Gone are the days when textured accent walls required wallpaper or difficult painting techniques!
- Painter’s Tape
- Drop Cloth
- Paint Roller and Tray
- Dulux Venetian Silk Base and Top Coat (We used Tulip Bouquet)
- Plastic Applicator Plastic or Stainless Steel Trowel
PREPARE THE AREA As with any paint job, the first step is to tape off the ceiling, trim, windows and side walls. Don’t forget about your outlets! You may also want to lay down a drop cloth to protect your floor.
START WITH THE BASE Roll on a single coat of the base coat in your chosen color and allow to dry.
APPLY YOUR TOP COAT When it comes to applying your top coat, stay away from your standard rollers and brushes. You will need two sizes of applicators; a larger plastic or stainless steel trowel for wide surface areas and a smaller plastic applicator for corners and tight areas. Be cautious when coating your applicator with paint. Do not apply too much paint that it drips off. Using the trowel, apply a thin layer of top coat in strokes across the wall and then use the smaller plastic applicator to finish corners and edges.
REPEAT For best results, allow your first top coat to dry for three hours before applying a second coat.
TIP: You can vary your look to suit your own style. For a uniform look, apply using strokes all in the same direction. For a more textured, dramatic look, apply strokes in multiple directions. You can also vary the length and curve of your strokes to change the look. Experiment with different styles to find the look that appeals to you!
Text by Zakiya Kassam