FREE STUFF? Facebook Give-A-Ways all of December- JOIN US!

“We make a living by what we get ~ but we make a life by what we give”

This saying resonated with me.  So… honor of all of you and the appreciation we have …. The Purple Painted Lady is doing a Facebook GIVE-A-WAY every weekday now until Christmas. 

With that said, please consider LIKING my business page and participating.  Maybe you will get lucky!

Click HERE to see our Facebook page.



Tuesday, November 29th – WINNER OF “NAUGHTY” HOLIDAY SIGN? = Karen Lapierre 11/30/16 – shipped 12/5/16

Wednesday, November 30th – WINNER OF THE THREE BARS OF SCRUBBY SOAP? = Melanie Locke Miller 12/1/16 shipped 12/5/16

THURSDAY, December 1st – WINNER OF THE QUART of Wood Icing, Textura Paste 12/2/16 = Cindy Downing 12/2/16 shipped 12/5/16

FRIDAY, December 2nd- WINNER OF THE sweet whimsy designs $40 credit => Roxana Berry 12/3/16

MONDAY, December 5th – WINNER OF THE  (over a $50 value!) a TRIO of Miss Mustard Seed‘s Milk Paint Sample Bags in colors of your choice, 1.75 ounce container of BOTH Miss Mustard Seed’s Clear and Antiquing Wax. =>  Brenda van Riper 12/5/16


TUESDAY, December 6th – WINNER OF THE duo of Thompson Candles (one big & one short). We carry these aromatic- but not nauseating (you know what I mean?) candles at the shop….and people love them! We sell them like hotcakes….and speaking of “hotcakes”…the Thompson candle scent called Breakfast on the Farm is one of our absolute favorites. BUT don’t choose it if you are om a diet because it will make you want pancakes. We have many, many other scents to choose from- so we will hook you up! (a $40 value!) (one big & one short). => Pamela Stiles-Nakowsli 12/7/16


WEDENSDAY, December 7th – WINNER OF THE six artisan crafted Glass Fusion Furniture Knobs ($60 value!) by Switch It=> Missy Sanford 12/8/16


THURSDAY, December 8th – WINNER OF THE vintage leather cuff by Pamela’s Vintage Soul Jewelry. (one big & one short). =>Mary Ann Allen 12/9/16


FRIDAY, December 9th- WINNER OF THE Wall Organizer handmade by Chapter 2 => Meghan Brown Estaque 12/12/16   Meghan Estaque


MONDAY, December 12th- GIVE-A-WAY for MONDAY, December 12th is … a beautiful, colorful Prayer blanket holding 5th Dimensional frequencies for peace , love , healing , gratitude and unity. It is a Twin size reversible throws , vintage textiles imported and based on Fair Trade by VelvetGypsy




Congratulations! Email me at with your address and phone number. You have 2 weeks from the date of your announced winning above to claim your FREE GIFT

#thepurplepaintedlady #giveaway#missmustardseed#milkpaint#freestuff #thompsoncandles#scrubbysoap #woodicing #switchit #chapter2 #pamelasvintagesouljewelry




Facebook Give-A-Way ending on 7/18/16

Facebook GIVE-A-WAY TIME~ Happy Wednesday! Not paint related, but still quite cool. We sell a lot of cool stuff- and some of that is funky metal yard art. We are giving away a 19″ tall metal duck and two ducklings that will look cute in your yard! Quack, quack!

Duck The Purple Painted Lady

Here is how to play our give-a-way  ~ LIKE our Facebook page (if you haven’t already) and then…..LIKE THE Mama Duck POST. Easy peasy!

One of you will be selected on Monday, July 18th at 10 am EASTERN time.

( Winner need to live in the Continental USA.)

*** AND THE WINNERS OF the Saltwash® Give-A-Way are……..
Melanie Sullivan Sharpton and Nonda Nelson (Congratulations) Email Trish at with your phone and mailing address

‪#‎thepurplepaintedlady‬ ‪#‎giveaway‬


Link to our open hours by location- click HERE.

Our MAIN STORE is located at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

77 Main street with phone number


Dark Wax Tips and Tricks (How To Use Dark Wax Suggestions)

Dark Wax Tips and Tricks (How To Use Dark Wax Suggestions) BELOW:

The Purple Painted Lady is hosting a GIVE-A-WAY on our Facebook page (CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE) of Dark Bristled Petite Wax Brushes (on the right in photo!!!)

