A beautiful mess: Create distressed walls

Mar 11, 2016

Rich, opulent hues and texture come together in this dramatic, weathered look utilising shades from Plascon’s Heirloom colour collection. Learn how to create a distressed look on your walls in three easy steps – a beautiful mess awaits!
Distressed

YOU NEED

Plascon Cashmere in Nautilous (B6-D1-1), Distant Storm (G7-E1-3), Peach Dawn (O4-B2-1), Red Wine (R1-D1-1), Black Bean (EC 71), Beach Wood (Y3-D2-1), Starlight Express (Y5-E1-3) and Peak Season (Y5-B1-3).

Other: Medium paintbrush, coloured chalk and a drop cloth.

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TIME NEEDED

Three days

THE PREP

Prepare the walls by filling any holes or cracks using crack filler and sanding it until smooth when dry. Wash the walls with water and allow to dry completely. Use a drop cloth to protect your floors and furniture.

GET THE LOOK

STEP 1: Using a medium-sized paintbrush, paint the area with the base coat, Plascon Double Velvet Antique Petal EC 43. Using the chalk, draw basic colour areas.

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STEP 2: Paint each colour, starting with the large areas of colour, in thick horizontal stripes. Gently overlap and blur the colours in a criss-cross motion.

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  STEP 3: Add smaller areas of colour in horizontal stripes, continuously blurring the colours in a criss-cross motion to create a layered, weathered look.

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Voilà, you have created your own beautiful piece of artwork.