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Instructions for a Subtle, Barely There Sponge Painting Technique

Question: I want to create a subtle, barely-there sponge painting finish on my kitchen walls. I've already selected the colors, and I'm practicing the

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Tips and Tricks for Sponge Painting Walls On and Off

Thinking of sponge painting walls? Learn how to extend glaze drying time, tone down a busy finish, correct a mistake or custom-shape a sea sponge.

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How to Sponge Paint a Single Glaze Color - Basic Instructions

Positive sponging done in a single color is probably the easiest and quickest decorative finish to learn and create. It basically involves dipping a sponge

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How to Sponge On a Single Glaze Color - Alternative Application

This sponging on method is a variation on the basic positive sponging technique (refer to it for a list of tools and materials, the glazing recipe and

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Dense One-Coat Sponge Painting Technique

Question: Is there a way to create a very dense sponging finish, without having to apply multiple layers of glaze? In other words, is it ok to just sponge

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How to Create a Heavy, Dense Sponged Paint Finish

Question: If all sponged finishes are created using the same technique, how come they all look so different? I personally like the look of heavy, stippled

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How to Sponge On with 2 Glaze Colors

Once you've successfully sponged on a single glaze color, you can stop there and enjoy the simple textured look of the finish. Or, you can build on the

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Sponge Painting ON and OFF: Ideas and Instructions

Sponge painting tutorials: learn how to apply or remove paint glaze for textured decorative effects. Different sponging methods, tips and examples.

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My Yellow Paint Color Mistake and Happy Ending

As a first time home owner I was very excited to escape from the boring white walls of my apartment, and to make my new-to-me, 46 year old house my own.

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How to Sponge Paint On the Walls - Instructions

Learn the sponge paint technique: tools and materials needed, glaze recipe, step by step directions, tips for choosing the color and paint finish.

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Yellow Color Scheme in Our Apartment

I attend Utah State University in Logan, Utah and I recently rented a small house near campus with some friends. The landlord allowed us to paint and

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Interviews With Paint Color Experts and Decorators

When choosing paint colors and combinations, some pros have a method, while others follow their instinct. But they can all teach you something about picking colors for painting and decorating a home.

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We Painted Our Basement a "Chartreuse" Yellow Green Color

We have recently finished the basement in our house, and paint color was an important final decision for this home improvement project. Depending on the

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Interview with YELENA KUBLITSKI - creator of the Paint Color Cheat Sheets and editor of HousePaintingTutorials.com

It's a funny feeling - writing an intro for an interview where the paint color expert is... myself! But after someone interviewed me for their publication

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Sunny Yellow Painting Idea - Green and Yellow Walls

This is a small space in my room which I created to relax a bit, play the guitar and read my books. I chose Glidden Fresh Pineapple interior paint color

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Barely There Yellow Wall Paint Color in Our Living Room

I used a very light shade of yellow paint colour called Liquid Light in my living room, as I feel that dark colours tend to make a space feel smaller.

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Simple White Wall Paint Color: Our Living Room Makeover

When we first bought the house, this living room was painted a pretty bright orange color and everyone hated it. So of course it was the first on the list

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Interview with DONNA FRASCA - decorator and paint color specialist

If you are intimidated by paint color, Donna Frasca has a recipe for you - a Color Recipe©, that is. You see, Donna is completely unafraid of color: she

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A Shade of Yellow Tan Paint on Our Living Room Walls

Hi, well me and my wife recently moved into this house (can you tell by the mismatch furniture?), and we decided to paint our walls tan in the living room.

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Interview with DUSTIN VAN FLEET - designer and historic restoration expert

Rich colors, lots of drama and character, each element a conversation piece - that's what the designs of Dustin Van Fleet are all about. You can love

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My White Japan Inspired Basement

I like Japanese style, and that's what I was going for here. Though most of the items in my room do not in fact have much to do with Japan, there is without

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Interview with CATHLEEN DAVIDSON - paint color consultant and interior designer

Just like her designs and color schemes, Cathleen Davidson is a wonderful mix of whimsy, excitement, and ambiance. In her own words: I love life. All

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My Yellow Painting Idea for Kitchen Walls - "Antique Gold"

Before I painted my kitchen it was a dull tan color. That color was a great neutral color, but rather boring. I wanted something more vibrant, but not

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Interview with KELLY PORTER - fearless home colorist and designer

Kelly Porter lives in a world of no wrong paint colors. She embraces even the boldest hues and the most unconventional color combinations. Being a woman

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Custom Mixed White Wall Paint Color in My Living Room

