Walls act as the showcase of a home. They highlight the homeowners taste and style. What do your walls say about you? If your walls aren't speaking your language, following are a couple of simple paint ideas to make them do so.
Paint: The options in paint are endless. Beyond adding color to your walls, you can now texturize them to suit your style.
Want the feel of an Italian villa? You can paint your walls using the faux painting technique known as Venetian or Italian Plaster. It is a centuries-old technique that involves applying plaster with a spatula, which is then polished to give the appearance of depth and texture to the wall.
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Going for a more modern look? Strie painting is not only effective in achieving this décor style, it is fun as well. From the French meaning "to comb through," Strie painting involves applying a glaze finish on the wall and combing through it using instruments like a brush or fine-toothed comb.
It's hard to mess this technique up, which makes it fun for novices.
While interior painting can be a simple task for some, it's just way too much work for others. Obsticles like vaulted ceilings, staircases and decorative mouldings can turn this DIY into a project for a professional. Fix The Home's online contractor referral service will help you find the area's highest quality painting contractors for your next home improvement project. Our staff has hand selected your area's premier painting contractors so get started today to find the perfect painting professional for all of your needs.
Don't skimp on your painting supplies. So you paid $24 a gallon for the perfect paint for your home but only $10 on brushes and rollers? This is a common mistake most DIY painters make. Quality brushes make all the difference. Be sure to use the correct brushes for your paint (acrylic v. oil). Spend the money on good quality brushes like Purdy® which can last you through all of your painting projects. With the right brushes you will be able to finish your project with less coats of paint and won't have to worry about loose bristles. Also be sure to always clean your brushes thoroughly after every project. This will greatly increase the life span of your painting supplies!
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