Not Yo Mama’s Paint – Old World Finishing Paint

Old World Finishing Paint


Old World Finishing Paint™.  Have you heard of it?  You need to try this stuff.

Old World Finishing Paint is a professional wood finishing product formulated for multiple uses.  It is the perfect base and finishing coat for painted color furniture and cabinet finishing and accepts most staining materials.

-VOC Compliant (yay!)

-Soap and Water Clean-up

-Comes in a Tint Base as well as 20 pre-tinted colors

Old World Finishing Paint

Old World Finishing Paint

This is probably one of my favorite products from Faux Effects, but I adore practically everything they make. Old World Finishing Paint is so different—unlike any other paint out there. The possibilities are endless. That might seem like a broad statement but it’s really true. Old World Finishing Paint™ is a mineral based paint (not to be confused with the seemingly popular chalk paint) that can be applied over raw wood as well as painted surfaces and even in wall finishes and stencils. It can be tinted with Faux Crème Colors™  or the new(er) FauxCrème Color™ TransOxide Colors.


Old World Finishing Paint™ can be thinned with 20-30% water and used as a stain over raw wood. I suggest thinning it at least 5-10% with water before any use as this is a very thick paint, and it will cause you to get a ridiculous arm workout work harder than you should have to blending over your surface. Unless you’re into that sort of thing, go ahead and use it straight out of the bucket. I have—and it doesn’t mean it won’t work—it just means you’ll have to spend a little more time manipulating and blending the product on the surface. It also has a separate Activator which is an additive to be used to create unique, distressed paint effects with a chunky plaster-like texture.

Old World Finishing Paint

If you have ever played with the R.S line (Reactive Series) from FauxEffects®  you will know what I mean.  If you have no clue what I’m talking about, get down to our studio for a private lesson. Like NOW.  When I say this stuff is cool and will change your life, you have no idea what you are in for.  #amazeballs  (it won’t make you skinny, rich or retired, but it will still change your life)


So, back to our Superstar of a paint. Old World Finishing Paint™ is easy to sand, easy to wash back for layered, distressed finishes. It receives glazes very nicely so the workability for multi-dimensional finishes is quite effortless. It’s a perfect combination with stencils or modellos. Here is a sample we do in our Furniture and Cabinetry Class, and it’s always a big hit.


Old World Finishing Paint


You can see this product in action on a fun project in an upcoming blog.  You won’t want to miss it!  STAY TUNED!


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1 Comment

  1. Mary Sorrells says:

    Love love LOVE your blog. I’ve taken about 5 FE classes years back….. Then got frustrated trying to work with the public not wanting to pay extra for decorative finishes. So I quit for a while and now I’m getting back into it more so refinishing furniture. So I love catching up!

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