Hey this is my freshly painted white living room. I used white color paint and added a few drops of black paint to get the desired effect - as you see

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Interview with MARIA KILLAM - interior designer and paint color expert

You can't help but fall in love with Maria Killam - she is the Queen of happy color, and you'll understand why the minute you see all the vibrant hues

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Blue and Yellow Walls in My Victorian House

When I was updating my house from plain old white to something a little more lively, I decided to restore the room to a more Victorian look. Rather than

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Interview with KIMBERLEY SELDON - celebrated interior designer

We have a celebrity in the house! Kimberley Seldon is well known in the interior design industry: she has hosted 3 of her own TV shows, including the HGTV

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Painting Stripes on a Wall: Tricks of the Trade

Professional painters have some tricks they use when painting stripes on a wall. Learn how to create razor sharp lines, save time and money on tape.

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Our White Painting Idea for a Living Room

We wanted to use an earthy color scheme in our house, so we started by painting the walls white (we used Asian Paints in a lustre finish). All of our

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Interview with BARBARA MILLER - interior designer, artist, color consultant

Barbara Miller's design philosophy is simple: the entire family should be involved in the process - that's how you create a home that reflects the family's

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Interview with JEAN MOLESWORTH KEE - architectural paint color expert

Don’t you love it when a color expert has a great sense of humor? “When you get to heaven, you’ll discover it is Benjamin Moore Linen White” – that’s

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House Painting Tutorials: Tips, Ideas and Instructions

Step by step house painting tutorials. Help choosing exterior & interior paint colors. Lessons on creating room color schemes. Tips, hacks and ideas.

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Sponge Painted Bedroom Walls With Orange Accents

My husband and I sponge painted one of our spare bedrooms. We have never done anything like this before, but it turned out to be a great experience and

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Paint Sponging Finish "Faux Brick" on Our Kitchen Backsplash

This sponging paint finish is done by using a rectangular kitchen sponge, and is very cost efficient. Our kitchen looked terrible before, and the old

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My Faux Paint Sponging Bathroom Project

After thumbing through a book on faux-finishing methods, I decided to attempt the sponging technique in my hall bathroom. I chose this particular finish

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Sponge Painting Finish on My Bathroom Walls

When we first moved into our new house, I decided that I did not want a solid wall color in our bathroom, but my husband was adamantly against wallpaper.

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Paint Sponging Finish on My Living Room Walls

I decided to try paint sponging in my living room because I didn’t want a solid color. I wanted to add a little texture and dimension to the room, rather

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Faux Painting Finish "Sponge Painting"

I went with sponging because I was redoing this room in my house and installing some natural wood wainscoting on the bottom of the walls. While trying

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Faux Painting Finish "Sponging" in My Bedroom

About 6 years ago, I acquired the loft bedroom at my parents' house. The walls were a very bland whitish-beige. I hated it. I grew up in the beautiful

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Spicy Dark Red Wall Color in a Mediterranean Room Color Scheme

Prior to its new paint job, this long, rectangular living room was a standard builder's white. Because it is so gloomy in the morning, yet sunny in the

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My Small Home Office Painted a Bright Red Color

This is the world's smallest room but when moving in with my partner it was the only space I could take over for an office! It was dark green and full

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My Living Room Painting Idea: Rich Burgundy Color

I painted the living and dining room using Garnet in a satin finish from Behr paint. I chose this color because it matched the fabric wallcovering and

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Candy Apple Red Paint Color in my Romantic Bedroom

Before choosing this color, I spent some time on the Internet looking at pictures of interiors to get different painting ideas. Finally I decided to go

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Red Barn Paint Color and Texture on My Living Room Walls

When we purchased our first home, my husband and I both knew that it was going to be a very large project. The first thing that we decided to do was paint

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Candy Apple Red Color Paint on Our Bathroom Walls

Before we painted our bathroom this shade of red, it was a very cold, boring, greyish purple. It was pretty boring and blank. We decided that we needed

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Ragging On the Gold Metallic Paint

Well, this is a picture of our bedroom. We like the look of wallpaper and we have wallpaper in many rooms in our house. But for this one, we decided to

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Faux Painting Finish "Ragging With Paper Towels"

This is the finish on the upper walls of my main bathroom. It was a happy mistake! This bathroom originally had wallpaper on it when we moved in. I’m

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Faux Painting Technique "Multi-Color Ragging"

This technique of dabbing/ragging was accidentally found. I wanted a textured finish but not a symmetrical one - something that would look un-structured

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