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IOD has shipped April 2021 Releases! I hope to ship this weekend! Quantities still available for PRE-ORDER!

Vonda Youngkin

IOD has shipped April 2021 Releases! I hope to ship this weekend! Quantities still available for PRE-ORDER!

IOD April 2021 Release Reveals This Week! IOD has shipped the 4 new IOD Stamps and the 3 new IOD Transfers to me, and I currently expect to receive them this Friday, May 14!  This could slip to Saturday the 15th, or Monday the 17th.  Never know anymore. IOD has yet to give us a green light to hand over to our customers, but I expect it to be later this week.  My goal will be to ship out as many as possible Friday and Saturday - of course I will ship them in the order I received. :)  I appreciate everyone's patience through...

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5/11/2021: Fusion Restocked MAY 8, Next May 18 estimated; IOD Restocked May 8, NEW Release 5/14! (stamp & mould updates inside)

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5/11/2021: Fusion Restocked MAY 8, Next May 18 estimated; IOD Restocked May 8, NEW Release 5/14! (stamp & mould updates inside)

5/11/2021: 12:00 PM CST UPDATE. Fusion - Surprise - Fusion restocked MAY 8.  Expect next LARGE restock on or about MAY 17.  The NEW IOD April 2021 Release has been shipped by IOD. I expect to receive this Friday, May 14.  Obviously, this could slide. IOD - Restocked MAY 8. Expect next MAY 14 & MAY 17. April 2021 Release Stamps and Transfers are estimated to be shipped from IOD early May. I expect to ship mid-May. Mixed orders of pre-orders and current release will be held until new items are received. STAMPS: CROCKERY - restock ETA early June.  I...

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Fusion Mineral Paint is Foundation to Finish All in One

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Fusion Mineral Paint is Foundation to Finish All in One

  Stop waxing chalk, and paint with Fusion! Can Fusion seriously do everything chalk paint can do?  Yes, and more! Fusion Mineral Paint... Has a built-in top coat, so it does not require wax or a sealer, Self-levels with minimal texture and brushstrokes, Is both water-proof and stain-proof, Can easily be distressed, Is UV Resistant, so it can be used outdoors, and Contains zero VOCs. Can Chalk-paint can't say all that? "I sell Fusion Mineral Paint, Iron Orchid Designs Decor Transfers, Moulds, and Stamps, and refinished furniture.  Like everyone, do my best to save money and time so I can spend both...

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How Not To Get Brush Strokes When Painting

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How Not To Get Brush Strokes When Painting

Tips for Avoiding Brush Strokes WhenPainting Furniture and Cabinets It's often asked, "How can I paint and not get brush strokes?" We all want that smooth finish. Now, Fusion Mineral Paint is already self-leveling helps a lot when it comes to a great finish overall. But would you believe a brush stroke free finish really starts with your tools? Choosing the right paint brush for the project is key to achieving this look. Today’s blog post is going to teach you how to not get brush strokes when painting furniture and cabinets in your home. Please be sure to read it in...

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How to Pick the Right Paintbrush for the Project

Vonda Youngkin

How to Pick the Right Paintbrush for the Project

 STAALMEESTER PAINTBRUSHES FOR THE PERFECT PAINT FINISH The paintbrush is a traditional piece of equipment which it is assumed to be best manufactured using natural bristle. It still remains part of the standard tools of a painter. However for years manufacturers have been trying to develop a good alternative to bristle paintbrushes - a universal brush that can handle both synthetic and water-based paints, whilst maintaining consistent brush quality. With the Staalmeester synthetic brushes, the solution is now available. The right combination of ingredients used in these synthetic paintbrushes perfectly well meet requirements for correct processing of the new low...

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