Give masonry walls a touch of Moroccan authenticity by rendering and painting them pale blue. Pair with a feature wall in bright, bold blue and you’ll feel like you’re on a permanent holiday – all within the comfort of your backyard!
Gather your supplies
• Acrylic render
• Dulux Low Sheen Weathershield in Template Quarter, Template Half and Mondrian Blue
Note You don’t need much Template Half so save your cash and buy a small sample pot instead of the full size.
You’ll also need
Broom; drop sheet; bucket; drill and paint drill mixer; masonry steel trowel; paint roller; sponge
Step 1 Use a broom to sweep walls and remove any dust, cobwebs and loose material. Lay drop sheet to protect flooring, if needed.
Step 2 In a bucket, add water and acrylic render according to manufacturer’s instructions, and mix well with paint drill mixer.
Step 3 Use spray setting on hose to dampen wall, then apply render with steel trowel, evenly spreading mix over surface. You can use a straightedge to check for level of render, however, we left ours untouched for a rough look. Allow to cure for at least 1 day before applying paint.
Step 4 Once cured, use a paint roller to apply Template Quarter paint to wall and allow to dry.
Step 5 In a gentle sweeping motion, use a sponge dipped in Template Half to highlight the texture of the render.
Step 6 Use paint roller to apply Mondrian Blue to feature wall.