FAQs

Here you will find all of our most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn't listed here don't hesitate to contact us.

Getting Started

What's so great about your paint?

We’re so glad you asked! We’re certain that you’ll love our paint once you use it, but let me tell you why:

First of all, Country Chic Paint is eco-friendly and pretty much odorless! This is a huge plus when you consider your health, your family and the environment. Secondly, the paint is super easy to use – there is little to no prep work and it dries really quickly! Thirdly, we love how easy it is to create a distressed look without using sanding tools… all you need is a wet cloth. Want to know more about distressing? Click here for more info.

Is this a chalk-style paint?

Not exactly – it’s even better! Our All-in-One Decor Paint is a clay-based formula that has even more amazing coverage and adhesion than traditional chalk-based paints you might be used to. It still has the same beautiful, matte finish that you love from a chalk-style paint, but it has a built-in primer and top coat so it requires less prep work and it’s more durable. BONUS: if you love rustic or shabby chic furniture, it distresses beautifully as well!

I need help picking or combining a color.

We would love to help! On this page you can see all our currently available paint colors. There are even some suggested layered color combinations towards the bottom of the page. Feel free to get in touch with us if you’re looking for a specific suggestion for your project. We have found that the following neutral colors are always very popular: Vanilla Frosting, Liquorice, Simplicity and Cheesecake. These are our top sellers. If you want to use some color, we’d suggest trying Elegance, Bliss or Sage Advice as a great place to start!

To help you see what the actual paint colors look like, we offer hand painted color cards. You just pay a small shipping & handling fee and then you can see all our colors in your own space. And right now we are offering your $$ back in a credit towards your next order! Every room has different lighting and tones so the charts can be a real help when it comes to choosing that perfect color or color combination.

Need inspiration? Check out the inspiration page for color ideas, or stop by our blog for color ideas!

Is your paint and wax paint safe? Can I paint indoors?

Yes, it is one of the safest furniture paints on the market today! It is eco-friendly and doesn’t contain, toxins, or other hazardous ingredients. So this is a big plus for your health and the environment. No paint should ever be ingested, and as such, we recommend that you keep it out of reach of children.

If you’re interested in learning more about the ingredients in our paint, check out our VOC and Toy Safety test results by clicking here. You can also view our MSDS right here.

Our furniture wax contains beeswax and other natural waxes and oils. It does NOT contain any mineral solvents and it is not flammable.

Both paint and wax can be used indoors, however, we always recommend to crack open a window for a bit of fresh air.

What are the VOC levels in your paint?

All of our products contain zero to ultra-low VOC levels so they’re very environmentally friendly.

For full details of our VOC contents including downloadable reports, please click here.

I am so overwhelmed! Please help me get started!

We completely understand that starting your first project can be a little intimidating! That’s why we have created a lot of videos and tutorials for you to help you get started. Visit our tutorials page by clicking here.

Don’t be afraid and just start with a small project! You’ll see how easy and fun it really is!

Need some help with specific questions? Contact us anytime through our “live chat” option or email or call us! Our email address is hello@countrychicpaint.com and our phone number is 1-888-523-2360 (Mon-Thurs 8:00 am – 4:30 pm PST, Fri 8:00 am – 2:30 pm PST).

How much paint do I need?

That’s a question that isn’t easy for us to answer as it depends on a lot of things. If you have just a small little project, such as a small stool or chair, you’ll likely get away with using just a 4 oz sample jar. For a dresser, you will want to get at least a pint size. Typically you will cover at least 120 square feet with a quart, 60 square feet with a pint, and 15 square feet with a sample jar.

To see some examples of just how far one jar of Country Chic Paint can go, check out this blog post!

Can I mix colors?

Yes, absolutely! You can mix any of our colors to create colors that are uniquely your own. Click here for a color mixing tutorial including a video that shows you exactly how to do it!

We also have some recipes right here to help get your imagination running.

What do I do after painting my piece? Do I need to wax it?

Your projects will have a very chalky looking finish, and although you don’t need to finish with wax, some people prefer to finish their pieces with wax to give it a professional, protective coating. Our Natural Wax and Hemp Oil are both made of 100% natural ingredients, so they’re very pleasant to work with. Our tinted waxes can give a beautiful effect to your project as well. There are antiquing, white, gold, pearl, grey, and black for you to play with!

For outdoor projects and for table tops or kitchen cabinets we recommend finishing with Tough Coat to make it ultra-durable!

To see examples of all the different finishing products in our line and what they can do for your project, click here.

And just a little note: when you use a tinted wax on a sitting surface, make sure it is completely cured before you use it. Allow about 4 weeks before you sit on a dark waxed surface, otherwise you might end up with stained clothing.

Orders

How can I purchase your products?

Easy: on our website! Yes, we will ship right to your door! Shipping is just $11.95 for all orders within Canada.

