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.
Our good friends at Porters Paints were moving to their new premises at New Farm and we at Darren Slater Painter & Decorator were privileged to be given the task of transforming their new store. What a compliment it was for Porters to approach us at Darren Slater Painter & Decorator.
From a dark slate grey to a beautiful bright white, this store definitely went from “Drab to Fab” with a coat of paint. The emphasis obviously had to be on the quality and finish, because that’s what Porter’s Paints are renowned for, and so are we.
Inside their new store they have built this amazing curved wall which we used to showcase all of Porter’s unique finishes…yep, the sample wall, where you can see and feel the texture along with the quality of their products. It has taken me years of practice and application to become an expert in these decorative finishes and I offer advice and assistance to other professional painters in these unique products.
Lime wash floor finishes are so popular at the moment and Darren Slater Painter & Decorator are experts in the application of the Porter’s Products to produce all the modern finishes for your floor.
From floor to ceilings…if you’re looking for inspiration, then this is definitely the place to visit. We were enthusiastic when we were given the task to showcase their products and our skill as painters and decorators. Yes, we even hung the wallpaper and painted the pots!
Porter’s were so happy with our finished project that they allowed me to sign it!
Thanks Porter’s for giving us awesome products to work with and for allowing Darren and Slater Painter & Decorator to be a part of your new store.
was held on the 9-11 September 2016 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre was a great 1st show for Darren Slater Painter & Decorator.
Our aim is to get the brand Darren Slater Painter & Decorator to be the first you think of when wanting a quality painting job for your home, office, boat, shed or furniture. The difference between a paint job and a Darren Slater Painter & Decorator paint job is not only the quality of the products used, but the service and the professionalism of our tradesmen.
Our stand at the Home Show was bright, colourful and full of professional pride. Our stand was overflowing with samples of great faux finishes and ideas. We included a lot of information and items in our stand, because at Darren Slater Painter & Decorator we have a lot to offer.
With Darren Slater, Luke Barrett and James Christoforou, just some of our professional staff, on hand to offer great advice and encouragement to all the guests visiting our stand and attending the Home Show.
Guests were invited to enter the draw to win Planters, which were hand painted, in a selection of amazing finishes. I am sure that the 9 lucky winners were thrilled with their new planters.
With this being the first Home Show experience for Darren Slater Painter & Decorator, we were excited and are encouraged by the positive results that we received. You will definitely see us at the next Home Show. We are already thinking up new ideas for the next one…keep your eye out.
Follow the journey of this much loved room as it is transformed.
You know when you’re sitting there in your man cave, knowing it really needs some TLC and a bit of a make-over!
The walls are bare, you are looking for inspiration and your mind is blank. Well check this out, the result will be a MAN CAVE that is not only modern and fresh, it will be masculine and textured…just as a man cave should be.
It is important to protect the area, so spend time laying the drop sheet, covering windows and taping the architraves and door jams, as the application of the chosen product is not the standard brush and roller application.
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 of the Fresco is called Double Stone Age, with 2 coats required 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.
Great work doesn’t just happen overnight….so watch this space to see the stunning result of this Man Cave in the coming weeks.
Old pieces of furniture have an aura of history, nostalgia and are irreplaceable, but how do they fit into our homes when they are worn and unappealing?
A recent client has just experienced this dilemma. Finding the perfect pieces to go with her classic home was proving to be impossible, but with a little bit of imagination, the perfect pieces of furniture were just a pot of paint away. One call to Darren Slater Painter & Decorator and Darren had Luke ready to give this old furniture new life.
With a visit to the local Porters store, Luke purchased the Porters Paint Chalk Emulsion and some Antique Bees Wax. These products were the best choice to achieve the expected outcome for this furniture, which was a white shabby chic look. The Chalk Emulsion leaves the furniture with a soft chalky appearance.
Our client chose her favourite fabric and now the lounge is ready for the upholsters to recover, and when complete, it will be a valued piece in our client’s furniture collection.
So whatever the painting project, our team of qualified, experienced tradesmen can help you achieve your creative ideas. You are only limited by your own imagination. Use this cooler weather to get the projects completed to have your home ready for spring entertaining!