From time to time our staff get together for decorative workshops where they get the opportunity to learn and explore new techniques, to apply multiple products to achieve a custom new finish, the chance to play with products they may not get exposure to daily, and time to share ideas with each other.
By holding regular workshops this keeps our staff up to date with the latest decorative trends and allows them to become familiar with new products being released.
During this time we encourage everyone to mix products together to see how they blend, layer, and set using different tools to achieve different affects.
Some of the samples staff created at our last workshop.
Formerly the historic Myer building on the corner of Old Cleveland Rd and Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo Square has been transformed into Brisbane’s newest transport orientated development. Kivahan – Experience Coffee has been added to this new development and we had the privilege to add elegance to an already beautiful shop.
Kivahan was named after the world’s first coffee shop that opened in Constantinople (Istanbul), in Turkey in 1475. Kivahan also has an established shop located at the Gasworks Plaza, Newstead.
Given the history behind the name of Kivahan applying Fresco to create a sophisticated and elegant rustic look to the main walls was the perfect choice for this little coffee shop.
Using Porter’s Fresco, also known as polished plaster, the technique and application are difficult, but definitely have a result that is worth the effort.
The colour Fresco used for this project was a custom colour – 1/2 Agra, requiring 2 coats for the ultimate finish. The product is applied with a trowel for the two coats, and the technique is similar to the application of concrete render.
We are extremely happy with the final result of this project and hope the staff enjoy working in this beautifully presented shop.
We were recently engaged to paint a beautiful new big home in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Our clients were building their dream home and wanted to create a warm, lived in feeling for their new home on acreage and what better way to create this than by using Porter’s French Wash product.
Porter’s French Wash creates the look of a delicate broken colour – a subtle marble-like finish which was discovered centuries ago by European masters.
In this case, the French Wash was applied over Porter’s Low Sheen Acrylic to create a soft, broken look, which is perfect for large areas.
A beautiful feature of Bronze and Bronze Verdigris put the finishing touches to create a beautiful, authentic and warm room.
This new “ol’ farm house” is certainly much more than that. I certainly can see myself sitting back there by the large window with a drink next to the warmth of the beautiful stone fire place.
It is such a pleasure and a privilege to be invited into our client’s homes and help make their ideas come to life….oh and there are far worse places to be working than in the beautiful Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.
Call Darren to discuss how these beautiful finishes can give your home that touch of something different.
Porter’s paints Lime Wash and Render creates the perfect distressed feature wall.
Traditional brick feature walls give great depth and warmth to any room; however, with the on trend look now being distressed, you can up-style your brick wall to a whole new look.
This project all started with the owners gaining inspiration from a picture in a magazine.
This brick wall is a neat and tidy wall that is about to be revamped using render and Porter’s Paints Lime Wash.
Follow these pictures to see the transformation from neat and tidy to on-trend and amazing!
This brick wall is NOW a feature wall and the Lime Wash finish gives an authentic aged and work look.
The finished look is so fresh and appealing and has lifted this whole space to a bright and modern room.
It’s important that you don’t just skim past those pages when flicking through home magazines, if you see something you like; contact Darren Slater Painter & Decorator for a free, no obligation quote on transforming your room or whole house.
Nothing starts the New Year like a major new project!
Body Corporate Maintenance Work
The One Macquarie building is a unique, luxurious apartment complex in Teneriffe, offering one of Brisbane’s most exclusive riverside addresses.
A fresh coat of paint will brighten and freshen the exterior of the building. But a great exterior paint job does more than just brighten the appearance of any home or building. The paint helps protect the structure from our extreme elements that we suffer here in beautiful Queensland.
Body corporate maintenance work is just some of our projects at Darren Slater Painter & Decorator and we couldn’t be happier to have our painters at this awesome location.
This complex is made up of four separate buildings comprising of 34 apartments. These exclusive residences feature luxurious finishes and features including gymnasium, lap pool, steam room and 17 marina berths.
Oh and the view is undeniably amazing.
The project consists of painting the external buildings, pool areas, garden walls, gymnasium and car parks and will take us approximately 4 months to complete.
Abseiling equipment makes reaching those hard to reach places a piece of cake!
So…watch this space for regular updates on our progress as we work at this beautiful location.