Many homeowners like to paint a few furnishings for a DIY projects. Small paint projects can be enjoyable. Chairs, a table, bookshelves, some children’s play equipment. These projects are best kept small as long term project take considerable time to give any sense of satisfaction.
A rustic look, deliberately made to look old fashioned and worn, is popular. This can be achieved by distressing the paint, by sanding part of the surface. Or simply by using faded colours.
Another option is caulk paint. This mixes calcium additive with the paint, giving a smooth powdery feel. It is literally like caulk. This is an excellent option for furniture projects. It is especially effective with pastel colours, though dark colours can also be very appealing.
Caulk pain is available commercially, or it can be made by modifying latex paint.
To make caulk paint: Mix
- 2 tablespoons of plaster of Paris
- 1 tablespoon of water
- I cup of latex paint.
Clean and lightly sand the wooden surface before painting. Sometimes is it best to use a primer first.
We recommend getting the professions in for interior and exterior home painting. It takes considerable time to paint a house, and that time is better spent on other aspects of your life. Enjoy some painting projects as a hobby, and have you home keep in optimal condition with a professional paint job.