Our 9/23/17 Festival!!!!

The Purple Painted Lady® 7th Annual Festival Sept. 23, 2017 is TOMORROW….SATURDAY ONLY!!!!

Come see us and 300 amazing artisans (no one is selling solar panels, or insurance at this show!) and 22 bands& musicians, 16 food trucks and more!!!!!

VISIT THE FESTIVAL WEBSITE HERE

9 to 5 pm at 845 Yellow Mills Road Palmyra 14522.

$5 parking and $1 entrance….money to benefit Pal-Mac Rotary and Camp ONSEYAWA (camp for kids with disabilities).

This is a family friendly, NO smoking event.

See the website for directions, map of all vendors, and every other detail you are wondering about. AND don’t forget to print your FREE raffle ticket to win some of the 300 raffles donated by the artists!!!! Thanks everyone!

www.thepurplepaintedladyfestival.com #thepurplepaintedladyfestival

My Paint is Separating When Applied

My Paint is Separating When Applied….WHY????

Has your paint separated within seconds after applying it to a piece of furniture?  

This may be more common when painting a piece from  IKEA, or Target or …for me (The Purple Painted Lady®) – it was an old piece from The Bombay Co.  There are various opinions on why this happens.  I once was told it was because the piece could have been treated with an infecticide to prevent infestation when pieces are being sent in shipping containers on large ships from other countries to the United States and that could be the root of the issue.  

Another opinion from fellow Chalk Paint® stockist Gypsy Lovell shared that this could because the furniture is made with silica …..which is similar to Annie’s Mix Mat.   Notice when you put paint on the Mat, it will also do this.

The paint literally separated and no mater how many coats you apply- it keeps doing this! (So, don’t waste paint and stop after applying the first coat on the first section)

To remedy this from happening- you can lightly sand it to scuff the surface.  Sand in the same direction you plan on applying the paint.  To fix the cheap pressboard furniture – you can also sand it lightly and put multiple thin coats of Chalk Paint® on waiting at least 12 hours between each. 

According to Barb S.- who is our Technical Resource, she stated,

“For years now we have been recommending to a customer to first thoroughly sand their IKEA piece (and Formica too) to break the surface tension (unless it’s been finished with thermafoil, which cannot be painted).

Then apply a thin coat of Chalk Paint®.  Let paint dry and then wait 48 hours to allow the paint to bond.

Finish with proceeding painting in whichever manner you like.”

The Purple Painted Lady® recommends adding a little water to your Chalk Paint® also.  No more than than 20%.  

So, if you have one cup of Chalk Paint®  – take a 1/8 measuring cup and fill with water and add to the paint and mix well.  Remember – you can always add more water- BUT don’t waste your paint by adding too much and making it too thin!  

 

BUY PRODUCT FROM …..THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY®:

First- if you have a local stockist- go visit them and build a relationship with them.  Go to them with your questions and project issues.  BUT- if you do not have a local stockist- we invite you to try our customer service!

As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady® to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab and come and meet us!  Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.  
 
This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them. The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  Get inspired by their shop that they lovingly curated – just for you!   Enjoy that one on one experience!   But for those who are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you.
 
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  
 
SOME OF THE REASONS WE THINK THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY® CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
 
*  We love our customers and it shows!
*  Ordering online?  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.   We ship orders out every since week day all over the US.
*  We offer low flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same.
*  We have awesome follow up customer service, too!
*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95
 
 
: )  And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project!  And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!  Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady®.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=> http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XO
Trish

The Purple Painted Lady® ~ the serial no. is 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office

PLEASE VISIT OUR FOUR LOCATIONS!

The Rochester Home & Garden Show March 25 & 26, 2017- Thanks for Coming Out To See Us!

We were at the Rochester Home and Garden show on March 25 & 26, 2017 that happened at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.   

Every year you can find us in the lower ballroom.  

The year we had two large pieces of furniture that we demonstrated using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan on.  

Our focus was sharing information on how to transform your dated kitchen cabinets using Annie’s products.

 

 

Then…Visit one of our four locations:

THEN…..Come visit one of our FOUR locations:

EAST SIDE OF ROCHESTER (Our MAIN store!)

