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Take the Stress out of Distressing

December 19, 2017

  Shabby-chic. Aged. Worn. Perfectly imperfect. Distressed. Or… yes… not distressed at all. Whatever you want, just go for it! Creating an effective and beautiful distressed finish on your freshly FAT Paint’d furniture look isn’t something to stress about. A lot of people are a bit apprehensive about the process, but you really shouldn’t sweat...

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    Meet A Retailer: Wendy Batten from Front Porch Mercantile

    December 1, 2017

    If Wendy Batten could give herself just one title, it’d be Chief Inspirer of Creativity. As both the brains and the brawn behind the powerhouse DIY brand Front Porch Mercantile, it’s Wendy’s job to empower others to be just as creative as she is....

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    FAT Paint’d Pumpkin

    October 20, 2017

    If your Instagram feed is anything like ours, you’re likely scrolling through an influx of FAT Paint’d pumpkin pictures these days. And that can only mean one thing: Halloween is right around the corner!!...

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    Meet A Retailer: Tammy Doogan from Thomasin Rustic Chic

    October 17, 2017

    We at The FAT Paint Company are pretty lucky. About 140 retailers love, sell and promote FAT Paint in their shops or studios across Canada and the US and more are joining our tribe every month. We pride ourselves in doing everything we can to support them in their small business endeavours. After all, we...

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    How to Use: Extra FAT

    October 10, 2017

    Now that you’ve mastered your FAT Paint technique, it’s time to get a little more creative. That’s where our speciality products, like Extra FAT, come in. Extra FAT enhances the consistency of the paint—perfect for the artisan who wants to FAT’n up their projects with added dimension and texture. The 100% all-natural powdered additive is...

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    How to Use: CLEAR Top Coat

    October 3, 2017

    We often brag out our FAT Wax as the go-to sealant for your FAT Paint projects. And rightfully so. It’s awesome! It leaves behind a durable and lustrous museum-quality polish that’s smooth as silk and soft to the touch. But in some cases, you may be looking for a little extra protection. That’s where our CLEAR Top Coat...

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    Thank You!

    September 22, 2017

    Whew! This week is almost over, and we have to admit… it’s been a bit of a blur. From the launch of Cascadia, our special limited release colour, to Victoria’s appearance on CBC’s Our Vancouver and our 5 Years of FAT anniversary party, the past few days here at The FAT Paint Company have been...

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    Cascadia

    September 18, 2017

      We are so FAT-tastically excited about today. After weeks of planning, prepping and hinting, we at The FAT Paint Company are finally ready to reveal the latest addition to our palette of chalk-style paint! Cascadia is a beautiful deep, rich green—a special limited release for our 5 Years of FAT anniversary celebration....

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    Easy, Peasy FAT Wax Tutorial

    September 13, 2017

    Ahhhh… FAT Wax—the perfect complement to every FAT Paint project! If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for? It’s lush, supple, durable and oh-so-easy to apply. In fact, we recently received this email from one of our FAT Paint Artisans, who had never used it before. “This was the first time I...

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    Celebrating 5 Years of FAT

    August 21, 2017

    5 Years of FAT!?! Yes, you heard that right. We’re turning 5 years old this year. Over the next five weeks, we are going to be marking this momentous occasion in a number of ways: a party, a new colour, a whole FAT-load of inspiration…. Holy Cow! There’s so much to celebrate!! But, we’re starting...

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