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By Katharine Kaye McMillan

Portray your place your self could be speedier, cheaper or even more straightforward than hiring professionals—but provided that you get it correct the 1st time. portray selfmade For Dummies, is helping you do exactly that with easy-to-follow, step by step techniques for giving your, flooring, partitions, and ceilings the extraordinary makeover of your dreams.More than 500 images and illustrations express you precisely tips on how to practice each one step of every strategy the fitting manner and steer clear of drips, smudges, and unpleasant surfaces. you will discover out how one can opt for the simplest paint for the task, determine how a lot paint you will want, and use rollers, brushes, and different portray instruments with ability and precision. earlier than you recognize it, you will have the arrogance and skill to take on any family portray undertaking conveniently. you will discover how to:Select the correct instruments and fabrics for every portray jobChoose shades that would paintings for you—now and for years to comePrepare your room and the skin for paintingMake beneficial wall and ceiling maintenance earlier than paintingBrush up on portray basicsCreate fake finishes with shapes and patternsUse glazes to wonderful effectBring out the wonderful thing about wooden trim, home windows and doorsFinesse furnishings, frames, and different loved ones itemsComplete with a convenient checklist of dos and don'ts for perfecting your portray talents, portray homemade for Dummies, supplies the advice, counsel, and data you must get a professional-level final result at any time when.

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You find them floating in the paint and stuck on the walls. The bristles on a cheap brush are stiff and very likely to leave bristle marks on wet surfaces. A quality brush has flexible bristles that don’t fall out. It costs much more than a cheap brush, but it’s worth every penny because you don’t get frustrated by debris left on the wet paint and you don’t have to waste time picking it out. And the flexible bristles allow you to use the brush at any angle. A quality brush is easier to clean and can be used repeatedly if you clean it thoroughly and hang it up while the bristles dry.

Time Needed: About a day 1. Clean out uneven, ragged edges of the hole with a utility knife, and scrape or sand off any pieces of loose drywall or peeled paint. 2. If the hole is deep or goes all the way through the drywall, stuff a piece of fiberglass mesh tape into the hole to provide a base for the drywall mud. Place the mesh over the hole with edges slightly overlapping undamaged drywall.

6. 39 Allow the filler to dry, and then use 220-grit sandpaper to sand the filled area. Wipe down the area with a damp rag or tack cloth to remove dust. Refinish the wood as described in the projects on priming and painting baseboards, molding, and trim. When it dries, wood putty doesn’t absorb stain evenly, which means that tinted, premixed wood filler is the best choice for spot repairs on woodwork. 40 Part I: Preparing for Your Painting Project Filling Nail Holes in the Wall Stuff You Need to Know It always seems as if the smallest nails leave big holes in drywall.

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