Sep 10, 2014 5:34 pm
It's been a loooong while since I've been on H1. Feels almost nostalgic being back here again
We are painting our lower level walls following water damage (don't ask); and I'm organizing new feature walls. The painters have already covered the main walls 1/4 strength Grey Pebble (Dulux) *very nice I might add*.
Advice: I'm painting the boxed-in fireplace either Wattyl Midnight Seas or Haymes Enigma tomorrow. I need to know if Dulux Pluto Pulse in Metallic will be a b**** to paint on either side of the feature. The painters haven't used the metallic range before, but my husband painted our bedroom wall in the metallic range and it turned out godawful (bloody lines everywhere). Now, I'm guessing the painters will do a better job of it, but we get a lot of light in the family room and they don't want to stuff up the walls. *nervous painters*
Re: Dulux Special Effects HELP2
Sep 10, 2014 6:50 pm
New colours on the walls below:
Silver on either side of the fireplace, dark dark blue on the fireplace.
Two 1930's chairs are in green DG velvet
One big open room is tough to decorate.
Kitchen is silver grey and charcoal.
So, how hard is it to paint the dulux metallic paints e.g. someone mentioned spray paint is the best effect but buggered if the tradies can do that.
Re: Dulux Special Effects HELP5
Sep 10, 2014 7:12 pm
Nice to have you back!
How bad is the dulux metallic range in terms of roller painting? Maybe I should reconsider?
Re: Dulux Special Effects HELP7
Sep 10, 2014 7:25 pm
not on sides of the fireplace. on the two walls on either side. I'm also considering Porter's liquid silver.
Re: Dulux Special Effects HELP8
Sep 10, 2014 7:29 pm
argh to written communication:
dark dark blue on the boxed in fireplace surround, silver on the two long walls either side. 10 metres in total.
Re: Dulux Special Effects HELP9
Sep 10, 2014 7:36 pm
Don't do it, stick to the one colour on all 3 sides.
No way would I paint metallic on walls and expect a good coverage.
Remember this artwork I did? I had to Crows-foot the paint work because
it was not a good coverage.
Ok.... just got your other message... NOOOOO don't do it!!
Re: Dulux Special Effects HELP10
Sep 10, 2014 7:39 pm
I'm going on a limb here, I would avoid anything silver.
Why are you thinking silver??
LOVE your new flooring, its worked out beautifully!
Re: Dulux Special Effects HELP11
Sep 10, 2014 8:08 pm
ok point taken. The painters and I agree with you. Still, one wall of that dark dark blue will look overwhelming. I really, really wanted some light silver in there somewhere
Re: Dulux Special Effects HELP12
Sep 10, 2014 8:13 pm
bugger it, I can do the wooden framed decorative mirror in a crackle silver.
Now, I need a colour for the other two sides
Something dashing. x
Re: Dulux Special Effects HELP14
Sep 13, 2014 2:29 pm
I took your advice and steered away from silver. The painters customized a great grey colour for either side of the fireplace and I painted metal rust effects on the fireplace wall itself. Will post pics soon of the results.
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