Now that winter as arrived, it's time to put away your big projects and focus on things you can do inside! Small projects like adding a pop of colour on your walls or repurposing an old piece of furniture are completely doable from the warmth your home. Here are a few things we can give you a hand with this winter season:
Chalk Paint- Chalk painting is becoming the go to way to refinish furniture. It is known for not needing primer, so all you need to do for prep work is make sure the object you are painting is clean! Once you paint, you can choose a number of different ways to distress or finish your project. You can sand the edges, and places where it would get worn to reveal the finish underneath, creating an antique feel. To finish with a crisp and clean feel, you can either wax the project or apply a clear coat, depending on your preference. We have all the supplies you need to start chalk painting at Freddie's. We carry a chalk powder additive (to add to a flat or eggshell latex paint), wax brushes, sanding blocks, and paint that is available in any Benjamin Moore colour!
Adding Colour in your home- Adding a pop of colour is as simple as switching up your home décor, painting a wall, or hanging wallpaper. We have all the tools and materials needed for all of these! Our Details Boutique is always brimming with the seasons latest trends and timeless pieces. Our designers and decorators (Jodi, Deanna, and Lindy) are always happy to help. They even offer in home and in store consultations to make sure that you get the perfect look.
If you ever find yourself stuck with no inspiration or needing some advice, call us at 403-327-5540 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!
Storing for the Winter
Now that the cold weather has moved in, it's time to make sure that your left-over paint and tools are stored properly so they can be used again when spring rolls around again. Here are some tips to make your winter storage as successful as possible with the least number of casualties!
Paint- It is important to know that paint can freeze, and frozen paint=unhappy painters when spring comes around. A good way to store your paint is inside a heated space on a shelf and (making sure the lid is on tight) upside down so no air can get into the can to dry it out. You should never store paint on a concrete floor either. Concrete floors get cold and stay cold in the winter and can causing freezing.
Paint Brushes- Your paint brushes should be thoroughly rinsed and free of any paint that can harden and ruin the brush. Once the brush is hard, there is no going back. Save it while you can! We have plenty of tools and cleaners to help you clean your brushes. Make sure they are dry before you pack them away into storage.
It is always better to store your tools and supplies in a temperature-controlled environment. As always, if you have any question or concerns, give us a call at 403-327-5540 and we will be happy to help.