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COLOUR WASH

This effect is suitable for any room and will also hide minor imperfections. Imagine yourself floating away among the clouds.

You will need:

  • 1 Roll broad masking tape
  • 1 roller and paint tray
  • Basecoat of Wash ín Wear Silk in chosen shade (shade 1)
  • Chosen shade 2 for wash
  • 100mm Brush
  • Mutton cloth
  • Dura paint technique glaze

Colours used in this setting: 4R2-6 : Brave Blue

STEP 1
Mask off all cornices and skirtings carefully with masking tape. Over white walls, paint on your lightest colour in acrylic PVA (Shade 1) with a roller. Leave to dry for two hours and thereafter paint a second coat.

STEP 2
Use your chosen top colour (Shade 2) mix Dulux paint technique glaze in a 5 litre container, by using 1 part glaze, 2 parts water and 1 part acrylic PVA in top colour. Mix enough for the whole area.

STEP 3
Dip a brush into the glaze and remove any excess. Apply the paint to the surface in a haphazard criss-cross pattern.

STEP 4
Using 20 x 20cm square of soft, mutton cloth immersed in water and wrung out, rub the glaze in circular movements as if polishing your car; for combined effect rub in semi-circles; for a cloudy effect rub in circular movements. Work quickly before the paint dries, keeping your leading edge flowing until you reach a corner.

STEP 5
When dry seal with Dulux Dura Glaze.