AMANDA'S PAINT TECHNIQUES | DURBAN

Amanda's Paint Techniques specialise in supplying a wide range of professional paint and artistic effects to an array of mediums.

Our team of creative artists and painters are ready to transform walls, furniture, ceilings, floors and windows with amazing paint effects.

With over 25 years experience using these skils as well as in the art of wood graining, antiquing, gilding and marbling you can expect unrivalled quality and attention to detail and professionalism.

We paint walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, kitchens, built-in cupboards, decorative objects, pots, frames, glass and anything else that requires a durable paint finish.

We use only top quality paint and materials and seal everything so it lasts a a very long time.

In addition we save you all the effort and prepare all your surfaces for technique painting or application as well any other areas that require basic work.

View our portfolio now to view a range of past work that demonstrates our quality and may help to inspire you.

Contact us to discuss your project or ideas and to commission or work.

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PRODUCTS / SERVICES

EFFECTS & APPLICATIONS

  • GILDING
    This is a process of applying gold leaf to a surface. Gold leaf is a much richer, brighter and more reflective finish than gold paint. Although gold is the most common precious metal used in gilding, other precious metals such as silver and copper leaf can also be used. Once applied, the metal can then be tarnished to create a whole range of pleasing effect.
  • MARBLING
    This is a paint technique that resembles marble. Often used on columns and walls. There are many options of marble to replicate.
  • WOODGRAINING
    This is a paint technique that resembles wood. Any number of wood grains can be replicated with paint and specialized brushes.

PAINT TECHNIQUES

  • DRAGGING
    a specialized brush is pulled through a wet glaze to create a fine, soft, blurry striped effect, with the base coat colour showing through.
  • DRY BRUSHING
    a brush that is relatively dry of paint is used to create a textured effect, with the different coloured base coat showing through.
  • COLOUR WASHING
    A thinned out glaze of paint is used to create a wash of colour over walls or other surfaces. It creates a translucent watercolour effect. Layers of different colours can be applied to add depth and intensity.
  • DISTRESSING
    the objective is to create a layered imperfect finish. The top coats are sanded or stripped off in places to reveal the wood or paint layers beneath.
  • ANTIQUING
    This is a aging technique. A thinned glaze of paint, usually medium brown is spread over the surface and then wiped off the top smooth surfaces. The glaze remains in the grooves and corners giving a aged look.

PAINT TECHNIQUES

  • FROTTAGE
    Newspaper, fabric or plastic wrap is pressed onto a wet glaze, then lifted off, leaving a richly varied textured look.
  • LINEN / GRASSCLOTH
    This technique is basically the dragging technique, first done vertically, then once its dry, again horizontally.
  • STENCILLING
    A technique used to produce exact designs by passing paint over holes cut out of cardboard or plastic sheets. Often used to create a repetitive pattern.
  • OMBRE
    A technique where the colour goes gradually from dark to light in a seamless blended fashion, Liming/white washing- this technique is originally done with a lime paste on oak to give it a bleached appearance, however a glaze of thinned white paint can be applied on other raw wood to get a lighter bleached effect as the white goes into the grain.

OTHER SERVICES

  • Stripping off paint and varnish
  • Staining wood to change its colour and tone
  • Varnishing- oil or water based , gloss, matt or satin
  • Removing wallpaper
  • Filling cracks and holes
  • Priming surfaces with the appropriate coating for adhesion of further coats
  • Basic flat painting – walls, ceilings, woodwork etc interior & exterior

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