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Americana Decor® Chalky™ Finish Paint Named Hot 20 Product by Craft & Hobby Association

By: DecoArt
January 16, 2014

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Americana Decor® Chalky™ Finish Paint Named Hot 20 Product by Craft & Hobby Association

DecoArt's new chalky finish paint program, Americana Decor Chalky Finish, was named a "Hot 20" innovative craft product by the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) during the winter 2014 trade show. The products were selected by a panel of expert media judges, including:??Cynthia Richter, Woman’s World Magazine?Nancy Nally, Scrapbook Update?Jenny Barnett-Rohrs, Craft Test Dummies?Jade Harrington-Boudreaux, Jaderbomb.com?Lisa Fulmer, Cool2Craft.com

Americana Décor Chalky Finish Paints are specially formulated to provide excellent adhesion to wood, metal, laminate, glass, terra cotta, ceramics, and more. There’s no need to prep the surface with time-consuming stripping or sanding…you just clean it and go!

  • Minimum odor from both the paint and wax products due to low VOCs (volatile organic compounds
  • Water-based for easy clean-up
  • One-coat coverage with most colors and on most surfaces
  • Intermixable colors
  • No priming or prep needed (Unless the surface has an old finish that may bleed when painted; then Stain Blocker should be used before painting.)
  • Very matte finish with slight texture
  • Sandable
  • Dries quickly to the touch, full curing after 7 days
  • Durable due to the unique cross-linking feature of the paint resin system -- best in class
  • Can be brushed, rolled, or sponged

For ideas and inspiration on how to use Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint, visit decoart.com/chalkyfinish
MEDIA INFORMATION: for interviews with DecoArt, expert comment, hi-res images, color charts, paint and other samples, or information about sales: please contact Tabitha Dotson, tdotson@decoart.com

DecoArt, Inc.
Since 1985, DecoArt has manufactured one of the broadest lines of acrylic paints and finishes for general arts and crafts use in the world. The line includes all-purpose acrylics for professional artists, crafters, and students. Located centrally in the United States, DecoArt manufactures numerous specialty paints that are designed specifically for surfaces like glass, ceramics, fabric, and metal, from its Stanford, KY production facility. DecoArt products are known around the world for their superior and consistent quality and excellent value. For more information on DecoArt, visit www.DecoArt.com.
DecoArt, Inc.
t: 1-800-367-3047
e: information@decoart.com
P.O. Box 386
Stanford, KY 40484

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