Monthly Archives: July 2012

Make a Splash!: An Overview of Passionate Paint Finishes for Walls (4)

The Steps: Apply two coats of latex paint as your base coat and after both coats are painted, let the wall dry for at least two hours.

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Make a Splash!: An Overview of Passionate Paint Finishes for Walls (3)

2. Sponging. Sponging involves applying latex paint with a sponge directly onto the wall. Different sponges produce different results — a household sponge gives a different effect than a sea sponge. You also can use sponge rollers, available at Home … Continue reading

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Make a Splash!: An Overview of Passionate Paint Finishes for Walls (2)

1. Colorwashing. The technique of colorwashing involves distressing color to create the illusion of faded plaster walls. It’s a wonderful technique to use on walls with flaws such as cracks and bumps. It also adds interest to smooth surfaces.

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Make a Splash!: An Overview of Passionate Paint Finishes for Walls

“Painting isn’t an aesthetic operation; it’s a form of magic.” ~Pablo Picasso Don’t worry; we’re not expecting you to be Picasso, or even to LIKE Picasso! But we thought that the above quote was a good way to start this … Continue reading

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