Brighten up your kitchen with this quirky paint effect
Here’s how to create a quirky paint effect using light in your kitchen using ultra-trendy colour-blocking.
What you’ll need:
- A torch
- Drop sheet
- A paintbrush
- Masking tape
- Someone to assist you
- Tripod-mounted laser level
- A Hamilton’s Polypile Roller
- Plascon Double Velvet Golden Daffodil
- A full day to complete the quirky paint effect
How to get the look:
Step 1: Darken the room or switch off the light at night. Hang the torch (or ask a trusty friend to aim a torch) downwards from the position of your overhead light.
Step 2: Trace the outlines of the spotlight with your laser-level beam, including the outlines of the light that falls across any furniture. Mark off the outside edges of the furniture.
Step 3: Use the Hamilton’s Polypile roller and paintbrush to fill in the spotlight beam shape with two coats of Plascon Double Velvet Golden Daffodil – allowing drying time between coats. Remove the masking tape.
If you’re a DIY fanatic, it is totally worth investing in a canvas drop cloth. These are durable, puncture-resistant, and absorb paint drips – unlike plastic drop sheets, which can also be slippery when wet.
– This article appeared in the Weekend Witness (20 July, 2013)
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