**This post was updated in December 2021
Oh 2020...who would've ever thought you'd be such an “interesting” year?! And 2021...well, you were equally as “fascinating...”
In our little paint world we've had quite a lot happening. So here we are with the latest news on all things paint at For The Love!
We certainly had our share of delivery and supply issues and to keep us all happy and painting we brought in brands which you’ve embraced over the last year.
Dixie Belle Paint - Elite Retailer
One of the best-selling paints in America for a reason.
Firstly, Dixie Belle has a solution for every possible painting problem, challenge or desire! From White Lightning and Slick Stick for paint prep to the awesome glazes and stains. And can we talk about a colour palette that goes beyond 60+ colours?!
If you haven't yet browsed the extensive collection of transfers, papers and stencils to add extra flair, you'll be thoroughly impressed that there is literally something for everyone!
Dixie Belle Paint is chalk-based so it's easy to use, blend, get full coverage, layer or distress and the variety of DB topcoats, sealers, waxes, stains and clear coats is unsurpassed.
SILK All-in-One Mineral Paint
Just when you thought Dixie Belle nailed everything about paint (and they have!) they come up with SILK All-in-One Mineral Paint which has a built-in stain blocker AND sealer.
What?! Well, of course we love this and the colour palette is 20 shades of stunning coastal-inspired goodness. It's easy to use, has excellent coverage and from what we're seeing, the durability is off-the-charts. Give it a try if you haven't already as it's flying off the shelves as the next best thing in paint!
Jolie is the answer when you want an authentic chalk-based paint with the very best coverage, adhesion and durability — and hands-down the most beautiful colour palette in the industry with 40+ colours. The finishes are simple and complete with Clear Wax as well as favourites black, brown and white — as well as silver, gold and copper Gilding Waxes. Their brushes are beautifully crafted in Italy to last a lifetime and we've also just added a non-yellowing water-based varnish in both Gloss and Low Luster -- as well as a very durable Floor Varnish.
If all this isn't enough, let the stunning real-life colour chart win you over, or the extensive and detailed fan deck with near-limitless colour-mixing options. They've thought of everything and it shows.
and it looks like our clients and customers are as well.
Now let's take a look
Old World Clay & Chalk Paint - Our Aussie Brand
Exclusive to For The Love Creations, our Australian-made small-batch all natural paint brand is back! After a short hiatus we've reintroduced some of our best-selling colours and a few extras.
Old World Paint is eco-friendly and our cleanest paint with ingredients taken only from the earth. It is VOC-free and devoid of any synthetic ingredients, chemicals, hardeners or toxins. It goes on like a dream, covers like mad, has zero smell (well, maybe a bit earthy until it dries) and we've carefully curated the best-of-the-best colour palette.
Old World is traditional, genuine and authentic chalk paint (with clay) and should be sealed with Polishing Wax or similar to bring out the true colour and dimension.
Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint
Fusion Mineral Paint
This year we've had challenges with supply and as we wait still for that to normalise, retailers have been working together to try and find you what you need. You have been patient and understanding and we cannot express our appreciation of this.
As we move into the future, shipments are random and nothing is guaranteed, so please...experiment, play with the colours we have in stock, try new brands and have confidence knowing that as soon as WE know, YOU will know when stock levels return to normal.
And somehow...it's December...
We are cautiously looking forward to next year as we welcome Summer and know that we are here to help with all your questions!