A feature wall in energising red brings some rouge to a minimalist kitchen, and helps to define the dining area of this open-plan space, too.
- Plascon Cashmere Rickshaw Red (R4-B1-1)
- Plascon Cashmere Smoke Screen (B6-E2-1) or White (CAS 1)
- Plascon Velvaglo White (VLO 1)
- Drop sheets
- Masking tape
- Hamilton’s Professional paintbrush
- Hamilton’s Polypile roller
Get the décor effect
- Make sure the wall is clean and dry. If you’re painting over a coloured wall – especially one with a yellow or yellow-toned base – first neutralise it with two coats of a mid-tone grey, such as Plascon Cashmere Smoke Screen. This will help prevent show-through so you will need fewer coats of your chosen colour. On the other hand, if your base wall is white, apply two coats of Plascon Cashmere White. Work on a drop sheet and allow the paint to dry between coats.
- Mask off any skirtings, doorframes and cornices. Using a broad Hamilton’s Professional paintbrush, paint two coats of Plascon Cashmere Rickshaw Red along the borders of the wall, working in the direction of the line you’re following.
- Next, use a Hamilton’s Polypile roller to paint the rest of the wall in vertical strokes. Apply two coats, allowing the first coat to dry before you apply the second.
- If necessary, when the wall is dry, lightly sand any wooden skirtings, doorframes and cornices, mask off the adjacent wall and paint with Plascon Velvaglo White using a Hamilton’s Professional paintbrush. Allow to dry and finish with a second coat.