Add a touch of glam to your walls in broken gold leaf. It’s easier than you think!
BASE WALL COLOUR
Plascon Cashmere, Double Velvet or Polvin in In The Mood (O6-E2-3).
- Imbali Art metal leaf glue
- Raw umber universal stain
- Gold metal leaf (not real gold)
- Sponge roller and tray
- 2 x 100 mm brushes
- Turpentine and a rag
- Plascon Woodcare Interior Ultra Varnish in Imbuia
Add a little raw umber universal stain to the metal leaf glue and roll onto the wall.
Leave to dry for 15 minutes and then, while wearing gloves, apply the gold metal leaf to the surface taking care to apply random-sized pieces and leaving small gaps in between them.
Rub the surface with a dry brush or a cloth dampened with turpentine to remove any excess leaf. Be warned, this is the messy bit!
Working in pairs and keeping a wet edge, apply stained varnish to the surface using the 100mm brushes. Dab away brush marks with the cloth, and allow to dry.
PHOTOGRAPHS: GRAEME WYLLIE
PRODUCTION: ANNEMARIE MEINTJIES
PAINT EFFECTS: CHARLIE VETTORI AND SELBY MOLOPE
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