Decorative And Faux Painting Is Fun But Don’t Start Until You Read This

 


Article by: Dorrie Ruplinger

I think decorative and faux painting , Why Hardwood Flooring is a Good Investment techniques look great, are fun to do, and add a personal statement to a room. , An In-Depth Review of Popular Air Purifiers I've been adding my personal look to the walls , Decorate Your Concrete: Ideas for the Do-It-Yourselfer in my homes , Digital satellite TV systems create a whole new entertainment world ever since my husband and I purchased our first "fixer-upper."

When I first starting using faux and decorative painting , Digital satellite TV systems: A whole new entertainment world techniques on the walls , Decorative Touches for Your Kitchen in our home , Industrial Evaporative Coolers - Cooling At Lower Costs it was a financially motivated action. We didn't have a lot of extra money. I couldn't afford new furniture , Marble Floors or flooring , Home Building-Development or Custom Built for a room , A Short Installation Guide Of Solid Wood Countertops And Kitchen Islands but I could afford to buy some paint. , Septic Tanks - Danger Signs In A Rural Home But just painting , You Get What You Pay for when it Comes to Above Ground Pools the walls , New Home - Cost Estimates a solid color , Protect Your Floors With A Concrete Sealant! seemed boring to me so I started exploring faux and decorative painting. , Static Cling It didn't take me long to get hooked. Why do I like faux and decorative painting , Advantages of Satellite TV on walls , Digital satellite TV systems create a whole new entertainment world so much?

1) It's an inexpensive way to change , Grandfather Clocks - A Brief History the look of an entire room. , Choose Best Gas Grill and Cook Delicious Food Paint , Choose Best Gas Grill and Cook Delicious Food is the most economical way to change , Marble Floors the look of a room. , Decorative Touches for Your Kitchen

2) A painting , Home Inspection: A Doctor Visit for Your Home technique on the walls , What You Need To Know Before You Hire A Contractor minimizes and hides cosmetic flaws such as surface cracks and less than perfect patching jobs.

3) It's easy to change , Custom Kitchen Cabinets: What you Need to Know when you're sick of it. Repainting a room , Grandfather Clocks - A Brief History that has paint , Custom Kitchen Cabinets: What you Need to Know on the walls , New Home - Cost Estimates is a whole lot easier and much less time consuming than stripping wallpaper off walls , Warmboard Versa Staple Up and preparing those walls , Buying Fireplaces Online for paint. , What are the True Costs of Building and Owning an In-ground Swimming Pool?

4) It adds your own personal look and style to a space. Color , What are the True Costs of Building and Owning an In-ground Swimming Pool? and texture are fun and interesting. An entire home , Moisture / Mildew Problems: Q & A painted the same off-white color , Never Rely on Your Plumbing Expectations is dull and boring to me. A faux painting , Grandfather Clocks - A Brief History technique can evoke any mood you want in a room , Warmboard Versa Staple Up whether it's a Tuscan look, retro 70's look, a country look, something elegant, a cheery bright look for a child's room, , Ideas For Kitchen Nooks or any other look you want.

5) The choices of techniques and paints , Is Your Home Fully Protected Against Winter are nearly endless. Some of the more popular technique choices include: sponging, ragging, dragging, color , Carpet Extractors: Top 8 Sure-Fire Extractors washing, stenciling, crackling (http://www.decorativepaintingzone.com/faux/cracklingfauxpainting), marbling, gilding, wood-graining, spattering, feather-dusting, and stippling. You could also use one of the specialty paint , Choose Best Gas Grill and Cook Delicious Food products on the market today such as Venetian plaster to create the look you want or buy a faux painting , Closet Organizers - Bringing Order To Messy Closets! kit such as a Woolie painting , Is Your Home Fully Protected Against Winter kit to help make your project as fun and easy as possible.

While I highly recommend faux or decorative painting, , Home Inspection: A Doctor Visit for Your Home there are a few things I've learned since I've started faux painting , Tools - Buying Old Saws that I'd like to share with you. Some of these items are things to "not do" that I've learned the hard way. Others are tips , Ever Wonder About Those Slats Missing From Your Fence? and suggestions that were helpful to me.

1) Go to your local paint , Gutter Maintenance store or decorative painting , A Short Installation Guide Of Solid Wood Countertops And Kitchen Islands store and look at the samples they have. For example, Home , 10 Tips to Know Before Buying your Rug Depot has lots of different booklets and paint , New Home - Cost Estimates chips with faux paint , Grandfather Clocks - A Brief History finishes on them for you to look at and even take home , Industrial Evaporative Coolers - Cooling At Lower Costs to look at in your lighting. That pretty metallic finish on a paint , Advantages of Satellite TV chip in the store make look garish when you get it home , Preventing Water Damage in Your Basement and look at it in your home's natural , Why Hardwood Flooring is a Good Investment lighting.

2) Consider taking a class before doing your first project. Some paint , Warmboard Versa Staple Up stores and home , 10 Tips to Know Before Buying your Rug improvement stores, such as Home , Never Rely on Your Plumbing Expectations Depot, offer free faux painting , Home Building-Development or Custom Built clinics and workshops. You can also find some very good faux painting , Choose Best Gas Grill and Cook Delicious Food classes for a reasonable fee by looking in your local , Bathroom Remodeling Ideas paper or doing an Internet , Red Wine Stain Removal Tips to Save Your Carpet search.

