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eicó blues

eico paint air force bluegrass surf upcycle

I love discovering new paint so when the peeps at eicó gave me some love on Instagram, I clicked through to their website to have a read. And I was impressed: environmentally friendly, ecologically and ethically sound decorative paints and products. So I contacted them and they offered to send me some paint to try. They did say that I could make my very own bespoke colour with their colour matching service which I could name (and that’s not just a fancy service for bloggers, anyone can do it) and even though that’s a childhood dream of mine, I decided to go with some blues and greys from their 108 pre mixed colours (you can order a free colour chart on their website).

Before

I asked for eggshell paint to upcycle a chest of drawers I got for free as it was destined for the skip but Justine at eicó explained that with the use of their ican Grepp primer, I could use their sample pots of Alterior Matt.  The Alterior Matt is very tough and washable. This meant that I could have some fun with the colour and do an ombré effect with 3 sample pots: from light to dark surf, bluegrass and air force. What a transformation!

eico paint air force bluegrass surf upcycle

I used the ican Grepp primer after a clean and a fine sand. Then 2 coats of the Alterior Matt – allowing it to dry in between the coats. The finish is lovely and the colours are stunning especially with the mid century teak tapered legs.

eico paint air force bluegrass surf upcycle

eico paint air force bluegrass surf upcycle

I added new handles from B&Q but I’m keeping the old ones for another project so they won’t go to waste.

eico paint air force bluegrass surf upcycle

I was really inspired by the combination of blues so I decided to do some ‘real’ painting. I can’t remember the last time I painted a canvas but I had great fun. I used the sample pots on a canvas I had painted gold.

eico paint air force bluegrass surf
eico paint air force bluegrass surf

I think as you can tell, I was really impressed with the eicó paints: a company with green credentials and beliefs, APEO and solvent free paint with low VOC ratings but all with no compromise on quality. As the pots say: paints that don’t cost the Earth 🖤

eico paint air force bluegrass surf

Happy making!

Small print: The paint used in this post was kindly gifted by eicó.

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