Step 6: Applying Marrakech Walls
After all this preliminary work, we can finally get started with the paint that it's all about, namely: The magic jar (paint can) Marrakech Walls! So, armed with the blocking brush in one hand, the trowel within reach and in the other hand, the paint tray filled to the brim with this heavy-bodied paint, I can't wait to start the fun part of the job, painting, and plastering with the trowel!
It's the fourth time I've worked with this textured paint, so I know I have to work fast. The idea is that immediately after you have applied a thick layer of paint, you can use the trowel to work with butterfly-like movements as long as it is still wet. Ideally, you do this part of the job with two men and thus four hands, but you can do it solo as well, as long as you keep working fast. Every time I apply the paint generously on a surface of 1.5 square meters, I use a flat brush to paint the edges close to the masking tape.
After less than forty-five minutes of work, the Marrakech Walls is finished, and the effect is already amazing, even though I have chosen a light color. The darker the paint, the higher the impact. Now I have to wait until the next day to see how the paint has dried up, but I'm already very excited about it and fortunately my husband Daniel is too.