|Red on this camper is ASCP Emperor's Silk (five colors used altogether) - link to image and source|
For those keeping track, I have now been using ASCP for two years - mostly on my refurbished upholstered furniture sold through eBay and Etsy (my website, unfortunately, needs to be "killed"since I can no longer update it and it is woe-fully out-of-date). I am probably close to a hundred projects and have used the following colors:
Old White (I'm on my third can)
Old Ochre (second can)
Graphite (third can)
Duck Egg Blue (my favorite until now)
Paris Grey (least favorite)
Chateau Grey (like a grey-green)
Emperor's Silk (new favorite)
The paint does go on very smoothly and I continue to fine-tune lessons learned including:
- Start with a good cleaning of the wood to eliminate dust and oils (I used Goof-Off - link to website - it's heavy-duty and you do need heavy gloves but it works.
- If there are gaps or gouges in the wood, fill them before painting - the paint will not hide them and will actually highlight them.
- Do your first coat starting with the piece upside down - I am always amazed at how much I miss if I don't do this.
- Dilute the paint with a small amount of water if it gets too heavy or doesn't glide easily over the surface.
- Use a toothbrush or other stiff applicator when applying wax into crevices - I am told the ASCP brushes work well for this but haven't made that purchase and do like the ability to just throw away these old toothbrushes when done - clean-up of wax is much tougher than clean-up of paint which is easily done by rinsing under water.
Here are some photos from my ASCP pinterest board to further inspire - I love them - see sources and original postings by linking to source above.
|Nice combo of paint and wood-tone treatments.|
|This is demonstration using dark wax directly over the paint instead of intermediate clear wax - much darker look.|
|Chest using both clear and dark wax.|
|This piece was first done with graphite (grey-black) and a second coat of Emperor's Silk added.|