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Midas Earthcote Artisan Products

12 Jul

ARTISAN PRODUCTS: Frost, Pandomo, Shalestone and Dorado Paste

Earthcote Pandomo

Earthcote Pandomo

Pandomo

Earthcote Pandomo paint offers the swirly, veined look of polished marble, with modern lustre. Resin-stucco polished with Earthcote Wall Wax. Pandomo is trowel-applied and for interiors only. It is important that Pandomo paint is applied by an approved applicator and that it is not applied to any wet areas. Earthcote Pandomo comes in a selected colour range and custom tinted colours.

Earthcote Shalestone

Earthcote Shalestone

Shalestone

Earthcote Shalestone is a smooth, cool, urban wall plaster that offers two distinct finishes – that of finely crushed natural stone, or marine-look beach plaster. Shalestone is trowel-applied and for interiors only. Wet areas are to be avoided and the services of an approved applicator are recommended. Shalestone comes in four standard colours: Urchin Grey, Sand Dollar, Coral Tree & Bangwe Pansy.

Earthcote Dorado

Earthcote Dorado

Dorado

Dorado creates a look inspired by shimmery Dorado fish, on a wall. It offers a shimmering metallic look with a textured finish. Dorado is trowel-applied and for interiors only. It is recommended that Dorado be applied by an approved applicator. Dorado is ideal for detailed walls and comes in four standard colours: Bronze, Pewter, Oyster White & Copper.

Earthcote Frost

Earthcote Frost

Frost

Have you ever wanted to create the look of frost or snow with paint? Earthcote Frost achieves this in a luxurious, crystalline opaque topcoat. Frost paint is trowel-applied and for interiors only. It is important that Frost paint is applied by an approved applicator and that it is not applied to any wet areas. Earthcote Frost comes in a selected colour range and custom tinted colours.

To view Earthcote palettes, accurate colour samples and to download Earthcote colour cards, visit an Earthcote store or Paint & Place near you. Click here for a stores list

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Fishy loo and metallic tyres

25 Jun

DORADO: fishy loo decor & metallic tyres

Metallic tyre flower pot by Riaan Chambers

Metallic tyre flower-pot by Riaan Chambers

This aloe flower-pot was spotted on a sidewalk in Muizenberg – outside the studio of creative explorer and lighting designer extraordinaire, Riaan Chambers. Riaan makes the most beautiful things out of glass, shells, discarded materials and found objects. This is a great way to repurpose old tyres, by turning them into planters. The use of metallic paint on tyres is an unexpected twist, and notice how good metallics look in combination with white. We like that. Earthcote Dorado smooth paint would achieve exactly this kind of look.

fishy loo decor

fishy loo decor

We also love the metallic scales (pictured below) painted by Cape Town art director Alistair Palmer. This is in the ‘fishy loo’ at Olympia Cafe in Kalk Bay – one of Cape Town’s finest seafood destinations. Alister painted the scales in various tones of Earthcote Dorado, turning a dodgy looking look into a local talking point.

fishy loo decor by Alistair Palmer

fishy loo decor by Alistair Palmer

Post & pics supplied by Jenny Mason. Check out her blog koekalooks for more

Midacote Paint Surfaces

21 Jun

Give your furniture a few more years of life with a fresh coat of Midacote paint

Chipboard painted with Midacote Satin stripes

Chipboard painted with Midacote Satin stripes

Midacote Paint Surfaces

It’s interesting how paint can transform utilitarian surfaces and give them a completely different vibe. This is an example of how painted chipboard looks, when coated with Midacote Satin. It makes a great backdrop for plants in a patio area (photographed here at the Montebello Garden Centre in Newlands.) We like how the bright stripes look in fresh pure white and postbox red. (Paint & Place has a great selection of bright reds.) We’ve also seen a similar effect where tables were covered with hessian, and a solvent-based paint like Midacote Satin was used to ‘glue’ the fabric to the table, creating an interesting textured surface. (And it’s washable.) The idea, really, is to consider paint to give unexpected character to surfaces – and if furniture looks like it’s on its last legs, it’s amazing how a coat of paint can give it a few more years of life.