You can also order through one of our retailers, please see a complete list of retailers here.

If you have questions during the order process, feel free to call or email us. Click here for our contact info.

Do you have any sales or discounts?

We offer starter packages to help you get started with your projects. Simply visit the online shop for our starter packages.

We don’t run sales very often, but the best way to stay informed is to get on our newsletter list. We’ll inform you of any special deals and contests through the newsletter, so make sure to subscribe! As a bonus you’ll be entered in a monthly draw in which one lucky winner will receive a free starter package!

Will I be charged Tax or Duties/Brokerage on my order?

Canada: By law, we are required to charge Sales Tax for sales in Canada. The following taxes apply in Canada: BC: 5% GST + 7% PST // ON: 13% HST // NB, NL, PE, NS: 15% HST // SK: 5% GST + 6% PST // AB, NT, NU, YT: 5% GST // MB: 5% GST + 7% RST // QC: 5% GST + 9.975% QST.

USA: No Sales Tax is charged for orders shipped to the USA. Duties or brokerage fees are charged to our account, so you will not be charged anything upon delivery.

Other international locations: No Sales Tax is charged for orders shipped outside of Canada. If you are located outside of the USA, duties or brokerage fees may be charged upon delivery.

Can I change my order?

We aim to pack and ship every order as quickly as we possibly can, so if you need to make any changes we can only accommodate you if your order hasn’t been processed yet. Please, email or call us and mention your order number. We can’t guarantee we will be able to make changes, but we will do our best to catch it.

Do you accept returns?

We are confident that you will LOVE our products. Because, we have no doubt that Country Chic Paint will be your new favorite paint, we want you to be able to try our products risk-free! If, for some reason, you are not 100% happy, please email us and we’ll make it right.

Please note that we cannot guarantee our paint colors to match your monitor colors. If you need a specific color for your project, we recommend you order a color card before ordering any paint. We do not accept returns when you are unhappy with the color choice you made.

Do you offer sample packages?

We offer starter packages to help you get started with your projects. Simply visit the online shop for our starter packages.

We also have sample packages available for prospective retailers! We understand that you want to make sure you love the product as much as we do before you decide to carry our line in your store. In order to be approved for a sample package, just fill out our wholesale application and one of our sales representatives will be in touch with you shortly.

Where can I find info about becoming a retailer?

We would love to chat with you if you want to know more about carrying Country Chic Paint in your store. Simply go to the wholesale page, fill out the application, and we will be in touch!

How do I pay for my order?

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express or you can also pay with PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay or Shop Pay.

Canadian customers also have the option to pay by e-transfer. Just select the e-transfer payment option at checkout and then send the payment to billing@countrychicpaint.com.

Shipping

How much is Shipping?

We offer free shipping on all orders over $79 anywhere in Canada, and over $75 anywhere in the continental United States!

For smaller orders, shipping rates are as follows:

Canada

  • $0 – $79 orders – shipping = $9.95
  • $79+ orders – shipping = FREE!

United States

  • $0 – $49 – shipping = $9.95
  • $50-$74 – shipping = $6.95
  • $75+ – shipping = FREE!

During the winter months, you may notice that only expedited or express shipping rates are available to your area. This is so we can ship your items to you without them arriving frozen!

Don’t forget to see if there’s a Country Chic Paint retailer in your area as we would love for you to shop local if you can! Click here for the store locator.

Please note that these shipping rates are for retail customers only. For wholesale shipping rates, please contact us.

How soon will you ship out my order?

We strive to ship out all orders ASAP, which means they typically leave our warehouse within 1-3 business days.

All orders are shipped from our main warehouse in British Columbia.

How will my order be shipped?

Orders are shipped with UPS, FedEx Ground, and Canada Post. If you need your order within a few days, Expedited and Express shipping rates are available as well at the checkout.

If you live in an area where UPS and FedEx don’t deliver, your order may be shipped with Canada Post.

How long does shipping take?

COVID-19 Notice: Orders will be picked and packed within 1-3 business days. Transit times might be longer than usual, as UPS and other couriers are not always guaranteeing delivery dates.

We aim to pick and pack your order within 1-3 business days (Monday – Friday, excluding holidays) after receiving your order. To see how long it generally takes for your order to get delivered to you, please click here to view a map. Orders are shipped from British Columbia.

How can I track my order?

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once your order has been processed to the e-mail address provided at the time of checkout, which can take up to 48 hours. You will receive a second e-mail once your order has shipped, which will include your tracking number and a link to follow the journey of your package. If there is a problem with your tracking number or package delivery, please contact the courier directly prior to contacting us. Please allow 1 – 4 days for the tracking information to show. In some rare case, the tracking information may not update but you will still receive your order. Please contact us after the estimated delivery time.

Courier Phone Numbers

UPS – 1-800-742-5877 – Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.

