Have you heard? FauxCréme™ Color Trans Oxide is the new black. And Red, Yellow, Brown and Asphaltum. I have another favorite product here that I’m adding to everything from my plasters like Sandstone™, RsPlaster™ and StucoLux™, as well as glazes for furniture with FauxCréme Clear™ and AquaCreme™.
Please welcome FauxCréme™ Color Trans Oxide.
Faux Effects® has a large range of acrylic and water-based colorants perfect for tinting glazes and plasters, but these…oh my. Not only are they gorgeous colors all on their own—no need to mix 5 colors to get a rich tone but these are UV safe so you can create a deep wood tone glaze that can go exterior! Yes, exterior! Celebrate with me! For those of you who love everything Stain and Seal™ like I do, it probably hurts your heart a little to know you can’t glaze exterior projects like a garage door or those interior areas that receive a substantial amount of direct sunlight. Even with a UV resistant top coat like AquaGard™ UV, I wouldn’t chance it. This is where FauxCréme™ Color Trans Oxide colors have saved my life. Figuratively speaking, of course. Yes, you can still use the earth tones of FauxCréme™ Colors, but when you need the depth for wood tones, there is no comparison to the Trans Oxide colors. The one color I reach for the most is Asphaltum. This is quite frankly—the perfect brown. It has the perfect amount of warmth with a slight red undertone. Here is a little color chart so you can see for yourself.
As you can see these are very rich, vibrant tones PERFECT for wood tone glazes and refinishing furniture. Also, they have a very nice translucency to them so they don’t appear cloudy or too opaque on your surface. There are 5 colors—Black, Brown, Yellow, Red and Asphaltum. These are great choices for tinting any of your Faux Effects products. I even find I need less of this pigment compared to the original Faux Créme Colors™ because of their intensity. Makes it nice when you don’t want to add a cup of colorant. For more info on what colorants made by Faux Effects are exterio-rated, check out the blog here. Not all colorants are created equal!
I really hope you check these bad boys out—if you are ever near our Studio here in Southern California, stop by for a visit! We’d love to meet you and show your more, and I will even make you your very own little color chart. I know this is one product we all need in our creative arsenal.