Friday, March 25, 2011
Techniques in Interior Painting in Lake Forest
Some techniques in interior painting in Lake Forest use include color washing, crackle or aging, or ragging.
Other decorative interior painting techniques include metallic leafing, rag painting or rag rolling, and sponging.
First, when you are using a brush, hold it near the base of the handle, close to the brush for better control. When you add paint to the brush, dip the brush halfway into the paint, and then tap it off at the edge of the can. Put enough pressure on the brush to just bend the bristles, and avoid bearing down too hard.
When using a roller, roll the roller into the paint and roll it back and forth slowly to coat evenly.
Color washing involves two latex paint colors of similar shade and brightness. First, paint the wall in a basecoat using the brighter of the two colors. The bottom coat should be a satin finish. Allow time to finish the entire project at one time.
Another interior painting technique is crackling or aging a wall. Generally speaking, you’ll choose a eggshell finish in a color you want to have showing through the cracks and crackles of the finish. Then, for this interior painting technique, you’ll add a commercially purchased additive, a “crackle” or “antique” additive, to your top coat paint. The additive thickens the paint and causes the cracking in the finish. You’ll use a wax to seal the finish on the wall.
Choose two complementary colors from the same color family for a basecoat, paint them randomly across the wall, covering it completely. Then dilute a lighter topcoat with three parts water and one part paint. To complete the look of this interior painting technique, dip a rag in the diluted paint, and press it loosely on the wall, blending the three colors together.
Posted on 03/25 at 05:48 AM