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    to empower themselves and create stunning works of art!
  • Become a Paintologist
    If you're a creative type and you'd like to create with
    van Gogh fossil paints, come join the fam!
  • We Do Contemporary and Blingy Stuff Too!
    We've created these paints to cater to a certain look, true, but you can create almost
    anything with them. Check out some of the more diverse and unique uses of our paint!
  • What Can van Gogh Paint Do?
    Have a look at some of the works of art that our paintologists have created!

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Do you care about using environmentally friendly products?

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Would you like to add to your family income without leaving home?

Sound Good to You?

If you can totally identify with the questions above, you're probably already on your way to becoming a paintologist!
The Latest from the Blog
  • May 12, 2014

    Find van Gogh’s Ear – Contest #2

    Find van Gogh’s Ear Contest #2 Find van Gogh’s Ear! WE HAVE HIDDEN AN EAR (EEEEHHHHHWWWWW!) IN A QUART OF VAN GOGH FOSSIL PAINT. Some lucky winner is going to purchase that quart of Fossil Paint and find the ear. (eeeehhhhwww again!) What if they have no idea about the contest? Might they call the police to say they found a missing body part? [...]

  • May 9, 2014

    Contest #1 – NAME THAT COLOUR

    Liquid Metals Colours. Name the last one. Two exciting contests at van Gogh Furniture Paintology! Contest #1 – Name that Colour Announcing van Gogh Liquid Metals! These scrumptious water based paints come in 8 delicious metallic colours and are top quality artist grade acrylics that can be used indoors or out. You can mix them together to create your own Designer colour, use them [...]

  • February 12, 2014

    Mango Reclaimed Featured in East Magazine and a New Video

    One of our all-star paintologists and all around great person, Melanie Curley of Mango Reclaimed Vintage Furniture Studio, has just been featured in East Magazine. You can check out the entire issue online right here, or if you prefer, we’ve taken the liberty of extracting Melanie’s article into a smaller PDF that can be found here. As if scoring the cover of a magazine [...]

What is van Gogh Fossil Paint?

Fossil paint has been around for hundreds, even thousands of years. Remember Tom Sawyer and the whitewash fence? Fossil paint! Cave art? Fossil paint! Frescos in the Sistine Chapel? Fossil Paint! All of these refer to fossil paint or some version of fossil paint. Using lime and pigment and magnesium or calcium carbonate (chalk) to create beauty is not a new invention.

So what we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a revival of an ancient art form! But with all of the modern convenience of being able to run down to your favourite décor store and buy a quart or two ready-made!

Read more about our story here.

Become a Retailer

Find a van Gogh Fossil Paint Collection retailer in your area or discover how to become one, yourself!

Classes for Retailers

How many times have you gone into those expensive shabby chic, farm house or high end furniture stores and seen those distressed pieces with that hand-rubbed lustre and velvety matte finish and thought “I could do that”? Well now is your chance to put that thought into action!