77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

OPEN Mon – Wed 10– 4, Thurs 11–7, Fri 10 –5 & Sat 10-4.…CLOSED SUNDAY

OR

CENTER OF ROCHESTER (Like 5 minutes away from the Home & Garden Show downtown)

Village Gate ~ 274 Goodman Street North in Rochester, NY 14607

OPEN Mon – Wed 1-6, Fri & Sat 1–8 …NORMALLY CLOSED THURS & SUN…BUT for Sunday, March 26th. 2017 BUT…because of the Home Show- Luke will be at out Village Gate store from 11 til 5pm.  

OR

WEST SIDE OF ROCHESTER

3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge)

OPEN Thurs – Sunday 11–6 ……CLOSED MON, TUES, WEDNESDAY

OR

SYRACUSE

1 West Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, NY 13027

OPEN Tues – Sat 11-5 …CLOSED MONDAY & SUNDAY

Florence Chalk Paint®- take a look at this beauty!

We really enjoy seeing “before & after” photos from our customers and here is an amazing transformation done by Michelle Siefker using Florence Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.  

Here is a BEFORE photo of Michelle’s bed.

Michelle used Annie Sloan’s Florence Chalk Paint®.

Florence, according to Annie Sloan, “was inspired by the colors of the copper green mineral and semi-precious stone, malachite, and from the same family of stones as azurite and turquoise. In the 17th and 18th century it was used as a color made with verdigris but as it is a very fugitive color turning black with time so we are not aware of how it was used on woodwork in many houses. It is a classical color found in classical Italian furniture.”

 

The Purple Painted Lady loves this color because it reminds her of the beautiful green-blue ocean in Honduras!

Michelle first used Florence Chalk Paint®…and then she applied Annie Sloan’s clear wax first…then the dark wax all over, rubbed that away and then clear wax as the final coat, buffed to a sheen.

 

Gilding by Annie Sloan

The Purple Painted Lady is excited to announce the suite of NEW GILDING by Annie Sloan!

Add a metallic touch to your painted furniture with Annie Sloan Gilding Wax.

Apply to ornate carvings and mouldings to enhance texture and detailing, or use with your favourite Annie Sloan Stencil to create gilded shapes, lines and designs.

Annie’s gilding can be applied with a lint-free cloth, a brush or your fingers!

Gilding is always applied last- I like to use the analogy…like roses on a wedding cake!  You do not go back and frost all over the cake once your decorative roses have been applied.  So, do not apply clear wax over your gilding, unless you are trying to “erase” or remove it.

Gilding comes in 15ml tubes.

The Colours are:

Warm Gold, Bright Gold, Bright Silver, Dark Silver and Copper

WANT TO GET SOME FREE STUFF?:

 

BUY PRODUCT FROM …..THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY®:

First- if you have a local stockist- go visit them and build a relationship with them.  Go to them with your questions and project issues.  BUT- if you do not have a local stockist- we invite you to try our customer service!

As for buying any of the products we mentioned earlier in this post- I hope that you select The Purple Painted Lady® to be your one stop resource!  We have four locations in western NY.  Check out our Information tab and come and meet us!  Otherwise- if you are not located near me- the following information may apply to you.  This information is directed to those who do NOT have a local stockist.  Because if you do – go and meet them, shop from them and build a relationship with them.  The guidance, information and knowledge they share with you – will be invaluable.  But, if you are in a location where there is no one selling paint products- and you must buy on-line- consider us.  With that said, visit www.anniesloan.com to find a stockist near you.
 
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  
 
SOME OF THE REASONS WE THINK THE PURPLE PAINTED LADY® CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THE BEST:
 
*  We sell Chalk Paint® for $34.95
*  If you order before 3 pm EASTERN TIME any day Monday thru Friday – we will ship out your package that SAME day.
*  We ship orders out every since week day all over the US.
*  We offer low flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same.
*  We have awesome follow up customer service, too!
 
 
: )  And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project!  And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!Lastly- if I was helpful to you- ….please consider leaving a positive review on my Facebook business page sharing your positive experience or thoughts about The Purple Painted Lady®.  Here is a link to my Facebook page=> http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Purple-Painted-Lady/291882785710    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)
XO
Trish

The Purple Painted Lady® ~ the serial no. is 86/641,416 with the US Trademark Office

PLEASE VISIT OUR FOUR LOCATIONS!