We are delighted to announce that Previous is now a proud stockist of GRAND ILLUSIONS ‘VINTAGE PAINT’. Like Annie Sloane, it is a ‘chalk’ or ‘milk’ paint, with a high level of natural earth pigments, but it is more fluid and as such, easier to use. Moreover, the palette is wonderfully Nordic-French and probably more sophisticated and current.
Grand Illusions isn’t a new name. They developed some of the first ‘historic’ paints in the 1980s and were one of the country’s leading purveyors of painted furniture, long before anyone else was doing it, publishing several books on paint techniques, so they know all about quality of product and finish. The paints are designed to recreate the milk paints of the 18th and 19th centuries – they dry to a chalky, matt finish. Unlike vinyl emulsion, they aren’t packed with plastic, are VOC free and eco-friendly.
Not only are are stocking the whole range, including brushes, shellac and waxes, at very good prices, (as you might expect), we are offering very reasonable PAINT COURSES, starting on Saturday April 24th and and another in May. Courses last from 10-1 and will be taught by Nicola, in the lovely double-height workshop at ‘All the Pretty Things’ across the road from Previous Homewares. You will learn and practice all the basic techniques necessary to transform your own pieces of furniture. Contact us at the shop for further details. APRIL 24th NOW FULL.