Adding Texture to Paint

I need instructions on different ways to texture paint, before I decide which to do. For example: sand, tissue, etc. Any suggestions?

Kelena from Tuskegee, AL

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February 28, 20080 found this helpful

Call Home Depot and Lowes and ask someone in the paint department. These home improvement stores have classes for beginners.

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February 28, 20080 found this helpful

I'd recommend you determine which effect you want first....and then get the instructions for it. There are so many different ways to paint!

An idea: go to a local used book store or even your Borders book store and check out the decorating section. That's where I got my collection of painting books. One of my favorite books was a "bargain" book!

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February 29, 20080 found this helpful

I have had great results with adding sawdust

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March 8, 20080 found this helpful

HERE'S MY FAVORITE PAINTING SITES:

How to Paint Just About Anything:

http://www.hgtv.ca/articles/article ... px?ContentId=1915&cat=1&by=3

DECORATIVE PAINTING TECHNIQUES:

http://www.paintquality.com/diy/content/design_6.htm

CHOOSING THE RIGHT INTERIOR PAINT:

http://hometips.com/articles/paint/choose_intpaint.html

DECORATIVE PAINTING TECHNIQUES:

http://www.paintquality.com/diy/content/design_6.htm

HOME TIPS: Paint Techniques, Wallpaper & Faux Finishes:

http://www.hometips.com/home_improvement/paint.html

DEBBIE TRAVIS's PAINTED HOUSE:

http://www.painted-house.com/episod ... ndex.php?sort=technique&view=all

HOW TO PAINT JUST ABOUT ANYTHING:

http://www.hgtv.ca/articles/article ... px?ContentId=1915&cat=1&by=3

CHOOSING THE RIGHT INTERIOR PAINT:

http://hometips.com/articles/paint/choose_intpaint.html

VIRTUAL PAINTING (seeing your room on your computer before you paint):

http://www.realtor.org/rmomag.NSF/pages/WebReview200602?OpenDocument

BROWN BAG TECHNIQUE FOR WALLS:

http://www.bozzle.com/bbwBonnyeManning.html

DOING A CRACKED-PAINT FINISH:

http://ask.yahoo.com/20010427.html

FOR MORE QUESTIONS, MORE HELP & MORE IDEAS:

HGTV FORUM:

http://boards.hgtv.com/eve

DIY FORUM:

http://www.diyforums.net/

DIY CHAT ROOM:

http://www.diychatroom.com/

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