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All in one base & blocker. The super hero in prep and painting.

Anthony Mills

All in one base & blocker. The super hero in prep and painting.

L'essentiel's 1 coat wonder! What's the all the hype about L'essentiel All in one Base & Blocker? This product is our primer, sealer and undercoat and basically our Super hero when it comes to prep. It is water based Eco friendly It doesn't have an offensive odour, like many blockers do. It only requires one brushed coat to kill tannin bleed. It can be used as a base coat to improve adhesion of other products. It is a great undercoat to get colour pop with bright colours. It improves colour blocking when using whites. It can minimize imperfections on your...


A little chat with Tamie from Blessed Vintage one of our retailers just south of Brisbane.

Anthony Mills

A little chat with Tamie from Blessed Vintage one of our retailers just south of Brisbane.
A spotlight on our retailer Tamie, from Blessed Vintage.

A little about our retailer "Outdated made modern". Lisa is L'essentiel's Queen of Whites.

Anthony Mills

A little about our retailer "Outdated made modern". Lisa is L'essentiel's Queen of Whites.
We asked our retailer Lisa in Wallan Victoria a few questions, this is what she had to say...........

Let’s talk about glaze

Anthony Mills

Let’s talk about glaze

  Botanics translucent glaze is not only a protective sealer, it looks fabulous on a finished furniture piece when applied correctly. This is one of my personal go to products if I am wanting an authentic, high end finish on a furniture piece. Imagine a beautiful furniture piece with beautiful carvings, at times if you were to use a dark antiquing wax you could end up with residue build up and your result could look dirty and grungy. On a beautiful piece this could be a very unfortunate look. Translucent glaze will give you full control of where and how...


A little info about our waxes.

Anthony Mills

A little info about our waxes.

Here at L'ESSENTIEL we have many choices when it comes to waxes; Solid beeswax polishes, Soapstone wax, Liquid wax and Hemp Infusion wax Let’s look at the differences: Beeswax polish (clear and coloured) Our original beeswax polish contains more carnauba wax than beeswax. It is solvent free (we use plant oils instead of drying agents or solvents). Our beeswax polish is easy to apply and use. When using a solvent free polish like this over paint, it is best reserved for use on milk paint, chalk paint and any other porous paints or timbers. This wax needs something to grab...