Embellishing interiors with the latest home decoration trends is now easier than ever with new Dulux Duramax spray paint effects.
With eight new fast-drying Duramax finishes including Marble, Crackle, Copper Rose, Glass Frosting and Appliance White, uninspiring home accessories can be transformed into striking stylish pieces.
According to Dulux Colour Expert, Andrea Lucena-Orr, marble has made a resurgence in recent times and continues to increase in popularity with many accessories and furniture now featuring this finish.
'As marble is neutral and so versatile, combine it with pop colours and other decorating elements such as timber and metallics to create a stunning focal point within the home," says Andrea.
Available in black or white, Dulux Duramax Marble Effect can quickly achieve this look and add a touch of luxury to any room at an affordable price.
With warm metallic accents also predicted to heavily feature in interiors in the coming year, new Dulux Duramax Bright Copper Rose is ideal for transforming pendants, furniture and home accessories to add stylish flair.
For those who prefer vintage decoration, new Dulux Duramax Crackle Effect in black or white can be used to achieve a timeless look in no time.
'Furniture with an aged or vintage finish is still popular. If you are seeking a natural essence or antique feel, use a crackle finish on vases, timber shades, lamp bases and pots to give your items an antiqued and authentic appeal," says Andrea.
The new additions to the Dulux Duramax range are also practical with the Duramax Appliance White spray paint allowing homeowners to patch up any unsightly prangs or scratches on their appliances. Fridges, dishwashers and washing machines can now return to their original crisp white finish in one easy spray.
Duramax Frosted Glass Effect delivers a decorative semi transparent finish that creates an etched glass appearance for privacy inside and outside the home.
'There are so many applications for the new Dulux Duramax products; easily upcycle mirror frames, picture frames, lamp bases, old vases, pots, plat stands, small tables and so much more. Painting canvases in Dulux Duramax finishes can also make an amazing statement," says Andrea.
Create A Trendsformation with new Dulux Duramax Spray Effects
Spray painting is fun and, with a little practice, will enable anyone to achieve professional results.
Here is a step-by-step guide to ensure a perfect finish, every time:
1. Use newspapers, tape and drop sheets to protect surrounding surfaces from overspray.
2. Prepare the surface by removing dirt, grease, rust, wax, moisture and loose paint.
3. Shake your Dulux Duramax spray can vigorously for two minutes to ensure the pigments and other ingredients mix well for a perfect finish.
4. Hold the can upright 10 to 25cm from the surface. Spray with smooth and even strokes parallel to the surface in an even side-to-side motion.
5. Overlap your previous spray pass by about one-third and release the trigger at the end of each stroke to avoid buildup of too much paint.
6. When finished, spray unwanted paint into a newspaper, allow it to dry and dispose via domestic waste collection. Empty aerosol cans are recyclable via steel can recycling programs.
How to Create a Marble or Crackle Effect:
Dulux Duramax Crackle Effect or Marble Effect Spray Paint must be used over the top of Dulux Duramax Decorative colours.
Apply one coat of Gloss Top Coat, wait until the colour is touch dry then apply the top coat of Crackle or Marble to achieve a stylish on-trend effect.
Application Tip For A Perfect Finish:
Practice spraying on an old carton or box before painting your intended object.
Make sure that you start to move your hand with the spray can before you depress the nozzle and apply Dulux Duramax in one or more light coats as opposed to one heavy coat.
Never hold the valve open while the spray can is stationary as this results in a heavy deposit of paint that will sag.
For smoothest results, apply a coat of Dulux Duramax primer before applying any Duramax Top Coat. This improves the amount of coverage from a can of Duramax. It also increases corrosion resistance on bare metal surfaces, helps avoid an uneven finish and penetration on bare wood and helps secure the top coat to plastic surfaces.
Prevent blocking by turning the can upside down and spraying until a clear gas emerges.
Dulux Duramax Marble Effect
Available in black or white, Dulux Duramax Marble Effect has a unique combination of technology to deliver an elegant marble finish on top of existing Dulux Duramax topcoats. Perfect for adding an elegant touch to decorative items inside and outside the home.
Dulux Duramax Crackle Effect
Dulux Duramax Crackle Effect creates a crackled, antique finish when used with Dulux Duramax topcoats. Available in black or white, it's perfect for adding a crackled finish to items already painted with a Duramax colour.
Dulux Duramax Bright Finish in Copper Rose
Dulux Duramax Bright Finish in Copper Rose delivers a bold, bright coloured on-trend finish that is ideal for use on all primed smooth surfaces such as metal,wood, glass and plastic.
Dulux Duramax Appliance White
An acrylic lacquer, Dulux Duramax Appliance White is specially formulated for touch-ups on household appliances such as fridges, stoves, microwaves and dishwashers. It dries with a hard finish that resists chipping and cracking.
Dulux Duramax Frosted Glass Effect
Dulux Duramax Frosted Glass Effect is a decorative semi-transparent top coat which allows homeowners to create an etched glass appearance for privacy inside and outside the home.
The complete Dulux Duramax range is available at hardware and paint specialist stores.
Why Choose Dulux Duramax:
A high performance enamel, Dulux Duramax Spray Paint dries 10 times faster than an alkyd based spray paint. The innovative rapid dry
formulation ensures the coating is touch dry in 20 minutes and ready to use in 1 hour. Delivering superior coverage, Dulux Duramax can
cover up to 4.5m2 and guarantees long lasting colour. With no brushes or cleaning solvents required plus more than 29 colours,
specialty effects and finishes to choose from, creating a unique weekend DIY project has never been so quick and easy.
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