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Painting & Wallpapering: front hallway, interior, painting
interior, painting, color: Hi Margie, Thanks for stopping in. I m not sure what shade Brighton Beach Blue is, but one thing to keep in mind is if it makes the hallway close in on you or not. Darker colors do that. You might also want to think about the degree of contrast between...

Painting & Wallpapering: help with painting bi-level interior, accent, walls
accent, walls, color: Hi Kim, Thanks for stopping by. Accent walls can be a bugger in smaller spaces. The nice thing is that there are no rules. It doesn t have to be dark or all one color. Maybe something just a shade or two off what you have that is pulled from a favorite...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen colors..., Online color class only $39.00, Cyndie Stefanik
Online color class only $39.00, Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets: Hi Jen, Since it s a brand new house for you (whether new or older construction), I would begin with a plan. One that provides short range fixes (like painting your kitchen) and provides you with a direction for your future projects. By lifting that first...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Wall Color, Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets, Coping With Color: Preview of new online color class! https://copingwithcolor.webex.com/copingwithcolor/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=TC&rID=23757857&act=pb&rKey=5855078AD0627951 Hi Tiffany, I am so glad you were able to send over a picture. I altered it for you, and added some...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Wall Color, Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online IACET Color Certification Class available online 24/
Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online IACET Color Certification Class available online 24/: Hi Tiffany, I really like the Wetherfield Moss if it blends with your counter colors. I like the yellow but feel it will fight with your cabinets. The Moss will complement the tones of your cabinets much better. I am having internet connection problems...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Wall Color, Cyndie Stefanik, On-line IACET Color Certification Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik, On-line IACET Color Certification Color with No Regrets, Restoration Hardware: Hi Tiffany, Yes, definitely send over a picture if you can. The more information I have, the better. I like the idea of pale yellow too. If you have access to Restoration Hardware, take a look at their color Butter. It hard to find a good neutral yellow,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen wall color, Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color classes
Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color classes, DIY Decorators online color class: Hi Geri, Are your cabinets bright white or ivory white like the picture in the bathroom? I did find that article which helps alot! It seems like your kitchen has more of a contemporary flair with the cobalt , white and black so...how about cobalt or a...

Painting & Wallpapering: Lead Worries with Wallpaper Removal, lead paint, wall paper removal
lead paint, wall paper removal, old house: Hi Arturo, Thanks for stopping in. I appreciate your concern for your health with lead based paint. But I think you will be safe. The paint industry was phasing out it s use of lead as early as 1954. It was mainly used in trim paint, like semi-glosses...

Painting & Wallpapering: Living Room, Cyndie Stefanik Coping with Color, Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik Coping with Color, Color with No Regrets, Benjamin Moore Afinity: Hi Charyl, How nice of you to return to this website for more advice! Are you going to do the polka-dots? For your sofa, you can use a rich deep terra-cotta color such as Benjamin Moore Affinity color firenze or a more neutral tone such as Putnum Ivory....

Painting & Wallpapering: Living room, Interior painting, primer
Interior painting, primer, paneling: Hi Esther, Thanks for stopping in. You are the lucky winner because your project gets all green lights! Here some things to keep in mind and some how to s. 1. Paneling is typically covered with a waxy material paint doesn t like sticking to. To deal...

Painting & Wallpapering: lacquer painting, benjamin moores, grit sandpaper
benjamin moores, grit sandpaper, glossy paint: Hi Carrie Creating a super glossy finish on a ceiling is going to be REALLY tough. One reason is that paint leveling is difficult on a ceiling. Paint leveling and a perfectly smooth surface are essential for a glossy surface on furniture. Ceilings are something...

Painting & Wallpapering: living room color, Cyndie Stefanik, Coping With Color
Cyndie Stefanik, Coping With Color, Color with No Regrets: Hi Teresa, Just a clarification, are you looking for a color to paint the fieldstone or the wall colors? I am thinking its the walls but please send this back over if I m wrong and I will readdress it. Gray from the fireplace stone would look nice...

Painting & Wallpapering: oil-based paints, Online color class only $39.00, Cyndie Stefanik
Online color class only $39.00, Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets: Hi Angela, Sometimes a semi-gloss will highlight any imperfections such as brush marks. You can still use oil if you d like, but maybe try a lower sheen level such as a satin. This will provide you with durability and won t highlight the brush marks the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color, interior, painting
interior, painting, color: Hi Steph, Thanks for stopping in. Kids are great! Even when we disagree a little. I m sure you have tried all the negotiation tactics. Like holding her iPod for ransom :-). I have no doubt you want something a little calmer , wondering where it will lead...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Billiard Room, Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color classes
Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color classes, DIY Decorators online color class: Hi Melanie, Stripes are done lots of ways. Horizontal, vertical, two-three colors or even tone on tone. The tone on tone (using the same color with different sheen levels) is very nice and is a classic look. How deep are you looking for? Since the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting to update our house, Zinsser, oil
Zinsser, oil, base: Hi Kasey, Thanks for stopping in. Painting stained trim Looks like you have your work cut out for you. Painting stained trim is a job. Here are some suggestions that should prove helpful. 1. You do not have to remove the trim. Paint it where it is....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting wood trim, Cyndie Stefanik, Sherwin Williams Paint
Cyndie Stefanik, Sherwin Williams Paint, Color with No Regrets: Hi Tricia, Is the crown molding a white color? I get the feeling you d prefer white/off white on all the wood in these rooms (crown, baseboard, door and window trim etc.) and I agree the brown trim would really contrast with the windows especially if...

Painting & Wallpapering: Primer to allow oil over acrylic, colorado springs co, two coats
colorado springs co, two coats, oil paints: Hi Ginger, Thanks for getting back to me. No, you re right. But it s different when you are talking primer. Oil primers are great, especially if you are working with cedar or redwood. You can put anything on top of them. I was talking about oil paints,...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for walls, interior painting, painting
interior painting, painting, color selection: Hi Linda, Thanks for stopping in. Looks like choosing a wall color in the pool table room is pretty open ended. If your husband? has taken it over you might want to go with darker colors or a dark accent wall. If you both use it something a little lighter...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colors, color, choice
color, choice, selection: Hi Dianne, Thanks for stopping in. You can go several different ways choosing accent colors. A subtle approach would be to choose shades close to what your main color is. This is the monochromatic approach. Maybe make the trim two shades lighter and put...

Painting & Wallpapering: how to paint over a painted rocking chair, interior painting, better painting
interior painting, better painting, colorado springs: Hi Heather, Thanks for stopping in. How to paint a painted rocking chair First thing, make sure you have the right color. Make a test card (4x6 index card) by painting it. If it s the right shade/hue, go for it. Prep Use a clean rag and wear gloves....

Painting & Wallpapering: paint remover, Winning Colours, Multi-Cleaner
Winning Colours, Multi-Cleaner, lacquer thinner: Hi Debbie, For removing unwanted paint from most surfaces, try some of the citrus stripper or lacquer thinner. Those are pretty aggressive. For a kinder approach, try a product called Winning Colours Multi-Cleaner. You may have to work it a little, but it...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint type for new oak wood floors, Sikkens, Rubbol DEK
Sikkens, Rubbol DEK, epoxy: Hi Terry, Thanks for stopping in. Painting interior floors Looks like you have a bit of a mess. Unfortunately, the best way to deal with it is to make it worse first. Polyurethane was never intended to go over paint. The best thing to do is to take it...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint that won't dry, colorado springs co, latex paint
colorado springs co, latex paint, small claims court: Hi Karen, Thanks for getting back to me. I don t have any direct experience with Walmart paint other than knowing it is very cheap in every way. It does seem to be made by Sherwin Williams, but is at their lowest grade. There is no way red paint takes...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting chipped wall, Zinsser, Gardz
Zinsser, Gardz, primer: Hi Don, Thanks for checking things out. Problem It sounds like one of the first coats of paint is wearing out, not sticking anymore. Since that is coming off, every layer on top of it is coming off as well. Unfortunately, it will keep coming off until...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting exterior brick, exterior paint, painting
exterior paint, painting, stucco: Hi Sue, Thanks for stopping in. Painting brick You are certainly on the right track with power washing first. After that let it dry a couple days. It sounds like there is going to be a lot of raw brick after that. Using a good quality masonry primer will...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a finished chair, Virtual Color Consultations, Cyndie Stefanik
Virtual Color Consultations, Cyndie Stefanik, Coping With Color: Hi Joanne, Your right, you will need to sand and scuff but do not have to strip before painting. It s best to use an oil based primer and then you can paint the chair with a latex product. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you need any more assistance....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting garage door, pratt lambert, acrylic latex
pratt lambert, acrylic latex, dunn edwards: Hi Joe This should be easy. First, determine what kind of paint is already on the door. If it’s oil, used oil or alkyd. If it’s acrylic latex, you may use either paint. Do basic prep: scrap, clean with TSP, etc. (The ‘how to prep’ question has been answered...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting garage door, Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online IACET Color Certification Class available online 24/
Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online IACET Color Certification Class available online 24/: Hi Joe, Most garage doors are already factory primed, so I would first give it a good cleaning with TSP or similar. After that, you ll just need a good exterior acrylic paint. Let me know if you need anything else. Cyndie Stefanik CopingWithCorlor.com...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting garage door, scotch brite pad, colorado springs co
scotch brite pad, colorado springs co, hoeffel: Hi Joe, Thanks for stopping back. If the door already has a coat of paint on it then there is no need for adding tooth to it. Especially with Duration. If It s a higher gloss surface and you would like to be sure the new paint will stick, a quick and...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting "refaced" cabinets, interior painting, painting
interior painting, painting, cabinets: Hi Jean, Thanks for stopping in. Painting venneer cabinets This is a good sized job as you suspected. But you can get a good bit done in a day. Here are some guidelines. Prepping cabinets for paint Start by removing all the hardware. Then lightly...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting after removing wallpaper, interior, painting
interior, painting, drips: Hi Steve, Thanks for stopping by. Runs under the paint The runs you see under the paint could be caused by water that ran through wallpaper paste and was accidentally missed in clean-up. It could also be caused by moisture condensation during painting...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting room with wood beams/wood floor, brown leather ottoman, pratt lambert
brown leather ottoman, pratt lambert, wood beams: Hi Nancy Well, I’d go light and add some color contrast since you have so much brown, so In General, stay away from tans and light browns. Some color ideas: (Please Google or try your local paint store) 1. Light blue-grey: Ellen Kennon’s Gustavian Grey...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting trim, interior, painting
interior, painting, color: Hi Cathi, I think you should do what you want in your home. That said, I think reversing the traditional pattern of colored walls and (off) white trim will draw curious looks. That is typically an exterior look. Since you have a large house you may want to...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting trim, interior painting, painting
interior painting, painting, better Painting: Hi Bri, Thanks for stopping in. Masking base boards Masking base boards can seem a little tricky but is actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Base boards float on top of the carpet. The carpet is tucked under the bottom of the base board....

Painting & Wallpapering: paneled wall, interior stain, paint
interior stain, paint, panting: Hi Beverly, Thanks for stopping in. Is your paneling T&G pine or something else? If it s raw wood you might consider stain as well as paint. If you stain the bottom it might be more of a wainscoting feel. I have not used chair rail with wood paneling....

Painting & Wallpapering: protecting a 400 sq ft. outside pirate ship, Better Painting, Colorado Springs
Better Painting, Colorado Springs, Sikkens: Hi Kecia, Thanks for stopping by. I bet your kids love you! But on to your question, matee. I m not real sure what all you mean. Sounds like your pirate ship is partially painted but partially uncoated wood. One of the best semi transparent matte outdoor...

Painting & Wallpapering: REPAINTING AFTER WALLPAPER REMOVAL, Zinsser, oil
Zinsser, oil, base: Hi Donna, Thanks for stopping in. Painting after wallpaper removal If you have tried using wallpaper remover in you water and the paste still sticks, it s ok. Paint the affected walls with an oil base primer after the wall dries. This will put the paste...

Painting & Wallpapering: Red Powder Room, Cyndie Stefanik, Sherwin Williams Paint
Cyndie Stefanik, Sherwin Williams Paint, Color with No Regrets: Hi Elizabeth, I really like the idea of a red with that tile (actually a red to red-orange color) more so than the gold. I found a beautiful Benjamin Moore Color called Cinnamon. I think you ll see it provides the same richness as your other colors and...

Painting & Wallpapering: re: Outdoor furniture protective coating, colorado springs co, time linda
colorado springs co, time linda, radiant barrier: Hi Linda, Thanks for stopping in. Finding a thermal/radiant barrier that actually works is a bit problematic. There are a number of companies that make this type of product. Thermal Shield is one, Hy-Tech is another. They are all small companies that...

Painting & Wallpapering: re-painting woodwork/cabinets, interior panting, cabinet
interior panting, cabinet, peeling: Hi Darlene, Thanks for stopping in. Prepping peeling paint The first issue of peeling paint has more concrete answers. First, scrape off any paint that is peeling. Second, lightly sand the edges of the areas where it has peeled with 120-220 grit sandpaper...

Painting & Wallpapering: red powder room, virtual Color Consultations, Cyndie Stefanik
virtual Color Consultations, Cyndie Stefanik, Coping With Color: Hi Elizabeth, A red powder room would be great! If it s a small room, there s not much you can do to make it feel larger. Even the Harvest brown won t really make it feel much larger. Small rooms can be such a statement in a deep color. You can add...

Painting & Wallpapering: redo, homework question, brown paint
homework question, brown paint, cherry wood: HI Marvell This is a homework question. Here s what else I need to know before I can help: what is the TV stand made from? This will determine what kind of prep work you will need to do. What is tara cara? I will need a brand of paint here if it s...

Painting & Wallpapering: removal of sand in the paint mix off walls, dust free sanding, interior painting
dust free sanding, interior painting, paint removal: Hi Dalton, Thanks for stopping in. Dust free sanding The best way to remove the sandy feeling paint is with a dust free sander. You should be able to rent one at Home Depot. If yours doesn t carry one you can buy your own rig at www.paintsource.net. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: restaining, exterior, wood stain
exterior, wood stain, peeling: Hi again Robin, I don t think your home will be adversely effected. What you may notice is how long the stain lasts, mostly in terms of fading. It may last a bit longer on the side where more prep work was done. Hopefully the whole house was treated more...

Painting & Wallpapering: Sheer Magenta, Magenta, Glazes
Magenta, Glazes, Faux Effects: Hi Gabi, The best products for this effect comes from the Faux Effects Line available on my website. There are glazes and tints that can accomplish the sheer magenta finish, then a stain and seal product (same manufacturer available in different stain...

Painting & Wallpapering: Stair stepped Basement Ceiling, interior, painting
interior, painting, design: Hi Cheri, Thanks for stopping in. Interior design There are sooooo many possibilities! I sounds like to over-all effect you are looking for is casual elegance. A piece of the puzzle you didn t mention is the trim. Bar areas often feature wood accents....

Painting & Wallpapering: sheen of paint, historical, painting
historical, painting, paint: Hi Erin, Reproducing a plaster look is certainly an option. My suggestion would be to make sure the trim fits the design of the period you are trying to emulate. You might want to do a little digging to see what kind of look/feel/texture was popular in your...

Painting & Wallpapering: sound barrier painting, interior painting, painting
interior painting, painting, better Painting: Hi Sara, Thanks for stopping in. I have not heard of Liquid Sound Barrier. I have heard of a number of radiant barrier paints that block heat transfer. This seems to be an off shoot of that technology. It s solid technology and it works, with a lot of...

