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Updated: October 18, 2013 15:30 IST

A quick fix

hema vijay
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Spruce up your walls
Spruce up your walls

Give your walls a quick makeover with decorative panels that can be simply stuck on

Brick finishes, abstract undulations, waves, and geometric indentations that emerge out from walls… Should it take hours of handcrafting of patti to create such three dimensional finishes on walls? Well, now, we have the option of wall panels that can simply be stuck on walls to create a range of such effects. For instance, WallArt, a Dutch brand of wall panels that has a presence in over 40 countries across the world is now available in India.

Made from sugarcane bagasse (the fibrous residues of sugarcane stalks after extraction of sugarcane juice from it), WallArt panels have been recognised as an innovative and eco-friendly wall décor material by Inhabitat.com, a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials towards a smarter and more sustainable future.

Do it yourself

These panels cane be fixed on dry walls by gluing it on to the wall with good quality polymer-based adhesives, available in hardware stores. The panels come in a base white colour and can also be painted (and repainted) upon to create color schemes by using acrylic, water or oil emulsion paints.

These panels may also be used in entire walls or on niches, and can be stuck on walls, ceilings, kitchen island benches and entertainment units, etc. Currently, there are 20 different models of the WallArt 3D wall panels available, and these panels are designed to form elegant contemporary patterns, when put together. “The only maintenance required is mild dusting with a cloth and brush, if the area is prone to dust”, says C.N. Nachiappan, the Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry distributor for WallArt panels. In Tamil Nadu, the panels are priced around Rs.110 per sq.ft. Contact 9445001231 or log on to Wall Art for details.

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