Have you considered the new artisan finishes on the market to up the interior ante?
Be it a whole room, entry hall or simply a fabulous feature wall, we are loving the new painted finishes coming on the market to add colour, depth and take your interior décor up a notch and make a bold style statement.
As a family business of over 72 years standing, Haymes Paints knows a thing or two about painting your house. Their new Artisan range is the result of over 2 years of testing, testing and testing some more to get the finishes just the way they want for great results in your home.
The Matte Polish range comes in the softest colour palette and creates the effect of old Venice on your walls. “The product is so forgiving, it just settles back onto the wall,” says Wendy Rennie, Colour & Concept Manager at Haymes Paint.
2. Dulux Design Effects collection
With choices running the full textural gammit from shimmering metallics to rusted metal, Dulux Design Effects collection has plenty to choose from. The Suede Effect range is a water based finish that gives a matt is easily applied using a brush in random or criss-cross motions. Dulux advises using a 12mm nap roller to cut in the edges first (create a wet edge) and then apply it in the random motion with a 3-4 inch brush. With a touch-dry time of just 2 hours and recoat time is 2hrs as well (based at 25 degrees), its simple to do yourself.
“Practice the criss-cross if you can before you start,” says Dulux consultant Natasha
An entirely natural product made from mineral clay, the entire paint range from Bauwerk gives a beautiful, soft texture as it goes on the wall. Don’t think this limits your colour options however – there are over 350 natural colours to choose from, all made with natural pigments.
“One of the reasons our paint looks so beautiful on the wall is because of the mineral structure,” she says. “The light hits the calcine nature of the limestone – the paint’s main ingredient – and it refracts like a crystal, with light bouncing off in millions of waves, ” says Bronwyn Reidel, co-founder.