Painting & Wallpapering: staining my cedar fence, Better Painting, Colorado Springs
Better Painting, Colorado Springs, Rubbol Siding Finish: Hi Kim, Thanks for the follow-up. The Sikkens product I would recommend for your cedar fence is Rubbol Siding Finish. It s self priming, penetrates well and cleans up with soap and water. I m told it s a 6yr. product, but that all depends on altitude and...

Painting & Wallpapering: staining clapboards, sikkens, exterior painting
sikkens, exterior painting, wood stain: Hey Robin, Thanks for dropping in again. Prepping old wood for new stain Wether the old stain will hold the new stain is more a question of prep work than anything else. I m sure all the old stain has worn out by now, but sometimes you get suprized. Good...

Painting & Wallpapering: Translucent color wash, wallpaper, faux
wallpaper, faux, glaze: Hi Tina, Thanks for stopping in. Wallpaper flaws I m not real sure what to tell you, but I think the best thing to do would be to replace the paper with something you like better. The wall paper can not be touched up. If you try something it has to be...

Painting & Wallpapering: trim color between rooms, wheat yellow, patient husband
wheat yellow, patient husband, different colors: Hi Patti I’m inclined to go with the wood trim that you have in the den. (Half my house has natural pine trim and beams, so I understand the dilemma). Please don’t do different colors on each side, that’s just plain weird. Stick with the stained wood because...

Painting & Wallpapering: trim color for wood doors, interior painting, paint
interior painting, paint, windows: Hi Justine, Thanks for stopping in. Great find on the doors! Here is an idea I m pretty sure you already worked through, but I ll throw it out anyway. Find out how much it would cost to trim the windows then see if it would make sense to put it back into...

Painting & Wallpapering: how to use two colors on one continuous wall, colorado springs co, continuous wall
colorado springs co, continuous wall, glass doors: Hi Bonnie, Thanks for stopping in. I think the answer to your question would lie in you answering which room the sliding glass door should be in. The color around the door will visually time in the door with that part of the room. I would stop the paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: Vinyl Lettering on walls, vinyl lettering, vehicle lettering
vinyl lettering, vehicle lettering, vinyl decal: Hey Jess, Thanks for stopping in. I don t have any information on the glue used on vinyl lettering. If it s originally intended for vehicle lettering then don t put it on the wall. You may be safer mounting it on masonite and framing it. It sure would...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall color, Cyndie Stefanik, On-line IACET Color Certification for Professionals
Cyndie Stefanik, On-line IACET Color Certification for Professionals, Color with No Regrets: Hi LEB, I forgot to answer your ceiling color question. I would use Sherwin Williams Antique White for the ceiling in a flat finish. Sorry about that! Cyndie Hi LEB, I am attaching a picture of our media/game room. The walls are SW autumnal...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper border, Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color classes
Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color classes, DIY Decorators online color class: Hi Crystal, I did look around for something appropriate and everything I saw seemed too juvinile to take him into his teenage years. I have another thought (and if you wanted more detailed info you could call or email me). As you may or may not know,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Want to paint above fireplace, taking center stage, stone fireplace
taking center stage, stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings: Hi Jodi It sounds like you want your fireplace/TV to stand out even more…more of a focal point? Sounds like the curtains are taking center stage. You mention the fireplace is stone but not if it is already painted nor do you mention what color/type of stone...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wet Bathroom Wall, Zinsser, Perma-White
Zinsser, Perma-White, bathroom: Hi Linda, I think one of the better products you can use in a bathroom is Zinsser Perma-White. It is water resistant and has a strong anti-microbial agent. Might want to consider painting the whole bath with it. It s also available in Belgium. Much Thanks,...

Painting & Wallpapering: White Windows with Wood Baseboards/Trim, Online color class only $39.00, white versus cream
Online color class only $39.00, white versus cream: Hi Linda, Generally speaking, the warmth of the wood would look best with a creamy white, But, you see this sort of thing all the time. In fact my builder used the exact colors your talking about. I don t think creamy white was an option for windows,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Woodstain peeling off, exterior, wood stain
exterior, wood stain, peeling: Hi David, Thanks for stopping in. Sorry to hear about the Sherwin Willaim s Deck scapes coming off. Wood stain failures At the heart of almost all coating failures is either water and/or adhesion problems. Yours could be a combination. I m going to put...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper, vandalism, masonry
vandalism, masonry, graffiti: Hi Maria If you have a problem with graffiti, you will need a coating. If it is just wallpaper tearing and peeling, I’d switch to painted walls since there is no real fix for that if your customers wrecking the walls. I do not know of a product for wallpaper,...

Painting & Wallpapering: I do not want to box in the color, fireplace materials, purple plum
fireplace materials, purple plum, wall fireplace: Hi Fern I understand your colors for the kitchen but I have questions and need clarification on the rest. 1. Fireplace materials/colors 2. Lighting 3. What kind of “shotgun” style house? Many are very narrow, only 12 feet wide. Room sizes, dimensions,...

Painting & Wallpapering: wet bathroom, paint, painting
paint, painting, interior painting: Hi Juan, Thanks for stopping in. Prep for concrete wall The first thing you are going to want to do is get rid of the extra moisture. Best way to do this is with a de-humidifier. The bigger the unit the faster it works. If that s not a good option for...

Painting & Wallpapering: white paint with green undertone, Online color class only $39.00, Benjamin Moore Paint
Online color class only $39.00, Benjamin Moore Paint: Hi Karen, Take a look at Benjamin Moore Minced onion or Celery Salt (Sounds like I m giving you a recipe!) Both of these have a green undertones. Let me know how these work out for you. What color green is you silk? Is it more of a yellow-green, green...

Painting & Wallpapering: white wood blinds, Virtual Color Consultations, Cyndie Stefanik
Virtual Color Consultations, Cyndie Stefanik, Coping With Color: Hi Regina, It s possible that the horizontal pattern of the wooden blinds combined with the vertical pattern of the stripes may be a big contributor to the problem. Especially since you have other white components in your room that don t bother you. It...

Painting & Wallpapering: woodwork, Cyndie Stefanik, Sherwin Williams Paint
Cyndie Stefanik, Sherwin Williams Paint, Color with No Regrets: Hi Judy, You can brighten the interior doors by painting them a creamy white versus a white. If you want to send over a picture, I can alter it to show you what it will look like before you paint. That way you can have a really good visual. I look...

Painting & Wallpapering: Accent Wall w/ Chair Rail, Cyndie Stefanik, Perfect Color Palettes for your home
Cyndie Stefanik, Perfect Color Palettes for your home, Coping with Color: Hi Connie, If you want to send over the purple color name and manufacturer, I can take a better look. But just based on what you saying....it may feel very dark because it s being compared to a white wall. It may feel a little lighter once the other...

Painting & Wallpapering: Accent wall in kitchen, granite countertops, accent wall
granite countertops, accent wall, level townhouse: Hi Kent Sounds a like a good accent/feature wall area. You mentioned your walls are “eggshell”…is that a color or finish? Either way, think of this accent wall creating a mood in your kitchen-dining area…..I like to use “yummy food colors” to set the mood....

Painting & Wallpapering: Air bubbles from primer, air bubbles, latex paint
air bubbles, latex paint, barrier coat: Elizabeth, Unfortunately it sounds like some sort of contamination is attacking the latex paint and if I understand you correctly the primers as well. You do not say if the primers are oil based or not. You also do not mention if there is any damp present...

Painting & Wallpapering: Aweful Family Room, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Kerri, I was just wondering about your fireplace. The brown leather furniture and taupe are easy enough to find color for. I just want to make sure I understand correctly. Do you want to paint or change the look of the fireplace? Any way you can...

Painting & Wallpapering: Baseboards, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Frances, Since your colors are on the softer side, I would use a creamy white versus a bright white for both baseboards and ceilings. If you want to send the names and manufacturers of your existing colors over to me....I can be more specific with an...

Painting & Wallpapering: Baseboards and flooring., installing laminate flooring, white hope
installing laminate flooring, white hope, baseboards: Anne, I am glad you ask for my opinion, because colour is only an opinion and you and I see colours differently subject to light other furnishings etc. However I have a rule that if I have coloured floors and walls I want to accentuate those colours and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Blending Trim Paint with Wall Paint, paint
paint: The best thing to do is lightly sand the upper wall part. Then get a 3 roller and go across. That should blend it in. If not, I d suggest giving the wall another coat of paint, making sure you roll up close to the top part of the wall. Hope that helps....any...

Painting & Wallpapering: basement and custom color, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Sheila, Nice to hear from you again. Yellows are tough because they easily move towards an orange or green undertone. Take a look at BM AF335 safari or BM Fennel seed or on the same strip Sundial. With the paint scenario, the results would be...

Painting & Wallpapering: bathroom colors, Cyndie Stefanik, The online color expert entire homes $199
Cyndie Stefanik, The online color expert entire homes $199, Coping with Color.com: Hi Jay, There are a few different versions of the blue tile online but most appear very dark almost black. In that case I would go for the Napoli Granite versus the black. The specks in the Napoli will pull out the dark blue/black of the tile more so than...

Painting & Wallpapering: bedroom curtains, paint quality institute, blue carpet
paint quality institute, blue carpet, vertical blinds: If you look at the color wheel you can do a blue with taupe if it is the right taupe. Is it real purple taupe or more pink taupe? Taupe can be hard to match, but it just depends on the taupe that you choose. You can go on Sherwin s web site or the paint quality...

Painting & Wallpapering: blind color, wall colors, wood flooring
wall colors, wood flooring, inlaws: Hi Vicky Almost any color can go with natural woods. Think of wood flooring and furniture: most people think of natural materials as “going with everything”. Coordinate the blinds with the wall color or main décor color of the room. Blinds are something that...

Painting & Wallpapering: Ceiling paint color, color registers, ceiling paint
color registers, ceiling paint, paint color: From my experience, unless the colors are very different when you select a color right next to the color the slight variation of the color registers to people has the same color. The general rule i use is to go two down or two up. Now you say that...

Painting & Wallpapering: Choosing bedroom color with Cherry Wood Floors, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Lynne, I think a nice updated blue/gray would look great with all of your existing colors and good lighting. Take a look at Benjamin Moore Azores AF495 or HC or Stratton Blue. If you like more of the green tons, you could use those as well. Since...

Painting & Wallpapering: Choosing kitchen trim colors with cherry cabinets, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Drew, Is it possible to send over a picture so I can get a better visual of your space? Just based on what your telling me, you have a few options that I can think of right away without seeing the picture. One would be to paint it a much deeper yellow...

Painting & Wallpapering: Color for walls in great room, bright yellows, beige carpet
bright yellows, beige carpet, swiss chalet: Ah, sounds fabulous. I think you are on the right track for this. I Like Sherwin Williams Blond 6128 or 6129-6130(this is a bit dark) or 6127. They are nice beige colors with gold bases, so they really warm things up with out making to yellow or two gold,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Colours to tone down cherry wood, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Eileen, To take attention away from something such as your bedroom set, use colors around it that are similar. So if your bedroom has a lot of red, the color that will make it look most red is it s opposite on the color wheel (Green). So you wouldn...

Painting & Wallpapering: Combining 2 different styles?, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Denise, ** Thanks for perfect 10 s and nice comments. I really appreciate you taking the time to rate me. About the picture, I can t send it over with a rating...it has to be a question in order to attach it. Sorry for the misunderstanding.** ***...

Painting & Wallpapering: Crown molding, color schema, crown molding
color schema, crown molding, natural colors: I think that has long has the colors are good it could make it very interesting. I would have to see a pic or need more details to make more suggestions. The good thing about Natural colors is the mostly go with any color schema so It should work. I wish...

Painting & Wallpapering: ceiling damage and painting, textured ceiling, mechanical removal
textured ceiling, mechanical removal, drywall: Greg, Unfortunately, there is no Magic substitute for mechanical removal of this sort of blistering. But there are some questions to be answered, firstly and vitally what has caused the bubbling, is it damp is it contamination or other. Without establishing...

Painting & Wallpapering: What color do I paint my kitchen, butternut squash, accent colors
butternut squash, accent colors, mediterranean colors: Hi Nicole You have two neutral colors to work with….plus, people see natural materials as “more neutral” than other colors. You have virtually thousands of colors to work with, so I suggest starting with a mood or feeling. Do you want a convivial kitchen...

Painting & Wallpapering: concret paint remover, paint remover, back yard
paint remover, back yard, compounds: Karen, The first thing to establish when removing paint, is what the medium is of the paint to be removed. If it is an alkyd oil based material then a chemical remover will be need, although these days there are plenty of safer stripping compounds and natural...

Painting & Wallpapering: covering oil base paint with latex, oil base paint, latex paints
oil base paint, latex paints, latex paint: Tom, It sounds like contamination from solvents of previous coatings. No problem you need a barrier coat. Zinsser products available on the net have several primer sealers you could us. These act like a double sided tape adhering to the substrate and...

Painting & Wallpapering: crown molding, color pallet, crown molding
color pallet, crown molding, light chocolate: Both nice, but my concern is that it will not really do anything for walls if the walls are brick red and than the trim is very red. We have done houses that people have done the red walls and similar trim color and there is not enough of a contract to make...

Painting & Wallpapering: Dealing with old wallpaper glue, texture, removal
texture, removal: It would be best if the paste comes off. You can prime (oil primer) over the paste and then paint, but you are going to see the paste texture. You could use oil primer, then spray on some heavy texture. That would probably work. Hope that helps....any other...

Painting & Wallpapering: Different colors for open floor plan, decorative wallpaper, folding screens
decorative wallpaper, folding screens, furniture arrangements: Hi Suzanne I have answered this type of question many times before, so please look into the archives including one fairly recently. Basically, if all walls are totally continuous and there are no natural architectural breaks, always paint/wallpaper the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Exterior Painting, sherwin williams duration, self priming
sherwin williams duration, self priming, chicagoland area: Now, now please still get some estimates. Its a slow market which means buyers market. I always am willing to negotiate with people. That might be what I want, but not what i get. Why don t you get your estimates. Pick a big company, a med and than a one...

Painting & Wallpapering: Exterior trim paint, body colors, windows and doors
body colors, windows and doors, window frames: Hi Linda It sounds like it Might Be a good choice….but it will depend on the amount of trim, your geographic location and how dark the brick is. Be very careful of contrasting too much with your brick. This happens quite a bit with homeowners: Bright white...

Painting & Wallpapering: exterior brick paint, methylated spirits, exterior brick
methylated spirits, exterior brick, acrylic paint: Kathleen, In the first place bricks are not really meant to painted, as they are a baked no porous surface. Never the less millions of bricks are painted and apparently yours are painted and fairly sound. So that just leaves two problems, substrate...

Painting & Wallpapering: Flaking or peeling paint, paint quality institute, paint chips
paint quality institute, paint chips, loose paint: I think you answered your on the right track. (Should we scrape & sand as much of the loose paint chips off and then apply Kilz or prime the area again before applying the new coat?.) The only thing we would do is after scrape sand we might spackle/mud...

