Pure and Original makes this phenomenal paint called Marrakech Walls. It’s waterbased, and when dry it looks like stone. There are no extra additives necessary to purchase and add to the paint. All you do is open the can, add up to 20% water to thin it slightly, stir well and you’re good to go. Because I was painting over Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that I’d sealed with her wax, I had some extra prep to do first. I wiped down the walls with Mineral Spirits, but there was still greasy residue in some spots. Next I washed the walls with TSP, followed by sanding, This is much more prep than I usually do but I was afraid the paint would not adhere and peel if I skipped anything. It was worse than having to remove wallpaper in order to paint. Needless to say, I won’t be putting wax on my walls again, anytime soon.
Using a roller, I applied one quick coat of Wallprim, Pure & Original’s Primer, let it dry and then I was ready to have some fun. There is more than one method to apply Marrakech, but since this was my first time doing an entire room, I used a roller to make this easy. I need to do a post showing all of the application steps. Although not difficult, there are some things you need to do differently than painting with latex paint.
One of my favorite Pure & Original colors is Earth Stone and it lends itself perfectly to Marrakech paint. It’s a deep rich grey, that reminds me of creek stone. Marrakech drys to a huge range of shades of your color. No need to mix your own shades and tints and apply extra layers of paint. You know I’m all about layering to create depth and texture, but it was totally unnecessary with the Marrakech.
Doesn’t it look as though I applied more than one color and one coat of paint? In all my years of painting, I’ve never seen or used anything like this remarkable paint.
It also did wonderful job of covering my less than perfect walls. I used less than 2 liters to complete the entire room.
This isn’t my first project using Pure & Original Paint. If you want to see what their Fresco Lime paint looks like in a project, check to these posts: Fresco Lime Paint, Fresco Refresh, and A Fresco Wash. If you are interested in any of the Pure & Original Paints for your next project, you can learn more and purchase them at www.pureoriginalpaint.com.
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