Believe it or not there is is more than one way to finish a flat, untextured wall surface.
We’ve had some clients who were very particular about what they were looking for.
One client who lived in England specifically requested that his apartment in France be painted by brush and not by roller. He said he ‘hated’ the texture that paint rollers left.
We had to let him know that this meant more time therefore more money. He was willing to pay the added expense and was delighted by the result.
In this video we present the Level 5 finish which is the smoothest finish one can deliver using conventional drywall and plastering techniques.
The presenter does a good job breaking the process down into 6 easy steps.
It takes a bit longer but for the client with a discerning eye it just may make all the difference.
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In the States, to smooth out a wall that has seen better days is simple; build a new wall in front of the old wall.
But when it comes to renovation in Paris, size matters.
Every square centimeter of a room is valuable real estate.
Gluing drywall to the old wall to create a flat surface is one solution. Hiring a team of enduit guys to rectify the situation by hand is another.
But one move that is many times overlooked is the ‘Sponge Paint’ technique. With a few Sea Sponges, paint and some odds and ends you are on your way to a whole new room.
Although it doesn’t solve the problem of a lumpy bumpy wall, it is an inexpensive and fun way to ad character and hide imperfections.
And this video has a lot of handy tips and tricks to get you there!