Get creative with our new chalk wash and metallic artisan paint.
As part of our longstanding partnership with one of the oldest established paint manufacturers in the UK, Craig & Rose, we are thrilled to add New Artisan Paints to the Rockett St George Paint Collection. With a selection of Chalk Wash and Gold Effect Wall Paints hand-picked for Rockett St George by co-founders, Jane Rockett & Lucy St George make your home stand out from the rest with these unique, fun and creative DIY paint effects.
Discover our curated selection of Artisan Paints below and follow our step-by-step guide to create your own magical paint effect walls...
Artisan Chalk Wash Paint by Craig & Rose
The artisan paint Chalk Wash collection is the perfect choice for anyone who is looking to get creative with their decor. A decorative paint, the chalk wash paint will create a textured, marbled effect that will bring your walls to life. Co-founders of Rockett St George, Jane Rockett and Lucy St George have both selected four colours for the collection which you can discover below.
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You Will Need:
- Chalk wash paint colour of your choosing.
- Chalky emulsion base colour of your choosing.
- Muslin / Cotton Rags that are clean and dry.
- Sponge - a synthetic or sea sponge works best.
- High-quality paintbrush.
*Practice makes perfect! We recommend practising the following steps on a board to give you the opportunity to test your preferred finish.
7 Days prior to applying the chalk wash paint to your walls, paint your walls with chalky emulsion paint. We have a selection of chalky emulsion paints that you can discover in the Rockett St George Paint Department. Top tip - select a chalky emulsion paint that best complements your chalk wash paint. E.g. bohemia pink chalky emulsion paint would beautifully complement our Clay Pink Chalk Wash Paint.
Wait 7 days after completing step 1 and then starting at the top corner of your walls apply the chalk wash paint with a wide high-quality paintbrush in random strokes or patterns.
Next, rag muslin or cotton rags over the freshly painted chalk wash. Be sure, to turn the cloth to avoid creating a 'stamped' effect and apply using a 'pressing' action in quick motions to the walls.
Avoid stopping halfway through and do not go back over completed work. This will ensure that the effect remains even.
For a softer, more subtle look, use a dry brush when the paint is nearly dry and run the brush in all directions. This will break up darker patches and create variations in colour and texture.
Dry Time: 1. Recoat 2-4 hrs, depending on conditions.
Decorative Gold Effect Paints
Available in 2.5L, 750ml, 250ml & 125ml, the extraordinary metallic Gold Effects paint will reveal the beautifully organic brushstroke contours to give your walls a decorative punch that stands out from the rest. Choose from Bronze Gold, Rose Gold and Antique Gold.
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You Will Need:
- Gold Effect Paints
- Chalky Emulsion Paint (optional)
- Paint Roller
- Paint Brush
As with the chalk wash paints we recommend practising the below steps to test different finishes and brush strokes.
For a more polished look that lasts we recommend painting your walls with chalky emulsion paint, 7 days prior to applying the gold effect paints to your walls. This step is optional and you can skip right ahead to step 2 if you prefer. However, please note,
Using a paintbrush, drag the brush and your chosen gold effect paint across the walls in a random pattern.
Using a roller for the first coat, apply light and even pressure rolling the paint as close to the edges as you can get to cover the brush strokes.
Using a roller for the second coat, work in small sections applying even and light pressure.
Whilst the paint is still wet, drag a brush in a random pattern over your walls. Be sure to overlap the brush strokes and avoid touching up to create an event effect.