TIPS ON PAINTING
Choose Fabrics First
When choosing colors you need to have an inspiration, a starting point to select the color. A fabric from a drapery or accent pillow or bedding. We can make any color you want, but if you choose a color and then go looking for fabric you have just narrowed your selection of textiles. Even if you want to go neutral, we need to know what "undertone" you want. When decorating a room, painting the walls is the first thing you do, but the paint color is the last thing you choose.
Painting a Paneled Door
Four steps to the best finish:
1) Preparation, The right preparation is the key to successful, long-lasting results. Use these prep products to properly prepare your surface:
2) Select Color & Opacity, Choose from a variety of opacities from natural to solid color in an array of colors. Arborcoat comes in Translucent, Semi-Translucent, Semi-Solid and Solid.
3) Application, Apply an even, uniform coat to a dry surface. Maintain a wet edge during application. Stains 2 or 3 boards at a time, the length of the boards to eliminate lap marks. If at all possible try not to apply in direct sun light.
4) Maintenance, Keep stained areas free of leaves and debris. Periodically wash with #318 Multi Purpose Cleaner to remove dirt and other surface contamination.
How Much Paint Do You Need?
Example; if your room is 15′ x 17′ with 8′ ceilings you would add, 15′ +15′ +17′ +17′ X 8′ = 512 square feet. A gallon covers 400 square feet for one coat. A quart cover 100 square feet per coat. Your second coat you don’t need as much paint so in this case I would sell you 2 gallon for 2 coats. Now if you have a wall of windows or bookcases then we would deduct the square footage of those spaces.
Bathrooms and Kitchens are a little more difficult because of the cabinets and tile. Measure the wall areas that are to be painted, figure the square footage of each area and then add them together to get your total square footage.
Which Sheen Should You Use?
Let’s talk about sheen’s and what we typically used for different surfaces.
Painting in the Cold