Painting & Wallpapering: What color do I paint my kitchen, quandary, cabinets
Painting & Wallpapering: What color do I paint my kitchen, quandary, cabinets

Painting & Wallpapering: Lava Rock Painting, black lava rock, masonry paint
Painting & Wallpapering: Lava Rock Painting, black lava rock, masonry paint, fire place

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting on a textured surface, fuzzy line, dry paint
Painting & Wallpapering: Painting on a textured surface, fuzzy line, dry paint, blue paint

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color to match granite counters and cabinets. Need to use Benjamin Moore, concord, ivory
Painting & Wallpapering: paint color to match granite counters and cabinets. Need to use Benjamin Moore, concord, ivory, christina

Painting & Wallpapering: painting textured walls
Painting & Wallpapering: painting textured walls

Painting & Wallpapering: painting thermofoil cabinets, kitchen cabinet doors, white kitchen
Painting & Wallpapering: painting thermofoil cabinets, kitchen cabinet doors, white kitchen, good luck

Painting & Wallpapering: find match wall with grey tile, apartment 58, dominant colors
apartment 58, dominant colors, blue violet: Dear Irianti With red and grey as your dominant colors, you have many, many choices. It sounds like you are referring to an accent or feature wall. Here are some fun, vibrant and modern choices to use as an accent: 1. Turquoise blue 2. Orange 3. Cobalt...

Painting & Wallpapering: glaze color, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Elizabeth, Thanks! Happy New Year to you as well. I don t know about you but I m glad all of the extra eating, drinking, shopping, decorating is over! As much as I enjoy the holidays, its nice to get back to routine. You probably needed a break...

Painting & Wallpapering: Help with paint color., painting kitchen, Wine color
painting kitchen, Wine color: There are several color schemes: 1. Complimentary: So, if you are using Wine, which is in the red family, than the compliment is Green. So you could do a sage green or med shade of green. This is the safest and most dramatic and memorable. 2.Monochromatic;...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior Paint Dilemna-How Many Colors?, Cyndie Stefanik, Virtual Color Classes
Cyndie Stefanik, Virtual Color Classes, How to choose paint colors: Hi Theresa, No problem at all, you actually have several choices. A green that works nicely with your colors is Halcyon Green SW which has a good bit of blue in it (works great) or SW Clary Sage which is more on the green side. Also, I just put a video...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior painting, interior painting, building a new home
interior painting, building a new home, ceilings: What color is the rest of the ceilings? If they are white than I would do that ceiling white. If that ceiling runs in to the other rooms, what color are the other ceilings? I would choose the tan before the blue if it was me. Let me know if you have more questions....

Painting & Wallpapering: KITCHEN DECORATING, beadboard ceiling, terra cotta floors
beadboard ceiling, terra cotta floors, acoustic tile: Big box, meaning home depot, lowes. The ones around my house sell old world looking tiles. Some look like foil or metal. Also, if the ceiling has adhesive on it, may you can texture it in some way, which would be fairly cheap and easy to do. You can even...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen/Dining Paint Color, Cyndie Stefanik, Color expert Benjamin Moore Paints
Cyndie Stefanik, Color expert Benjamin Moore Paints, Entire home consults $199: Hi Melanie, I love red but I don t think its the best choice for your counter tops having such a orange cast to it. Have you thought of a blue-green or green. It would really complement your cabinets and counter. I have attached a picture. Just know...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen help, Cyndie Stefanik can choose a good color for 1 room or your entire home. The perfect color palette
Cyndie Stefanik can choose a good color for 1 room or your entire home. The perfect color palette: Hi Meredith, My first instinct would be green as well (great with cabinets and black granite) and if that s still a possibility look as SW Grassland which looks nice coming off of your Biltmore Buff. It might be that the sage green is just off a little....

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen help - ASAP, neutral shades, oak cabinets
neutral shades, oak cabinets, warm colors: The warm colors are reds, yellows, oranges, think fall. What is your other colors? Does the room connect to other rooms? Think about what you can see from the space. What are your goals? Would you like to brighten it up? Would you like to make bigger?...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen paint, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Deb, It looks like the Flower Pot is a bit more saturated than your other colors making it feel as though it doesn t belong to the group. Sherwin Williams doesn t really have a more subdued red that works with your palette, so I am recommending Benjamin...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen paint, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Deb, Thanks for getting back to me. Yes ABSOLUTELY the Refuge is great! I like the Steely Gray but it doesn t have the richness or depth of color that the refuge has. If you want it more gray...take a look at SW Wall Street on the same strip as Steely...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen wall colors, Cyndie Stefanik, Color Expert Restoration Hardware
Cyndie Stefanik, Color Expert Restoration Hardware, Color with No Regrets: Hi Marie, Yes, that would be a great solution to your kitchen/hallway dilemma as long as the colors work well together. Restoration Hardware has a great yellow that is very neutral. Not too bright, not too green, not too orange ....there aren t many neutral...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen walls, Cyndie Stefanik creating custom color stories for entire homes ONLY $199, Coping with Color The SD
Cyndie Stefanik creating custom color stories for entire homes ONLY $199, Coping with Color The SD: Hi Dureene, First let me say that you can combine 2 or more colors in your space as long as they blend using the rules of color. When combining colors you have to consider...hue, saturation, value and left and right progression of the color wheel which...

Painting & Wallpapering: Lava Rock Painting, kitchen dinette, giant lava
kitchen dinette, giant lava, lava rock: Although I have never done this applications I have seen it done before. I hate to give out wrong information so you can call your local Sherwin Williams store and see what they say. I will also do that and than report back to you what I find out. thanks,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Lining paper, vinyl silk, paint advice
vinyl silk, paint advice, silk finish: Diane, I would recommend grade 1400 or 1700 depending how smooth the walls are. I have also experienced good results with Lining paper grade 1200, but nothing lower or higher that these. Yes absolutely no problem with any emulsion finish Matt, Mid Sheen...

Painting & Wallpapering: LR Paint Color, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color for your entire home $199
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color for your entire home $199: Hi Chris, You are right to paint the ceiling a different color than the white trim to accentuate it. You can paint it the same as the walls or another color completely. For example, if you re painting the walls olive, you could paint the ceiling a camel...

Painting & Wallpapering: Master Bed, Master Bath, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Kim, I don t think it s a problem at all. You can even do your Master Bath in a deeper tone of the same color. Let me know if you have any other questions, I am happy to help you. Cyndie Stefanik CopingWithColor.com Color for your entire home $199...

Painting & Wallpapering: Matching wood to paint, color palette, paint colors
color palette, paint colors, paint color: Hi Diane I will usually approach this decorating dilemma differently- pick paint colors last: pick out your bed covering and/or other large colored item such as an area rug first. A patterned (Even very subtle or solid) fabric or rug will then help you narrow...

Painting & Wallpapering: Mix and match taupe and tan and biege, squint your eyes, striped wallpaper
squint your eyes, striped wallpaper, color coordination: Hi Gail This is an excellent idea and can be easier than you think. Ideally, take a sample of the striped wallpaper with you when shopping for new wallpaper. If you have no samples take a photo, print it out in color. What you will be looking for is one...

Painting & Wallpapering: matching colors of floor and wall, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Pat, You could use gray on the top and a different color on the ceiling if you d like. I have one more suggestion for you. Have you purchase accessories, shower curtain etc. yet? If not, I would do that first. You will be looking for something with...

Painting & Wallpapering: New built-ins, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Wendy, My first choice would be to paint the unit a creamy white versus a bright white. The problem is you have white everywhere else. If you paint the unit creamy white and leave everything else white, it won t feel finished. My first choice would...

Painting & Wallpapering: OIL BASE PRIMER, decent results, oil base
decent results, oil base, sherry: HI SHERRY PAINTING OVER WALLPAPER IS NOT RECOMMENDED. (By the way….typing in all caps is like yelling, so I’ll quiet down now). However, there are SPECIFIC instances where you CAN do it. Read about why it’s NOT really recommended here: http://interiordecorating.suite101.com/article.cfm/should_i_paint_over_wallpaper...

Painting & Wallpapering: PAINT COLOR FOR SMALL BATHROOM, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Colors for a new home
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Colors for a new home, Building a new home: Hi Beth, A mid-tone green or blue-green would be nice. Take a look a Benjamin Moore Paris Rain or Quiet Moment. Either of these will look great with your floor and your fixtures and don t follow any certain decorating style. For your ceiling, you could use...

Painting & Wallpapering: PAINT COLOR, homework question, tile patterns
homework question, tile patterns, color paint: Hi Beth This is a homework question...need more info to narrow your question since there are hundreds of colors that would work: 1. Size of room....including ceiling height 2. windows and what direction they face 3. Lighting 4. Your decorating style...

Painting & Wallpapering: PAINTING THE LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM AND ENTRANCE FOYER OF A BI-LEVEL HOME, upstairs hallway, caramel color
upstairs hallway, caramel color, top of the stairs: Hi Faith This is easier that you think. But this is also something that must be worked out before you start painting. Colors for open floor plans always stop where there are natural architectural breaks. If there are none, you will have to paint it all the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painiting, chips and scratches, color chips
chips and scratches, color chips, fresh coat of paint: You needed to de-goss the eggshell. Also you applied the coats to fast, paint didn t have time to cure. or, you had to many layers of paint and it didn t soak in. So, now all you can do is sand the walls really good. Get a sanding pole and attach a sanding...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Colors for Bi-Level Home, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Faith, You can easily change colors in an open floor plan by using lighter variations of the deeper color. Just a little lighter may make all the difference in the world to you. You can take a look at Flawless (BM ) which still has enough color but...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint choice with white beadboard, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Coping with Color
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Coping with Color, Color with No Regrets Co-Author/Developer: Hi Abbie, Actually I think a beige would look great with your white. I just did a quick informational video (12 min) that talks about color values, If you have a change to watch it, you may find it helpful. It explains how deep you will want to go...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Lisa, Thanks for getting back to me. Take a look at Benjamin Moore Henderson Buff. It works well with Davenport Tan and your walnut vanity. I m glad you sent over your hall color because it is much deeper than I envisioned. I think you ll like Henderson...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color, living room rug, gold base
living room rug, gold base, paint color: I wish I could see the rooms, but off the top of my head is if you are using yellow you could use a beige with a slight gold base. Sherwin Williams Blond is a nice neutral color with a gold base which I think would play off the yellow and goes with almost...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color and wainscott, mediterranean colors, fabric pattern
mediterranean colors, fabric pattern, crown molding: Hi Tracy Sounds like you already have some ideas! “We want to have it a warm feeling - in the dark olive, wine, tan, gold lines.” All of those colors will work great and are popular “Mediterranean colors”. Try using a fabric pattern or artwork as inspiration...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Turn blue-green color to tan ?, color consultant, paint company
color consultant, paint company, gallon bucket: Hi Brad Probably Not. Take it back to the paint company that mixed it for you and tell them what you want and they can tell you what they can do. And they probably can t do much, especially if this is anything other than a super pale tint and you want something...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint vs. Wood trimmed windows, painting, windows
painting, windows, white or wood: My knee jerk reaction is the white. I think it will make it more interesting instead of all wood (beams, floor etc.) I think it would go nice with the barn board and break it up a bit. Something you may want to try that I do when I am not sure is look...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painted Ceilings, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, good color for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, good color for realtors, The SD: Hi Lisa, Thanks for the complement! Unfortunately I don t have the Ralph Lauren Color Deck in my office. But I can give you some general advice that may help with your decision. From what I can see from the online colors...the Natural Grey doesn t...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting, colored tiles, colour choice
colored tiles, colour choice, exact science: Rosemary, I understand the problem and whilst it is not an exact science, if it was my bathroom I would try a colour scheme that would give me light side walls and a contrasting or blending darker colour. The colour choice of course is your own and will...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Accent Walls, accent wall, unusual architecture
accent wall, unusual architecture, feature walls: Hi Gloria Here are my recommendations for accent or feature walls. Both of your ideas are probably not going to be your best choice unless you have unusual architecture in your home. Chances are you do not, so here are my tips for successful accent or feature...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Beadboard Paneling, beadboard paneling, marriage lines
beadboard paneling, marriage lines, nail holes: Mindy, I ll take question 2 first (that s because I am sure I can help) You will require a lightweight Flexible surface filler (Red Devil should be available on the Internet)These products are like butter and will easily fill lines and nail marks. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a bookshelf to match pink wall, green wardrobe, Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes, Trainer for The SDP: Hi Jennifer, You could paint it the same color as the wardrobe but then paint the inside back of the bookshelves ocean blue. Then add a wallpaper border (if it s okay to alter it a little) to the olive wardrobe to provide pattern and pull in the blue color....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting ceiling after popcorn removal, ceiling paint, painting ceiling
ceiling paint, painting ceiling, dry sand: This is really very normal. When doing any kind of drywall you cannot see any of the flaws until after you sand and prime. Than you can see the blemishes. You need to remind it let dry, sand and prime again. You may need to do this a few times and it may never...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting with to many colors in one room?, Cyndie Stefanik, Color Expert
Cyndie Stefanik, Color Expert, Good colors for small spaces: Hi Mary Lou, My inclination would be to keep the colors similar. The reason is that children (of any age) seem to have a lot of stuff (large toys, furniture, changing tables etc). By keeping the wall colors similar, the room will feel larger and less...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Lines, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Heather, Stripes are classic, and go great with the traditional french because of the patterns associated with that look. Stripes will give you flexibility to make changes in the future as long as you stay with a more neutral tones. Painted stripes...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a new construction home, drywall, new construction
drywall, new construction, living room: Hi Dan You can certainly paint new drywall right away, just make sure you prime, prime, prime! Use a primer for new drywall if the contractor did not or if the contractor didn t put it on evenly. Let that dry and paint! Good luck with the new house! rebecc...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Problem, paint store, uneven areas
paint store, uneven areas, hallways: Hallways can be hard to paint because you are in a smaller area most of the time. Actually, it is a skill to do any kind of painting. You could lightly sand the smears and uneven areas. The uneven look is do to not rolling out correctly or not having enough...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting after removing wallpaper, removing wallpaper, professional decorator
removing wallpaper, professional decorator, professional appearance: Larita, Yes there should be no problem as long as you employ the right professional Decorator. Once removed the tradesman will asses any repairable damage, fill and caulk where necessary. You still have no problem even if the sheetrock substrate shows...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting on a textured surface, accent wall, stripe color
accent wall, stripe color, orange peel: Lynn, I am confused by your terminology, you head your question textured surface, but then describe the surface as orange peel. There is quite a difference because your husband may be right if the relief is is deep. Anyway there is something you...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting my white cabinets, paint coats, palm sander
paint coats, palm sander, two coats: Hmmmmm . . . I have some more questions. what Yellow and what brown.Yellow and brown can work but it depends why are we picking these colors? I need more information and actual colors that you like to see if it goes well with each other. Yellow is a color...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color and carpet, paint color, theroy
paint color, theroy, butterscotch: I think the combo would be nice, it sound very relaxing. You need to look at your bases. Red cancels out green so maybe a color with a red base beigh. Go to Sherwin Willams they can help you know the bases of color. Get a beigh with a red base. Laur...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color to match granite counters and cabinets. Need to use Benjamin Moore, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Christina, I can see your dilemma. With the orange and yellow tones of your counter, cabinets and floor you will have to be careful to give enough contrast, but yet make it blend. Take a look at Benjamin Moore Farm Fresh (AF 360) with warm cognac...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint in a commercial kitchen, flame retardant coatings, fire resistant paint
flame retardant coatings, fire resistant paint, commercial kitchen: Claire, Yes you will need to check with the appropriate building authorities. In my experience they can often request that you paint with Flame Retardant Coatings to achieve Class O for Non Combustible Surfaces. You may also have to coat any metal girders...

