Without doubt, one of the quickest and easiest ways to change the look of a house, a room or even an everyday object is to paint it.

And while many of us have had a go, with possibly varying results of success, the best way to make sure every brush stroke you make is a winner, you need expert advice. Drop into your local Mitre 10 and get ready to add colour to your life.

What’s new and exciting?

The Dulux Design Effects Collection helps add special details to create unique effects: statement wall, highlight an architectural feature, add a luxurious finish to home accessories.

Inside and outside with a range of effects including: Concrete, Suede, Gold and Copper Effects

If you’re looking to add some ‘age’ to everyday objects try the Dulux Design Rust Effect. It’s so simple and easy to use.

– The first rule of painting, no matter what you paint is to have a set of painting clothes.

– First thing to do is make sure your paint is well stirred. Once that’s done, pour into a container.

– With the rust effect you’ll need to apply with a brush, so pick the one that best suits the job. A wall will need a wide brush and a statue or a pot, a little smaller.

– Use random strokes in different directions until you have complete coverage.

– Next is to the let the Rust Effect dry for about 12 hours before applying a second coat. Same deal as the first. Random strokes and complete coverage.

– Give this second coat another 12 hours to dry and we are ready for the special Rust Effect Solution. This is the special ingredient which adds the amazing transformation.

– Wearing safety glasses and gloves, pour the solution into a container and grab a clean brush.

– Apply liberally and brush on in random strokes making sure everything’s covered.

– To accelerate the rusting effect, spray water over the painted surface 2 to 3 times.

– The rusting effect will increase over time. Creating a sensational stunning effect.

If you’d like to find out more about the Dulux Design Rust Effect or any of the other brilliant Dulux Design Effect Collection simple drop into your local Mitre 10






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