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Finishing Touch Drywall
(304) 419-7977
Knox Ave
Nitro, WV

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2 Brothers Painting
(304) 367-8903
141 Summers St
Charleston, WV
 
Toms Painting Home Repair
(304) 344-5611
811 Churchill Dr
Charleston, WV
 
R.L. Withrow Co., Inc.
304/344-0156
9 Bridlewood Rd.
Charleston, WV
Services
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His Painters LLC
(304) 342-3902
105 Mckinley Ave
Charleston, WV
 
Advanced Coatings
(304) 346-7477
PO Box 3920
Charleston, WV
 
W R Mollohan Painting Inc
(304) 345-3964
Cane Fork Rd
Charleston, WV
 
Rl Withrow Co Inc
(304) 344-0155
9 Bridlewood Rd
Charleston, WV
 
W Q Watters Company
304/744-9431
1081 Kanawha State Forest Road
Charleston, WV
Services
Commercial, Industrial, Wallcovering

Michael B Susser Painting
(304) 344-0038
2005 Weberwood Dr
Charleston, WV
 
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Paint Techniques

Article from homedepot.com

Decorative Faux Painting can add depth and beauty to any room in your home. Whether you're looking for a dramatic, obvious effect or a series of subtle highlights, there is a Decorative Finish to match your style.

Decorative painting can be easy and fun if you follow the steps below:

  1. Select a color scheme
  2. Decide upon a style
  3. Apply a new base coat or use a previously painted and properly prepared surface
  4. Apply glaze(s) using appropriate tools and technique

Selecting a Color Scheme

The Home Depot offers a vast selection of paint colors for your Decorative Paint project. Keep in mind that different styles, techniques, base coats and glaze mixtures will yield various looks. Often the color or colors you select will appear different when painted on a wall versus what is printed on a color chip. The amount of paint and glaze you apply or remove from the surface, the technique used, and how similar or different the colors are to each other will also affect the final look. Always practice on a 2'x2' sample board to view color selections and style before starting an interior decorative painting project.

Note: Paint companies, such as Behr Paint and Ralph Lauren, offer pre-determined color combinations that are recommended for Decorative Painting.

Deciding Upon a Style
It would literally be impossible to discuss every style of decorative painting that exists today. So, to narrow your choices down, an outline of six of the most popular and commonly used styles is listed below:

  • Sponging On
    • Additive style
    • Creates a defined pattern great for large rooms
  • Sponging Off
    • Subtractive style
    • Creates a parchment look
  • Dragging
    • Subtractive style
    • Creates an antique, distressed look
    • Great for doors, trim, and furnitur
  • Colorwashing
    • Subtractive style
    • Produces a rustic, time-worn look
  • Ragging On
    • Additive style
    • Creates a dramatic pattern
  • Ragging Off
    • Subtractive style
    • Creates a subtle pattern

Note: The styles described above all represent "techniques" of decorative painting. Some paint manufacturers such as Ralph Lauren offer their own signature techniques. For more information, see the Ralph Lauren link below.

Applying a Base Coat/Preparing the Surface
To achieve a professional-quality look, be sure to start with either a...

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