Delivering that gorgeous old world hand painted charm.

Bend, Oregon 27 Sales On Etsy since 2019

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Delivering that gorgeous old world hand painted charm.

Bend, Oregon | 27 Sales

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Last updated on Mar 11, 2019

We are super excited to now be on Etsy.

About VintageTonality

Sales 27
On Etsy since 2019

Vintage made simple. Express your creative self and get that old world hand painted charm that looks absolutely gorgeous.

The path to create our own brush has been an amazing journey but it hasn't always been easy and we've made plenty of mistakes along the way, but we never gave up on the dream. We continue to look for new ways to improve each of our products and bring real quality and value to our customers by combining our brush line and accessories into complete sets. And we genuinely hope you will enjoy them as much as we have on our own projects.

At Vintage Tonality, you will always be more than a customer, but members of a growing community created by a shared love of chalk painting, stenciling, crafting, and all things creative.

Offer True Value.
As the customer: You should feel 100% confident in all aspects of your purchase. This includes feeling confident with the item(s) you’ve chosen, feel secure throughout the entire checkout and transaction process, final delivery to your home in a timely manner, and comprehensive aftercare.

The products: We take great care in developing quality brushes that we believe in. If our product doesn’t meet our quality standards, we simply won’t sell it. We have quality controls throughout the manufacturing process and we stand 100% behind our brushes by offering a 30-day warranty against product material and workmanship.

Dealing with Issues.
It's natural with any business that issues will arise on occassion no matter how careful we are or what preventive steps we took. It's not the issue you will remember, it will be how we handled it. If an issue does occur, just let us know and we'll work hard to make sure that the problem is resolved to your satisfaction.

Community Stewardship.
Good business starts with giving back, as this drives the fundamentals of success. We support those local groups and organizations who share our same commitments and passions. We believe an important part of giving back is also volunteering one’s time. Volunteering is about choosing to give your time, energy and skills to something that matters to you. When you volunteer you make the choice to make a difference. Even better, by donating your time, energy, and skills you not only improve the lives of others and contribute to your community, you also improve one's self.

Cheers & Happy Painting!
Molly - owner Vintage | Tonality

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    We are a family owned business with a creative passion for upcycling and a love of the old world charm you get from chalk based paint. I took this passion and created my own line of brushes. I hope you will get as much joy as we do using our brushes.

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Last updated on Mar 14, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Our brushes are hand-made and we have incorporated a wider ferrule to firmly hold the bristles in place. With that said, it's important to note that with every new brush it’s normal to have a few loose bristle hairs, even after prepping the bristle head. When you are ready to start using your brush and before you start painting, we highly recommend prepping the brush properly to avoid unnecessary shedding. When the brush is dry take the dull side of a knife and gently run it through the bristles in a sweeping motion. This will assist in removing the loose hairs and is something that should be done prior to painting. Once your brush has gone through its break-in period bristle loss will be nominal with proper maintenance.

How do I clean my brushes?

Our handmade cleaning and conditioning soap was created especially for our brushes. With ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter and lye, your brush will keep in top shape. Don’t expect a ton of suds, just superior cleaning and conditioning power.

Alternatively, a mild grease-cutting dish soap or hair shampoo and conditioners can work well. Over time, the use of standard dish soaps will cause the bristles to dry out and become brittle. If you rinse your brush immediately after painting, just warm water is often enough to do the job effectively. But the use of harsher solvents on your natural bristle hairs will cause unwanted breakage and shedding.

How do I keep my bristles from fanning out?

Boar hair bristles will naturally want to fan out over time. To prevent this, we recommend training your brush after every washing. It's a simple process and should resolve the bristles from fanning. After cleaning your brush, let your brush dry on a flat surface, wrap the bristle head using a cotton cloth, a household rag or a paper towel so the bristles retain their shape. This will help train any bristles that want to fan out to straighten up. Alternatively, you can apply a rubber band gently around the head of the brush or apply masking or painter tape, with the sticky side facing out, around the head of the brush.

Are the bristle hairs natural or synthetic?

Our bristles are made from pure natural boar hair. We chose boar hair because they have a natural resistance to fraying and spreads medium to thick paints (i.e. chalked base paints) smoothly and evenly over synthetic.

What are the differences between the brushes?

Our brush set are designed for all of your large and small projects. Customers have found that having a variety of brush styles and sizes together in one set to be extremely beneficial to completing their projects without delay.

• Large round 2” brush is ideal for painting large surface areas (i.e. desk, tables, dressers, etc).

• Smaller 1⅛" brushes (flat round & pointed) are perfect for small and detailed surface applications and those hard to reach areas.

• The 1⅛" pointed brush is preferred for inside corners.

• The 1⅛" flat round provides great results for stencil projects and those detailed areas.

Do boar hair bristles smell?

Our brush bristles are double-washed during production but it's not uncommon for natural hair bristles, like boar hair, to have a slight musty odor. After a couple cleaning and wash cycles any remaining odor will dissipate. You should always let your brushes throughly dry in an open area before being put away to avoid what some may refer to as the wet dog smell.

On the rare occasion, a stronger smell can be associated to the natural ingredient, Camphor (Bhimseni Kapoor), used to clean and eliminate insects and germs found in natural hair. Camphor is derived from trees/plants and has an inherit strong odor. Camphor is also commonly found in popular vaporizer brands for its healing agents. The smell will naturally dissipate over time.