A touch of colour: Wall glazing
Glazes are semi transparent colour layers, that let the surface shimmer through - the surface usually being an evenly bright primer. Depending on the number of layers, colour transitions rich in nuances develop a fascinating effect.
Areas of the wall, where the layers are applied a little thinner compared to the bordering areas, seem to be shun through by light.
While a covering paint job interprets the wall as a colourful area, glazing dissolves walls visually and obscure architectural elements. The room is reinterpreted as a fluctuating space of experience rather than a three dimensional limitation to space. An evenly glazed wall seems further away in comparison to a painted wall or one that is white. Hence why glazing techniques are a powerful design tool when it comes to atmosphere within a room.
A demanding technique for sensible designers
Studio Benad has extensive experience with wall glazing on many thousand square metres of wall surface and with nearly all kinds of objects, from a foyer at an exhibition to a hospital, from a sports park to a club room. Hence why we offer the execution of high quality glazing techniques along side colour planning.
We prefer executing wall glazings in a quiet, even ductus, which doesn’t leave any traces of tools used or work done, in order to create a translucent and atmospheric effect, that opens up the room for empathy. Such glazing techniques are not to be confused with the decorative brush-, wipe- and rolling techniques, where leaving traces of the tools used are a prime goal. These techniques make the room seem smaller rather than larger.
Depending on the surface and the requirements, we mix glazing colours with acrylic and oil colours ourselves, we use silicate and plant based colours or we mix them ourselves entirely by using pigments and casein glue.
Alternatively to the cloudy-free matching application of colour we use decorative painting techniques where patterns and structures are at the centre of attention. That is for example how we create country house, patina and retro desings.