ESSENTIAL TIPS - HOME DECORATING
WHEN TO SIEVE
PAINT | PAINTBRUSH KNOW-HOW
Sieve paint if you see bits of debris in
it, or if a skin has formed. A just-opened new can does
not need to be sieved.
Use a knife to cut around the top skin. Remove the
skin by carefully pulling it to one side of the can.
Stretch muslin or old nylon hose across the bucket and
pour the paint through. Store the paint in an airtight
For large areas use a wide brush or roller.
Tackle intricate areas with an artist’s brush. A range of
in-between brush sizes is available.
Use only new brushes for priming as they may shed
bristles. To remove debris, flick the brush against
Dip a third of the bristle length into the paint. Dab
the bristles against the bucket side to remove any
ESSENTIAL TIPS - PAINTING & HOME DECORATING
Beading | Cutting in
Consider the surface type | Preparing a good surface
Dragging | Ragging
glazing your walls | glazing wood
How to remove old wallpaper
How to paint a ceiling | Using masking tape
How to prepare bare wood | How to paint bare wood
How to make a tinted oil glaze | Applying a glaze
How to Repair Cracks and
Holes in Your Walls
Preparing to paint | How much paint?
Room in This Order
Painting walls & ceiling > Order of work | How to apply latex paint
Painting outlet covers | Adding details
Painting between rooms | How to varnish wood
Painting with a roller | When to use paint pad
Preparing paint | Why use a paint bucket
Procedure for doors | How to paint baseboards
Procedure for windows
Rag rolling | Bagging
Removing flaking paint | How to fill holes
Repainting woodwork | Smoothing between coats
Sponging on | Sponging off
Stippling | Store bought textured paint
Sizing surfaces | Mixing paste | Measuring cutting lining paper
When to sieve paint | Paintbrush know how
How to Paint
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