I recently attended a hands on workshop at the Boston Design Center Sherwin Williams showroom. The day was broken up into two parts. In the morning, we played with Sherwin Williams Metallics. Here is a video from the SW website that is good for DIYers:
Rare Gray Metallic SWF 320
I did like this line of metallics. They have a fine, allover subtle sparkle. I will be experimenting more with the Faux ™ Impressions Metallic line in my studio.
The afternoon session was an introduction to the Faux™ Impressions Dimensional Basecoat.
This photo above, from the SW website, shows one of the many techniques that can be achieved using the Dimensional Basecoat. I found this product also able to offer a wide variety possibilities. For decorative painters in the New England area, it's great to have another product line that can be purchased locally. Most of us have to have our products shipped from Chicago, New York, Califorinia, Florida, etc., which is costly and inconvenient. The reps from Sherwin Williams are more than willing to work with contractors to educate them about their Faux Impressions line and how they can be used, offering free workshops in many of the Sherwin Williams stores. They are eager and open to having those of us who are familar with faux products, show them what we can do with their line and just as eager to introduce the inexperienced to new possibilities.
I'd like to thank Heather Bourgeois, Design Account Executive of the the Sherwin-Williams Showroom at the Boston Design Center, for organizing this day, as well as SW reps, John Overy and Kevin Kiley for their input. Pictured left, Kevin Kiley, Heather Bourgeois, and fellow decorative painter, Rima Bechara.