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.
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. Let'syou 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
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
10 Budget-Friendly Kitchen Ideas
fresh look for minimal cost. For more ideas on sprucing up your kitchen with paint, see: Step-by-Step Decorative Painting Techniques 2. Reface Kitchen Cabinet Doors Perk up your kitchen by replacing the doors on some or all of the cabinets
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
Color and Paint 101
Color and Paint 101 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.
How to Sponge-Paint Curtains
Turn plain curtains into one-of-a-kind beauties with this easy painting technique , which yields a gorgeous watercolor effect.
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!