Painting & Wallpapering: How do I paint this room?, accent wall, sunny colors
accent wall, sunny colors, wall accents: If I paint the longest living room wall, will I need to paint over the wall into the kitchen? We have done it by taping off between the walls and painted both rooms different color, and we have just painted both rooms the same. No right or wrong way,...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, double sided adhesive tape, adhesive qualities
double sided adhesive tape, adhesive qualities, satin finish: Dave, I wish there was such a product !!!!! You can take some precautions though, you have to try and improve the inter coat adhesive qualities. The best way is to barrier coat the stain. The range of products I recommended are the Zinsser range,...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, dinosaur footprint, dinosaur footprints
dinosaur footprint, dinosaur footprints, vinyl silk: Mindy, It will depend upon the current finish of the paint. If it is a vinyl finish such as Vinyl Matt Mid Sheen or Vinyl Silk. If it is then you will be able to make up a week solution of a proprietary brand of wallpaper adhesive. Of course the template...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a accent wall, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Jennifer, I hope I am visualizing this right, if not please correct me and send over another question to clarify. Is this beam going right down the in the corners of the wall? It sounds like the beams are touching the other walls but are mounted inside...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a bookshelf to match my olive green wardrobe, pink and green, room hope
pink and green, room hope, hc 17: Black would be a nice color with the white and berry pink Other suggestions light sage green light gray with a darker or lighter shade of the pink some other colors all Benjamin Moore Hc 17 hc15 hc25 hc115 or 116 hc163 or 166 these are some greens...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting and coordinating window treaments, fabric vertical blinds, window treaments
fabric vertical blinds, window treaments, ivory color: I think if you can see the DR window from the other rooms that have window treatments It would be good to keep the same. In my home for example: I have all read window treatments in all my room, because you can see all the windows,with the open floor plan....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting with dark colors, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Laura, The first piece of advice is to paint 1 wall versus 2...every thing works better with odd numbers. While there are exceptions, this is the general rule of thumb. As far as the color behind the bed, it will depend on your actual headboard color....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting dormer styled 3rd floor, color wheel, two colors
color wheel, two colors, pallet: Sorry it took so long to answer this. I didn t realize it was in my in box. It depends on a few thing if you are going to break up or go one color. With out seeing it Is hard to say. The advantage of going one color is it can make the room look bigger...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a great room, Do you need a good color for 1 room or your entire home? Cyndie Stefanik provides perfect palettes
Do you need a good color for 1 room or your entire home? Cyndie Stefanik provides perfect palettes: Hi Connie, Of the two, Merlot would complement your DR/LR furniture and carpet better. I m afraid the gold would not look good with your camel sofa unless it has a lot of yellow in it making it more gold than brown. Merlot would be dark but it would be...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting Kilz, kilz primer, kilz paint
kilz primer, kilz paint, contrator: Kilz is a primer, now Walmart does sell a line of Kilz paint, so I guess if he used the Kilz paint product, but pros don t really use it cause it sold at Wal-mart. Did he leave you any paint? if so check the can to see if it is the Kilz paint or the Kilz...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting s room with L fireplace &TV, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Stacy, By painting 3 walls white and the 4th one much deeper, there will be a lot of contrast between the colors which will actually shrink your space visually. If you like the brown and you have good lighting (whether natural or artificial), I...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting on sheetrock, Painting over paneling
Painting over paneling: Prime, prime and prime. Make sure covers and than small test area. Be prepared for multi coats. At least two. Buy quality paint like Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore. Makes sure area is clean and degreased, can use TSP to clean and degrease all in one....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting textured walls, painting a straight line
painting a straight line: You can take a putty knife and spray bottle. Spray texture and than scrape off a little bit of the texture so it is a flat line. Let it dry and than tape, do test area. Clean straight lines are hard for everyone and can take a lot of patience to get....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting thermofoil cabinets, kitchen cabinet doors, zinsser products
kitchen cabinet doors, zinsser products, thermofoil cabinets: Peter, A very light sanding will do no harm, however if they are pre-finished try not to cause any mechanical damage to the surface. I recommend using wet and dry about grade 320 so as not to leave any scratch tram lines. I must add that the Zinsser...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting on wood, wood substrate, wood paneling
wood substrate, wood paneling, barrier coat: Wayne, Firstly establish exactly what the wood substrate consists of, often they are photographed veneers or very fine wood veneers or even solid wood. Then you require a barrier coat, there are a range of products made by Zinsser an American company...

Painting & Wallpapering: preparing walls for painting, patching, nail holes
patching, nail holes: Use some spackle and patch over those 6 areas. When dry, sand smooth. Purchase a can of spray texture . It can be purchased at any paint or hardware store. Spray on some texture to match the orange peel on the sheetrock. When dry paint those spots with...

Painting & Wallpapering: Re: Metal window frames, metal window frames, zinc phosphate
metal window frames, zinc phosphate, non ferrous metal: Erica, Unfortunately you have not told me what the metal window frames are made of. re they Aluminium, ferrous or non ferrous metal. However I can give you an overall spec which should cover most surfaces and you can adapt as necessary. Firstly I...

Painting & Wallpapering: Re: matching an old paint color, paint cans, organic pigments
paint cans, organic pigments, textured paint: Jaqui, I am sorry I do not think there is any way you will be able to match the original colour unless Sherman Williams do a spectrometer for you. I have a feeling that different organic pigments are used in the suede paint than are used in the ordinary...

Painting & Wallpapering: Re: Painter's tape., Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Anita, I believe it is 3M, you can get it at Sherwin Williams or any other paint store. Just don t buy a discount store brand such as Dollar Stores or similar. Any paint dealer has a good quality tape. I remove the tape while the paint is still...

Painting & Wallpapering: repainting, contract emulsion, masonry paint
contract emulsion, masonry paint, daughters room: Susie, Sorry there is not really any magical solution, although you could look at high build products such as masonry paint. However my advice would be to individually sand, with very fine wet & dry sandpaper and then a coat of a good quality contract...

Painting & Wallpapering: STORAGE SHED WITH DECK, deck stairs, hanging doors
deck stairs, hanging doors, sea foam: Hi Iris Have you considered these two ideas? 1. OR paint trim to coordinate with the bamboo on the shower. 2. Paint trim to match house, the sea foam green color. First idea is probably the best, but it will all depend on the proximity of the deck, stairs,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Stained and varnished pine ceiling in kitchen, pine beams, barrier coat
pine beams, barrier coat, double sided tape: Diane, Yes there are many products available that will provide a barrier coat to allow you to overcoat with any material or finish you like. My favourite products currently are the Zinsser range an American company easily available on the net. These...

Painting & Wallpapering: seal or sizing walls read for warmlite, polycell, propriety
polycell, propriety, wall paper: Alan, Size is simply a weak version of wallpaper adhesive. There are many size products available and a search under size or Goldsize on the Internet will produce many sources of supply. Myself I simple use a propriety brand wallpaper adhesive such...

Painting & Wallpapering: which shade of green should i use, dunn edwards, ici dulux
dunn edwards, ici dulux, valspar: Hi Loren Your Valspar color with the exceptionally long name looks like it already is a warm shade with neutral undertones. (I looked it up online, so color is probably not a perfect representation) Get back to me with a paint brand I do specify (I do...

Painting & Wallpapering: stain on cedar, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, good color for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, good color for realtors, The SD: Hi Wendy, I guess the bottom line is how much wood do you like. It s really a personal preference. For example, my parents have a home in the country and the family room is all knotty pine (cathedral ceilings, walls and everything!). It overlooks a...

Painting & Wallpapering: stained trim with white doors, foam roller, god speed
foam roller, god speed, warm tones: After review my answer I am sorry but I disagree and am disappointed that you rated me low regarding this answer. I am not sure what you were looking for me to say? Did you want color suggestions? If so I would need to know what colors your walls currently...

Painting & Wallpapering: textured wallpaper, texture, paint
texture, paint, remove: If you do decide to texture, it would be best to remove the old wallpaper. One problem is the weight. Texturing over old wallpaper creates alot of weight on the wallpaper from the texture mud. The weight of the texture mud, may, in time, start to loosen...

Painting & Wallpapering: trim colour with pine doors, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Cindy, Any chance you could let me know the brown colors you plan to use on the walls? Also, is there alot of color or contrast between walls and woodwork/ceilings in the other rooms with the cloud white? Creamy whites would be better with the...

Painting & Wallpapering: trim paint color advice, painting trim, trim color
painting trim, trim color: I think the cream will go nice with the warm yellow. Paint the trim and see how it looks, if you like it than great, if not than paint it to match the cream. Go slow, make sure surface is clean of dust and dirt. Wash with TSP. Let dry and sand between...

Painting & Wallpapering: Visible tape coming up through internal walls and ceiling, internal walls, rough edges
internal walls, rough edges, language barrier: La Ree, Yes you have got it right in every particular. Unfortunately there is a Language barrier here with terms, I don t recognise Mudding or sheet rocking. In the UK we call it caulking, just as you describe it is the jointing tape between plaster boards...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Color In The Kitchen, baltic brown granite, granite baltic brown
baltic brown granite, granite baltic brown, yellow violet: Love your kitchen. Blue and brown are great together. After looking at this you can even go green which might be even better, because I see a lot of red in your floor and cabinets. Also, what is the mood you want to set Whimsical, tranquil-spa traditional...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Coverings, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert- Palette for your entire home $199, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Karen, I like the idea of tile above the granite (I have attached a picture to provide a visual). If the bottom of the island is drywall, then you can paint it the same color as your walls or, you can give it a decorative painting technique (old world...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall paint to compliment carpet, accent wall, accent color
accent wall, accent color, wall paint: you can go with Reds Golds for the main wall: SW (SHERWIN WILLIAMS)6129, with a red like sw6600 or Ben Moore hc7-hc12 any of these and than one for an accent wall. any of bm 1086-1134 You can pick up on the lighter green in carpet for accent wall....

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Sheila, There is a great Benjamin Moore color called honeymoon AF345. I think you ll like this because it does have a golden tone to it which will brighten your space (because of the yellow undertone). I don t think it will look great with your carpet...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper border problem, wallpaper border, kitchen cabinets
wallpaper border, kitchen cabinets, wall paper: So it is a 1-1/4 difference. I think I would start even at the focal wall, the one most obvious corner. Than take the wall paper all the way down to the other side and gradually try to bring it slowly to end to where gap is ending up at 3/4 off at the...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper over panels, drywall compound, texture gun
drywall compound, texture gun, textured wallpaper: You can Take drywall compound and fill all of the seams and holes in the paneling. You will need to do this several times and sand well between each coat. After that is done and you are satisfied with it being very smooth-spray or roll texture over the entire...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpapering, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Paula, Yes, it can be done but usually requires some sort of prep coat. Each wallpaper manufacturer usually lists the preferred method of prep on the general instructions. If not, check where you purchased the wallpaper and they should be able to recommend...

Painting & Wallpapering: walls, plaster walls, water use
plaster walls, water use, warm water: If you need to do wall repair you can use spackle is made out of vinyl good for small repair, drys fast, easy to work with and sand good for small nick and limited minor repairs. compound is used for taping joints. Plaster is for walls made out of...

Painting & Wallpapering: Air bubbles when paint has dried., matt paint, air bubbles
matt paint, air bubbles, coat of paint: Beth, This is very difficult to advise upon without actually seeing the problem in the flesh . Contamination is definitely a possibility I would be tempted to try a small area and sand paper lightly with 320 grade wet and dry apply a thin coat (maybe...

Painting & Wallpapering: Blind Colors, shag carpet, cellular shades
shag carpet, cellular shades, wall colors: Hi Paul Here is my take on blinds. You can go two ways: 1. Blend in. If you want to blind to be unobtrusive, match them or closely match to your wall color. This makes the windows disappear and become part of the walls. This is also a great idea if...

Painting & Wallpapering: COLOR, accent pillows, pratt lambert
accent pillows, pratt lambert, accent pillow: Hi Diane Thanks for the excellent photo. Your red paint idea should look fabulous. If you have a paint brand in mind (Please select from this list please, since these are the brands I specify: Ellen Kennon, Benjamin Moore, Dunn Edwards, Pratt & Lambert, Sherwin...

Painting & Wallpapering: Color Choices, wood tone color, great starting point
wood tone color, great starting point, home rugs: Hi Jamie You apparently need decor ideas for your son s bedroom. A great starting point: get the area rug first, and here is why: 1. Area rugs are the single fastest way to update a room. 2. They run the entire design gamut from traditional, middle-eastern,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Color Hue for Bedroom, curtain fabric, window curtain
curtain fabric, window curtain, eye of the beholder: Hi Ellen Looks like you are on the right track: using the patterned curtain to try to create a color scheme. If you want real color, choose a real color.....tranquility is in the eye of the beholder and it s also not necessary to choose tranquil colors...

Painting & Wallpapering: Crown Moulding, crown moulding, red colour
crown moulding, red colour, ceilings: Sam, This is outside my expertise as I am not a designer, but if it helps I have learned that painting trim and coving and ceilings white highlights the colour used elsewhere. As you hint light colours move surfaces away and darker colours make surfaces...

Painting & Wallpapering: color choice conundrum!, paint color ideas, birch floors
paint color ideas, birch floors, reading lamps: Hi Mary First, if you lack light, add more. Different kinds of light is good: reading lamps, ceiling fixtures, track lighting, recessed lighting on the ceiling if it s too low for a fixture, etc. Light Neutral color: pick colors that are very similar...

Painting & Wallpapering: color complimenting, blue greens, color wheel
blue greens, color wheel, violets: Hi Betty Acorn colored sounds like brown. The word compliment implies complimentary, so an opposite color on the color wheel usually works well for this. Most browns are shades of orange, reddish-orange, or yellow-orange ( Shade means a color with black...

Painting & Wallpapering: exterior door, wedgwood blue, aluminum siding
wedgwood blue, aluminum siding, dutch door: Dear Debra If you have a stunning home with an exceptional door, here is what I recommend. Fine Paints of Europe makes a wonderful kit to create the front door of your dreams: Dutch Door Kit . http://www.finepaintsofeurope.com/dutch_door_kit.aspx Their...

Painting & Wallpapering: frequency of painting/staining, remedial work, condo association
remedial work, condo association, would like your opinion: Peter, Difficult for me to be authoritative about a country whose climatic conditions I am not familiar with. I can only comment technically on external finises ( once again products available are different as well !!). When using translucent good...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen walls, black knobs, kitchen cupboards
black knobs, kitchen cupboards, dunn edwards: Hi Paula Your kitchen sounds lovely; however, your Green counter top and off-green floor need a more specific description. The human eye can distinguish thousands of greens, so this might be tricky. If you do not know who the manufacturer and their...

Painting & Wallpapering: lining paper and painting., term job, painting
term job, painting, lining paper: Gayle, Not 100% certain about the States but no such guarantee available in UK. Try to employ a reputable decorator and they will stand by thier work. A very satisfactory long term job can be obtained by cross lining. Hope this helps. Regards, ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Matching windows to wood stained trim, wood colors, skirting boards
wood colors, skirting boards, doors windows: Doug, There is no right or wrong answer to this, as it is a matter of taste. My taste is to use white on all trim casements skirting boards etc, to enhance whatever colour I have on the doors, windows or walls. Sorry to be so vague, but hope this...

