Welcome — A freshly painted wall looks beautiful but what if you’re after something just a little different. Or you’d like to upcycle some furniture and a straight paint finish might look a little plain?
Paint effects allow you the freedom to capture a mood, create an ambience and transform the mundane into something special. Some techniques also have the practical benefit of disguising less-than-perfect surfaces. In fact, imperfections in the surface can add to the overall impact of the effect.
This booklet contains a taste of the paint effects techniques commonly used, from French wash to crackle, woodgrain to marbling. There are a wide variety of other paint effects techniques that you can use to achieve highly professional results... moreSearch Habitat articles
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There are a number of specialty Resene products to help you create useful and beautiful surfaces - metallics, washes, textures, crackle effects, shimmery sparkles, chalkboards, magnetic surfaces and more. Also, helpful tips and tricks to get you started... more
Brushed metallic finishes gives a similar effect to a wash, but takes full advantage of the properties of metallic paints from the Resene Special Effects and Metallics range. Another great aged effect is a crackle finish. And with Resene FX Crackle, it takes very little effort... more
Dry-brushing is an easy way to achieve a bronze metallic look with a verdigris finish. Spattering is showering a fine spray of paint onto a surface by running your finger across a paint-loaded brush. Stippling can give a similar look or a much denser finish, depending on how much paint you apply... more
Simple and effective, colour-blocking can transform a wall, or piece of furniture like a bookcase. You can use sections of a wall, use your blocks of colour in a random way or apply a repeating pattern based on simple shapes like triangles, rectangles or squares. Or you can create more dramatic walls like the 3D geometric effect in this bedroom at left... more
As far as geometrics go, stripes are one of the most classic, and handiest, shapes to use to transform a wall, a tray, a floor and even a ceiling. With the wide range of Resene paints and colours, and your imagination, it’s possible to create a truly unique effect on your walls, floor, ceiling, furniture or virtually anything else... more
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