About our Products and Care

We have very sensitive noses here at the Stilwell House, so it is important that the stuff that leaves our place is not only high quality pigmented, but won't irritate the senses and safe to use around tiny hands. We take great care to source high quality paints from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (TM), with LOW VOCs, that are safe to use indoors.  Plus it helps that the stuff washes completely off of your hands. The high pigmentation means a little goes a long way, can be watered down and used as a stain instead of a thick paint.  As it dries, it creates a brushy texture. That makes us excited because it means you can get creative with this paint on the small scale we make it available.  And before we get too gushy, we do not sell this paint, we just have loved using it on some of our favorite pieces around the house and love that we can match decor nicely for you!

We also want to be sure that you're getting the most out of your kits or decor by including these hand picked products, acrylics,  stains, and waxes. To enhance overall performance, please be sure to use the paints within a couple of weeks to avoid your paint from drying out.  We recently changed our kits to include packets that we seal in-house, in hopes of extending your paint. Please take care not to allow your paint to freeze as it will become unusable. For DIY paint kits, we recommend sealing with wax, and not exposing your project to harsh elements. 

Our wood products are laser cut 1/8th or 1/4 inch  birch, maple plywood depending on availablility. Some may be hand cut on our saws and routing devices in our little shop. When you receive one of our wood items, it is possible you will note a slight smell of charring. This is expected and should not affect the overall performance your wood pieces. 

Product Care: We recommend dry dusting your pieces and not exposing to harsh outside elements or submerging in water. We recommend avoiding getting your pieces wet whenever possible. Every year or so, we recommend either refinishinging your finished decor or using your favorite sealant to protect your pieces. We do find that the products do cure over time but a good cleaning and waxing goes a long way to create a nice little seal from the occasional elements that invariably come into contact with things.  I don't know about you, but I have sprayed sauces across my living room before and feel better knowing that I can use a damp cloth to wipe away spills because my wood is sealed. 

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