Background Paint Colour and your Artworks

artwork enhanced

Background Paint Colour and your Artworks Selecting artwork for your home can be a labour of love. Whether it's an original painting or drawing, a mass-produced print or a wonderful photograph, your art helps to tell a story and define your style.   Painting Your Walls to Compliment … [Read more...]

Rust- oleum Glow in the Dark Paint.

Glow in the dark

Rust-oleum Glow in the Dark Paint. You can use Rust-oleum Glow in the Dark paint on wood, plaster, masonry and metal. Use it to paint doors, walls, light switches, toy boxes and storage containers. Have fun, use it in any room of the house - but remember not to use it outside. Once your … [Read more...]

Paint Techniques – Paint & Tape

stripes

Using Paint and Tape to add Style to your Home One of the easiest ways to add style to your walls or furniture is by using paint and tape to create a simple, striped pattern. The elegant look of wallpaper can easily be re-created with these simple materials, some time and a DIY … [Read more...]

Magnetic Paint

Magnetic Paint

  Specialty Paints With all the wonderful advances in paint technology over the years, you now have a huge range of specialty paints available to you to have fun with. Blackboard paint, Sparkle paint, Magnetic paint and Glow-in-the-dark paint are only a few of the amazing and fun … [Read more...]

Painting Techniques – Stippling

stippling

The soft-texture sense of depth, achieved by stippling your walls, lends an elegant and sophisticated  look to your home. Stippling is one of the painting effects that work well to disguise imperfections on rough walls. This is also a painting technique that’s most commonly used when working with … [Read more...]

Painting Techniques – Graining

graining

Graining is a painting technique that’s used to imitate a wood grain on any non-wood surface. It’s often used to imitate hard, expensive and rare woods by applying a superficial layer of paint onto soft or inexpensive woods and is one of the most popular paint effects. The idea of painting faux … [Read more...]

Painting Techniques – Colour Washing

color-wash

Colour washing gives the paint on your walls a softly worn plaster-like finish. This painting effect creates a soft, faded country look and can also be used to disguise uneven walls. Start by priming and painting your wall as you normally would. You will need to purchase a finishing glaze but unless … [Read more...]

Painting Techniques – Textured Paint

textured wall

The use of textured paint is a relatively inexpensive and straightforward method of adding a desired texture to a wall or ceiling. Although it won’t be able to cover up significant imperfections, it’s one of the painting techniques that work exceptionally well to cover smaller flaws. This paint … [Read more...]

Painting Techniques – Blocking

Heart

Blocking is one of the easy painting techniques used to apply an original design of your choice to a wall, floor or any other surface you may wish to decorate. The technique involved here is much like the potato stamping and lino or wood cutting crafts you did in primary school. A cut-out or shaped … [Read more...]

Painting Techniques – Ageing

ageing

Distressed and aged painted furniture is commonly referred to as ‘shabby chic’. Various painting techniques are used to give a relatively new furniture piece a finish that recreates the look of old peeling paint. Over the years, bright colours fade and bright white paint slowly becomes cream. … [Read more...]