The sheen or gloss of a paint will determine its ability to hide flaws, enhance architectural features, or make for easy cleanup and stain resistance.
You can make big changes with relatively little effort and expense with a DIY update of your home's interior paint.
Faux finish painting, or using techniques and materials on one surface to imitate or suggest another surface, has been around for thousands of years. Today’s faux paint finishing products and innovative techniques allow beginners to the highly skilled to create visual interest. Here's an overview of faux finish painting.
Learn to estimate the amount of paint needed to complete a job so that you won’t run out of paint before your project is finished.
Choosing your paint wisely will determine how well it will last and wear. Whether to use latex or oil-based, alkyds or acrylics depends on the surface to be covered, the conditions it will face, and any base paint underneath.
To get a better-looking, longer-lasting paint job, take a good look at the surface you plan to paint before you start your painting project.
Of all home-improvements projects, paint and wallpaper are by far the most common. But there is more to interior finishes than meets the eye.