the painted surface
A paint for every surface... Paint has been used for centuries to decorate walls, ceilings, buildings, objects, furniture and practically every solid surface imaginable. From castle to cave to canvas, objects of art and decoration, a stately home, hotel room or apartment, there is a paint for everything. Finding and using the proper paint for any surface is not difficult today. If it needs to be painted there is a paint made to do the job. And using the proper paint is very important to achieve a long-lasting and satisfying decorated surface. It is these results that are the motivation to use the appropriate paint. The charts found at “Paint Types and Their Uses” can be a guide to find the right paint or primer for the task at hand.
No rules broken here! The following suggestions are general guides. They apply to the common painting tasks most often performed. When nothing special or unique is required these tips will suffice. They are the rules of which exceptions are made if painting is done "outside the box". These are the everyday uses for paint. Their results are usual, but appealing, typical, but satisfying.
More helpful painting tips, techniques and how-to articles can be found by following these links:
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More details about specific painting subjects are covered in the additional articles. In those will be found details, painting tips and techniques gathered from over 20 years of painting experience. Here is a list of links to the articles: