How to paint a light effect

A humdrum kitchen hub is pushed into the 21st century with a quirky paint effect that uses trompe l’oeil and ultra-trendy colour-blocking.

What you'll need
- Paint - Plascon Double Velvet Golden Daffodil
- A torch,
- A friend or someone to assist,
- Tripod-mounted laser level,
- Masking tape,
- Drop sheet,
- A paintbrush,
- A Polypile roller.

Time needed: full day

Get the look
Step 1
Darken the room or switch off the light at night time. Ask a trusty aid to aim a torch downwards from the position of your overhead light.

Step 2
Trace the outlines of the spotlight with your laser level beam – including the outlines of the light that falls across the furniture – then mask off the outside edges of the spotlight.

Step 3
Use the Hamilton’s polypile roller and paintbrush to fill in the spotlight beam shape with two coats of Plascon Double Velvet Golden Daffodil, allowing drying time between coats. Remove the masking tape.

Paint tip:
If you’re a DIY painting fiend, it’s worth investing in a canvas drop cloth. It’s durable, rip- and puncture-resistant and absorbs paint drips – unlike plastic drop sheets that can be slippery when wet.

- Plascon

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