Ultimate Waxing Brush DARK BRISTLE Petite The Purple Painted Lady


TEN…YES, TEN LUCKY people will be randomly chosen on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at 9 am Eastern Time!


Just LIKE my Facebook page and the give-a-way post!

And feel free to leave a helpful tip or comment regarding using Dark Wax. Anything that can help a fellow user would be appreciated!



Okay- I am guessing you are reading this post because you want to use dark wax. However, do you need to use the dark wax?  Of course not!  That is like saying you MUST have ketchup with your fries or sugar in your tea.    But, if you do use dark wax… REALLY want to have a clear wax base BEFORE applied prior to the dark wax since it:

1. Allows the dark wax to move easier

2. Prevents the stain in the dark wax from penetrating and staining the paint directly

3. Having a clear wax base allows you to remove the dark wax on top or lighten it, if needed.  (read on for more information)



As for the dark bristles, no more will you accidentally pick up the wrong brush to apply your dark wax with! Same texture of bristle, same quality – just dark hairs!   Same size as the white hair petite brush that we have carried for the last 5 years!

Some TIPS for applying DARK WAX:

1. I always recommend having a clear wax application on your piece prior (there are some exceptions)
2. Try mixing the dark with clear wax together to lighten it up and make it more”spreadable.”
3. Try making the dark wax into a “glaze” by adding some Mineral Spirits. The amount of MS depends on the end result you want, but do not mix more than one to one.
4. As long as that clear wax base is there- if you put on too much dark wax- use some clear wax on a rag to work like an eraser.
5. Remember, once you have dark wax on…..if you apply more clear wax on top of it- it can lift some of the stain and change or RUIN what you just created and love.
6. Don’t leave the dark wax gummy or tacky on the flat surfaces since it will take FOREVER to set and cure. It is OK to leave it thicker in the crevices of grooves!
7. Experiment with it! You do not need to slather it every where initially.
8. Try applying a little dark wax strategically in corners or seams of door panels and use a rag to help soften/feather out the look. It can take some experience to manipulate on large pieces- like the side of a tall hutch – so, start off small and build your confidence. 

9. Dark wax looks best when it has something to grip to.  Especially on large, flat surfaces it can be intimidating like I mentioned above.  So, at the very beginning of your project- use your paint brush and create a little texture with your Chalk Paint® – so when it dries, the dark wax has something to grip to.

The Purple Painted Lady Antibes Green Texture Dark Wax

10. Here is another great tip from Jaclyn Kulfan =>  My tip: if you only want the dark wax to to go into the small crevices, like the edges of a cabinet door, use a small artists paint brush to control the amount of wax that goes in the crevice if you do not want to darken the surrounding paint color. It helps those edges pop!

11. Here is another great tip from Jennifer Gipson Fry=>  I love mixing with mineral spirits. Also buffing with steel wool will take some off if there’s too much and shine your piece up well. I love how smooth and finished wax makes a piece!

12. Here is another great tip from Jennifer Cohn-Colwill =>Always have two wax brushes, one for clear, one for dark!

13.  Here is another great tip from Ann Linhorst =>  Have patience with dark wax. Step back and take a deep breath before panicking.  (The Purple Painted Lady recommends a glass of wine prior to using too)

14. Here is another great tip from Stephanie Amber => Start small…just a bit of dark wax – you can always add more   and  Marie Lou said, => My tip: Less is more

15. Here is another great tip from Nancy Steward => Have a wiping rag ready. If you aren’t sure how much “dark” you want wipe on the dark and wipe off. You can always add more but being ready to remove will give you a feel for how much you want.

Read more about using dark wax HERE.


If you are interested in staying touch with The Purple Painted Lady- visit our Facebook page HERE – we would LOVE to hear from you and see your before & after photos!


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 two 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 to find a stockist near you.
We are here to help you, our customers!  We want you to be successful!  And, just so you know, when you place an order with The Purple Painted Lady:
*  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 the lowest 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- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you.  (my shameless but honest plug)    Here is a link to our on-line shop=>
: )  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=>    This really helps me!  (wink, wink!)

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

VISIT our locations too!

our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502

77 Main street with phone number



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