Hello friends and reinventors!
How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?
We’re finally getting some sunshine, and temps above 40, so I consider that spring in Central Ohio.
Today I have a new to me paint to share with you. Amy Howard’s people contacted my people (i.e. me) and asked if I’d like to review her One Step Paint.
Well…you all know how I hate prep. Sanding and such just isn’t my thang. So, of course, I said YES.
Here’s the official product info from Amy’s website:
“One step furniture paint. No stripping, no sanding, no priming. Transform your furniture or cabinetry in one step. Amy Howard At Home® One Step Paint™ is a water based paint that adheres to most any surface. No stripping, sanding or priming. Paint directly on old wood finishes, concrete, iron, stone, formica, etc. It dries to the flat chalky finish that we covet on antique pieces at the Paris Flea Market or our favorite boutique antique shops.”
Yep, that’s my kind of paint. I had to laugh when the colors arrived. And NO, they didn’t ask me. Apparently, I’m an open
paint can book.
I decided to paint the “put your shoes on/take your shoes off” chair that we have sitting by the front door. It was painted a pretty creamy white, and I loved it until I painted the walls an even prettier creamy white. Then the chair disappeared.
Graphite is a medium gray tone (duh), almost a “galvanized metal.” The paint went on very smoothly, and is a little thinner than other chalk type paint I’ve tried. It took two coats to cover the creamy white.
After the paint dried, the color was a little too light for me, so I waxed the chair with Maison Blanche Antique Wax. The Amy Howard folks were kind enough to send me two wax brushes along with the paint, and let me just say, wax brushes are amazing.
The antique wax darkened up the color perfectly, but the chair was missing something.
So…since I had another quart of paint…
I added a pop of color!
Now this cutie pie fits my style perfectly.
One Step Paint distresses very easily with fine sandpaper, and even flakes a little like milk paint.
I’m sure you’ll see these colors pop up a few more places around here.
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Full Disclosure: I received Amy Howard products at no charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions, favorite paint colors, and geeky paint dipped chair legs are my own.
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