How to perfect the ombre technique
The technique used to create an ombre effect on walls is an easy DIY project that will bring a unique edge to any living space. All you need is Art-FX-Scumble-Glaze combined with Elegance Matt or Elegance Silk, a few painting tools and a touch of patience. Follow these few steps and create the perfect feature wall with a light to dark transition.
Art-FX-Scumble-Glaze is a water-based, transparent non-yellowing acrylic medium for facilitating various paint techniques. It slows down the drying time of other materials making it easy to blend and create the perfect colour effect. Art-FX-Scumble-Glaze needs to be mixed with Elegant Matt/Silk in a 1:4 ratio.
Elegance Silk is a high-quality, environmentally-friendly interior and exterior wall coating, designed and formulated using quality raw materials to combat South Africa’s extreme climatic conditions. Elegance Silk gives a great gloss effect, whereas Elegance Matt will mute the colours for a soft, industrial feel.
Once you have determined what look you would like to go for you then need to determine the size of the wall you wish to paint. Calculate how much of each product you will need using a 1:4 ratio mixture. One part Scumble-Glaze and three parts Elegance.
For your convenience, you can find an individual product calculator under each individual product page on the Paintcor website. You can also find description and application PDF’s on each product to help you go in depth to ensure perfect product application.