Painting & Wallpapering: Need Advice on Painting Kitchen Cabinets, laminate wood flooring, painting kitchen cabinets
laminate wood flooring, painting kitchen cabinets, spiced pumpkin: Hi Mari Black will probably look great...however, if you are concerned about lighting- add more or go a bit lighter shade- some suggestions. (These are general colors since I m not familiar with Menards). 1. Espresso brown 2. Rust red (Must complement your...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint ideas, upstairs hallway, caen stone
upstairs hallway, caen stone, wall colors: Hi Eric Since you have not mentioned a brand of paint, I will specify Sherwin Williams. First, if the house is dark, add lighting as well, before you pick colors. Paint will help but lighting will really help. The floors are very light, so keep those area...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting, cost effective solution, persian carpets
cost effective solution, persian carpets, painted floors: Hi Matthew Your best bet is if you plan to paint wood floors and have natural wood trim, pick a floor color that complements the trim, but doesn t match it. You can t really match the wood and often it looks odd if you try to. A medium to dark (LRV 30 or...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a pressure-treated deck, volume solids, metal scraper
volume solids, metal scraper, old paint: Alorac, Oh dear I am afraid there is no magic remedy, I am disappointed that a professional has used inappropriate products. Yes an opaque stain would be one suitable treatment, but I favour low volume solids decking stains. One other point nothing...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Times, paint, stripes
paint, stripes: I d suggest waiting at least 24 hours before applying blue tape on the wall. ( A better alternative which will cut down on bleed through is green (frog) tape). It is something new that just came out about 6 months ago. After you apply the final coat, carefully...

Painting & Wallpapering: Poly stripes, paint technology, pencil marks
paint technology, pencil marks, paint store: Ashley, Oh dear, I am sorry but as clever as paint technology has become, we have still not developed a system for removing marks beneath a dried film. If you can t possibly live with these marks then you will have to overcoat with an opaque finish....

Painting & Wallpapering: Protect wallpaper?, seal wallpaper, protect
seal wallpaper, protect: They do have different products (I think scotchguard has one) to protect wallpaper. Do a Google search on the Internet or check your local paint or hardware store. When you find a product, I d suggest doing a test sample in an inconspicuous place in the kitchen...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, paint color, gold color
paint color, gold color, area rug: Hi Gina Easiest fix: get an area rug that fits the room very well. Get something you LOVE and work off that. Something with a little (Or big if you like!) pattern makes it even easier to pick a wall color. That s that best way to diminish a color you dislike....

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, furniture, flooring, paint furniture, wicker furniture
paint furniture, wicker furniture, pratt lambert: Hello again Ann BTW: I do not know what a Deck door is. Besides, I have yet to see a door (Or surface) that cannot be painted, so if you do not want them to be white, they can be changed. BTW: I do not specify Behr paints. 1. Color of molding depends...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint options, dark gray color, color combination ideas
dark gray color, color combination ideas, workout rooms: Hi Tracie You idea for a color scheme is very good since it combines both warm and cool. An idea is to tweak the seafoam/aqua into a more turquoise blue so that the color is kind of in between seafoam-aqua and the equipment blue color. Workout rooms usually...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint for a vintage spanish house, wood mouldings, dunn edwards
wood mouldings, dunn edwards, edwards fan: Hi Brain Unfortunately, I can t find Carved Ivory in my Dunn Edwards fan deck. Maybe it s a discontinued color? However, here are some other Dunn Edwards colors to look at: French White DEW311 Finest Silk DE 6127 Antique Linen DE 6148 Jakarta DEC...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting slab, concrete floor paint, painting concrete floors
concrete floor paint, painting concrete floors, epoxy coating company: Hi Freida Your best bet for a truly fantastic and durable finish on concrete floors is an epoxy finish, ideal in a rental house with alot of traffic. Of course, this is a finish you should probably have a contractor do for you. I m more familiar with this...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting wooden framing, monterey bay area, mirror size
monterey bay area, mirror size, mirror frame: Hi Susan The best way to get a silver leaf look is to silver-leaf it. Since leafing is an art that isn t that easy to do (I took a 2-day workshop in leafing aimed at interior designers rather than DYIers...look around for a similar class), I suggest you hire...

Painting & Wallpapering: remove paint from metal frame, paint remover, acid etch
paint remover, acid etch, there some sort: Amy, You didn t specify wether the paint you have spilled is water or oil based. If Oil based then you will have to resort to some chemical remover just be careful not to acid etch the window. If it is water based then household methylated spirits should...

Painting & Wallpapering: Sand Paint, miracle cure, imperfections
miracle cure, imperfections, firstly: Chris, Sorry no miracle cure is available, only two options in my opinion. Firstly to sand down an remove all texture, electrical sanders can be hired which would make it a little easier. Option 2 depending upon the size of the relief in the texture...

Painting & Wallpapering: Semi-gloss door, painting, doors
painting, doors: There is too much buildup (too many layers) of paint on the door edge and the inside of the door frame. The way to correct this problem is to plane down the door edge and/or the inside of the door frame. Then prime and repaint that area. Hope that helps....any...

Painting & Wallpapering: Shelf Life of Residential Exterior Paint, resistance uv, weather resistance
resistance uv, weather resistance, paint manufacturers: Michael, I can be of little help, my expertise is practical and not academic. I can offer you an opinion backed by experience and leave you to find the scientific evidence. I would be grateful to share that evidence when you uncover it. I have...

Painting & Wallpapering: stripping paint off wood and plaster coving, plaster coving, unsightly cracks
plaster coving, unsightly cracks, miracle product: Karena, Sorry there is no miracle product or method that will replace careful preparation. A few tips that might help you along are the following. Always use professional tools such as scarston scrapers and Tang filling and stripping knifes. I...

Painting & Wallpapering: what tile colour/style would you suggest, mexican talavera tiles, pattern similarity
mexican talavera tiles, pattern similarity, oak cupboards: Hi Tracy I d look at old-world style or Mexican Talavera tiles...or the colors used in them if that style isn t your thing. (Image here: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71BV4AxlhrL._SL500_AA280_.jpg) I mention them because they are casual, rustic...

Painting & Wallpapering: vanity painting, painting
painting: I d suggest using a super ooze roller cover or a foam roller cover (one that does not shed hairs). Thin down the paint a little so it flows on smooth. If you use a brush or heavy nap (1/2 or 3/4 ) roller, it may leave brush or roller marks. Also, don...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Color to go with Golden Oak Everything, saltillo tile floors, ellen kennon full spectrum paints
saltillo tile floors, ellen kennon full spectrum paints, kitchen hearth: Hi Melissa if you drift toward SW 6112-6137 palette, then why not these colors? These colors are beautiful neutrals, and I use them all the time. They are some of my best basics from Sherwin Williams. Anything with a golden cast to it will probably work...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Paper Removal, zinsser primers, paper tiger
zinsser primers, paper tiger, antique paper: Joe, Yes the Zinsser primers should cover any residue left, of course make sure by sanding that they are smooth. As to sending pictures I think there should be an attachment option, but you are out of my area of expertise. Regards, Tony. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall painting, shades of beige, horizontal stripes
shades of beige, horizontal stripes, vertical stripes: Hi Rekha For spacious, if you want the ceilings to look higher, try vertical stripes. For wider, larger rooms, try horizontal stripes. For spaciousness in general: try tone-on-tone neutral colors like two shades of beige or tan, one a bit lighter than the...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper, lath, dampness
lath, dampness, plaster: The walls may have to be patched and/or skim coated after the paper is removed. Another option (the 2nd best option), might be to hang lining felt over the old paper. That may give the old wallpaper some strength and the seams may not pull away from the...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper sizing, zinsser primers, glue sizing
zinsser primers, glue sizing, glue removal: Hi Kathy What you are describing is probably glue. Sizing is a primer used to make wallpaper easier to remove. Here is great information on old wallpaper glue removal: http://www.ehow.com/how_2282901_remove-wallpaper-glue.html OR try these instructions;...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpapering, double sided tape, unibond
double sided tape, unibond, primers: Terry, If the mahogany ply is untreated the adhesion shouldn t be a problem, however I should do a test area if there is not any problem then carry on. You could always treat with PVA primer such as Unibond. You have also referred to a barrier primer,...

Painting & Wallpapering: warm vs. cool neutrals, living room furniture, gold hardwood
living room furniture, gold hardwood, furniture fabric: Hi Alia You can do two things, keeping in mind that all of these colors can be between LRV 35 and 75. Every color except a true flat black is light-reflective, so I m not sure what you mean by that term in this context. The LRV level is up to your lighting...

Painting & Wallpapering: white stuff under paint, double sided tape, white stuff
double sided tape, white stuff, primers: Eunice, This is very difficult to advise upon without actually seeing the problem in the flesh what I would look for is moisture. It sounds like efflorescent salts which is moisture drying out.  You will need to ensure that there is no continuing...

Painting & Wallpapering: changing color of red, shade of red, priming
shade of red, priming, substrates: Stephanie, I would suggest to you that Priming is required only on bare substrates and to establish key. If the surface is sound and prepared then you should be bale to recoat with the finish. If you were changing the colour significantly then you...

Painting & Wallpapering: EXTERIOR LATEX PAINT, exterior latex paint, satin latex
exterior latex paint, satin latex, home depot: David, This is very difficult to advise upon without actually seeing the problem in the flesh . You seem to be describing contamination. One clue is that you have applied water over oil, and should the original coatings have been loaded with preservatives...

Painting & Wallpapering: Help a novice painter, novice painter, tsp
novice painter, tsp, kitchen walls: HI Ellen Easiest: try a strong TSP wash + primer. TSP usually takes down some of the gloss, enough for your purposes. TSP will clean the walls: absolutely necessary for a kitchen before painting. Even if the walls look clean, they are not clean enough to...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior paint, miracle answer, touch ups
miracle answer, touch ups, chemical synthesis: Karen, This is difficult to comment on without seeing it in the flesh. I can only presume that photo chemical synthesis (the original coatings have changed colour through lack of light) is the cause. No miracle answer other than a couple of tips, try...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint, latex paint, painting my kitchen
latex paint, painting my kitchen, kiltz: Are the walls semi gloss paint? If so, the walls should be primed. If they are not semi gloss walls, there is no need to prime over them. The purple paint in the bedroom should be primed with Kiltz. It may need 2 coats. Then paint with latex paint. Hope...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint & Mold in bathroom, mold problem, quality paints
mold problem, quality paints, extractor fan: Most quality paints these days have anti mold ingredients in them. I d suggest make sure the walls are dry. If you see any mold, wash it off with a mixture of bleach & water (50%). Prime the walls, and paint with 2 coats of paint. Hope that helps...any...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Old Shellac Covered Trim, shellac finish, douglas fir
shellac finish, douglas fir, double sided tape: Jerry, Yes you will need to remove as much of the surface shellac as is possible, use a wet and dry sandpaper around grade 150 and then a barrier primer. My favourite primers are made by Zinsser (easily available on the Internet) They have several primer...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a stone fireplace, masonry paint, oil varnish
masonry paint, oil varnish, stone fireplace: Cindie, Yes no problem, just a couple of points to check. The glaze would have to be the same solvent base as the masonry, so if it was water based I wouldn t apply an oil varnish. Secondly you do not say if there is any heat involved from the fire if...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paints, latex paint, pratt lambert
latex paint, pratt lambert, dunn edwards: Hi Jim Great question....but durability is more about the quality of paint rather than the gloss level. You can certainly paint over eggshell with semi-gloss of course, make sure it s cured fully and if you live in a humid climate, wait a few more days. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Plasterboard, linen cupboard, watertite
linen cupboard, watertite, laundry room: Delna, This is very difficult to advise upon without actually seeing the problem in the flesh Is the painter saying that paint can not cure Damp !!! if he is then that is correct. The source of moisture must be cured before you can apply any durable...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint advice, silk satin, paint advice
silk satin, paint advice, emulsion: Carol, Water based emulsion paints are the most suitable, and whatever finish you us dilute the first coat with up to 25% water, this will deal with all the absorbancy. Mid sheen is my favourite finish, as you say Silk is too shiny. Do not get confused...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint or baseboard moulding?, baseboard moulding, baseboards
baseboard moulding, baseboards, paint: It would be easiest to remove the old basebards, paint the walls, then install the baseboards. Are the new baseboards a little higher than the old ones? If so, I d suggest to paint the baseboards the first thing. Then remove and install the new ones. Hope...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for modern space with high cielings, accent pillows, stainless steel appliances
accent pillows, stainless steel appliances, black granite: Hi Irene Your descriptions and photo really helped! Here is what I first notice about the room, before I get into a wall color: The whole room looks unfinished. The wall color is much too cool and pale. The area rug is small and although the solid color...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over freshly hung wallpaper, shrinkage, many thanks
shrinkage, many thanks, painting: Elly, You omit to say what type of wallpaper you are over painting. I presume it is an anaglypta or blown vinyl. If that is the case then the earlier you paint the better as shrinkage occurs. In fact some professionals paint immediately after hanging....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting kitchen cabinets, paint, cabinets
paint, cabinets: It is always best to sand the cabinets. If not, what you can do is paint a small spot of primer on the cabinets. Let it dry overnight. Try to scrape the primer off the next day. If the primer is on tight, I d suggest priming the cabinets with Glidden s primer....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting kitchen cabinets, cabinets, paint
cabinets, paint: White kitchen cabinets would look great! If it is done right and with quality paint, it should last a number of years! Since there is alot of wear and tear around kitchen cabinets, I d suggest priming them with an oil base primer, then painting with a...

Painting & Wallpapering: polyurethane striping, paint pad, spirit level
paint pad, spirit level, careful preparation: Pati Just careful preparation should help. Tools you will need are a straight edge, spirit level LOW TACK masking tape and a Paint Pad. Measure the stripes and then tape the outside of your stripe, only use low tack masking tape this way you can...

Painting & Wallpapering: prepping wallpapered walls before painting, loose paper, paint 2
loose paper, paint 2, bubbles: You should remove the paper before you paint, but if you want to paint over old wallpaper, I d suggest to prime the walls, then cut out any loose paper bubbles and fill with spackle. Paint 2 coats of paint. Hope that helps...any other questions, just ask.......

Painting & Wallpapering: spraying paint, paint, popcorn ceilings
paint, popcorn ceilings: You mentioned there were heavy smokers in the house prior. From my past experience, the ceiling should be primed with an oil primer. Nicotine bleeds through latex paint or primer. If you want to try using Bher Ultra Paint (paint and primer in one), what...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color for a large room & wainscoting, warm wood tones, sage family
warm wood tones, sage family, mahogany color: Hi Carla You have a large living room and the wainscoting should be fine....but make sure you have at least an 8 foot or taller ceiling if you want it to appear more expansive. There are a few more looks larger tricks...keep reading. Colors; the darker...

Painting & Wallpapering: Basement Walls, brick work, concrete wall
brick work, concrete wall, wainscot: You need drywall or some other flat surface to cover the walls. Think about moisture. You might need a vapor barrier. Make sure there is a working exhaust fan with ducting to the outside. The challenge will be to keep the wall straight if the brick work...

Painting & Wallpapering: crown molding/ceiling color, crown molding, paint colors
crown molding, paint colors, personal preference: Marianne: This is such a personal preference that it s hard to make a recommendation. We used eggshell in our home. I m concerned a bit about the enamel white. It might be too bright against the deep green. I would test it first on a small section...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior entry painting query, butter color, contrasting colors
butter color, contrasting colors, query entry: Dear Bethany Your gorgeous butter color sounds fabulous! Shadow stripes are a great way to get the look you want. However, width and colors depend on the size of the entry. Basically you need to keep in mind the ceiling height, size of room, and scale of...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior wall colors, google search, sierra redwood
google search, sierra redwood, wall colors: Hi Teresa Since I have no other details except 2 story entryway and the current colors, I assume you are just looking for validation. All of the colors are excellent and very livable .....I use the entire range from Bagel to Smokey Topaz all the time....

