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By Katharine Kaye McMillan

Portray your place your self should be swifter, more cost-effective or even more uncomplicated than hiring professionals—but provided that you get it correct the 1st time. Painting home made For Dummies, is helping you do exactly that with easy-to-follow, step by step systems for giving your, flooring, partitions, and ceilings the intense makeover of your dreams.

More than 500 images and illustrations exhibit you precisely the best way to practice every one step of every technique the correct manner and keep away from drips, smudges, and unpleasant surfaces. you will discover out how you can decide upon the easiest paint for the activity, work out how a lot paint you have to, and use rollers, brushes, and different portray instruments with ability and precision. ahead of you recognize it, you will have the boldness and talent to take on any loved ones portray venture comfortably. you will discover how to:

  • Select the correct instruments and fabrics for every portray job
  • Choose colours that would paintings for you—now and for years to come
  • Prepare your room and the skin for painting
  • Make worthy wall and ceiling maintenance prior to painting
  • Brush up on portray basics
  • Create pretend finishes with shapes and patterns
  • Use glazes to brilliant effect
  • Bring out the great thing about wooden trim, home windows and doors
  • Finesse furnishings, frames, and different family items

Complete with a convenient checklist of dos and don'ts for perfecting your portray talents, Painting homemade for Dummies, supplies the information, guidance, and knowledge you must get a professional-level end result each time.

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Always work in a wellventilated room, keep doors open, and even on a cold day, crack open a nearby window for a source of fresh air. A breathing mask cuts down on the fumes you’re exposed to, but you should also ventilate the space. Before you begin, open the windows and doors of the room you’re working in. Don goggles, a breathing mask, and protective gloves so that you can safely handle chemicals. Time Needed: About a weekend 1. Tape the walls above and around the trim. You may also want to protect your floor with a thick layer of newspapers.

5. Dip one-third of the sash brush’s bristles into primer. Tap the brush handle on the side of the can or container to cast off extra primer. Hold a paint guard in one hand, and cover the wall or floor adjacent to the trim you’re working on. Brush primer on the woodwork using long strokes. 6. 7. 8. Repeat Step 4, and start the next stroke by overlapping the edge of the one you just finished. Blending the edges of wet primer gives you a smoother, more even result. Check periodically for drips. Gently “tap” up any drips by holding the bristle end of a dry brush on the drip, just lightly touching the drip.

Figure 1-12: A sheepskin pad, a sea sponge, a shower squeegee, and a large steel trowel. 19 20 Part I: Preparing for Your Painting Project Figure 1-13: Use a small artist’s brush or a stencil brush for detail work. ߜ Small chip brush: Use this brush for stippling, bagging, and colorwashing finishes. You should also try this brush when you need to get paint into tight areas or fill voids in the colorwashing and stippling finishes. ߜ Small wiz roller: This roller is best for ragging. It has numerous tiny pieces of cloth that flap onto the surface you’re finishing.

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