30th Nov 2021

Watch this video to find out how you can make your walls POP by using colour blocking.

Let’s explore the dark side of colour and this trendy décor idea.

What You’ll Need:

  • Plascon Easy Living Multi-Purpose Sheen in the colour of your choice
  • Hamilton’s Ensign 50mm brush
  • Hamilton’s Supa Soaka protective mat
  • Hamilton’s Perfection Velour Roller & Tray
  • Hamilton’s Masking tape
  • Measuring tape & pencil
  • Spirit level ruler

PaintClub’s 5 Steps to Colour Blocking a Wall

Step 1: Prep

Lay down your Hamilton’s Supa Soaka mat.

Top Tip: Using masking tape, tape the mat to the skirting to ensure no spillage on your floor and skirting boards.

Using your tape measure, measure from the floor to where you want the top of your colour block to be. Use your pencil to mark off your colour block line and your spirit level ruler to ensure your line is perfectly straight.

Tape along the line with your masking tape, ensuring your line is absolutely straight. This will help you achieve that perfect, crisp finish.

Tape off the outer edges of your colour block area as well.

Step 2: Paint

Shake your paint, open, and stir it well.

Use your Hamilton’s Perfection Ensign Brush to cut in around the edges of your colour block work area.

Once you’ve finished cutting in, pour your paint into your tray and load your roller. Roll the paint onto the wall in even strokes, beginning at the top and working your way down to the bottom.

Top Tip: Remember to maintain a wet edge so that the paint blends well and you avoid lap marks. A wet edge is when you ensure that the last roll of paint does not dry before you overlap it with the next.

Allow your first coat to dry and then apply your second coat, again working from top to bottom.

Step 3: Remove the Tape

Remove the tape while the paint is still wet. Be sure to pull the tape back on itself rather than towards you. This will ensure that you don’t get any paint bleed.

Step 4: Clean Up

Once you’ve finished painting, clean your brushes, roller and tray with water.

Expert Tip: After you’ve cleaned your brushes, wash them with normal dishwashing liquid and then rinse. This will extend the lifetime of your brushes and ensure they are fit for future use.

Ensure the lid is fitted nice and tight on any leftover paint.

Expert Tip: Boost the longevity of your paint by applying plastic wrap around the opened area of the can and then hammer on the lid.

Step 5: Admire Your Handiwork!

Add your furniture and accessories and then stand back and admire your handiwork!

How easy is this colour blocking paint technique for your walls, maximising focus using this soothing shade of Addo Skin (59) from Plascon.

Use this décor inspiration idea and invite elegance into your space.

All products listed in this easy-to-follow DIY Colour Blocking video are available at Paint Club and Plascon Paint Expert stores nationwide.
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