Painting & Wallpapering: livingroom, glass coffee table, google search
glass coffee table, google search, leather sofa: Hi Hawa You have a few choices from the information you have given me. But without a brand of paint that I specify (I do not know what is available in Tanzania and my Google search didn t really help!) I can only describe colors as best as I can. I will also...

Painting & Wallpapering: PAINTING A METAL POLE BARN, gravity feed guns, auto collision repair
gravity feed guns, auto collision repair, winter temps: Hi Greg What is a metal pole barn ? What kind of metal? What do you mean by a Factory baked finish ? This could be several things...some of which are easier to paint over than others. Prepping for this job it depends on what exactly the original coating...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Combinations, paint combinations, richard hayman
paint combinations, richard hayman, paint colors: Hi Kim: Bright white gloss isn t going to work. There are lots of whites, pick a softer one and please consider using semi-gloss paint for the trim if you re not using it already. You can visit our site and review the pictures for some good ideas on...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Colors, jonathan adler, beige color
jonathan adler, beige color, zebra stripe: HI Diane Since your current furniture/flooring colors are so neutral, you could go with almost any colors for the walls. What s really going to help YOU is figuring out what your decorating statement is: Sleek and modern? Contemporary? Traditional or transitional?...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Stone Floor, entryway, cheers
entryway, cheers, rebecca: Dear Jane You can try using a sealer made for stone and you may be able to tint it to change the color of the stone. That is something you will have to ask the sealer manufacturer about. You will have to clean the stone first, but from what I can see on...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting my study, professional painters, color paint
professional painters, color paint, paint job: No need to prime, but any imperfections should be addressed before painting. A great paint job can only be achieved if the surface is perfect. Painting rarely improves imperfections and often makes them look worse. This is one reason professional painters...

Painting & Wallpapering: Ps Help----What colors to use????, granite counter top, leather sectional
granite counter top, leather sectional, granite counters: Hi Ellen Here is what I read through the confusion and can recommend: IF the rooms DO flow (Open floor plan) and there are NO natural architectural features to use for changing a color from one room to another, then paint it all the same. Both of your beige...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color for room with high ceilings, reds and yellows, brick fireplace
reds and yellows, brick fireplace, hc 110: Hi Cora With ceilings this high, you can paint them something deep, dark, rich, and toned so it s not highly saturated. Take a cue from the other colors in the room and other rooms. Go for an LRV of about 25 down to 15. One color looks promising since it...

Painting & Wallpapering: removeing wallpaper, painter forum, wallpaper removal
painter forum, wallpaper removal, cheers: Hi Larry I have answered this question a few times on this forum, so make sure you peruse the other answers. However, it s really easy to find info on many, many websites about wallpaper removal such as this advice from Painter Forum, a website with top-notch...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall color/Furniture color, frieze carpet, paint colors
frieze carpet, paint colors, paint companies: Hi Teresa First, your lighting and functionality for a home office. Ok, with no LRV, let s assume it s in the 50-70 LRV range. Deeper is best for an office with computer: in the 50-60 range. Keep the ceiling light, 65-90 LRV is fine. (BTW: if you have the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Accent Walls and Paint colors, Cyndie Stefanik, painting accent walls
Cyndie Stefanik, painting accent walls, new home colors: Hi Mike, Chocolate Brown with a light tan from the same paint strip will be great together. As far as which wall become the accent, it s a personal choice but is usually the focal wall. In your case because the room is long and narrow, I would paint the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Artex, american equivalent, lowes
american equivalent, lowes, home depot: http://www.bpbartex.co.uk/default.aspx this is artex website. They sell a few different prouduct that are sold at the big box stores, out of the jar faux finisihing. You can go to lowes and Home depot. They actually have a really good selection of paintable...

Painting & Wallpapering: Avocado bathroom suite - yikes!, linoleum flooring, light sconces
linoleum flooring, light sconces, avocado green: Hi Rory Avocado is a tricky color to work with….but the best thing is to think of it as just another shade of green… rather than the dreaded “’A’ word”. The flooring might a be helpful tool for a “spa look”, so try using the blues in it for inspiration. The...

Painting & Wallpapering: Bathroom wall color, Online Classes Color Certification, Cyndie Stefanik
Online Classes Color Certification, Cyndie Stefanik, Home Builders Tools: Hi Kristen, You would be able to use gold tones in your bath if they are more of a mid-tone color versus a very light pastel golden/white tone. A deeper tone will make the gray/white tile look more white than gray. Another idea is to take one of accent...

Painting & Wallpapering: Behr Venetian Plaster, venetian plaster, paint wash
venetian plaster, paint wash, water colours: Chris, I am not sure what you require, I have only ever dealt with products of opacity which come in several guises for plaster those that allow the plaster to breath and those that give washability. Paint wash is a term unknown to me, but I am vaguely...

Painting & Wallpapering: bathroom wall color, yellow rubber ducks, saltillo tile
yellow rubber ducks, saltillo tile, shower curtain: Hi Judi Since you have all grey, and this is usually very neutral, you have many choices. With no windows, make sure your lighting is really good (full-spectrum is best) and stick to light warm tones- pale yellow, peach, pale pink, etc. Stay away from large...

Painting & Wallpapering: Choosing color of front door, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Dede, How about a turquoise color. Since you are in the southwest and have the adobe peach and cedar colors, it seems appropriate. I would use a mid to deep turquoise to really give your home a nice accent. I recently painted a door in Arizona,...

Painting & Wallpapering: cabinet painting, Cyndie Stefanik, How to paint cabinets
Cyndie Stefanik, How to paint cabinets, Water Based Gel Stains: Hi Tricia, There is a product I have used on numerous projects which is a water based gel stain. You simply mix it with a little glaze or water and apply just a little with a brush and wipe some of it off with cheese cloth. I actually have an instructional...

Painting & Wallpapering: ceiling border, Cyndie Stefanik, Coping with Color.com
Cyndie Stefanik, Coping with Color.com, Wallpapering a ceiling: Hi Criss, You definitely can put a border on the ceiling. You can even paint a wide stripe in a contrasting color and place the border inside the stripe to make the border wider. For example paint a cranberry border around the ceiling and put the border...

Painting & Wallpapering: ceiling texture, ceiling texture, orange peel
ceiling texture, orange peel, special effects: Henry, There are quite a few different types of roller head which will accomplish the desired affect. Wrights of Lymb should be on the Internet, plus you can adapt an ordinary medium pile roller sleeve, by covering with a plastic bag or something similar....

Painting & Wallpapering: chair rail painting, window mouldings, high gloss
window mouldings, high gloss, chair rail: Hmmm . . . I think I would buy a very small can of the color you like and do a test area. If you don t like it than try the bright white. It is most common to see the trim be all the same color, but try the beige and see how it looks, different might be fresh...

Painting & Wallpapering: color contrasting, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Xavier, It really doesn t matter if the window walls is the darker or lighter in color. And since you only have one wall with windows, that would be a good accent wall. Just be sure to use similar degrees of light and dark (value) to ease the transition...

Painting & Wallpapering: The color of white, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Nancy, There are so many nice whites from Benjamin Moore. I have 2 that I would like to pass on to you. They are BM AF25 paper mache and AF5 frostine. One is a little creamier than the other. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any...

Painting & Wallpapering: A drab idea from the condo board..., touch ups, condo board
touch ups, condo board, color consultant: Well for starters why would they want to spend money on something like that? It is not that old, usually you would want to paint something like that after 5-6 years and than maybe do touch ups with the same colors. Spend the money on something that will...

Painting & Wallpapering: Exterior Colour Choices, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Gill, Looks and sounds like a wonderful place to live! To answer your question, I go back to the color wheel and color theory. If you want to make a feature (interior or exterior) of your house stand out...use a color from the opposite side of the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Exterior colour choices, window trims, barge boards
window trims, barge boards, cream brick: Hello Gillian Looks like a nice little house. My main reservation is the differently colored brick where the garage was enclosed. That makes me think that painting the brick might be a good idea since you have two different colors of brick. Yes, it is more...

Painting & Wallpapering: eggshell finish wall markings, paint coats, paint dealer
paint coats, paint dealer, quality paint: Dear Carol Behr is actually good-quality paint. However, if the paint isn’t drying properly and showing marks, it sounds like something called “blocking”. Blocking can be caused by different things: paint applied too thickly, conditions too hot or cold...

Painting & Wallpapering: Family and Bedroom paint, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Colors for a new home
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Colors for a new home, Building a new home: Hi Lanni, Congratulations! I wish you both a long and happy life together! Take a look at Sherwin Williams Lazy Gray and Familiar Beige. They are 2 colors that look great together and have muted tones. The gray is more of blue-gray, so you ll need...

Painting & Wallpapering: Fireplace wall, foot mark, information thanks
foot mark, information thanks, paneling: I sorry. i wish I could see a pic of this. I think I need a visual for this. With out a visual, can you paint it a light color to brighten? Can you remove shelf? Can you paint the paneling? These are my knee jerk responses. I need more information....

Painting & Wallpapering: Foyer & Stairwell, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color for your entire home $199
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color for your entire home $199: Hi Brenda, Is your Foyer a 2 story? If not you can be a little more daring if there is not that much space involved. In my opinion, the 2 most difficult areas of the home to paint are 1) bathrooms because of all the cutting in around mirrors, bathroom...

Painting & Wallpapering: Behr Venetian Plaster, venetian plaster application, grit sandpaper
Painting & Wallpapering: Behr Venetian Plaster, venetian plaster application, grit sandpaper, plaster sand

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen wall paint., ace hardware, color differences
Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen wall paint., ace hardware, color differences, granite

Painting & Wallpapering: NON-YELLOWING PROTECTIVE FINISH FOR PAINTED FURNITURE, undercoat, yellows
Painting & Wallpapering: NON-YELLOWING PROTECTIVE FINISH FOR PAINTED FURNITURE, undercoat, yellows, paints

Painting & Wallpapering: flexible cornice cement?, plaster repair, dries
plaster repair, dries, drywall: Hmm, you can try Sheet rock brand easy sand mud. It is dry you mix with water the less water faster it dries. It resist shrinking and cracking and is easy to work with. You can also re-drywall if really bad. Other than that can t think of anything else....

Painting & Wallpapering: grey and beige paint, Cyndie Stefanik, Color Expert
Cyndie Stefanik, Color Expert, Good colors for small spaces: Hi Connie, You can use a beige and a gray together, but need to make sure they compliment one another. Are you planning to keep the light beige you have or change that out to a slightly deeper tone? If you re planning to keep the color that you have,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Help fixing a horrible drywall texture job, drywall texture, wall texturizing
drywall texture, wall texturizing, peaks and valleys: Heather, Yes quite a common problem this one and only a couple of remedies I m afraid. The easiest but perhaps most expensive is to have the surface skimmed with plaster by a professional, not recommended to try yourself. Once skimmed treat as a new...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior wall painting, household bleach, ceiling paint
household bleach, ceiling paint, living organism: Robert, Yes there is several products that are designed for these sort of areas, however there is no substitute for correct ventilation and whatever product you end up with they will never resist constant moisture attack. With regard to removing the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kid's Room Painting Options, Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams Colors, Coping with Color
Cyndie Stefanik Sherwin Williams Colors, Coping with Color, The SDP: Hi Connie, Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was out of town over the weekend. Your colors from your bedding helps validate the color selections so, whether you decide to chair rail or not is very much a personal preference. Either way will...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen wall paint., Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Tammy, Your home sounds very nice. It s hard to visualize how much color the granite has (you could send over a picture if you d like so I can take a closer look), but from what you re describing, a nice warm blue-gray might be an option for you. It...

Painting & Wallpapering: Matching paint with existing tile, dark burgundy, light sage
dark burgundy, light sage, floor tile: I love the pink with the slate color. What are you trying to do in the bathroom. is it formal, casual? You actually can pick any of those colors that you said and just pick a shade that is doing what you want. For example if you are trying to spa/Zen bath,...

Painting & Wallpapering: mould on wallpaper on pineend wall in bedroom, household bleach, living organism
household bleach, living organism, internet hope: Stacey, Mould is a living organism and fed by moisture, so any thing that helps ventilation will help. Removing mould is easy with household bleach, but the problem is that the bleach evaporates very quickly, but there are propriety brand mould and...

Painting & Wallpapering: NON-YELLOWING PROTECTIVE FINISH FOR PAINTED FURNITURE, liquid sandpaper, eggshell paint
liquid sandpaper, eggshell paint, chemical synthesis: Emma, Yes I am afraid a lot of the advertised products particularly oil based paints do yellow easily. This is due to photo chemical synthesis and is unavoidable. One of the ways to combat this is to use acrylic satin or eggshell the water based products...

Painting & Wallpapering: need help with color, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color for your entire home $199
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color for your entire home $199: Hi Mark, How about a neutral blue-green color? If this option appeals to you, take a look at Benjamin Moore Mount Saint Anne. It will look good with all your pre-existing colors. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any other questions....

Painting & Wallpapering: Oak Dresser, two coats, foam roller
two coats, foam roller, different colors: Maybe you can rag roll it with different colors that are bright and fun. than, but a polyurethane clear gloss over it for protection, maybe two coats of polyurethane. Before you paint, sand it two or three times. and maybe prime it with a zinzzer 123 product....

Painting & Wallpapering: PAINTING OVER WALLPAPER, Cyndie Stefanik, Painting Wallpaper
Cyndie Stefanik, Painting Wallpaper, Color Expert: Hi Jo-Ann, Your very welcome, I m glad I could help. 1.It doesn t matter if the walls are sheetrock or plaster whether its painted or wallpapered. 2. The color wash can apper lighter or darker depending upon whether you use the brown or the white...

