So here we go….
Start with a C L E A N surface… especially if its a bathroom floor (yuk!).
My surface (not by choice) was a laminate I inherited when I leased this office space –
I used this WHIZ roller aka Textured Roller
and rolled on 2 coats of the Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Peppercorn cut with a little bit of Parchment to soften the blackness. This photo shows me applying layer two, a couple hours after layer one –
You’ll notice I didn’t tape the walls – my plan is to finish not only the floor but also the trimwork and walls, so I just went for it…
IIICK! Toilet! Notice I didn’t tape around that either (figured hubby can razor blade it when its good and dry)
WARNING : Do NOT try my sloppy ways at home – tape EVERYTHING!
Like my ‘foam plate’ tray? I hate using paint trays – I feel like I waste my paint in them – my roller fits right in the mouth of the jar, then I offload it on the plate…
Rolling the last bit –
Base done –
I shot a variety of Krylon Webbing veins across the surface, gold, white and silver, and then took some Parchment Textured Basecoat, cut it with alot of water (to create a wash) and sponge smooshed the cloudy paint water around the floor in a random fashion, You could use a damp rag, dab the paint wash, and rag smooth it on the surface as well –
I know, scary right? Don’t worry, it all works out in the end – THATS the attitude you need to have –
The wash smooshing helps give dimension to the dark floor surface, and it makes the veins appear that they are deeper into the surface-
Then I brushed on the Caromal Toner and wiped it off. I was bummed that it took most of my cloudiness away –
so I added more clouding, this time with a little more concentration of the Parchment paint –
Then over that I used the Toner again (not before shooting a couple more veins again 🙂 )
Much better than the before
I rolled on a full strength Min wax oil based poly (not wipe on) for protection. I still need to roll another coat on –
In the mean time, I’ve painted the trim black, and dry brushed some Champagne metallic paint over top. Now I need to find time to finish the walls!
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