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How to Paint Perfect Wall Stripes
Draw the line on lackluster walls with crisply painted stripes. Here's the secret to getting them right
"lackluster walls with crisply painted stripes. Here's the secret to getting them right... out your painting supplies, here's a helpful how-to that will help you achieve perfect... up the wall, across the ceiling and down the other wall. Personally, I like taking... bedroom wall. Instead of paint to seal the tape edges, we used a thin layer of paintable... curved walls on one of our projects. (I also like to use alternating paint sheens..."
DIY Project: Pizza-Box Stencil Wall
"your wall to a giant graphic using paint and a pizza box... for a wall stencil”? I did. I cut a 30-inch-long box (it fed a lot of friends) into... across a wall. A pizza box is made of strong cardboard, so it will hold up well as a... with paint and have a fun story to tell friends, this could be the perfect weekend... Vinyl Walls would be another way to make a wall fun too. Looks Great. If you want... my TV wall- i cant stand it being blank but i also don't like surrounding it with..."
From the Pros: How to Paint Interior Walls
A slapdash approach can lower a room's entire look, so open your eyes to this wise advice before you open a single paint can
"Redhill Painting. "But that's rarely the case." Wall preparation, painting techniques... Painting an interior wall might seem like an easy design fix, but like most home... think that painting over a wall with a light color only needs one coat," says Philip Storey... type of paint and finish all affect the result. Here's the scoop from four professionals... across the walls before you paint. It's a great and easy way to clean up paint and drywall..."
12 Tried and True Paint Colors for Your Walls
Discover one pro designer's time-tested favorite paint colors for kitchens, baths, bedrooms and more
"favorite paint colors for kitchens, baths, bedrooms and more... general paint color they want but struggle with envisioning the exact shade. Others... about paint I like to make with clients is that the colors you may like may be very... perfectly to walls. Some, although beautiful, are better saved for fabrics or rugs. Here... and true paint colors along with their exact name and brand, that I think translate... choice of wall paint colors? Hi Islav2012. You are so right, how could I forget orange..."
How to Use an All-Over Wall Stencil
"Punch Up a Wall With a Bright, Bold Stencil Pattern... graphic wall stencils have caught our eye as a quick way to add drama to a room without... on the painted surface. Is the paint dry? Where did you get that stencil? I love... need to paint the entire wall that shimmery color first and the stencil with a darker... put your paint on. In your case the shimmery paint and your background color is what... on the wall already. Stencils can be designed both ways: when you paint the "trellis"..."
Bulletproof Decorating: How to Pick the Right Kind of Paint
Choose a paint with some heft and a little sheen for walls and ceilings with long-lasting good looks. Here are some getting-started tips
"ose a paint with some heft and a little sheen for walls and ceilings with long-lasting... kind of paint you choose. The right blend, finish and color can make a difference in... how the paint wears and resists grime and abuse. Here’s what you need to know to... best flat wall paint? Then paint one room at a time. Only use a low-end wall paint... different paint. I don't like to paint more than I have to, and this paint is great..."
Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of Style
"Fischer painting from a previous idea book, it makes my jaw drop. Just love the nursery... skylights painted blue with big white clouds. We have never tired of it! My daughter... together on a wall someday. Love the examples! Perfect idea book for a grey day in Chicago... ex-husband painted the most perfect three-dimensional clouds on the 10' ceilings of the... says. Wall treatments aren’t the only elements with a floating feeling. You would..."
Textured Walls: Inspiration Beyond Paint and Wallpaper
See what happens when you cover a wall with glass, metal, leather, upholstery, or a mass of living green
"cover a wall with glass, metal, leather, upholstery, or a mass of living green... after painting and furnishing, there can still be something missing. I love the idea... textures on walls — not faux finishing that just looks like a texture, but the real deal... Inhabit wall flats up on a feature wall and, yeah, they're really cool once they're... spray-paint ours to finish the wall off a bit more, and to protect it a bit. The..."
Tint Your Own Paint for New-Looking Walls
Dabbling in mixology means you can use up leftover paint and give your walls a custom look in one fell swoop
"leftover paint and give your walls a custom look in one fell swoop... leftover paint. So rather than purchasing new paint and adding to your never-ending... sand it, paint it — it seems like our work around the house is never done. And what... of your paint. Personally, if you have left over paint, ask your local paint store... right paint color I mixed my own using $1 craft store paints until I got the exact... i oil paint for fun, so mixing paint is easy for me, be sure you know your color..."
DIY: How to Paint a Wall Stencil
"days, on walls, floors, fabrics, furniture — even ceilings. For someone with a knack... freehand painting, and I have to say I'm intrigued by the near-instant gratification... all-over a wall, look fantastic! Plus, the effects that one can achieve resemble high-end... on my walls but I have knock down plaster. Is it still possible with this type of... covered with paint. Lift a corner and take a look. If you like the effect and paint coverage..."
Steep Your Rental in Color — Without Painting the Walls
Let your favorite hues loose without skirting your lease, with these room-by-room ideas for apartments and other rented homes
"es to painting the walls. Even if your landlord has a strict no-painting policy,... (without wall paint)...check out this blog article http://www.interiordesigngreensboro... let us paint wall very pale gray which would be easily covered with cream if she'll... to add wall panels that you can paint any color or add wallpaper to. You can also... on the wall panels instead of directly on the wall also minimizes the number of holes..."
Hand-Painted Wallpaper Brings High-End Artistry to Rooms
Exquisite papers painted in glorious detail turn blank walls into expressive canvases conjuring luxury
"papers painted in glorious detail turn blank walls into expressive canvases conjuring... saw hand-painted wallpaper in a house. I was so taken by the pattern and watery color... look for walls and suggest it whenever architecture and budget permit. There are a... flowers all painted with masterfully mixed colors. The process starts with room measurements... unusual wall papers. That property has passed out of family hands now, but it was full..."
Get a Wallpaper Look With a Hand-Painted Touch
"on the wall and filled in the lines with paint. The space feels that much more personal... pattern in paint and use it in my entryway. I have used traditional stencil patterns before... since I painted it all by hand.... stripping the paint on that wall and saying, 'Hey, look at this! Someone hand-painted this... over this wall!' and wondering, 'How could they have painted over this cool folk-decoration... done hand painted wall treatments before, I definitely think I'll try that. I'm thinking..."
Pick the Right Paint Finish to Fit Your Style
The question of finish may be as crucial as color. See which of these 9 varieties suits your space — and budget
"agree that wall color is a key decorating decision, right up there with choosing furniture... of your walls? From velvety matte to high gloss enamel, Venetian plaster, decorative... coveted wall finishes, so you can make a great choice for your space.... ago I painted our dining room and entry walls (they share a wall) a Bordeaux color... Plaster walls and ceiling really make a statement High gloss walls can be traditional..."
6 Elements of a Perfect Bathroom Paint Job
High-quality paint alone won't cut it. For the best-looking painted bathroom walls, you'll need to get these other details right
"ality paint alone won't cut it. For the best-looking painted bathroom walls, you'll... bathroom's paint job. Bathrooms take a lot of abuse, thanks to the constant steam from... so your paint needs to be up to the challenge. But before you whip out your paintbrush... sure your walls are adequately prepped. Here you'll find out how you can keep your bathroom's... down the walls, I have found that latex paint on walls will do this from time to time..."