Painting & Wallpapering: PAINTING OVER WALLPAPER TO MUTE PATTERN, Cyndie Stefanik, Faux Finishes
Cyndie Stefanik, Faux Finishes, Color Washing: Hi JoAnn, Softening the look of wallpaper can be be pretty easy. One way is with white satin or semi-gloss paint (or a very light colored paint) mixed with glaze and the second is with a brown paint or gel stain mixed with glaze. You ll need to clean...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint in a bathroom, glossy paint, flat paint
glossy paint, flat paint, paint store: I think you could try a semi-gloss or an outside paint. Maybe Duration by Sherwin Williams. They have inside and outside. You can wash with TSP before you paint it to make sure it is clean. Other than that some bathrooms happen to be a item that needs...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color Help, tina tina, flooring materials
tina tina, flooring materials, leather sofa: Tina, Sorry my expertise is on the technical side of paint products and not design. However I have picked up a few tips in my 40 years in the business. We really have two choices with colour, to blend or contrast with the fixed colours of furniture,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color help!, Cyndie Stefanik color expert, wall colors
Cyndie Stefanik color expert, wall colors, Color with No Regrets: Hi Tina, I think you re both on the right track. A deep tan would give it a really nice masculine look such as Sherwin Williams Totally Tan. Then I would look for contemporary artwork (if that appeals to him) with the warm muted brownish red tones, blacks...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint over minwax finish, barrier coat, minwax
barrier coat, minwax, mechanical damage: Cindy, You will require a primer barrier coat, Zinsser have a great range and are easily available on the net. It is always best to lightly sand as well but a wet and dry grade around 320 will be sufficient because you do not want to cause any mechanical...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a bedroom, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Joni, If making your room look larger is a concern, then you might want to consider painting the room all green and then use cream on your ceiling. Contrast shrinks a color more than the colors themselves. Green,blues and violets (cool color) will...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting my living room and hallway, paint colors, beige color
paint colors, beige color, blue chair: Some colors that may look good: Benjamin Moore: hc 38 Decatur buff hc45 shaker beige hc44 lenox tan 1144 tuscon tan107 wellesley buff dramadary camel These are just some colors that would look good with the blues, pink and green combo. They...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over old wood kitchen cabinets, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Denise, You will need to just lightly sand, fill the cracks, clean and use a good oil based primer which can be tinted dark gray (requires less coats of paint). As far as paint, you can get water based products designed especially for cabinets or an...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting problem, vinyl silk, professional projects
vinyl silk, professional projects, emulsion: Doug, Don t worry this is a common problem particularly in D I Y circles, but I have to say some professional projects I have seen suffer in the same way. As you almost suggested yourself it is simply a micron build problem, also accentuated if you use...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting a two story entry way, two story entry way, painting
two story entry way, painting: There are many options to paint a two story entry way. What I usually do is lay an extension ladder against the tallest wall. Then I put a 4 foot ladder at the top of the stairs. From there I run an extension plank between the two. Hope that helps...any...

Painting & Wallpapering: PEA SOUP GREEN PAINTED WALLS, cheerful environment, two coats
cheerful environment, two coats, room walls: Michelleann, Yes don t panic !!! There are many first class water based emulsions on the market and if you use a good quality roller and cutting in brush you should be able to coat up in a matter of hours. A couple of tips with the colour you could...

Painting & Wallpapering: Peeling stain, cedar clapboard siding, powerwash
cedar clapboard siding, powerwash, nail heads: I like the sherwin Williams oil stain or wood scape better, we have had great luck. You can use peel stop on areas that peeled badly. You can power sand and feather the edges of the ridges. than use a prduct called peel stop . this is not really a primer,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Please help me beat the BLAH!, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Andrea, It s hard to give advice without seeing and understanding their entire project plan. Maybe they are planning to add interest to walls with large artwork which interferes with the wood, or simply removing the wood to update the space. It s...

Painting & Wallpapering: Primer oil or latex, zinsser product, double sided tape
zinsser product, double sided tape, cellulose: Gerry, Unfortunately there is no text book answer, it all depends up[on the content of the adhesive, which could be cellulose or other solvents. However if it was me I would use a Zinsser product (an American company easily available on the Internet)....

Painting & Wallpapering: Priming, goof off, paint oil
goof off, paint oil, latex: Get some liquid paint remover goof off . Put some on a small rag and rub a spot. It paint starts coming off, it probably is latex, if not it probably is oil. If it is latex, it could be primed with a latex primer. If it is oil, it should be primed with...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint too bright, consistent product, base paint
consistent product, base paint, sherwin williams: Was it a color mistake, meaning did the paint you receive match the paint swatch? If wrong they have to give you new paint. You just have to repaint if you want to fix it. Get a good paint, like a Sherwin Williams. A bit more$$$ but in the long run you...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint choice, pool table room, paint choice
pool table room, paint choice, cement walls: The Blue should go good with brown, you can also do Red with brown. Maybe do a soothing blue. You can also do a beige. Like Benjamin MOORE: 1046 SANDY BROWN OR LADY FINGER,1648 SLATE BLUE OR A NICE GOLD LIKE HC9, CHESTERTOWN BUFF OR CONCORD IVORY HC12. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, ocean colors, blues and greens
ocean colors, blues and greens, coral walls: Ok, so you want to lighten things up a bit. Anything from Ben Moore: 1109 monarch gold to 1112 sandy valley 1143 powder puff to 1145 harvest bonze. I think the tans and brown will work well, you can also try Sherwin Williams Blond or Restrained...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color to match red sofa, cocktail ottoman, zebra print
cocktail ottoman, zebra print, paint color: Dear Lois Sorry, but I cannot help you here unless you give me very specific information. First, I do not specify Para Paints, so I cannot know what “Hardwood Forest “ looks like. Secondly, you haven’t been specific about where you are using the new paint...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colors, Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes, Trainer for The SDP: Hi Leann, I do like the idea of sage for you kitchen as it seems to work so nicely off of your other rooms. For another option, take a look at Benjamin Moore Italiante. This color has several of the qualities you like, and it should be a good choice with...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colrs, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Suzanne, Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was out of town for a few days. I LOVE IT! These colors are great together. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any other questions. Cyndie Stefanik CopingWithColor.com Color for...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint foyer and bathroom, dutch boy, ceramic tile
dutch boy, ceramic tile, sage green: It sounds like you have a lot of beiges and blues, which sound very nice. I am not sure of the taupe because it may be to purple for the rest of the color. scheme, although it will look nice with the gray tile. I like the addition of green to the pallet. I...

Painting & Wallpapering: painted walls, Cyndie Stefanik, How to color wash
Cyndie Stefanik, How to color wash, Faux Effects Color Expert: Hi Patricia, First you ll need to make your glaze. The sheen level of the paint you use will determine the sheen level of your finished glaze. Generally I use a satin paint for this technique. Mix 1 part paint to 3-4 parts glaze. There is no magic...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, painting a room, baseboard heating
painting a room, baseboard heating, radiators: There is no right or wrong it is what ever you want to do. I would do the same color has the trim so they don t stand out. TIP: if you paint background one color and than something in front of it another the item will stand out. Thank you, Laura aluxurypainting.co...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting bathroom, solvent base, oxidization
solvent base, oxidization, wood stain: Kassy, It sounds like something is retarding the oxidization of the stain. You do not say whether the base is water or oil based. If the stain is of a different solvent base to the base coat this is where the problem is. Leave a little longer and...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting my diningroom, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color for your entire home $199
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color for your entire home $199: Hi JaCinda, Something soft such as Sherwin Williams Svelte Sage or Oyster Bay would look nice. They have a somewhat gray undertone to them which will complement your floor. Or if you want something bold and dramatic, you could also check out Bravado Red....

Painting & Wallpapering: painting furniture, painting furniture, interior latex
painting furniture, interior latex, latex paint: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandpaper go to this site and it has a excellent list of diff. grits. Scroll down to bottom and it gives you ranges of grits and their uses. They also sell packets at the stores with a few different grits, this is probably the...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting my kichen and diningroom, gold base, color combinations
gold base, color combinations, kichen: Slate blue, so is it gray blue? color combinations: Blue and gold (beigh gold try Sherwin Williams Blond)Not a strong mustard gold or real yellow, but more of a beige with a gold base, adds nice warmth to the room. Blue and green Blue and a darker blue...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting kitchen cabinets, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Colors for a new home
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Colors for a new home, Building a new home: Hi Lisa, You can paint laminate, but need to do some prep work. The paint will slide off a a smooth surface so you ll need to sand the surface to rough it up. But before you do anything, you should really give your cabinets a good cleaning to cut any...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting old cupboards..what color?, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Elizabeth, Take a look at Sherwin Williams Interactive Cream or Ivoire. Both a very neutral yellow/tan colors which will enhance your wood tones and your red brick to warm up your space. The ivoire has enough yellow that it will brighten the look of...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting an old table, model car paint, particle board
model car paint, particle board, contemporary furniture: Very cool, I think you have originals! Hmm. I kind of like has it is, if not broke than don t fix. I would not change the green fabric unless with similar fabric. the green should go geat with the colors you now have. If you want to paint the table...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting popcorn style ceilings, glitter paint, style ceilings
glitter paint, style ceilings, crown paint: Anjelia, Yes to both questions. Crown Paint Ltd sell a range of glitter paints easily available on the Internet. Your choice completely to have glitter on your ceiling I cannot see any technical reason against. Hope this helps. Regards,...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting several rooms, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert for Remodeling and New Construction, color help for realtors, The SD: Hi Elsa, No, they don t have to be the same colors but the colors need to blend nicely off of one another. I have a service available on my website for $199 for a full house color design. This might be something that interests you to show you exactly...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting stained timber, picket fence, white paint
picket fence, white paint, barrier coat: Rich, Yes you can paint it ok but it may prove costly and time consuming. You will have to establish if the fence is tantalized or has anything other than a water based stain, because this will strike through any water based white paint you apply. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over vinyl wall paper, latex paint, sound surface
latex paint, sound surface, painting contractors: Larry, Well they are both right, but you must understand that if you apply a water based product direct then the inter coat adhesion will not be as sound. Therefore any mechanical damage will leave the finish susceptible to peeling. There is however...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting after wallpaper removal, removal, primer
removal, primer: I d suggest using 80 or 100 grit sandpaper. If the walls are plaster, you should use oil primer. If they are sheetrock, use a latex primer. Those are the correct steps, and you normally do not need to wash the walls down. Hope that helps....any other questions,...

Painting & Wallpapering: peach and aqua tiles-HELP with faux paint technique?, Cynide Stefanik, Painting ceramic tile
Cynide Stefanik, Painting ceramic tile, Expert color advi ce: Hi Gary n Terri, ***** Ouch! Rated 3 with Knowledge. I am so sorry you felt as though I was trying to brush you off and that it was a waste of my time. I really am sorry. I may have misunderstood your question. I really thought you were looking for...

Painting & Wallpapering: priming ceiling in bedroom, zinsser products, sound surface
zinsser products, sound surface, barrier coat: Cheryl, Sounds very much like some sort of contamination. You did not say what you removed the mould with and what sort of primer you used. Say for instance you used house hold bleach to kill the mould and then a water based primer, you could have...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing Wallpaper, guardz, sealer
guardz, sealer, paint: I d suggest removing as much paper as possible. (Check my past posts on wallpaper removing). After that, apply Guardz (wall sealer) to the wall. When the Guardz is dry, sand and patch (or skimcoat) as necessary. Next, primer the wall with a latex primer,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Removing Wallpaper from Orange Peel wall, orange peel texture, vinegar and water
orange peel texture, vinegar and water, removing wallpaper: Yap! Welcome to the world of wall paper removal. you never know what s going to happen, can be easy or hard. We have tried so many ideas. vinegar and water works good, fabric softer and water works good to, deft. brand works good, but cost a lot. Trick...

Painting & Wallpapering: Repainting a wood venere, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Kate, You can paint MDF. First lightly sand, clean really well and Prime using an oil based primer such as Kilz. After that, use a good quality paint of your choice (oil or water based). Spraying will give you a finer finish, but you can use a smooth...

Painting & Wallpapering: Room colors and style (Painting), accent wall, wall paneling
accent wall, wall paneling, room colors: Hi Mike One detail I need: The TV. How large? Big screen? Big media cabinet? If so, I usually put the accent wall behind a large set, especially if it stands alone. Mainly because a large piece of electronic equipment either needs to be two things: hidden/blending...

Painting & Wallpapering: removing texture from bathroom walls, miracle answer, textured paint
miracle answer, textured paint, bathroom walls: Mari, I have misled you when I read my answer again I appear to have missed off the phrase NOT THAT before effective. So I really can t recommend a suitable product as I don t think they work, sorry for that error. I will try to be clearer this time,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Selecting colors, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Audra, I think tans are a great idea. By adding more tan and keeping all colors neutral and close in value (lightness and darkness), it will actually make your home feel larger. I would even do the ceilings the same creamy color as your cabinets in...

Painting & Wallpapering: staining baseboard and trim, new hardwood, huge project
new hardwood, huge project, baseboard: YOu can try to strip it down to the bare wood, but depending how much wood there is it can be a huge project. you can try to lightly sand and try to stain over what you have, but is probably not going to come out very good. You could paint it white or other...

Painting & Wallpapering: Touching up interior walls, wet paint, chemical synthesis
wet paint, chemical synthesis, white spirit: Walt, Two reasons 1) Photo chemical synthesis 2) Micron build. If the paint is white or off white the aging process will slightly yellow the finish, all you can do is try to colour match the dried film not the wet paint you are using. On other...

Painting & Wallpapering: TV Wall Help!, Cyndie Stefanik, Coordinating Colors
Cyndie Stefanik, Coordinating Colors, Color Expert: Hi Jona, First I have to tell you that I can barely see the picture. I spilled coffee on my computer and of course, it s toast. I am using my REALLY old computer until my new on arrives on Monday. It has terrible graphics. Just based on what I can...

Painting & Wallpapering: Updating Wood Paneling, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Donna, The only thing you can do is give the wood a whitewash (watered down paint) to lighten it up. Unfortunately, once you start there is no turning back. If you end up not liking it, your only option will then be to paint it. You could also hire...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Color In The basement, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selecting Colors
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selecting Colors, Online color classes for professionals: Hi Ronit, You could use a mid to deep rich gray such as Sherwin Williams Morning Fog or Serious Gray. The deeper the color, the better it will look with your oak. The gray will be very nice but will require additional lighting since there isn t much natural...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wallpaper, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Ellen, Yes, it can be done and I recommend a wallpaper primer. You may want to check where you purchased the wallpaper. They can recommend the proper priming products for the type of paper you ve purchased. I hope this helps you. Let me know if...

Painting & Wallpapering: White washing knotty pine, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Colors for a new home
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Colors for a new home, Building a new home: Hi Teri, You can ask your paint store to add a little white to a clear water based product or you can add a little white to a glaze (also sold at the paint store. Either will work. There must be some oil residue underneath the surface that prevents this...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall paint and carpeting, wood paneling, red couch
wood paneling, red couch, wall paint: You could paint the walls and ceiling beige or a beige with a gold base. (blue and gold great together) You can go with a red couch with gray walls or you can stay with the blue depending on what kind of gray. Hope this helps. Laura aluxurypainting.co...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall prep, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Colors for a new home
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Colors for a new home, Building a new home: Hi Terrie, You can wash your walls with a vinegar/water solution or even the wallpaper remover works well to remove excess glue residue. Also, if your Zinsser is oil based, it will seal off any minor glue left on the wall. Glue and water based products...

Painting & Wallpapering: 2 story stariwell ceiling, little giant, stairwell
little giant, stairwell, handrails: Well we use a ladder called the Little giant. And an extension pole or other ways that would be to difficult to describe and explain. The little Giant is a ladder that bends all over the place and can adjust. If you can get a ladder up and than you can...

Painting & Wallpapering: accent color, pratt lambert, dunn edwards
pratt lambert, dunn edwards, accent color: Hi Andrea I need more information since you have literally thousands of color choices. Also name a favorite paint brand such as Benjamin Moore, Pratt & Lambert, Dunn Edwards, Frazee, Sherwin Williams,Ellen Kennon,Pittsburgh, Dulux will help: then I can give...

Painting & Wallpapering: accent color, accent color, light taupe
accent color, light taupe, apple green: Hi Chris I have no idea what cossock red looks like since you have not provided a paint brand. However, with such a tiny, tiny room, lightening it up means adding a light neutral: cream, off-white, beige, tan, light taupe, etc. Keep it light, neutral, and...

Painting & Wallpapering: aging wood, sherwin williams duration, paint primer
sherwin williams duration, paint primer, quality paint: I would wash the wood with a product called TSP and bleach in the water. Than let dry. If there is peeling paint, than scrape. We have been using a product called Peel stop. You can get at Home depot. I would also use a high quality paint like Sherwin Williams...