3) Practice your technique on a piece of scrap wallboard before doing it on your wall. , Cleaning "Green" This is especially important if you are blending colors. , You Get What You Pay for when it Comes to Above Ground Pools A few years ago my son wanted his bedroom painted. He wanted me to use a Woolie (a great faux painting tool , You Get What You Pay for when it Comes to Above Ground Pools available at most paint , Custom Kitchen Cabinets: What you Need to Know supply stores) to blend together a burgundy and a caramel color. , Warmboard Versa Staple Up Each color , Static Cling looked great by itself, but when they got blended together too much a dark fuchsia color , Cleaning "Green" emerged. And anything resembling pink , Closet Organizers - Bringing Order To Messy Closets! was not something my son wanted on his wall! , Is Your Home Fully Protected Against Winter

Because I had been faux painting , Advantages of Satellite TV for years I didn't listen to my own advice , Ideas For Kitchen Nooks about trying the technique on a piece of scrap board first nor did I buy sample sizes of paint , Preventing Water Damage in Your Basement to try out. I bought gallons because I wanted to save , Grandfather Clocks - A Brief History time. Luckily the store agreed to exchange the paint , Industrial Evaporative Coolers - Cooling At Lower Costs for me free of charge but we did have to paint , Bathroom Remodeling Ideas over a wall , You Get What You Pay for when it Comes to Above Ground Pools and wait for it to dry before starting over with new colors. , Buying Fireplaces Online

4) Remember that the texture of your walls , Custom Kitchen Cabinets: What you Need to Know will dictate, to some extent, what faux painting , 10 Tips to Know Before Buying your Rug techniques you can and cannot use. If your walls , Static Cling are smooth you can do just about any technique you want. But textured walls , Why Hardwood Flooring is a Good Investment are very common, especially in newer homes. , General Battery Safety Tips and Reference Guide You may see striped walls , Tips On Buying Ceiling Fans in a brochure or on a sample wall , Carpet Extractors: Top 8 Sure-Fire Extractors and decide that's what you want to do in your home; but if your walls , What You Need To Know Before You Hire A Contractor are textured it's going to be nearly impossible to achieve straight lines for your stripes. Keep in mind that faux finishes on paint , Digital satellite TV systems: A whole new entertainment world chips from a store are done on a smooth surface. They will look a little different (but may still look very nice) if you do that same technique with the same colors , Air Mattress Beds Provide Comfort And Versatility on a textured wall. , What are the True Costs of Building and Owning an In-ground Swimming Pool?

5) If you're going to do a faux technique in an entire room , What are the True Costs of Building and Owning an In-ground Swimming Pool? don't start on the wall , Rainscreen Technology that people will first look at when they walk into the room. , Is Your Home Fully Protected Against Winter That means don't start on the wall , Tools - Buying Old Saws directly across from the doorway. Unless you're a professional, it takes a little while for you to get your technique perfected in a room. , Professional Asphalt Paving Contractor's In California Put that less than perfect start in the least noticeable part of the room. , Cleaning "Green"

6) If you get tired while painting , Great Saunas Have Great Sauna Doors and need a break, don't stop in the middle of a wall. , An In-Depth Review of Popular Air Purifiers Stop at a corner. If you stop in the middle of the wall , Ideas For Kitchen Nooks and don't come back to work on the project again until after the paint , Preventing Water Damage in Your Basement is dry, you're going to have a noticeable line on the wall. , Is Your Home Fully Protected Against Winter It won't be pretty.

7) Think twice about mixing your own color , Air Mattress Beds Provide Comfort And Versatility with paint , Decorate Your Concrete: Ideas for the Do-It-Yourselfer you have at home , Digital satellite TV systems create a whole new entertainment world unless you are absolutely positive you're going to have enough paint , New Home - Cost Estimates to do the entire job. If you mix your own color , Home Building-Development or Custom Built and run out of paint , 5 Questions To Ask Before Starting Any Home Improvement Project before you finish it will be time-consuming and challenging to match that color. , Decorative Touches for Your Kitchen You might be able to match it because many paint , Digital satellite TV systems: A whole new entertainment world stores have specialty machines that can match a paint , Decorate Your Concrete: Ideas for the Do-It-Yourselfer chip you take in, but if you've mixed together two different sheens of paint , Warmboard Versa Staple Up (for example let's say you mixed a flat paint , Ideas For Kitchen Nooks and a satin paint , Finishing Your New Fireplace Mantel together) you're going to have a hard time reproducing that same sheen. In some cases it may not be noticeable; but in other cases it will.

If you're a beginner, start with an easy paint , Septic Tanks - Danger Signs In A Rural Home technique. Sponging is very easy and looks great. Another favorite of mine is the Woolie I mentioned earlier. There are a couple of different types. I like the Woolie roller best. It's really easy to use and the results are fantastic. It comes with a short video. Watch it before you start painting. , Tips On Buying Ceiling Fans If you're not going to watch the video before you buy your paint, , Septic Tanks - Danger Signs In A Rural Home there's one important thing to remember. Buy paint , Home Building-Development or Custom Built colors that are at least two places , Industrial Evaporative Coolers - Cooling At Lower Costs away from each other on a paint , Protect Your Floors With A Concrete Sealant! strip. For example, if you pick out a paint , The History of Refrigerators strip with 5 yellows on it, don't buy two colors , Choose Best Gas Grill and Cook Delicious Food that are right next to each other because they will be so close in color , Finishing Your New Fireplace Mantel that you won't see much variation when you put those colors , Advantages of Satellite TV on the wall , Choose Best Gas Grill and Cook Delicious Food and start to blend them.

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Dorrie Ruplinger is a featured writer for www.decorativepaintingzone.com. Visit the web , Red Wine Stain Removal Tips to Save Your Carpet site for more information , Decorative Touches for Your Kitchen on decorative painting , Keep The Clogs Out Of Your Kitchen Sinks and faux painting. , Warmboard Versa Staple Up


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