The untold paint stories.
Last week I sent out an email to the Pineconeshelf community seeking some company as I was planning to visit one of the crown showrooms. I got such amazing responses, It was really inspiring. Some people really wanted to come but since it was really short notice they had other plans. Finally I was able to round up a small group and boy did we have fun.
We visited Crown paints showroom on Likoni road in industrial area last Saturday. It was a great experience. We had lot’s of questions and our host, Carol was patient enough to answer all of them. I took notes so that I could pass this info to you.
Now, I would either have to put up a long post which would probably bore you to death or find a way to really simplify the message in a memorable and easy to follow way. I decided to do a simple flow chart to deliver the message creatively.
FLOWCHART ON CHOOSING THE BEST PAINT FOR INTERIOR DECORATION
It took a lot of effort to prepare this flowchart so if you find it useful please share this post, the buttons are floating on your left.
I always wondered which type of paint goes where and really this was what I wanted to find out most. So in summary use silk vinyl on walls for a silk finish and matt emulsion on your ceilings. Both are water based paints.
If you’re painting furniture, you can use the silk range of paints but use the universal undercoat first to prime the surface. You can also use the super gloss range in eggshell finish for your furniture although this is an oil based paint. I used the matt emulsion when I painted this chair and when I made this wall art.
Did you know they also have floor paints? And not the red and green oxides, you can get floor paints formulated in the color of your choice. There is a waiting period for this, about four days, but perhaps this depends on the order. I was chatting with one of my readers about this the other day so it was great to get this piece of information.
We got to see lot’s of decorative finishes, they’ve got ruff and tuff which was hands down my favourtie.. It’s a kind of paste that is applied on the wall and designs imprinted on it using various tools. You can paint it in various colors or even use two different colors for a beautiful two tone effect. Completely versatile and customizable.
I will do a follow up post with the different finishes. Let’s take it one lesson at a time. In case anything is not clear please leave your question in the comments. I will answer to the best of my ability and what’s beyond me I will direct to a professional from Crown paints.
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Dear person reading this from the future.. This was how we took group pictures in 2015
The beautiful smiling lady in the middle has an equally beautiful blog, check it out: Pretty in my skin
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