A Fireplace Gets A Double Dose Of Caromal Colours…

I recently shared this post, Painting Trim and Fireplace Mantels,  which included a peak at my customer Nicole’s transformed mantel

Last week she stopped by the store and wanted to know how to change the tile surround -she wanted something more dramatic .

We worked up a sample:   Caromal textured basecoat Peppercorn,  first layer whizz rolled,   then second layer a mix of Peppercorn and Chocolate, both rolled on randomly, at the same time.   Toner brushed on and wiped off, then a poly for durability-

Nicole is the type that wants it done yesterday 🙂  As the sample was drying, we were ringing up her order.   That afternoon she went home and started!

The finished project – changed the whole look of her fireplace

She loves the leathery texture you can achieve from stippling on the texture basecoat, but told me she prefers stippling with a chip brush, not with the texture roller. She said the roller kept wanting to roll flat…

I think that might be from pushing too firm on the roller  – if you keep a light hand and just roll that painty whizz roller around, randomly, then re-dip and roll some more, it can create a great light texture, quick and easy…

How ever she did it, it worked!  The dark sets off the mantel better, don’t you think?

For more information about the Caromal Colours textured basecoats,  head here   distressing paints

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3 responses to “A Fireplace Gets A Double Dose Of Caromal Colours…

  1. I agree, Patty, it looks stunning. Big change for the better!

  2. great transformation!

  3. Gorgeous! I love the way this turned out. I am wanting to do something similar with our FP. How would Caromal Colours hold up on marble?

    {my simple messterpiece}

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