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Whether you are looking to use a faux finish or just the tried and true traditional painting techniques, how tos can be helpful. This page contains tips and suggestions regarding painting techniques.

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A faux rock wall behind a Tiffany lamp.

Making a Faux Rock WallCreating a faux rock wall can give any room a rustic charm. This is a page about making a faux rock wall.

 

Using Stencils to Decorate Your Walls

Using Stencils to Decorate Your WallsThis page is about using stencils to decorate your walls. An attractive way to enhance bare walls is with stencils.

 

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Kitchen Paint Color Advice: Adding Brown to Tan Walls?I have a good sized kitchen. The walls are tan and I bought a small amount of brown paint, that I want to put on the walls somehow. Any ideas how I can add just a small amount of brown to my tan walls?

 

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Painting Tile Print Wallpaper to Look Like Worn Tin Tiles?I asked last month if someone could tell me the best way to paint a wallpaper that looks like 4x4 tin tiles. The name of the paper is analyptical, I believe. Please if someone has some advice I would greatly appreciate it.

 

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Giani Granite Countertop Paint Kit Reviews?Has anyone tried or heard of Giani granite counter top paint? If so please tell me what you know and you opinion. Is Giani Granite counter top paint worth it? I want to remodel my kitchen, but I can't see spending the costly amount for real granite.

 

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Problems Sealing Painted Counter Tops?I painted my countertops and am having a horrible time with the polyacrylic. It is a high gloss and the waves are terrible. I have put 5 coats on and sand between each coat. Any suggestions?

 

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Removing a Fold Line from a Plastic Stencil?I have a stencil that was stored folded over. It is clear plastic or perhaps celluloid. Is there any way to remove the fold so the stencil lays flat on the wall? I now have it laying between pages in a heavy book, but it is not working.

 

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Homemade Faux Finish Paints?Does anyone have any tips about making your own soft suede paint? I need to know: paint types, proportions, do's and don'ts, etc. Thanks.

 

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Venetian Bronze Paint?How do you make the combination paint of Venetian bronze or the Tuscan bronze? I see these fixtures done in stores, but can't find the paint. I would like to paint some fixtures with this look. Please help! Thanks.

 

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Painting Over Gold Strip in Molding?I live in a mobile home and in my kitchen above my cabinets there is molding and it has a strip of gold/brass. It is very ugly and it is shiny. I am wanting to paint it. is there anything i need to do to it so the paint will hold? I do not want to paint the whole thing just the little strip to match my wall color. Thanks for your help.

 

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Distressed Look for Walls?Any ideas on how to do a distressed look on wall panels from the 70's? I wanted to do a nautical type look in my living room.

 

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Primer for Latex Paint?Advice Needed: In the room that I want to paint red, wallpaper was put on without preparing the wall so we kilzed it but with a water based kilz. I have been told that I need to use an oil based primer. Can I use a latex paint after using an oil based primer?

 

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Purchasing Melamine Paint?Where can I buy melamine paint?

 

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Painting Panelling?I am going to paint dark panelling off white. I have the primer and a satin finish top coat, recommended by the paint man instead of a semi gloss. Has anyone used satin finish successfully?

 

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Stucco Type Finish?I have a hallway with stucco type finish, painted glossy. How do I paint this using Latex paint?

 

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Painting Cultured Marble Countertops?Can you paint faux marble bathroom countertops with the sink being all one piece? Will it be durable and how difficult is it to do?

 

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Painting Cultured Marble Bathroom Counter and Sink?Can a faux (fake) marble type bathroom counter and sink (one piece) be painted? And if not, what kind of product can I use for a new look/cover?

 

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Advice for Painting Stripes on Walls?I am painting the living room and dining room area using 2 colors. I want to put stripes on the walls, but with an odd number of walls (5) how do I even it out to look good?

 

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Painting Laminate Countertops?I used the sponge paint technique to create a faux granite look on my counter top. The paint process turned out great and I let it dry for a couple days before I began to apply the top coat.

 

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Painting Countertops with Rustoleum Paint?I am looking for tips for painting my countertops with Rustoleum paint?

 

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What is the Best Paint for Countertops?I need to paint my kitchen counters. What should I use?

 

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