Broken Colour effects

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Last few week’s projects were straight forward enough first one for a repeat customer, Prepare and apply Emulsion paint to their Staircase, office and Bedroom, little bit of Satin paint on some of the woodwork, door casings and skirting’s mainly as predominantly the rest of the house was natural wood befitting its barn conversion heritage.

The bedroom in question was for the customer’s daughter and they wanted a slightly different feature wall. We discussed just a plain contrasting colour which didn’t seem to appeal. Neither did the idea of wallpaper.

So I suggested we tried paint from Decorazione . After showing sample boards and colour catalogues to the family they decided on a purple shade from the Metalux range.

All the other walls had been prepared and Emulsion applied using Dulux Trade Natural Hessian Vinyl Matt, the feature wall masked up using my favourite Tesa precision sensitive pink tape, and was then coated with two coats of the appropriate primer. Allowing the primer to fully dry over night I began the effect the next morning.

First of all I added additional silver flecks into the Metalux and then gradually applied it in sections to the feature wall using a fandom fan brush pattern.

Second one was for a family friend and new customer just setting up her new house and wanting something new and modern as a feature wall in the master bedroom.

Here after chatting with them we decided on Diadema Silver with additional silver flecks and applied in a straight dragged grained pattern.

Unusually I didn’t actually see the wall before beginning, I knew the house and its proportions I was aware it wasn’t needing much preparation so I just asked the customer to pop a post it note on the correct wall to ensure I did the right one as she was out when I arrived.

As you will see from my pictures I was amused by the marker used on this occasion.

Both customers were very pleased with the end results. For more details on the products please contact Decorazione, if anyone in Cumbria would like similar decorative effects I’m happy to discuss your requirements, having studied these techniques over 30 years and visited Scilly on two occasions to learn more about application I feel sure there would be something with our portfolio I could assist you with.





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