How to Apply Faux Suede Paint

How to Apply Faux Suede Paint


Today we’re gonna show you how to apply some
of these new paint finishes. Yeah they’re really good and they give some
very interesting effects too. And they are quite easy to use once you know
how so we are gonna show you how to do it. Alright, you start masking and I’ll open the
can and mix the paint. Sounds good. With any internal paint finish, it’s a good
idea to use masking tape, so you can get an even and reasonably generous coat right up
to the edges. It’s important to give it a good stir with
a flat stick to get the colour mixed right through. And that’s about enough, I think it’s about
time to put it on the wall. David! Ok. For both of these finishes, we roll on the
base coat and using brushes cut in around the edges and corners. Even though we are gonna replace the skirting,
I still cut in with a brush to get nice and close to the floor and get an even finish. Another thing to be careful of is drips. When you cutting in they will come off the
brush, you’ve gotta make sure you get them out. Keep your even out for them because that will
affect the finish that we are gonna put on this when it’s dry. Now when you are rolling, it’s important after
you have layered it on that you lay it off properly in order to get off those thick edges. Once you have applied an even coat, you will
need to wait around 6 hours for it to dry before applying the finish you have chose. It’s come up very well. Yeah it’s good. Well we are going to try and show you 2 finishes
today, on the yellow wall we are doing a pearl lustre and suede on the plumb blush behind me. Only one person can do each effect so it works. Who is going to do what? Well we will flip, are you ready? Yep You call. Heads. Great, good, I’ll sponge. Great, I’ll brush. The pearl lustre finish on the yellow has
an interesting, almost see through pearl look. Random sponging creates the highlights. The good thing about these finishes is you
can apply as much or as little as you want to create the effect you like. It doesn’t matter weather they are regular
or random, they take on a look of there own and definitely add character to a flat wall. Well you can see the pattern as it’s starting
to dry. It’s a bit harder to pick when it’s glossy
but it’s looking pretty good. It’s important to do small areas and go diagonally,
always joining while the paint’s wet. You need to be quick but it’s looking ok. According to the makers, the more random your
brush strokes, the better. If you are using this finish in a high traffic
or wet area, we recommend a matte clear coat over the top to keep the finish stable. Sponging is an easy way to apply this pearl
lustre finish. It’s really pretty simple once you get into
the rhythm of things, you just gotta make sure you dag it and don’t wipe it on, it’ll
ruin the effect but other than that it’s good. It dries very quickly in about 30 minutes
and if I want I can re-coat it in 4 hours. It’s really up to you how much you put on
this so you wanna step back at the beginning and just keep adding until you get the look
you want. And that’s pretty good, we might just go a
little heavier, here and there. Oh, looks good. Yeah that’s good for a first attempt. You know the 2 contrasting colour look good
together and the 2 effects also look great. Takes a bit of time.. ..Worth the trouble.

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