Decorative Painting Tips
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Alkyd and Oil-Based Paints vs. Latex Alkyd and oil-based paints are better for some projects because they dry slowly, allowing you time to remove some of the paint before it dries.
Metal Combs Metal combs are available in several sizes. However, most metal combs don’t cover much area at a time.
Stencils Stencils with larger designs are easier to use than those with smaller designs. For example, in our stenciled tiles project, we used leaves and berries, as opposed to small petals or letters.
Other Colors of Marble To create marble in other colors, you'll need an overall color, a base color that is either a darker or lighter version of the overall color, and a color that contrasts well for the veins.
1. A base color darker than, but in the same color family as, your darkest granite color.
2. A light color, such as tan or gray, to be used as the final finished color.
3. An accent color—usually green, white, pink, or peach.
4. Depth colors of gray, black, and white.