Add natural elements to your interior in a modern way ... with paint? This is possible with our paint technique 'Wood Grain'. During painting, we often use the same tools: a brush, roller, putty knife, ... We want to add something to this list of essentials: the wood grain. An unprecedented gem in this domain, which gives your paint a whole new dimension.
What's in the package?
- Decoration Paint Georgian Green
- Decoration Paint Cinque Terre
- Silken Wax
- Wood Grain design tool
How do you do this yourself?
In order to bring nature into your home in a modern way, we chose the colour Georgian Green for ground. Make sure that this layer is applied with a roller, when the first layer is dry we apply a second layer. Tip: pay attention to the material of the surface, the suction power determines whether 2 or 3 layers are needed to apply the paint in a dense way. Never apply more than 2 layers of paint per day.
After the paint is dry we start with the most important thing: applying the Wood Grain. How do we obtain this wood effect? We start by creating the paint mixture: 75% Cinque Terre and 25% Varnish.
Think about how the grain should run, horizontally or vertically? All brush stripes and wood grain techniques must be executed in the chosen direction. If you want a wood grain that runs from top to bottom, work everything in the vertical direction.*
Apply the mixture to the wall with a flat brush, when the paint is still wet you use the comb of the wood grain over the mixture. Then turn the wood grain design tool around, with the wood grain motif we bring extra depth into the work. How busy or sober should your woodwork be? You can adjust this by applying more or less wood grain motif.
Work in parts, so that the paint is not dry before you can add the design. Provide extra depth and eliminate lines by making sure you have a small overlap. Let it dry completely.
Then apply a layer of Silken Wax with a lint-free cloth. Silken Wax lends its name to the silk-like effect that you obtain. The colours seem to be less sharp against each other, which gives a chic effect.
Tip: let your creativity go free: By placing the surface stripes diametrically opposed
to the main lines you get a playful effect, making the wood look 'real'. Wood with a history. Would you rather keep a sober effect? Let all lines run in the same direction.