You glance at the piled-up, unfolded washing from two weeks ago. Turn your head and walk away. You think, “Wouldn’t it be lovely if I had a great space to put all that clutter. Somewhere out of the way and all I need to look at is a fully-functioning and stylish laundry”. The reality is that our laundries are one of the most used areas in our homes. They need to be functional and practical, but they can also be beautiful. For that reason it is a space that is worth investing in and if you feel frustrated by your current laundry set-up it might be time for you to ReLove it! Here’s how to ReLove your laundry using Feast Watson’s rich and opulent Charcoal Edge Floor Paint.
Adding a wood panel feature to your laundry wall is a stunning way to instantly add elegance and style to this space. Timber stained or painted features are synonymous with timeless sophistication and suit both modern and traditional homes. Timber panelling is also a great way to bring a natural element to the indoors and combined with clever design and styling, you can easily create the laundry of your dreams. This project can be completed in any laundry space, no matter the size and uses a robust Floor Paint to ensure quality and durability over time.
The project allows you to fully update your laundry and can easily be adapted to fit your space, needs and tastes. For example, the How to ReLove Video and Guide show you how to install timber panelling on half a wall, but you could easily go all the way up a wall if your space allows. In any case, your update will certainly add value and a natural character that you can only achieve with a wood feature.
The benefits of using Feast Watson’s range of Floor Paint in the laundry is obvious. The paint is specifically formulated to be mark resistant, meaning it won’t get dings as you bang your laundry basket against the backboard. The paint is fully adhesive and wear resistant for long-lasting results, so your update should remain looking great for many years. It’s a water-based paint, so it is very easy to work with and can be used on your timber cabinetry for a consistent look. The opaque Floor Paint provides a Satin finish, but you can use a Gloss water based floor clear to achieve a shiny finish if you want to. Either way, colour choice is important and the range comes in many modern and traditional colours, including Grey Haven and Nature’s Touch. Here, Charcoal Edge colour has been chosen for its earthy richness and to achieve an elegant sophistication.
You do need some handy skills to pull this project off, so get ready for some power tool therapy and ensure you wear protective gear at all times. Here’s how to ReLove your laundry with Charcoal Edge Floor Paint.
What you need:
Tools you need (adults use only!):
Step One: Snap it!
This is going to be quite the transformation, so make sure you take a ‘before’ pic to compare once it’s done.
Step Two: Prep it!
As with all painting, preparation is key.
Remove all fittings and fixtures from the wall and cover any furniture and flooring to protect it.
Here, you may need to get a plumber or electrician to help remove your laundry fixtures and fittings. Keep any fixtures and fittings you want to re-use in the updated laundry.
Step Three: Install it!
Install the timber panels. There are various timber panelling options available at your hardware store. Depending on your panelling choice, instillation will be specific, so ask your local hardware expert for advice.
Importantly, you want the timber to be bare upon instillation, so you don’t have to sand back old paint, saving you time and effort. If you already have existing timber panelling, you will need to sand it bare prior to painting.
Punch any exposed nails below the surface. Make sure any holes and imperfections in the timber are filled and sanded.
Give your panelling a wipe with a damp cloth to clean it.
Step Four: Stir it!
Stir your pack of Feast Watson Charcoal Edge Floor Paint really well. Use a stirring stick, scrape the bottom of the can. Keep mixing until there are no chunks on the bottom and it’s all mixed in. Take care not to introduce bubbles.
Step Five: Cut in!
Dip a cutting in brush into the Charcoal Edge Floor Paint and cut in around your panelling, walls and any other surface you intend to paint (for example cabinetry). This will ensure you get clean edges. Make sure you also paint between each panel.
You can use masking tape along your edges if you are not confident you will get clean lines with your brush.
Step Six: Roll it!
You’re about to see a total transformation, which is exciting! Pour the Charcoal Edge Floor Paint into a roller tray and use a roller with a mohair nap and roll onto the wall 2-3 boards at a time.
Remember, Charcoal Edge Floor Paint is designed to be recoated within 2 to 3 hours, therefore you don’t want to rush and roll or paint the whole wall at once. A good tip is to only cut in a few boards at a time, followed by painting a few boards at a time. Maintain a wet edge to prevent lap marks and lay off in the direction of the grain. Completing this step slowly and carefully will make a big difference to your finished look.
To get the best finish, tip off with a dry brush by running your brush gently across the surface. Pay particular attention to the gaps in the panelling and aim for a smooth and even finish.
Let it dry. It will take about 2 to 3 hours to dry enough for a recoat. Touch the surface in an inconspicuous area to feel if it is fully dry before reapplying further coats.
Ideally, you want to apply 3 coats to get that deep Charcoal Edge colour.
Step Seven: Don’t Forget!
Use the same cut in and roller method to paint any cabinetry, or surrounding areas.
Step Eight: Style it!
Once everything is completely dry (this will take anywhere between 24-72 hours) you can reinstall your existing or brand new cabinetry, fixtures, fittings and appliances. Again, you may need your plumber or electrician to help out here.
Style your updated laundry any way you like, but the opulence of Charcoal Edge is beautifully complimented with copper fixtures.
Snap it again!
Take an ‘after’ shot and compare it to before. You’ll see a huge transformation as a result of the panelling and repainting.
You can maintain the look by wiping your wall clean with a damp cloth from time to time. You can also recoat the panelling any time you feel like an update or refresh.
Timber panelling is a great way to convert an ordinary laundry into a style piece. Updating your laundry will allow you to tailor it to your needs and elevate its functionality and overall look. After all this is one of the most used rooms in your home and needs to be useable as well as beautiful. The range of Feast Watson Floor Paint is perfect for the job and Charcoal Edge is quickly becoming a new favourite in homes.
This project can easily be adapted to work in a kitchen or bathroom as well as the durable Floor Paint is transferrable across spaces. This means you can get that natural timber look to flow across the rooms in your home. Using Charcoal Edge is a classic choice, but there are so many paint colours in the range that you are sure to find one that suits your taste. There is nothing more satisfying that the feeling of achievement after you have ReLoved an area of your home! Enjoy the style and benefits of your updated laundry!
How To video
Sometimes it's so much easier to just watch it in action. Your wish is granted, here is a quick guide to understanding how this ReLove product was completed. The best part is Floor Paint can be used on any bare timber and is available in plenty of colours. Take a look.