Decorative Painters Mason City IA

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Duggan Painting Services
(641) 424-3049
1212 N Rhode Island Ave
Mason City, IA
Clark S Painting
(641) 424-4829
2904 18th St SW
Mason City, IA
Kilborn Painting
(641) 424-4136
1034 2nd St NW
Mason City, IA
Wenrich and Associates
(641) 423-5835
43 Stony Way
Mason City, IA
Gettman Painting
(641) 423-5206
134 29th St SW
Mason City, IA
Grady''s Painting
(641) 423-6434
120 16th St SE
Mason City, IA
Pierce Painting & Wallcovering
(641) 423-3380
1713 4th St SW
Mason City, IA
Gordon J Schupbach
(641) 423-8583
672 14th St Ne
Mason City, IA
Wood ''n Walls
(641) 512-3126
824 S Van Buren Ave
Mason City, IA
Albrecht''s Painting & Wllcvrng
(641) 424-5592
14296 210th St
Mason City, IA

Paint Techniques

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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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