Canada Post – 1-800-267-1177 – Press 0 twice.

FedEx – 1-800-463-3339 – Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.

What if I didn’t receive my tracking number?

Your shipping information should have been emailed to you the day your order shipped. Please note it takes a while for the tracking information to be available on the shipper’s website. If the tracking number doesn’t come up, then please check again later. If you didn’t get an email with the tracking number, please email us at hello@countrychicpaint.com.

Delivery Days

UPS, FedEx, and Canada Post generally deliver Monday-Friday by end of day.

All shipments will deliver without signature required, unless otherwise requested.  It is up to the selected carrier’s discretion on whether they will leave a package at the door, on the porch, at the manager’s office, with the neighbor, etc. If the carrier feels the place of delivery is unsafe or not suitable to leave a package they will leave a postal note and take it with them. UPS, FedEx and Canada Post will leave a slip to reschedule a delivery or to make arrangements for pickup. Please note redelivery from either carrier may not be available in your postal code. Please check with your local UPS, FedEx or Canada Post Office for pickup and redelivery information. If a package gets returned to us, there may be an additional delivery fee to have it redelivered.

Please allow additional shipping days if your package is traveling to or through a region under bad weather conditions or affected by natural disasters.

Delivery Locations

Please note that we can only ship to physical addresses and not PO Boxes with FedEx and UPS. If you entered a PO Box, your order will be shipped with Canada Post or you may be asked for an alternate address.

What happens if my package is lost?

In the event that a package is lost, the carrier will try to recover the package. If the package is indeed lost by the carrier, we will send out a replacement order to you immediately. If the lost package is in result of the wrong address inputted on the order, we will determine each case the best we can, and there may be additional fees depending on the circumstances.

What if I need to change the delivery address?

Please inform us immediately if you need to change the delivery address after your order is placed. We may be able to reroute the package. Additional fees may be applicable.

What happens if my package arrives damaged?

Please rest assured that all your products are carefully inspected and properly package before they are sent. In rare cases a package can be damaged in transit. Please take pictures of the damage and keep the original shipping material. You can send your pictures and an email with the details to hello@countrychicpaint.com and we will make it right. We’ll ship out replacement products if needed and we will start a claim with the carrier. Make sure to keep the original packaging material as the carrier might want to inspect it.

Wholesale Shipping

For wholesale orders, different shipping rates apply. They are very reasonable as we take care of a large portion of the shipping costs. Detailed information is available for those interested in setting up a wholesale account. You can apply for an account or request more information here.

Local Shopping

Don’t forget to see if there’s a Country Chic Paint retailer in your area as we would love for you to shop local if you can! Click here for the store locator.

Wrong Address Disclaimer

It is the responsibility of the buyer to make sure that she or he enters the shipping address correctly. We do our best to speed up processing and shipping times, hence there is a very small time gap to cancel/change your order or to change the address of your order. If you decide to cancel your order or change your shipping address, please write to us at hello@countrychicpaint.com as soon as you place your order. We will do our best to make the change, however we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so, as there are varying time limits in which we are able to do so.

Kindly note that if inaccurate or incomplete addresses are provided, or if there are unverified details with your order, it may delay processing by an additional 1-2 business days. We encourage all customers to thoroughly review their shipping and billing information prior to checking out to ensure any possible delays are avoided.

Refund Policy

If you wish to change your order after it has been placed, please call us immediately at 1-888-523-2360. Most orders are shipped within 48 hours of ordering. If you need to make any changes, we can only accommodate those requests if your order hasn’t been packaged yet.

We are unable to accept returns or exchanges. If you are unfamiliar with our paint colors, we recommend that you order a color card before ordering paint colors, because our paint colors may not match the colors that your monitor displays. The color card comes with a credit towards your next order.

If your product arrives damaged or you are dissatisfied with a product, please contact us at hello@countrychicpaint.com to arrange a replacement or refund of your item. Please include pictures of any damaged products. You must inform us of any missing or damaged items within 72 hours of receiving your order.

If an order is incorrectly shipped due to an error on your part in entering the address, we will contact the shipper to reroute your package to the correct address. Any address change fees charged to us by our shipping provider will be passed on to you. If an order cannot be delivered and is returned to us you will be required to repay for the shipping cost as quoted by our shipping provider before your order is shipped out again.

Products and Projects

What kind of brushes should I use?

Our paint is water-based and doesn’t contain any solvents. Therefore, natural bristle brushes are not recommended to use because they absorb water, which causes the bristles to flare or become too soft to paint effectively.

Our line of brushes was selected specifically for use with our paint and wax – they are made from a special blend of synthetic bristles which will allow you to easily apply the paint to your piece without noticeable brush strokes. These brushes are high-quality and will last you a very long time.

How should I prep my piece?

