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Learn not decorative finish with an indepentant class with Kathy CarrollThe Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes offers many different classes for you to broaden your portfolio.  However, you may find that a class may not fit into your schedule, or maybe there is a finish that you would like to learn that is not being offered.  We have the solution for you!  Schedule a Private Session with Kathy Carroll.

Setting up your Private Session is easy.  First, go to the Gallery of Finishes on our website to select the finishes that you would like to learn.  Next, contact us and let us know what you would like to learn, and we will put together a price and time frame for you.

If you would like to share the experience with a partner or some friends in the field, feel free to schedule the session for two or more as well.  There is no minimum or maximum amount of time to purchase.  The cost of your session and time it will take are based purely on what you would like to learn.

Why wait around for the perfect class when you can create your own right now?

Mixol Metallic Effect Concentrates

Mixol Metacllic Effect TintsSince their introduction at Kathy Carroll’s 20th anniversary celebration, Mixol’s Metallic Effect Concentrates have been a hit.  At the Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes, we have been using them in a number of different applications. They can be used in paints along with universal tints to achieve metallic effects over an endless spectrum of colors.  Mixol Metallic Effect Concentrates can also be added to Proceed’s metallic medium to achieve stunning results.  We have also achieved a phenomenal, unique finish using Mixol Metallic Effect Concentrate combined with a glaze over glass beads. 

Mixol’s Metallic Effect Concentrates are water-based tinting pastes that can be added to any water-based, transparent coating to create unique finishes and glazes.  The concentrates can also be used in conjunction with any of Mixol’s Universal Tints to create any color imaginable.  Given Mixol Metallic Effect Concentrates compatibility with water-based clear or lightly pigmented coating materials, your options for use are almost limitless.  With uses spanning from decorative fillers and glazes to varnishes and wood sealers, this product is extremely versatile.

Give Mixol’s Mettallic Effect Concentrates a try today and expand your finishing horizons.

Creating a Successful Facebook Page

Have you set up a Facebook Page for your business yet?  If not, you are missing out on a big opportunity to get word out about your business.  With Facebook’s popularity, currently over 300 million users, it is an easy to use source for your clients to get the latest information about your business.  With features ranging from discussion pages to advertising, it is the perfect addition to your website or other advertising methods that you are currently using. 

The first of the article will guide you through the set up process of your page, as it is not the same as setting up a personal Facebook page. 

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The second article will help you to set up your page to communicate effectively with your audience.  With these easy step-by-step instructions by your side, set up will be a breeze.  Why wait?  Set up your page today and start reaping the benefits.

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Are you print worthy?

So many of you have projects that are beautiful.  But you just haven’t been found by a magazine or publisher.  Getting your work published is a long and tedious task . . . ask me how I know!!!  It can also be very costly.  But meanwhile you have a bunch of photos that are on a disc, stored your computer or in a shoebox.  They are not working for you.

Books are a universal symbol of authority.  This is because less than 20% of the population actually has their name in print.  When you are in a book, you are immediately respected as an expert in your field.  You have instant credibility along with a very professional representation of your work.  Over the years, I have tried just about every kind of marketing.  Having a book has proved to offer the most instant results and gratification.

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