It’s Here and It’s Amazing!

boxesLast week I had the unbelievable experience of working with Pure & Original Paint in advance of their USA launch. I had originally received samples of their Classico, a chalk based paint, several months ago,used it in several projects and blogged about it here, here, and here. I loved working with it. It’s a rich, luxurious, highly pigmented paint, that comes in 114 colors. And although I didn’t know it at the time, it does not have to sealed (i.e. no wax) unless it is an area of high moisture (Bathroom, Kitchen Backsplash). If you decide it needs protection they recommend their Dead Flat Eco-Seal. What? A chalk paint that doesn’t need wax? Amazing and true!

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But Classico is only one of the paints made in the old, traditional way by Pure & Original in Bruges, Belgium. They also make a Fresco Lime, and Marrakech Walls and those were the paints I had a chance to work with last week.

ed94e73576986381cfe338b3a8e92d37 Marrakech Walls gives the look of stone or concrete but in a paint. It is applied in a thin first coat with a brush or roller and a second thicker coat and that is when the magic happens. The whole point is to create color and texture variation and there are several techniques you can use which I’ll save for later posts. But it is fun, easy and no fail. It can be applied to walls, furniture, and decor accents, like vases, and trays.

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MWFresco Lime Paint gives a large tonal range, and texture with just one color. It is applied with a brush in 2 coats and needs no sealer unless in a moisture rich area. When I first saw a sample, I thought a color had been mixed with varying amounts of white to create tints and applied in several light layers as I usually do with Chalk Paint. Instead, it is one color applied in two simple coats that creates a layered wash effect.  So easy and almost impossible to do wrongly.

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More, more to come as I experiment, and try different applications of this fabulous paint. Thanks to Pure & Original Paint, Helene Von Os, and Luxury Dutch Importers for allowing me to be a part of this special preview and training. Next color on my project list: Black.

29 Comments

Sheila Falcucci

What a coincidence, I saw a stockist on IG and was going to reach out to you. Great news. Please tell me you will be selling online?

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Barbara Anderson

Wow!! I’m in love!! Wonder if it will be available in Florida!? USA?

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TKraft Art & Interiors

Wow can’t wait to use this brand of paint. I’m especially intrigued by the Marrakech product line for the new replacement walls to blend in with the old original plaster walls In my old house. Beautiful example photos.

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Fiona

Sounds very much like Australia’s range of Porters Paints. Have fun with it. If it’s half as good as pOrters it will be beautiful

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Janice Bowden

I am amazed at the photos! Can’t wait to try this paint, am hopeful you will be selling it. The paint brushes are works of art themselves

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Melanie Parker

This paint sounds fantastic – when will we be able to purchase it here?

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Nancy

WOW!! I can’t wait to see your future posts and would love to try this too!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!
Nancy

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Steve Goldberg

I am so jealous. I would paint the world… Do you need an apprentice? I would sleep outside your studio in the rain, as a Zen monk before his Master’s Zendo…

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Lori

Absolutely thrilled about this. Can we order through you? If so can you let us know. Are there different brushes?
Thank you for sharing!!!!

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Patricia Laursen

Very Interested. More info please.
Where can we get it. I have piles of projects in waiting.

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Sharon Johnson

Where can I order this paint? I am interested in more information also.

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DeLynn

I can’t wait to read more about it! I am quite intrigued with the “no fail” part!!!

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Janice Bowden

There were so many hits on the Pure and Original Paint website today that it crashed. I was on their site yesterday and signed up for emails, so I got one just now saying the website was down. The paint sounds amazing.

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Kathleen Herman

I love the Fresco Lime Paint. It appears to only come in 2.5 liters. Will they be available in smaller quantities? I am assuming that a little goes a long way with this paint also if it were used for walls?

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Gina

just need to know where i.can.buy or order online. plus, any added products needed

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Pat Bennett

Where can I get color cards of Pure and Original in all three paints? Will you be selling it? I live in the Houston area–any dealer here? Love your blogs.

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Pat Bennett

Very interested in Pure and Original paints. Who has them in USA? Love your blogs.

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Kathleen

Oh I can’t wait to try some of these! I would love to order a color chart for all of the products. How and when can we order some?

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Denise

I was fortunate enough to get a chance at the early access sales a few weeks ago. Purchased five different colors of the chalk line and have been saving them for my special project…an beautiful armoire that I recently acquired. I can’t wait to get started but want to see a few more of your posts before I get started. Looking forward to any and all lessons you share with us Leslie! I envy your opportunity to “play” with this paint line.

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Kendra sorum

Ok, you have me hooked. This is not an easy thing to do. I would love to try these beautiful amazing colors! How do you order. Can you get them any where they sell Annie Sloan?

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Shannon Longfellow

How are the prices? Any lower than current popular chalk paint brands? Where can we buy locally?

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