Here at Suite Pieces we have TONS of amazing DIY products and we LOVE to show you how to use them all to create beautiful pieces. So we’ve decided, starting in June from 2pm-3pm, we will have demos every Sunday at Suite Pieces Massapequa! Each Sunday we’ll demo a different product that you’ve been curious about. Check out the schedule below!

June 5th-Crackle Products


We have more than one way to crackle at Suite Pieces! Artisan Enhancements Crackle Tex and Annie Sloan Craqueleur! Artisan Enhancements Crackle Tex reproduces the sophisticated, aged, antiqued look of weathered paint and/or plaster. Crackle Tex is a clear medium that will allow paint or plaster to create a chipped/crackled effect. Annie Sloan Craqueleur is a two-part set for achieving a crackled finish like the cracked varnish on an old master painting. The size of the cracks can be varied according to how fine a layer of the Step 2 is applied in particuar. The thinner it is, the smaller the cracks.

Watch our video on Artisan Enhancements Crackle Tex HERE.

June 12th- Pearl Products

Like crackle products, we carry more than one pearl product! Artisan Enhancements Pearl Plaster & General Finishes Pearl EffectsPearl Plaster by Artisan Enhancements® creates an opulent and luxurious pearly finish. Once applied, the finish will resemble velvet with a shimmering pearlescent vibrancy.  General Finishes Pearl Effects are water based decorative, acrylic pearlescent colors used to create specialty finishes.

Watch our video on Artisan Enhancements Pearl Plaster Wash HERE.

Watch our video about General Finishes Products HERE.

June 19th-Artisan Enhancements VP Antico

VP Antico is a synthetic polishing plaster used to create Venetian plaster finishes. Once applied, it will resemble a smooth honed finish. VP Antico has a neutral base which allows it to be easily tinted from light to dark colors (it can be tinted with Chalk Paint® or Mixols).

June 26th-Artisan Enhancements Metallic Foil

Metallic Foil is the DIY version of gold leafing. Less messy and less expensive than true gold foil but very similar results, adding metallic glitz to any project. Our Metallic Foil is compressed mica powders fused to cellophane.

Watch our video on Artisan Enhancements Metallic Foil HERE.

July 3rd-Waxes


Whether you use Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint or Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® 9.9 times out of 10 we’ll recommend sealing your piece with wax and we have several different wax products! Miss Mustard Seed’s Antiquing Wax is made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax and is then lightly tinted to a rich brown, perfect for creating an authentically aged finish on a piece of painted furniture. Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax is easy to apply, provides a durable finish with a beautiful luster and has almost no odor. Miss Mustard Seed’s White Wax is lightly tinted to a soft white perfect for creating an authentic white wash effect.

 Annie Sloan Soft Clear Wax is the consistency of shortening in a tub so it is easy to apply, is completely colorless and has little odour. It is water-repellent so can be used on dining room tables and kitchens. To age and give texture to your paintwork apply Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax first then apply Annie Sloan Dark Soft Wax. Leave the dark wax in the recesses to create a great antique look. Apply Annie Sloan White Chalk Paint® Wax to soften and lighten Chalk Paint® colors. It can also be directly applied onto wood to create a limed look. Apply Annie Sloan Black Chalk Paint® Wax to give a cool, dark finish to your paintwork, bring out texture in brushwork and mouldings, as well as darken and enrich colors.

Watch our video on Annie Sloan Dark Soft Wax HERE.

Watch our video on Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax HERE.

July 17th-Artisan Enhancements Fine Stone

Fine Stone is a low VOC tintable plaster that has a “beach sand” aggregate texture. Fine Stone helps you create stone finishes on furniture, walls, etc.

July 24th-General Finishes Gel Stain

Gel Stains are formulated with a combination of pigments, oils, and urethanes to produce a durable and beautiful “hand-rubbed” finish. No need to completely strip the surface when using gel stain. Just a light scuff will do it when using this product.

Watch our video about General Finishes Products HERE.

July 31st-General Finishes Glaze Effects

Glaze Effects are translucent water based colors used to create beautiful decorative finishes such as strie, marble, shabby chic, burnishing, and wood graining.

Watch our video about General Finishes Products HERE.

Stay tuned for more demo dates later on this summer!

We hope to see you there! ; )