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What a (Chalk Paint) Finish!

What a (Chalk Paint) Finish!

For a while now, our Extra Strong Varnish has been gaining quite the reputation as an outstanding sealant for chalk paint, which is very popular in the furniture upcycling industry. With the varnish being water based, it is extremely easy to apply with a brush or cloth, has little to no smell and your brush can just be cleaned afterwards with cold water.   There was particular excitement yesterday in the offices of Littlefair's when we spotted our very own vanish on the Instagram home page of viral video sharing sensation Ladbible (see below, bottom right!)  Now, why on earth would our products be...

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And the winner is....

And the winner is....

It was 2001 when Les Littlefair began developing his small range of water based wood dyes.  Starting with just a core of what are now old favourites - Antique Stripped Pine, English Oak, Golden Oak and Dark Red Mahogany - Les wanted an environmentally friendly formula that could enhance any untreated wood, new or old.  After months of perfecting his method, Littlefair's Wood Finishing Products was born! Fast forward 19 years and this small range of dyes has grown to 27 beautiful colours across the Traditional, Pastel, Grey and Special Ranges.  These are available to the public online and via a number of trusted stockists.  The...

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Breathe New Life Into Your Floorboards!

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Breathe New Life Into Your Floorboards!

If you’re lucky enough to have a property with good quality floorboards, you’ve already won half the battle. There are so many properties that, over time, have been modernised losing the authenticity of a period property. By going back to basics you can restore the natural beauty of your home. Design isn’t the only reason you should consider renewing your floorboards over using carpets throughout your home. For a busy family home, well-cared for wooden flooring can be a godsend in terms of keeping them clean. Quality wooden floors finished off with quality wood dyes and varnishes will be much...

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Join our Brand New Fan Forum!

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Join our Brand New Fan Forum!

Hello to all our wonderful customers! We hope you and those close to you are keeping safe and well as life slowly returns to some normality.  For those of you who have placed orders with us over the last few months, we would like to assure you that our service is back to normal after we had to temporarily extend our dispatch times.  We'd like to thank you for your patience and loyalty over this period. We'd also like to introduce you to a new feature - the Littlefair's Fan Forum on Facebook!  For a while now, via our social media...

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Guest Blog - Paul's Blackboard / Pin Board Project!

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Guest Blog - Paul's Blackboard / Pin Board Project!

A little while ago my wife was looking for a large blackboard (The old-fashioned school type) as a presentation aid. Eventually she found the ideal one online albeit rather old and tatty looking. I was tasked with turning this into something more presentable. Not easy given its condition. The first area to be addressed was the easel stand, though solid, it was badly scarred in places and, over time, had lost the supporting pegs and the chalk tray. After cleaning the rust off the hinges I set about disguising the worst of the scratches (I didn’t want to strip, stain...

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