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How To Color Wash When You Paint

Watch more Painting & Wallpaper videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use this guide to learn how to color wash when you paint. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose color Find ideas by looking at decorating magazines. Then choose complementary paint colors for your base paint and secondary paint, which will set the mood of your room. Step 2: Prep area Prep the area by washing the walls. Place a drop cloth over the floor and furniture, sand rough areas, and tape the doors and trim. Make sure the room is well-ventilated. Step 3: Apply base coat Paint the room with the base coat and allow it to dry for at least 24 hours. Next, mix equal amounts of the secondary paint and wallpaper paste to create a glaze. Tip Pre-mixed glaze can be used instead of wallpaper paste. Use four parts glaze to one part paint. Step 4: Dampen the walls Wet the sponge with water and dampen a small, irregular area of the wall. Step 5: Apply glaze Use your paintbrush to apply the glaze over the dampened area using crisscross strokes. Allow the base coat to show through. Continue dampening and glazing the wall in small, manageable sections. Step 6: Use dry-brush technique Minimize brush lines by feathering the wet glaze with a clean, dry brush. Allow the paint to dry. Step 7: Transfer paint Transfer the paint to an airtight plastic container for later use on touch-ups. Enjoy the new look of your walls. Did You Know? Did you know? According to the Guinness World Records, in 2008 students from China's Luoyang Normal University set the record for creating the largest painting by numbers at nearly 5,491 square feet.
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