Project Size: 20sqm
Ok, so after giving the proverbial middle finger to the world last week and Scootin’ off to Singapore for a quick break with my daughter, I’ve return this week to a horrific schedule that simply requires many hours hard work and some stiff drinks at the end of the day to make sure I make it through to the Christmas.
First off the bat this week, apart from some prep on another site, was to finish a little new entrance way project out at Gaven for our lovely clients who have been waiting very patiently for us.
This was a great little project that right from the start, the interaction between myself and my clients was fantastic. All of us sitting down to an initial meeting, throwing ideas at each other, seeing what bounced back and what stuck until finally coming up with a semi stone finish design with a colour combination that worked perfectly with it’s surrounding areas.
After completing a surface grind to allow our new products to bond properly, I primed and mixed up a bag of really thick, dry compound in Truffle colouring, dry enough that I could basically trowel render it onto the face of the stairs that had exposed brick, then trowel level two of the bottom stairs that had a negative camber on them allowing water to sit.
After this application, I mixed up another bag of Truffle as per normal specs, and based the remainder of the area, allowing this Truffle colour to become our taped lines that we will see when finished.
After some lengthy rubbing back getting things ready, we went with a simply triangular design at the entrance to the front door, then just outlining the stair treads as we went down the steps…..to be fair, mainly because of wine and so forth and not wanting anyone to break a leg walking down them.
Ocean Sand was up next and two full applications were applied giving us a main colour base to work from, to which I used Sandy Beige to ever so lightly add simple, yet elegant swirling to the design interior.
I sat and looked at it for a bit, thinking it needed just a little something else. Typically I don’t like to fleck these designs, but I decide to add just a very light fleck of Truffle over the top again, which of course not only worked with the taped line colours, but allowed for a little bit more realism to the project.
Two full coats of sealer and another happy client to boot.
Thank you to our clients for your patience waiting on me, your jobs looks amazing and adds style to your entrance.