Marrakech Walls by Pure & Original Paint is a revolutionary paint designed to give the look of concrete and tadalakt. It is made specifically for walls, has several different applications, with remarkable results. I was introduced to it at a training I was invited to attend, at the Pure & Original USA headquarters. We focused totally on walls and the effects were stunning. I have never used a paint like this in my life. Here are some examples from around the internet that I found on Pinterest.
I love, love, love it. I never thought it was possible to get this depth and texture from paint. I plan to do several more posts and probably some videos on Marrakech Walls as we go forward. But first things first.
Pure & Original allowed me to take home the almost empty cans we had used in training, Black Smoke, and Earthstone. There was just the tiniest amount along the inside of the sides and bottom of the can. Not enough for a wall project. So being a girl who likes to break rules, I decided to experiment with other surfaces. I cleaned the glass and started to paint (no primer) with my Lee Valley 2″ Brush. I painted the smaller with Earthstone in a vertical motion on the bottom and then realized that if I wanted it to look like pottery, I should use a horizontal stroke as if it were on a pottery wheel. That why the upper and lower parts look different.
For the larger vase in Black Smoke, I painted horizontally. On both I put a thick first coat, and touched up in spot, areas as I didn’t have enough paint for a complete second coat, drying overnight between coats. I also painted inside about 3″ down so you couldn’t see the glass unless you picked it up and looked in. The next day I lightly sanded with a fine grit sanding sponge.
This is the type of project you do to use up your paint. You’ve finished painting your walls, still some paint on your brush and you want to repeat with an accent in your room. It’s a 10 minute easy project, with something you have on hand and costs almost nothing because it’s paint you were about to throw away. It’s that little paint.
This is just the beginning of the Marrakech projects I’m going to share. I also experimented on plastic, wood and metal, some inside, and some I left out in the rain to see how they held up. The results were amazing. Stay tuned for more:)
You can purchase Pure & Original Marrakech Walls, at www.pureoriginalpaint.com (that’s the only stockist in the U.S. at this time)