The lounge room is where living happens. It needs to be a friendly and warm place for everybody and all surfaces need to withstand the wear and tear of everyday life. A colour refresh and the use of Dulux Design Concrete Effect, could just make the difference.
For walls use a high quality synthetic brush for cutting in and 9mm or 12mm nap synthetic roller
For concrete feature wall use 14-18mm nap synthetic or mohair roller and a steel trowel.
Paint pot – for cutting in
Roller extension pole
600 grit sandpaper
Follow the preparation steps on the back of the can. Dulux® 1Step® Prep can be used for a prep coat.
Using Wash&Wear Low Sheen, start by cutting in around the edges of the wall with a brush. These are areas the roller cannot easily reach.
Using a 9mm or 12mm nap synthetic roller, load roller in the tray with a reasonable amount of paint.
Start rolling the wall in an ‘M’ pattern. Start closest to the natural light source. Continue over the same section until the wall is evenly covered.
Using an unloaded roller begin in the top left corner of your wall and gently let the roller roll down to the baseboards in a straight line with no pressure. A lightness of touch will prevent new roller marks from forming. Repeat this action, only this time slightly overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke. Continue this across the area you have painted. This is called laying off.
Reload your roller and repeat until the wall is complete.
Allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat.
Point Wells is a sophisticated neutral grey that is perfect for interior and exterior main walls or as a subtle feature wall colour. It schemes well with light greys such as Manorburn Half and crisp modern whites such as Ōkārito.
Dulux Wash&Wear® Low Sheen
Dulux Wash&Wear® Low Sheen creates a hard-wearing finish ideal for all interior walls that allows you to wipe away most common marks, scuffs and stains with a wet cloth so your walls will look freshly painted for years.
Carefully read and follow the instructions on the product label before you begin.
Mask off the area with painters tape – where you don’t want any paint, such as adjacent walls.
Stir Dulux Design Concrete Effect well with a paint stirrer using an up and down scooping action. Make sure you scrape the bottom of the can to ensure particles are evenly distributed.
Practice your application technique on a large, spare piece of board.
Work in small sections. Use a 14-18mm nap synthetic or mohair roller to apply to the wall.
Smooth the surface with a steel trowel with broad, sweeping strokes, holding the trowel at a 60° to 80° angle. Be sure to keep the working edge of the trowel clean by wiping paint build up with a damp cloth.
Repeat this process over the entire wall, overlapping sections as you go. Allow at least two hours between coats.
Apply three coats using the same process.
Allow final coat to dry for at least two hours, no longer than 24 hours, before polishing.
Using 600 grit sandpaper, lightly polish the surface in a circular motion.
Use the edge of the trowel to further polish the surface. Apply enough pressure to keep the trowel edge flat against the surface. Be careful not to gouge the surface with the edge of the trowel.
Dust the surface with a soft cloth to remove the sanding residue.
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Dulux Design Effects – Concrete Effect
Make a statement in your home and enjoy the refined modern industrial textural effect of polished concrete with Concrete Effect from the Dulux Design Effects Collection. Concrete is perfect for walls in your living room, bedroom and study.
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Dulux 1Step® Prep Water Based Primer, Sealer & Undercoat is your first step toward a superior long-lasting paint finish. 1Step® Prep resists mould and blocks tannin and rust stains.