T H E C H A R M O F C H A L K
Made in the UK, Autentico paints are high in chalk, low in VOC and many of their core products are completely child safe (EN71-3). With an unrivalled palette of 150 deep and rich colours, they are our choice of paint for all our painted furniture.
We are proud stockists of Autentico Vintage and Versante paints as well as many of their high quality waxes and decorative products.
Choosing the right product
Heres a quick and handy guide to choosing the right product from Willow Cottage's Autentico range for your project:
This is traditional chalk paint, highly porous, rich in colour and perfect for use with the many decorative products available such as waxes, crackle glaze, art medium and decoupage.
Vintage is the right choice if you are aiming for an aged or vintage look to your furniture. If you are planning on distressing or layering different paint colours or using a metallic or coloured wax then this is the choice for you. Perfect for creating the "shabby chic" look.
Totally matt finish. Must be sealed with a wax or varnish for protection.
No need to sand or prime. Sticks to most surfaces. Wash all furniture first with suagr soap to clean and de-grease before painting.
Autentico VERSANTE MATT:
Very versatile paint. With a built in moisture membrane and UV filter so that it is water resistant and protected against colour fading. An ideal choice for outdoors or indoors. Great for all areas of the home including kitchens and bathrooms but also good for high traffic areas and all furniture where you are aiming for a clean, smooth painted finish. No need to seal with a wax or varnish as this is built in to the paint. Tough and durable. Matt finish with a 5% sheen.
Usually no need to prime, sand or strip, wash furniture with sugar soap first to clean and de-grease.
Give very shiny surfaces a light sanding to remove shine first and provide a key
Autentico VERSANTE EGGSHELL:
Developed alongside Versante Matt, Versante Eggshell has been tried and tested for whatever the weather and holds a high scratch resistance. Built in moisture membrane and UV filter perfect for exterior fencing, garden furniture, interiors of sunrooms, bathrooms and kitchens particularly kitchen cabinets. Smooth finish with a 15% sheen.
On previously painted or varnished surfaces we recommend that you sand or prime before painting with Autentico Eggshell.
Decorative products - The finishing touches
Produced to an old Dutch recipe containing pure bees wax and carnuba wax Autentico waxes are designed to provide decorative protection to furniture and to your painted finishes. NB not required on Versante paint.
Choose from Clear, Dark Brown, Light Brown, 9 further colours, and 4 metallic waxes; Sparkling Gold, Sparkling Copper, Sparkling Silver and Sparkling Bronze.
Autentico - Other products:
We carry a range of Autentico's decorative products including Decoupage Glue, Terrapieno - an embossing paste for use with Autentico's extra thick stencils, Art Medium - an image transfer glue that allows any printed image to be transferred onto your furniture, doors etc., Crackle Glaze and Crackleleure for the classic shabby chic look.
We also stock Autentico Primer and Sealer and Matt Varnish a great alternative to wax when it comes to sealing Autentico Vintage paint.
Although we do not stock every product available nor every colour, we are able to order any of the products for you.