"We wanted to create a product that could paint a footstool to St Paul's."
We are Ris and Eric, founders of Autentico Paint.
Although we are proud to be Dutch and still call The Netherlands our home, our creative life started in England where we made bespoke furniture together using only traditional woodworking techniques. Our work can still be found in many interior and lifestyle magazines and in showrooms of popular fashion brands. Nevertheless, we decided to give our lives a new direction. Attracted by quality, colour and style we began to experiment with the development of our own paint. During our woodworking practice, we were already creating special paint techniques on our furniture but also on our own walls and ceilings, we quickly found there was a need for a new paint concept.
Together with very experienced and creative paint makers, we started our Autentico journey. After more than a year of experimenting we launched our first furniture paint, Autentico Vintage Furniture Paint, the aim was to combine technology with tradition and creativity with professionalism.
This was the start of our journey to where you find us. Based on our success in England, Autentico’s quality was soon discovered by paint specialists overseas and we established a European distribution center in Middelburg, The Netherlands, from where we supply our country distributors in all main pan-European countries.
Autentico HQ UK is now established in Ashford, Kent from where our flexible and energetic team are keen to help in any way they can. Our HQ also houses a great showroom and a training centre for everybody who wants to learn stunning painting techniques or purchase a pot and get started.
Through all our growth the primary values stay the same, to provide Quality and Professionalism in everything we do, inspiring Creativity with Enthusiasm and Knowledge.
We hope you have enjoyed our story and look forward to seeing your project come to life with Autentico.
All our products are designed to work seamlessly together in a concept that we call our “one-stop shop for quality”. When combined with our 160+ colour palette, our ability to give you as many options for a single project is truly unrivalled.
The creation of Autentico Vintage Furniture Paint brought forward an entirely new paint system. Carrying a chalk content of over 35%, special environmentally friendly binders and fillers and a superb pigmentation system, Autentico Vintage became very popular, very quickly, especially when combined with our high-quality furniture wax range.
Knowing everyone is unique and styles can be very individual, we started to develop more and more products to be able to offer versatile paint concepts for both interior and exterior.
We next introduced Autentico Velvet, a reinforced emulsion for walls and ceilings along with Autentico Venice, a classic high-end lime paint made from slaked lime and natural fillers, these were followed by Autentico Versante Matt & Eggshell in 2014 a superior washable paint for use on furniture and walls perfect for both exterior and interior use, for a higher performance exterior paint Autentico Esterno is a stunning self-cleaning and fire retardant hybrid paint for masonry and render.Start Shopping