Most of the time, there is very little you need to do in terms of prep work. You do want to make sure that your piece is clean, dust-free and is mold-free.

If the piece has been painted before, make sure there is no loose or scaling paint (unless you don’t mind that the new coat will chip away). It all depends on the look you’re going for! If the surface is glossy, then we recommend you sand it lightly with 120 grit sandpaper so the paint adheres better.

Certain types of wood may cause the stain to bleed through to the paint, leaving it looking yellow or pink. To avoid this, you’ll need to apply a stain-blocking primer (such as Shellac) before you paint. If you’ve started painting already, you can also apply it over the paint, let it dry and continue painting with a new coat.

Before you start painting, always make sure the surface is dry and the temperature is approximately between 10°C (50°F) and 30°C (86°F). If it’s too hot the paint will dry too quickly and if it’s too cold or too humid the paint will take a long time to dry.

Please visit our surface prep tutorial for detailed instructions!

How do I distress my piece? How can I create a shabby chic look?

One of the awesome things about our paint is that it is super easy to distress. You don’t even need sandpaper! Take a look at our distressing tutorial to see how it is done.

Do I have to distress my piece? I like a more modern look!

No. You are absolutely free to leave your piece untouched and not distress it! Just finish with wax after your final paint coat and you’ll have a stunning piece for your home!

Can I paint kitchen cabinets with Country Chic Paint?

Yes, our All-In-One Decor Paint is wonderful for painting kitchen cabinets! We have a tutorial available that shows you how to paint cabinets, so make sure to read and watch this tutorial before you start.

Can I use your paint & wax on outdoor pieces?

Our All-In-One Decor Paint is designed for outdoor furniture as well as indoor furniture, so yes, you can definitely use our paint outside! When you are putting your project in a covered area, then you don’t need to worry about using a top coat. However, if your piece is going to get rained on, we highly recommend finishing your project with Tough Coat so it will last a lot longer!

Wax isn’t recommended for outdoor use as the heat can melt the wax and you wouldn’t want a sticky piece of furniture, of course!

How do I finish a table top?

For table tops, as well as kitchen cabinets, we have developed Tough Coat, an extremely durable finish that provides excellent protection for table tops and kitchen cabinets. You’ll find it at our retailers or in our online shop.

Here are some tips for working with Tough Coat:

  • First of all, Tough Coat should be applied only to painted pieces that have dried for at least 24 hours. It might be better to wait a bit longer if you have painted several coats, or if it is cold or humid.
  • Tough Coat (as well as the paint) needs to be stirred thoroughly before use.
  • Do NOT shake the can, as this will incorporate air in the product and bubbles in the finish.
  • You want to make sure that the temperature you are working in doesn’t exceed 70F or 21C.
  • Use a clean foam brush to apply Tough Coat.
  • You also don’t want to keep going back and forth over the same area. It is best to apply in long strokes and not go over the same section when it’s started to dry (and it’ll dry quickly).
  • Make sure to apply a coat that is neither too thin or too thick. Too thin will mean that it’ll look blotchy and too thick and you’ll get drips.
  • Try to apply only little pressure: too much pressure and it might start getting a bit foamy and bubbly.
  • If it dries too quickly, you can add up to 5% water.
Should I use glaze or antiquing wax to give my piece a rustic, aged look?

The finishing product you choose will depend a bit on the look you’re trying to achieve, and also what the piece will be used for. Both antiquing wax and glaze are designed to give your piece age and depth, but they have different colors and very different application methods. Click here to see examples of antiquing wax and glaze or click here to see our tutorial about the differences in our finishing products where you’ll not only see the various results, but we’ll also demonstrate the different application methods.

If you’re refurbishing a piece that will get a lot of traffic or heavy usage, we recommend using a glaze so that you can seal your work with Tough Coat to give it the best protection possible. Tough Coat cannot be applied over wax as it’s a water-based product that won’t adhere properly over an oily product like wax. If you’re project will not be used as heavily and you’d just like a nice, professional-looking finish, then antiquing wax may be the way to go!

When I paint something white, why does it turn pink/yellowish?

It’s so frustrating when that happens! Certain types of wood or nicotine residue, may cause the stain to bleed through to the paint, leaving it looking yellow or pink. To avoid this, you’ll need to apply a stain-blocking primer (such as Shellac) before you paint. If you’ve started painting already, you can also apply it over the paint, let it dry and continue painting with a new coat.

How do I care for my painted furniture?

We recommend cleaning your painted furniture and home decor with a slightly dampened cloth. If you have used wax on your piece, you’ll probably want to re-apply some wax every 6-12 months. If you used Hemp Oil on your piece, you’ll want to re-apply every 12-24 months.

Which Country Chic Paint color are you?

Looking for the perfect color for your next project? Use our Color Visualizer to find out which Country Chic Paint color suits your style best!

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