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Painting Do-It-Yourself For Dummies by Katharine Kaye McMillan

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By Katharine Kaye McMillan

Portray your house your self may be speedier, more cost-effective or even more uncomplicated than hiring professionals—but provided that you get it correct the 1st time. Painting selfmade For Dummies, is helping you just do that with easy-to-follow, step by step tactics for giving your, flooring, partitions, and ceilings the extraordinary makeover of your dreams.

More than 500 images and illustrations express you precisely the best way to practice each one step of every strategy the suitable method and steer clear of drips, smudges, and unsightly surfaces. you will find out tips on how to pick out the simplest paint for the activity, determine how a lot paint you will need, and use rollers, brushes, and different portray instruments with ability and precision. ahead of you recognize it, you should have the boldness and talent to take on any loved ones portray venture conveniently. you will discover how to:

  • Select the right kind instruments and fabrics for every portray job
  • Choose shades that may paintings for you—now and for years to come
  • Prepare your room and the outside for painting
  • Make beneficial wall and ceiling upkeep earlier than painting
  • Brush up on portray basics
  • Create fake finishes with shapes and patterns
  • Use glazes to outstanding effect
  • Bring out the wonderful 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 abilities, Painting home made for Dummies, provides the tips, information, and knowledge you want to get a professional-level consequence each time.

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Latex paint looks dull in comparison to shinier oil-based paints because latex paint tends to absorb light while glossy paint reflects it. Along with the way the finished project looks, sheen determines how well the finish holds up to finger marks and crayon, and how easily it shows imperfections. It determines the ambiance of a room, whether it’s sophisticated and elegant or utilitarian in appearance. The look, durability, and ambiance you want generally determine which particular paint is best for you.

47 Roll on primer. Start in the corner and roll an “M” (this roller technique is described in Chapter 4). Wipe up any drips as you go along by wicking up excess primer with a clean, dry brush — just lightly touch the end of the brush to the drip. You can also use a clean dry rag to wick it up; just twist a small area of the rag and lightly touch it to the drip. 9. Continue painting around the room, section by section, working primer from dry areas into wet ones. 48 Part I: Preparing for Your Painting Project 10.

When the patch is smooth, sand it again using a gentle, circular motion to blend the patch into the rest of the wall. Vacuum the patch to remove dust, and prime the patch before painting. The process of fixing a dent or nail hole in drywall is essentially the same except that you don’t need to use mesh tape because even though it’s dented, the drywall backing is still there (and nail holes are usually pretty small). 53 54 Part I: Preparing for Your Painting Project Repairing Cracks and Small Holes in Plaster Stuff You Need to Know Toolbox: ߜ ߜ ߜ ߜ ߜ ߜ ߜ ߜ ߜ Masonry chisel Hammer Screwdriver Bucket Patching compound or patching plaster Electric hand mixer and one beater (or a drill with a mixer attachment) Broad knife 180-grit sandpaper Clean rags Few new homes have plaster walls anymore because installation requires skilled labor and because the settling and drying out that occur as a home ages cause plaster to crack.

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