Want to make a dramatic decorating statement? Investing in new furniture, window treatments or accessories are options, but to make the transformation complete, consider giving your walls a facelift with decorative paint.
Decorative finishes are among the hottest trends in painting today. Depending on the look you’re hoping to achieve, they can add a touch of drama, elegance or charm to any room. And, you don’t have to hire a professional painter to recreate the styles you’ve seen in decorating magazines and on television. Consider these tips from the decorative painting experts at ANDREAFAY:
· Select a small area to paint. Accent wall, living rooms, hallways, bedroom- choose one area to focus on and start. Even a small project can make a huge impact in the look of your home. If you like the look, you can always add more later.
· Choose a decorative paint technique. Determine the look you are going for. Is it contemporary or country? Traditional or retro? These questions will help you determine which decorative painting technique to use. Whether it is stenciling, sponging, waxing, distressing, verde antico rag rolling, or adding texture effects, there are an endless array of decorative paint techniques that can enhance any décor.
· Looking for a dramatic effect, consider adding shimmer. For a dramatic statement use a product like, ShimmerStone or Rust-Oleum spray paints. These versatile water-base coating creates decorative finishes like layered stone, dimensional lace, linen, raw silk and raised ornament with beautiful shimmering effects and luminous undertones -without burnishing or sanding.
ShimmerStone is a shimmering single tint base that can be used on its own, or tinted to a variety of colours using ShimmerStone Colour Concentrates. Available in 15 designer colors like Chocolate Raspberry, Blue Velvet or Canyon Clay, the 2-ounce Colour Concentrates can be used to create more than 90 shimmering, luminous hues – from ultra deep colours to pale pastels – depending on the amount of concentrate added to the tint base.
Ideal for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms – anywhere a shimmering finish is desired – these paints are durable, yet, easy to repair. It’s water resistant and resists the growth of mold and mildew so it’s also appropriate for bathrooms and other high humidity areas. Plus, it cleans up easily with soapy water.
To learn more about decorative painting techniques, step-by-step project instructions, or need your painting taken care of by our professional team give us a call or email us with your details and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
ANDREAFAY interior design is an interior designer in London, England. She does SHOW HOMES, Residential and Investment Properties and source materials from around the globe. Andrea also write about WHATS HOT in design, Home Improvements and her travels.