411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Tips for Excellent and Cost-Saving Home Repairs and Glass Works

When was the last time you did major repairs to the house you spend most of your days in? You know that prevention is better than cure, right? So,...

on Mar 21, 2017

Top Things You Should Prepare Before a Big Remodeling Project

Starting a home remodeling project is always exciting. You have a new design in mind and you are eager to get the project started. You have a team...

on Mar 16, 2017

How Large can I Build a Structure in my Backyard?

If you are really asking how big you can build without having to worry about permits and paperwork, that is a different issue than having an...

on Mar 16, 2017

How Handyman Services can be Handy

Living in the big city, where everything is on the go, life can get hectic and often times it is your home that may be left neglected over other...

on Mar 16, 2017

Buying Property Near the Beach

What does one look for when buying property? If you want to live in a serene environment away from all the noise and forgot about being right in...

on Mar 13, 2017

Faux Sponge Techniques

by Guest on May 11, 2012

Sponging is one of the easiest faux finish techniques used to give any wall textured beauty. It involves more than one shade of paint, letting you create tonal effects not possible with a single flat color. If your walls are in less-than-perfect condition, sponging will camouflage dents, bumps, or other surface blemishes that flat paint only accentuates. Any room in your home, from the kitchen and bathroom to a hallway or bedroom, is a good candidate for a sponging makeover. Listed below are a few tricks and tips that will allow you to Faux like a Pro™!

Great Tips When Sponging

  1. Choosing a good hardy sea sponge with lots of texture will help you produce the best results. They cost between $8.00 and $30.00 and can be found at your local paint / wallpaper or art supply store, as well as hardware and automotive stores.
  2. If you buy a sponge that is too large, cut it in half allowing a comfortable grip when sponging. These sponges can be used over and over again. To preserve its use clean the sponge in either water or thinner depending on what medium you use, latex or oil. (Latex is water soluble while oil is mineral spirits soluble)
  3. After dipping sponge into paint always off load your sponge onto a paper plate or towel to remove excess paint. You don't want pronounced paint blobs on the wall. You should be able to make between five and ten prints with each load of paint.
  4. Your goal when sponging is to achieve a constant random texture. This is done by rotating your sponge in your hand and twisting your wrist from left to right after a few imprints, producing a clean understated pattern. Use a light touch when pressing the sponge to the wall. Keep in mind the harder you press, the darker the print and the lighter you press, the more delicate the print. You shouldn't be able to count the number of times the sponge hit the surface nor see heavy prints from using too much paint.
  5. Sponging corners and ceiling lines are difficult. You want to avoid the heavy build up of paint that forms around the frames of your walls due to an overly large sponge that cannot fit in these difficult areas.
  6. Cut a small piece of sponge to a shape and size that is comfortable for you to maneuver in the corners. I recommend a using a 2-3 in. size sponge and rotate it to a different position each time you make an imprint. This technique will produce clean, professional looking corners.

Faux Examples

Submitted by: Sandra Kiss London

Random Articles

French Door Refrigerators -- Where Style Meets Function

If you are in the market for a refrigerator that will add style to function, you may want to consider shopping for French door refrigerators....

Appliance / Repair

These Natural Pest Control Tips Will Safeguard Your Home Against Unwanted Guests

Unwanted guests of the many-legged variety are an ongoing problem in many households. While you don't want unsightly pests traipsing through...

Pest Management / Ecology

Go Green! Energy Efficient Appliances

If you’re looking to make your home a more energy efficient place to live then you should definitely update your household appliances with more...

Appliance / Repair

Everything Your Business Needs, All Under One Roof

Initially, the rent may look prohibitively high for a serviced office. But remember, most of your other costs will be absorbed into this figure, so...

Real Estate / Finance

The Basic Types of Flooring

When you are remodeling your home, it is important to understand the different flooring options that you have available to you. Carpet is the first...

Floors / Tile / Hardwood

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017