furniture.
Registration for the sessions is at the aggregation website at www.rlucasscott.com .
“We accept bodies accompany in a baby allotment of appliance they would like to refinish to assignment on so they accept article to booty home and appearance off at the end of the day,” he said.
JamieLea Sligh, a affiliate of the Sligh appliance family, and her mother, Lindley Miedema, brought ancillary table pieces to refinish at a contempo Book Acrylic 101 workshop.
“This acrylic is so accessible to use. It’s water-based so it washes appropriate out and you don’t accept that turpentine aroma adhering to you,” said Miedema, who was giving a new attending to a baby knitting table she brought.
Stambaugh gives branch participants a history of the acrylic and the altered textures, finishes and looks that can be achieved. He again has them acrylic and wax a few boards to get a feel for the process.
The abutting footfall is acrylic best from dozens of colors with names like “Emperors Silk Red,” “Duck Egg Blue,” Provence Blue” and one artlessly alleged “Old White” from a sample box that includes assorted shades of the aforementioned blush that can be accomplished by abacus aphotic or ablaze wax.
As Kristin Butler, a academy amusing artisan from Hudsonville, works on axis an old footboard from her grandmother’s bed from age-old amber into a bright blue, Stambaugh gives admonition and abbreviate pep talks to the class.
“You can’t blend up with this paint. Aggregate is fixable. If you don’t like the final aftereffect you can acrylic appropriate over it, alike if it’s been waxed,” said Stambaugh, who has a cardinal of age-old dealers booty the advance for their business.
The paints - from a abstruse blueprint - advertise for $36.95 a quart that will awning two decent-size dressers or eight dining allowance chairs. Finish is about $30 a can.
“I corrective a accomplished kitchen already with 2 ½ cans,” said Bursma acquainted the aggregation additionally custom-paints appliance for audience at a amount of $200 to $300 depending on the admeasurement of the allotment and account involved.
The acrylic dries aural a bisected hour and Bursma demonstrates how to get altered crumbling techniques with razors, sandpaper, chisels and chains to accomplish a afflicted attending for the pieces.
“I am aloof captivated with the results. I’m adornment my bedchamber and now I’ve got two admirable night stands to go into it,” said Cheryl Rumery, a Gobles citizen who took the chic and corrective the pieces with her daughter, Erin Rumery, a academy amusing artisan from Kalamazoo.
Store hours for R. Lucas Scott Co. are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
Who Sells Chalkboard Paint