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Kitchen DIY: Drawing the lines

Photographs Shavan Rahim, Production and text Misi Overturf, Assistant Melissa Du Plooy, Kitchen designed by Lansdowne Boards

Create interest, a dash of drama and the illusion of extra spaces in a narrow galley kitchen by emblazoning your floor with broad horizontal stripes. Wide horizontal lines on the floor are both aesthetically and spatially effective, drawing the eye to a monochromatic focal point while widening the narrow kitchen.

You will need:

Paint: Plascon Floor Paint in White, Plascon Wall & All in Black, Plascon Glatex 8 Enamel Hardener

Other: 160MM Foam roller, 38 mm paintbrush, pencil, measuring tape, masking tape, masking tape, baton and paint tray

Time needed: One day

The prep:

Ensure that the floor surface is clean before you start measuring and painting. Mask off the edges of skirting boards or cupboards that might come in contact with paint.

Get the look:

Step 1: Coat the floor are with one coat of Plascon Floor Paint using the foam roller and 38mm paintbrush for the edges.

Step 2: Once the floor is dry, start at one end and draw the stripes’ positions with a pencil and measuring tape, marking off 25cm increments, and drawing three dots per section.

Step 3: Connect the dots across the length of each line using the long, wooden baton as a ruler.

Step 4: Use the pencil to make an X inside every second stripe, leaving the white stripes unmarked. Mask off the inside edges of what will be the white stripes.

Step 5: Coat the stripes marked with the Xs with Plascon Wall & All using the roller and the paintbrush to carefully fill in the edges. Allow the paint to dry before applying a second coat.

Step 6: Once the paint has dried, gently remove the masking tape from the white stripes. Mix the Plascon Glatex 8 Enamel and Hardener according to instructions and apply two to three coats, allowing it to dry before each new coat is applied.


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