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How to Marry Decorative Aesthetics with Practicality

When it comes to decorating on any project, you want the end result to look good. You might find that your finished look is fantastic, but it’s just not performing how you need it to. It is possible to combine decorative aesthetics with practicality – you just need to use the right products!


Walls and Ceiling Decoration

When it comes to decorating your interiors, you don’t need to use boring, plain coloured paints for them to be practical. One of our top choices for decorations on interiors, is Sikagard 203 W (Steridex). The wide range of colours gives you a chance to get creative and get the look that you really want. It’s also practical, as it can be used on a variety of surfaces, creating a painted surface that is tough and highly durable. Not only that, but this paint has good resistance to repeated cleaning, if you are regularly using mild detergents and cleaning solutions, so the colour will last longer. Additionally, it’s a high opacity paint that resists cracking and flaking, amongst other things. This means that you can apply it and know you’ll have a great, long-lasting finish.


Floor Decoration

Just because it’s only for walking on, doesn’t mean you can’t make it look good. If you’re painting a busy environment that has heavy footfall, don’t settle for run-of the mill colours. Use Sikafloor 264 for heavy use, as you’ll have a great choice of colour to pick from. It’s a coloured epoxy that can be applied by roller on concrete and cement screeds. So how is it practical? It’s fantastic for resisting chemicals, high traffic and liquids. There’s even a slip resistant version available!


Metal Cladding Decoration

When it comes to metal cladding, some don’t bother to paint it at all. But, if you want to improve the life expectancy of your cladding, you’ll need to grab some Rust-Oleum Mathys Metal Cladding Topcoat. This topcoat is ideal for most types of metal ‘plastisol’ type cladding panels and primed metal surfaces and comes in a variety of bright colours. Cladding doesn’t need to be dull! It’ll make the cladding easier to clean and maintain as well as leaving you with a nice, decorative satin topcoat. If there’s a colour you can’t see that you like, we can even create the perfect colour for your project!

Still stuck for ideas on decorating practically and making it look good? Rawlins Paints can help you decide what’s the best option for you. Just get in touch with the team!

One comment

  1. Great advice! The juggling between aesthetics and practicality is one that many homeowners face – you want to put your own stamp on your property and make it reflect your own style, however you don’t want your elaborate aesthetic designs hinder the workings of your house.

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