If you are new to decorative painting, sponging is a great place to start. Sponge on glaze or sponge off glaze to create the custom look perfect for you. To cover a larger area in less time use a sponge roller in place of the natural sea sponge.
Where beginners run into trouble is cutting in along ceilings, moldings and other areas that require a perfectly straight line of paint. Here are tips and pointers to help you increase the speed and improve the accuracy of your cutting-in technique.
By applying joint compound and a color wash glaze, you can give your modern walls an Old World look. The joint compound gives the walls a rustic texture like those found in the ancient homes of Tuscany.