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  • Dulux Design Effects in your chosen colours
  • Dulux Duramax® in your chosen sheen and colours
  • Undercoat/stain blocker (if required)
  • High quality synthetic brush for cutting in
  • Medium nap (10-18mm) synthetic roller for walls
  • Short nap (5-10mm) synthetic roller for toy box
  • Paint pot – for cutting in
  • Roller tray
  • Roller extension pole
  • Drop sheets
  • Painter’s masking tape
  • Cloth

What to consider before you start

 


Walls

  1. Follow the preparation steps.

  2. Start by cutting in around the edges of the wall with a brush – these are areas the roller cannot easily reach.

  3. Load the roller in the tray with a reasonable amount of paint.

  4. Start rolling the wall in an ‘M’ pattern. Start closest to the natural light source. Continue over the same section until the wall is evenly covered.

  5. Using an unloaded roller begin in the top left corner of your wall and gently let the roller roll down to the baseboards in a straight line with no pressure. A lightness of touch will prevent new roller marks from forming. Repeat this action only this time, slightly overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke. Continue this across the area you have painted. This is called laying off.

  6. Reload your roller and repeat until the wall is complete.

  7. Working in small sections, apply the second coat with the roller and use a wide brush, dry roller or muslin and drag the paint in a random overlapping pattern.
reading nook walls

Wall colour: Grey Encounter

Dulux Design Suede Effect

A stylish finish in a great colour range

Drawers

reading nook drawers

Wall colour: Grey Encounter
Side table: Pluto Pulse
Vase: Black Satin
Vase: Gold

  1. Follow the preparation steps.

  2. Start by cutting in around the edges of the furniture piece with a brush – these are areas the roller cannot easily reach.

  3. Apply the first base coat with the roller.

  4. Allow drying time as specified on the label.

  5. For an even one dimensional finish apply a second coat with the roller and lay off lightly to prevent the formation of roller marks.

  6. For a flat finish your project is complete. For a more textured finish, work while the paint is still wet. Use a wide brush, dry roller or muslin and drag the paint in a random, overlapping pattern. For a brushed finish, lay off lightly with a brush. A clear coat may be applied to protect the surface.

Dulux Design Metallic Effect

A contemporary finish to give your room a modern edge.

Ornaments

  1. Follow the preparation steps.

  2. If using Dulux Duramax Metallic Finish Gold and Dulux Duramax Black Satin, apply in multiple light, mist coats.

  3. Follow after spraying instructions on this guide.

  4. Now, admire your transformation! Great job!

Dulux Duramax Bright Finish Spray Paint

Bright finish for special projects inside and outside the home. Ideal for use on all primed smooth surfaces such as metal, wood, glass and plastic.

reading nook ornaments

Wall colour: Grey Encounter
Side table: Pluto Pulse
Vase: Black Satin
Vase: Gold


More Winter Project Guides 

Lounge Room Project

The lounge room becomes a sanctuary over the cooler months.

Playroom Project

Walls can set boundaries or they can free the imagination.

Hallway Project

Your entrance and hallway are where first impressions are made.

Study Project

Go monochromatic for a workspace that inspires big ideas.

Tween Room Project

Get your tween involved in a weekend bedroom project and let their individuality shine.