– Post by Jenny Mason. Check out her blog koekalooks for more great ideas

Intensifying Garden Walls in Winter

14 Jun

DARK & INTENSE: Let green be seen in your garden by intensifying walls in Winter

Intense Green Garden Wall

Intense Green Garden Wall

If you don’t think Winter is the season for painting and working in the garden, here’s a thought.

See how garden foliage kicks out against chocolate and charcoal walls, especially in Autumn and Winter when the light is filtered and the air is crisp. After a shower of rain, greens seem somehow even brighter, and dark walls, richer and more intense.

A good call for a garden wall: to offset foliage, paint it a deep grey or peppercorn. ‘Peppercorn’ is a dark chocolate, while ‘Licorice’ is the most popular charcoal in our selection of Midas 300 colours.

Look how the evocative colour shift of autumn leaves kicks out from a deep donkey grey wall, painted in ‘Storm’. Darker colours create a foil for your garden to get showy.

Deep Donkey Grey Wall

Deep Donkey Grey Wall

Ask in-store to see our popular ‘earth & grey’ options for garden walls and exteriors, all available in Envirolite Zero VOC eco-wise formulations. Much better for the air you breathe, and for the planet.

Be more salvage savvy

“The shot up at the top shows how you can put old unwanted metal work to good use. These not so attractive burglar bars were discarded during a renovation project of mine. We painted them the same colour as the wall, mounted them on a wooden frame and turned them into a trellis for our creeper.” – koekalooks

  • This Special Project post is by serial renovator Jenny Mason. Check out her blog koekalooks for more great ideas

Midas Earthcote Peinture

11 Jun
Midas Earthcote Peinture

Midas Earthcote Peinture

Click here to download the Peinture Colour Card

DIY PRODUCTS: Midas Earthcote Peinture

Midas Earthcote Peinture offers an earthy layer of luxury – inspired by the ancient landscapes and rustic textures of the Karoo. It is a Midas Earthcote brush-on exterior paint product.

Earthcote Peinture is:

  • Brush or roller applied
  • For interiors and exteriors
  • Selected colour range & custom tinted colours
  • Generally recommended for exterior, gritty, sueded finish
  • Perfect coating to cover plaster imperfections and hairline cracks

To view Earthcote palettes, accurate colour samples and colour cards, visit your nearest Paint & Place store. Click here for a stores list.

Midas Earthcote Sand Paint

6 Jun
Earthcote Sand Paint

Earthcote Sand Paint

Click here to download the Sand Paint Colour Card

DIY PRODUCTS: Midas Earthcote Sand Paint

Midas Earthcote Sand Paint is a brush-on exterior paint product that offers a fine-grain look (like sand, mud or clay) for ultra-flat, light-absorbing walls.

Midas Earthcote Sand Paint is:

  • Brush or roller applied
  • For interiors and exteriors
  • Perfect coating for a matt earthy finish
  • Standard colour range and selected colours
  • Masks plaster imperfections and reduces glare factor
  • A fine textured finish, generally recommended for exterior use

To view Earthcote palettes, accurate colour samples and colour cards, visit your nearest Paint & Place store. Click here for a stores list.

Tri-coloured Earthcote Worn Leather wall

4 Jun

DIY: Creating a tri-coloured Earthcote Worn Leather wall

Tri-coloured Earthcote Worn Leather

Tri-coloured Earthcote Worn Leather

Guest post by Jenny Mason

Look what happens when you take a bagged wall and apply Earthcote Worn Leather in different colours. Truth be told, this room was not a pretty sight before. It’s a kid’s den in an outside room. And it’s now nicely transformed with paint, thank you very much.

The trick is to be sure that you ‘work’ the paint in vigorously while it’s still wet, at the intersections between the colours. Once dry, seal with a layer or two of Earthcote Worn Leather Wax – buffing it to a sheen. By hand, if it’s a small area and you’re up to it, or with an orbital buffer. The floor was painted in Midas Floor Paint.

This wall was produced by Jenny Mason using Earthcote Worn Leather. If you have any queries regarding this wall, please leave Jenny a comment on her blog Koekalooks and she’ll get back to you with answers.