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Wall Painting DIY Interior Wall Painting Tips

November 17, 2012
The five biggest mistakes people make painting walls!! Painting walls tends to be easier than ceilings, they're more accessible and it's a matter of just pulling furniture away from the walls and covering the floor and your away. Even though painting walls is cleaner cut, mistakes can still be made. Here are the five biggest ones when you're painting walls for your interior wall painting project. or too little preparation. What I refer to is filling cracks and holes prior to painting. Your prep work is vital in determining the outcome and finished product of any job your doing. When it comes to painting, remember 95% is prep and 5% is finish work. You stick to that rule and you can't possibly go wrong. OK! too much filler or Spackle on the walls. I've seen some people and been to rescue missions where people have got this wrong and it looks like either a couple of things have happened, firstly it has looked like they stood back and threw it at the walls from a distance or their two year old child got into the room while they were getting coffee and had a plaster party. In which case I've spent hours sanding and getting the walls back to a decent surface to work with. There really is no need to over fill your walls, take your time relax have some fun throw some filler or Spackle at someone enjoy the process of preparing your walls and you say right whatever". But seriously now just a couple of light skims if you don't get it the first time do a second skim it will save hours of backbreaking work trust me. to stir your paint and strain it through a stocking to remove bits of foreign junk and stuff. Just because it's a new tin of paint and they've shook it up in the shop doesn't mean it's clean and doesn't mean it's stirred well. Make it a practice every time you open a tin of paint new or old to do these two important things and your walls won't look like the surface of the moon and have bits of alien material on them. walls with the wrong technique. When applying paint to walls GET A ROLLER OR EXTENSION POLE. Don't roll it by hand, you need nice long strokes from the ceiling to the floor and you won't need to work from a stepladder everything can be reached from standing. You need to put plenty on and lay it back off into the wet edge. This method allows you to keep flowing and moving without a break in your coat, allowing for a nice even consistent coat of paint. oh and don't forget to second coat. A nice build on the wall makes for better cleaning and if you had to fill your walls prior to first coat it stops bad flashing or patchiness in the final product. mistake, a cheap and nasty roller sleeve. Try not to go for synthetic or sponge sleeves, although the synthetic sleeve can be used if you have no other option. The problem with these sleeves is they just can't get enough paint on and when you talking walls you need good flow and plenty sliding on. What you need is! and I swear by them, they are the only ones I use and have done for years THE SHEEP SKIN OR LAMBS WOOL ROLLER COVER. I personally prefer the later one myself lambskin or lambswool. It leaves me with a nice smooth finish even if I really lay the coat on heavy. Sheepskin sleeves are a bit coarser which probably makes them better for things like brickwork or rough surfaces. I use them mainly for rendered brickwork where I can put plenty on. They take a bit to load up at first but once loaded they're smooth and easy to use. Try both synthetic and lambswool, I guarantee you'll go to the lambswool cover, they wash out a whole tonne easier and once cleaned out properly will last you years and years. You can't beat natural fibre products when it comes to painting walls Well that is all the wall painting tips I have for you today for your DIY painting project. He is dedicated in sharing his knowledge with the DIY home painter and has created an interior painting guide DVD showing his unique painting system even complete beginners can follow.
 

Face Painting Ideas For Your Children

November 17, 2012
More than the adults, children enjoy face painting very much. If you are a parent and you want to surprise your children with this enjoyable activity, then, you should start to come up with unique face painting ideas. But, before you start executing those face painting ideas in your head, you should have a basic knowledge about the craft first. Having enough knowledge about the materials to be used and proper application methods and techniques will help you deal with possible accidents. The b...
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landscape painting Bill Sharp paintings

November 12, 2012
I always been a seat of my pants kind of painter and enjoyed just starting in on a canvas without a plan and allowing the painting to become what ever it will. But, having struggled to complete two large paintings without a real plan, I decided that it probably a good idea to do some studies before launching into a big project so that I know what I trying to accomplish. Maybe I have a better idea of when I done, for one thing. Here are a couple of studies I considering for a larger piece. Thi...
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Nexus X Humectress

November 12, 2012
I have neglected to mention that the thing I use my DSL for more than anything else is to listen to the progressive-slanted news program, Democracy Now!. The college radio station plays it every morning at 7am, but I don't like to get up that early if I can help it, so I usually listen via the Internet a few hours later. I listen every day, if I can find the time. I usually do yoga and shave while listening to it. Sometimes I watch the streaming video as well. It used to look like a slide sho...
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Painting Lesson for Life and Business

November 11, 2012
Recently, an image from when I was twelve years old came to mind. It was the first year a local elementary school held a weekend carnival. The usual junk food booths were there; but one where splatter paintings were created, captured my attention. A paper square was clamped to a turntable and the turntable spun as I squirted or dripped different colored liquid pigments from squeeze-bottles onto it. So, what's the lesson? Many of us approach our lives and/or businesses as many approach creatin...
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Learners Guide To Canvas Oil Painting

November 11, 2012
Oil painting onto canvas might perhaps be present for hundreds of years. It's a procedure wherein pictures are formed directly upon the canvas and then painted on using oil-based paints. These are normally paints with linseed oil for their base; however safflower oil is an alternative common form of oil found alternatively. These particular details focus on painting with the help of oil-based paints. The moment the canvas is stretched, it should be primed prior to painting oil paints are usua...
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Other Peoples' Chickens

November 9, 2012
On television there's a political talk show-let's call it "The McDorklin Group"-that usually features something like one conservative, four Nazis, and one nice, mild-mannered lady from Newsweek. They sit around a table every week shouting at each other all at once and competing to see who can interrupt the token female in the most obnoxious way. The total effect always makes me itch to turn the sound off, until I realize that without the sound there's no point to the show at all. At the end o...
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Home Improvement Guide That Will Raise Your House Value

November 9, 2012
Home improvement is a worthwhile experience, and you learn your skill and knowledge along the way. Do not allow the TV home improvement shows fool you. Home improvement is more than large jobs. The following tips will teach you how to improve your home while having fun at the same time. Be sure to play up your home best features or selling points. Never block windows that overlook a pond and remove the canopy that shows off a tiered ceiling in a master suite. The positive points have to be ac...
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A Beginner's Guide To Buying Canvas Paintings

November 8, 2012
If you are interested in collecting art you may be unsure where to begin. The art world is so diverse with a range of styles available from contemporary wall art to classical styles such as abstract, impressionism and realism. There are also paintings that have been created on a variety of bases. You can find canvas paintings, paintings on board or paper, or even mixed media or collages that use a variety of unique items to make up a piece. If you are deciding where to begin, consider your ho...
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Mail Phone Texting Communication

November 8, 2012
How can you foster productive relationshipsin one-way electronic communications, so popular now? If you are like me and prefertelephone contact to electronic communication, here are the positives I havediscovered since 1980 when I was the Risk Insurance Manager for SafeguardScientifics, Inc., when it developed the first e-mail provider, CompuServe. Istate advantages first to focus on my purpose here to help each of yourelectronic communications be successful and efficient the first time, ever...
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