I’m Maria founder of Four French Chooks and the Brisbane Stockist for Autentico Paints. I have recently returned from living in France (with my four French chooks!) where I painted my way through lots of pieces of furniture with Autentico. I cannot wait to share these amazing paints with you at workshops in and around Brisbane as well as well as retailing the paints & decorative products.
What is chalk paint?
Chalk paint is – it really is in the name – a descriptive term for paint with chalk as an important ingredient.
Together with water, natural pigment and resins, chalk is actually a filler resulting in a breathable, odour-free matt finish paint with superb adherence and coverage on almost any surface; properties that have kept it in use as a medium for hundreds of years.
Now, mixing (literally) traditional paint recipes with modern techniques and comprising a palette of more than 150 colours, Autentico has been a leader in chalk paints for many years. Due to its porous structure, not only is it great for your walls, chalk paint is perfect to use for decorative techniques such as sanding through, crackling, and many other ageing techniques for a true vintage or shabby chic style.
Natural versatility at the core.
Autentico manufacture their own line of paints, combining technology with tradition and creativity with professionalism.
Autentico paints contain the highest levels of chalk, are low in VOC and many core paint products are completely child safe (EN71-3). With an unrivalled palette of more than 150 deep and rich colours, they truly are in a league of our own.
Whether you are embarking on a creative venture at home, or maybe something bigger, Autentico will always provide a quality, honest and versatile product to suit your aspirations.