This complete guide to decorative painting provides tips and tools to get you started, plus step-by-step resources to help you re-create a variety of techniques with professional results. A wide range of projects help you spice up your home with paint.
Guide to Decorative Painting
rooms without the expense and hassle of wallpaper? Now you can do both, with the Better Homes and Gardens Guide to Decorative Painting . This step-by-step resource takes you from start to finish with photos, videos, and clear text.
Your Guide to Painting Tools
painting large areas, this brush is a workhorse. One with a bare wood handle provides the best grip. While painting, hold the brush between your thumb and fingers in a relaxed grip. Angled Brush This is the best tool for painting door and window frames
10. Application, part 1
paint up to lay. And again, what's good about it, if you have to stop, this has a little catch, so I'll actually hold the brush above. So, I think, we're ready to paint. Yeah. Don't you? Yup. Yeah. Let's get some green on this wall. Letyou have to stop, this has a little catch, so I'll actually hold the brush above. So, I think, we're ready to paint. Yeah. Don't you? Yup. Yeah. Let's get some green on this wall. Let's get
Painting with a brush
relaxed grip, as shown above. This gives you control of the paint flow and won't tire your hand. When painting trim, hold the brush like you'd hold a pen, with the handle resting against the bottom joint of your thumb. Don't grip the brush with a
BHG.com / Decorating / Interior Painting / Decorative Painting / Painted Gingham Painted Gingham Add a quick punch ..... a fabric-covered look. Don't worry if your painting technique isn't perfect -- subtle flaws just add to the
Do-it-Yourself Makeovers for Wood Cabinets
think necessary -- you can easily go back and make the pickled surface darker by adding another coat. Try Decorative Painting Techniques such as color washing, rag rolling, sponging, and stippling will give depth to your painted cabinet finishes
transport the space back in time. To re-create the texture and color variation of old plaster walls, use decorative painting techniques to emulate stucco and Venetian plaster treatments. Textured wallpapers are also a great way to add the look
How to Paint Glass
Jazz up glass with this easy DIY back- painting technique . In just a few simple steps, you can customize a vase, glass lamp, and more!
Color and Paint 101
Understanding color concepts and painting techniques will help you pick the right hues the first time -- and apply paint in a way that will last. Here are some tips to get you started.
Gold Star Greeting Card You Can Make
A special painting technique gives these holiday cards a unique shimmery texture.