GOING GRAPHIC WITH PREMIER PAINT
It was early last month that I decided I needed a change to my living space. A drastic change! The décor had become tired and dull. I needed something to liven up the space and make it feel refreshed and renewed. Something to inspire! I love decorative wallpaper but it can quickly get expensive so I thought, maybe I can do this myself. With a little bit of inspiration and the knowledgeable staff from Canadian Tire I decided to go for it.
The first thing I needed to do was choose the paint. Without hesitation, I knew I would use Premier Paint as it is a favourite of mine. Premier Paint is 100% acrylic and provides superior coverage and true colour. For easy execution, I chose the Premier Infinity range which offers one-coat colour and super saturated pigments. What I love most about it, is that it’s stain resistant, easy to clean and contains zero VOC’s. Vigorous scrub tests were performed to make sure that this paint washes easily and can handle frequent cleanings. Never again do I have to worry about keeping my walls spotless. Whether it’s a Bolognese disaster or a splash of pinot noir, Premier Infinity is resistant to life’s messes. The best part? It’s made in Canada and has life time warranty!
From there, I needed to choose my colour palette. Originally drawing inspiration from Ojai, California and Swedish interiors I chose a palette of muted pastels to offset the boldness of the graphic design. However, when I went to the store and saw all of the gorgeous rich colours Premier had to offer, I couldn’t resist. The stunning peach colour caught my eye instantly and from there it was a domino effect. The final palette has an 80’s feel to it and I couldn’t be happier! The 80’s are back in a big way from interiors, to music and fashion, bolder is better!
I always say, “if it feels right. It is right.” And with the right paint and the right tools painting doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s why Premier Paint developed quality paint and accessories to help you be successful in every project, no matter the size. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to painting so let your creative juices run wild and most importantly, have fun!
Tips and Tricks
Prep space accordingly by removing any furniture or accessories. Take down any artwork and the hardware used to hang it.
Fill holes with spackle and allow time to dry, then sand until smooth.
Remove all switch plates and electrical outlet plates.
Cover the floor with a drop cloth or a plastic sheet and be sure to secure it in place using painters masking tape.
Cover any doors or windows with tape. Use a putty knife to make sure no bleeding occurs.
Prep the wall by gently sanding out any irregularities. This also gives the paint a nice surface to stick to.
Wipe the wall down with a damp cloth to remove any dust.
Precision is important when executing a bold graphic statement like this one. Be sure to map out your vision using pencil and a ruler and possibly a level depending on complicity of your design.
Allow enough time to fully dry between colours before putting more painters tape down. Working from lightest to darkest.
If you make a mistake no need to stress. Premier Infinity is highly saturated and designed to cover old paint and imperfections on the first coat.
Allow a few days to before hanging any art or shelves.