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May 28, 2011
scbandbob wrote:
Love the wall color. Is it painted, and if so, what color?
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Dear CWB Architects, I love the wall color ! I would like to know about the wax finish what brand is it and how to apply. Thank you
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I also love the wall! I've never heard about waxed finishes for walls and will research that ... Meanwhile, a question: In a room that has less natural light, would you go for a semi-gloss finish, rather than satin, for more light-catching/reflecting power?
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December 14, 2013
gryphon wrote:
How do you wax a wall? Never heard of it but love the patina. TU
November 18, 2013
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July 11, 2013
timdougl wrote:
That rug is perfect. - Where did it come from, please?

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Choosing a satin instead of a flat finish can make brown walls seem to glow. Flat brown runs a risk of looking a bit ashy.

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satin finish for the darker walls
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Satin finish
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Corner layout
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use satin finish, not flat
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Choose satin finishes rather than flat ones for brown
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bedroom colour for the tower
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Satin brown paint
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waxed wall
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satin brown wall
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