Run-down: The washing down of chalk from an excessively
eroding paint onto another area below (a brick foundation,
for example), ruining its appearance.
Use of a lower quality, highly pigmented paint.
Use of an interior paint for an outdoor application.
Erosion of factory-finished metal siding.
much of the chalk residue as possible (see
Chalking). Scrub any stained areas with a stiff brush,
using a detergent solution; rinse thoroughly. In cases of
severe staining, an acid wash may be necessary. Either
way, if the affected area dries to a different color,
consider painting it with a quality latex paint. Eroding
aluminum siding should be thoroughly cleaned (power
washing recommended) before painting with a quality
exterior latex paint.
Antiquing gives instant charm to tired old furniture, so scour
those tag sales, attics or basements for a find! You can antique
any piece of furniture, but I've found that pieces with
carvings, turned legs or raised moldings look the best...
Antiqued gold home accessories are beautiful, but they can be
pricey. Well I can show you how to take a yard sale find and
make it into a masterpiece...
Look around your home, there are all sorts of everyday items
that you can use to give you a cool paint technique and great
texture for just about any room...
Caring for Paintbrushes
You'll end up with a great paint job every time if you take care
of your brushes...
A chalkboard is great for jotting down notes and a great place
for kids to draw, but they can be expensive. An easy and
inexpensive way to make your own is with chalkboard paint! It
looks like any other spray paint, but it dries to a chalkboard