Earthcote Worn Leather
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DIY PRODUCTS: Earthcote Worn Leather
Earthcote Worn Leather and Earthcote Wall Wax is a multi-coat finish. It is the patina of old leather – with a creased, organic look.
Earthcote Worn Leather is:
- For interiors only
- Not for use on any wet areas eg. showers
- Selected colour range and custom tinted colours
- Multi-coat finish lime-based paints & polishing waxes
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STORM WALL: Creating a hurricane effect with manipulated Worn Leather
THE Reserve in Adderley Street, Cape Town was recently taken by storm and hit by a hurricane. Fortunately this was not your conventional wet and wild hurricane type, but rather an Earthcote Worn Leather style that has become fondly know as Storm Wall.
The manipulated hurricane-like treatment left quite an impression on the walls of The Reserve – creating an emotional and unruly effect with a unique ‘scratchy’ look. This effect is achieved when painting diluted acrylic wall paint over Earthcote Worn Leather. The lime from the Worn Leather base coat ‘burns’ through – bringing all the aesthetic mayhem to the surface. Check out the effect in the following photograph – kindly supplied by revamp artist, Jenny Mason.
Storm Wall and the hurricane effect
Earthcote Worn Leather Storm Wall at The Reserve in Adderley Street, Cape Town
- Jenny has thoughtfully offered a simple step-by-step guide to creating the Storm Wall for yourself on her blog, Koekalooks.
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CREATING THE COLOUR BLOCKING WALL:
This is a classic approach, reminiscent of Mark Rothko colour blocking, using Earthcote Worn Leather in these colours: Cream (top) Mountain Boot (middle stripe) and Chalk White (bottom).
- Start with 1 coat Supamatt Primer, as an undercoat, then apply the Worn Leather colours. The effect will have an individual look each time, so expect to create a unique art wall of your own.
- Blend each colour block into the next as smoothly and seamlessly as possible, using as little paint on your brush as possible and working it into the wall, softening any sharp lines. Wet your brush to blend further if needed.
- Once the wall is dry, finish it off with one or two layers of Earthcote Wall Wax. Polish the wax either by hand or with an orbital buffer, as you would a floor.
WORN LEATHER EXTENDS YOUR PAINT BUCK!
Worn Leather paint goes a long way, as very little paint is needed to achieve the desired effect. Your three 1L tins of Worn Leather done in this style could cover as much as 16m2 – at a cost of under R500 including primer and wax. Painting 8m2 works out at a cost of approximately R250 or less.
COST: Under R250 for 8m2 feature wall (excluding labour).
- All the products and equipment needed to achieve this Colour Blocking Wall can be picked up at your nearest Paint&Place. Visit the Paint & Place Store Locator to find one nearest to you.
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