Painting & Wallpapering: bathroom paing, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets Bathroom Remode: Hi Frances, The undertone will be dictated by the undertones of the marble. Is your marble a deep rich avocado or a more muted version. Avocado is actually a yellow-green on the color wheel. If your marble is more on the green side (cooler) then tan is...

Painting & Wallpapering: bathroom paint color suggestion, tile grout, tile color
tile grout, tile color, suggestion question: I think it is nice to change it up darker or lighter would be nice. the gray goes great with purple and it is soooo in! You can add a third color for some small accents. black, or red. maybe small flowers, a vase with flowers. or something of that nature....

Painting & Wallpapering: boys bedroom, paint colors, blue on the bottom
paint colors, blue on the bottom, sure what kind: What teams do you or they like? My boys love the bears, so we would go orange on top blue on the bottom and a white chair rail. It is actually really simple. Pick the favorite team or a team that you like their color combo and go from there. Good luck, Laur...

Painting & Wallpapering: Color in Open Loft Apartment, Cyndie Stefanik, How to paint open floor plans
Cyndie Stefanik, How to paint open floor plans, Coping with Color.com: Hi Elizabeth, Yes, most definitely you can use different colors in each area as long as they have similarities. They will need to have the same degree of brightness. In other words, you won t be able to mix a bright strong color with a soft subdued color....

Painting & Wallpapering: choosing blind color, interior painting, different colors
interior painting, different colors, wood blind: Dear Susan It looks as though from the photo that this is an open floor plan. If so, I highly recommend the same color blind on all windows. You can certainly match the wall color or put up a nice wood blind. Either would look very nice. You could change...

Painting & Wallpapering: choosing colors, granite fireplace, honey oak
granite fireplace, honey oak, oak fireplace: Hi Christina Looks like the case of too much honey oak and I’m not sure if you want that problem solved or not. The easiest way to “add color” is to add color in the form of pattern: big pattern. Take a look at area rugs, pillows, throws, ottomans, small...

Painting & Wallpapering: cigarette smoke stain on our ceilings, heavy smokers, cigarette smoke
heavy smokers, cigarette smoke, barrier coat: Lisa, Yes a nasty problem which I come across regularly, but thankfully there are good remedies. The substrate should be washed with Sugar Soap liquid or crystals, then you need to apply a barrier coat. Zinsser have a range of products available on...

Painting & Wallpapering: color suggestions Tatami Tan, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Carole, It s not easy to find a real honest to goodness tan as they usually move towards the green side or the orange side. You might take a look at Benjamin Moore Wilmington Tan or Shelburne Buff. Those are not quite as orange and move in the other...

Painting & Wallpapering: colors for master bedroom, Cyndie Stefanik, Bedroom colors
Cyndie Stefanik, Bedroom colors, Coping with Color.com: Hi Souna, If your walls are blue, your bedding doesn t need to be. However, you will need something in the room to help marry the blue to other colors in your space. For example, let s say your walls are blue, your bedding is ivory and your accents a...

Painting & Wallpapering: what colour to paint doors, two doors, laundry room
two doors, laundry room, baseboards: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . Love to death. Why? You sent a pic! I would do the doors if you want to camouflage them. If you leave them white they will stand out for sure. If your not sure. Paint everything except doors, do them last. Than see how you like it....

Painting & Wallpapering: connecting 2 rooms, design theory, different color
design theory, different color, straight line: Usually we tape it off and just paint up to the tape. Make sure you have a real nice straight line, and than just stop it. It s really that simple. I have taped it of in a kind of jagged way to make it look a little interesting. We have also put a double tape...

Painting & Wallpapering: dining room/kitchen colors, Cyndie Stefanik, Coping with Color.com
Cyndie Stefanik, Coping with Color.com, Paint open floor plans: Hi Tasha, First, to address where to end one color and begin another, the best place to do this is of course is a corner but it sounds like you don t have that option. I have attached a picture of a foyer with an open floor plan that had a similar...

Painting & Wallpapering: I don't know how to paint my room..., tops and bottoms, dark colors
tops and bottoms, dark colors, sand areas: Ok, well: 1. Remove all stuff off walls. and Take what ever furnishing you can out of your room. 2. Put tarps/plastic on floors and over remaining furnishings. 3. Get a little tub of wall spackle and fill in any holes in your wall. If you have big holes...

Painting & Wallpapering: Family Room/Great room/Kitchen area, wall fireplace, color swatch
wall fireplace, color swatch, green colors: Dear Tami You have many questions here…..most of which I can only give a rough estimate at since I do not have photos. “Which of these 3 options would you choose?” I’m sure all would be fine. Three of the colors are on the same swatch, so no issue with...

Painting & Wallpapering: Foyer color, clary sage, nice colors
clary sage, nice colors, chair railing: My first thought with the foyer is a green/sage. I think it would go good with the yellow kitchen and would also flow with the lvrm/dr. Has far as the chair rail, you can take the paper down if you like and just paint it. Maybe a darker green from the same...

Painting & Wallpapering: grey dining room, refectory table, pratt lambert
Painting & Wallpapering: grey dining room, refectory table, pratt lambert, evening shadow

Painting & Wallpapering: flexrock ceiling paint, ceiling paint, lap marks
ceiling paint, lap marks, fool proof: Hmmm. It could be the technic that you are using. Some time lap marks are because you are not back rolling. So, you roll and than roll forward and than you go backwards to smooth out the line. Maybe try lightly sanding the lap marks. See how that looks. If...

Painting & Wallpapering: grey dining room, pratt lambert, lime wash
pratt lambert, lime wash, dunn edwards: Hi Claudia I need more information: Your favorite brand of best-quality paint from this list (This is what I currently specify), 1. Benjamin Moore 2. Dunn Edwards 3. Pittsburgh Paints 4. Ici Dulux 5. Ellen Kennon Full-Spectrum 6. Portola Paints Lime...

Painting & Wallpapering: help with Sundial by Ben Moore, dark colors, paint colors
dark colors, paint colors, color consultant: Hi Shannon Sorry, I know of no IACC-NA consultants in Arkansas. So look locally for someone. Ok: your colors- paint them if you LOVE LOVE love them. That is the best criteria. And You really should do paint outs of all colors and live and look at them for...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior painting, business savings account, tax accountant
business savings account, tax accountant, interior painting: Talk to some people you can trust at your church and ask if they can recommend a tax accountant. As for estimated taxes, a general rule of thumb is to put at least 15% aside from your jobs for your estimates.....You could open up a business savings account...

Painting & Wallpapering: Kitchen Color, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Rea, Most olive colors fall into the yellow-green family. If you want to send over the paint name and manufacturer, I can give you a more specific answer if you d like. I am looking at an olive green in the Benjamin Moore line just to use for example,...

Painting & Wallpapering: kitchen paint, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Expert Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Pam, Your wood is neutral for the most part, so you do have options. If your cabinets and kitchen feel a little too formal, you might want to try colors that are (or can be) a little edgy. For example, a yellow-green or a blue-green giving it a slightly...

Painting & Wallpapering: Living room color, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert, Selling a colorful house, Online color classes for realtors: Hi Leslie, For some reason Carnelian isn t in my SW paint deck, but I was able to see it online. Unfortunately computers can really distort the color, but from what I can see...you might want to look SW Burlap or Harmonic Tan. Burgundy falls under the...

Painting & Wallpapering: lacquer pain, lacquer furniture, roller brushes
lacquer furniture, roller brushes, shine thanks: Lacquer has slick finish, so you need to sand it first/ You can even use a liquid sander. You can than get a primers that is designed for plastics and laminates. You can try a foam roller/brushes but may not liked the look. Spraying it will be the best...

Painting & Wallpapering: Master Bedroom Color Themes???, Cyndie Stefanik, Coping with Color.com
Cyndie Stefanik, Coping with Color.com, Bedroom Paint Colors: Hi Kim, Were you planning to keep the bedding or purchase new? The only reason I ask is because I don t see yellow in the bedding. This may be due to my computer colors which may not be accurate and/or not having a close up view of the pattern to decipher...

Painting & Wallpapering: Milk paint, exterior house paints, milk paint
exterior house paints, milk paint, whitewash: David, The only products I am aware of that are different to the PVA Masonry paints are the new generation of Vegetable Oil based products. Healthy Homes on the Internet should provide you with some information. I am somewhat suprised that you are...

Painting & Wallpapering: Mixing paint, oil base paint, oak cabinets
oil base paint, oak cabinets, acrylic latex: Hi Jan First, you will need to know what finish is on your cabinets already have in order to repaint. If you want opaque, you need to paint. Whether to use oil or acrylic latex is up to the current finish. Read about cabinet finishes and how-tos here: http://www.kitchen-cabinets-and-hardware.com/kitchen-cabinet-finishes.html...

Painting & Wallpapering: moldings on high ceiling, crown moldings, accent wall
crown moldings, accent wall, blue shades: Hi Bill Unfortunately, I have no idea what “cosmos blue” looks like since you have not provided a paint brand name. Crown moldings make sense if you would like to add interest at the ceiling line. They are usually painted a light neutral color (white or...

Painting & Wallpapering: Open Concept Painting Ideas, granite counter tops, river birch
granite counter tops, river birch, black granite: Hi Jon Sounds like a nice place. Open plans mean that you need to stick to one color…moldings can be a different color and the white sounds fine. You do not mention your ceiling height or lighting, so I will suggest a couple of neutral greens from Ici Dulux...

Painting & Wallpapering: oak beams, oak beams, tung oil
oak beams, tung oil, danish oil: Jen, You would have to establish if there is any stain or other treatment on the beams. Then research a colour back acid etch type product on the Internet. Once restored to original colour treat with a tung oil product such as danish oil. Hope...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color Help, paint samples, paint color
paint samples, paint color, time susan: Susan, There is no exact science to colour and I am not a designer, I only get involved technically. However I have learned over the years some simple rules, one being that light colours expand space and dark colours contract space. Therefore if I needed...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color to compliment wood paneling, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Angie, You can make either of these colors work. I would bring in some pictures with similar wooden tones into your foyer along with artwork that has some blue in it as well. If you want it to feel lighter, I would use the tan and this will probably...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color for the main hallway, old wood flooring, accent wall
old wood flooring, accent wall, neutral colors: Hi Laura I have a few ideas but can you provide some more information? Otherwise I cannot be specific. 1. The color names, numbers and paint brands of ALL colors you have mentioned or tried out. (the tan that you do not like as well). 2. Age and architectural...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color for walls in a room w/stained wood molding, paint color scheme, room paint
paint color scheme, room paint, paint accessories: Hi Ellen Looks like you need inspiration. First, maybe try medium to light-toned colors, with an LRV between 40 and 60, ceiling between 55 and 75. (Every paint color on the planet has an LRV “Light Reflectance Value”; it’s either on the chip or fan deck)....

Painting & Wallpapering: Paintable Wallpaper, Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Faux Effects, Online color consultations and classes, Trainer for The SDP: Hi Bill, You can absolutely use paintable or any other type of wallpaper to camouflage slight imperfections in your walls. The products for your prep will depend on if the the plaster has ever been painted or sealed. If they haven t been, that s where...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painted White Cabinets, Cyndie Stefanik, painting kitchen cabinets
Cyndie Stefanik, painting kitchen cabinets, Color for Kitchens: Hi Linda, Chances are the discoloration is due to an oil polyurethane. While oil is very durable, it yellows over time. You may want to consider a latex product in the future to avoid this. Some are apprehensive to use water based products because of...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting the Kitchen with Avocado Appliances, moroccan tile, avocado green
moroccan tile, avocado green, color swatches: Hi Sam Sorry this is late, but I only answer questions once a week now. You idea sounds pretty good! People should treat avocado just like any other shade of green. Since your kitchen is small, I would probably stick to some type of cobalt blue+ a neutral...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting paintable wallpaper, arborite, gloss
arborite, gloss, tile: Carol. There should not be any problems, just a couple of points to check. make sure the surface you are wallpapering is suitably prepared and the adhesive you use is suitable. Then when painting make sure the finish is ok for a kitchen. Hope this...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting - Streaky Walls, corral fence, quality paint
corral fence, quality paint, sherwin williams: Your walls need to be deglossed, they need to be primed because you have problems. You should sand the walls really well. You can sand a bit between primer and paint. Also, use a great quality paint. Cost more but covers better. Use Sherwin Williams is great...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting slanted ceilings, Cyndie Stefanik, Coping with Color.com
Cyndie Stefanik, Coping with Color.com, Bedroom Paint Colors: Hi JIll, Yes, painting the ceiling a lighter color is a good rule of thumb to make it appear taller. But in your case, with the walls being slanted....the ceiling is almost part of the walls. So if you are painting the the walls sage, I would use 1-2...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Wall in Bedroom a Different Color, upholstered headboard, painting the wall
upholstered headboard, painting the wall, room thanks: Hi Leah Sounds like great idea! However, I need more information: what other colors are in the room? What style do you like/have? What kind of sun exposure do you have in the room? Window coverings? What colors are in the adjoining bath, if any? I ll be glad...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paiting, chocolate brown, cherry stain
chocolate brown, cherry stain, separted: I am having trouble understanding this. So, it is two rooms, but share the same wall? If it is two rooms and separated by the arch, it is a growing trend to have two different trim colors. Look at kitchen cabinets, you may have a cherry stain and than one...

Painting & Wallpapering: Picking Color, kilz paints, color saturation
kilz paints, color saturation, home demands: Dear Trina Your kitchen is lovely! Very nice. Unfortunately, I do not specify Kilz paints and cannot even tell you if they are of good quality. However, gold/yellow has been very popular in interiors for years, especially Mediterranean, Tuscan, and Hacienda-Mexican...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, Cyndie Stefanik, Sherwin Williams Bagel
Cyndie Stefanik, Sherwin Williams Bagel, Color Consultations online for your entire home only $19: Hi Terri, Since the paneling is a mid-tone color and has some vertical pattern to it, I would keep the other 2 walls fairly neutral. I would look for a mid-tone tan that blends with your wood. One color that I often suggest is Sherwin Williams Bagel because...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, gold family, wood tones
gold family, wood tones, wood tone: 3-8-09 Hi Terri You have about a thousand choices for a wall color since only have a dark blue couch to work with. For something neutral and warm, I suggest ‘pulling’ a color from the woodwork, light a light version of the wood tone. That will always look...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, lime wash, venetian plaster
lime wash, venetian plaster, pin stripes: Hi Lisa First, I’m curious about this statement: “We were going to try some faux techniques, but can t seem to get the right color combinations.” I strongly suggest you do not paint the 2-story living room in a “faux” style yourself. You must leave it to...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color choice, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets Bathroom Remode: Hi Paul, Well you can use the green or creme colors or, you can use a much deeper tan (mid-tone) which would also look very nice. Take a look at Benjamin Moore Peanut Shell or Arizona Tan. Also, you can introduce another color altogether such as terracotta....

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colors blue & yellow, happy colors, paint colors
happy colors, paint colors, french doors: How about tone down the Yellow with a Beige Gold like Sherwin Williams Blond or Restrained Gold. These are Beiges with Gold bases to still give you the warmth. How about Ben Moore hc45 Shaker Beige that is a neutral. Or you could get a Gray to go with the...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint or leave trim and moldings, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Linda, By adding white to the kitchen it will give that room a completely different look as you know. But by adding a wood floor and the cabinets into the space you are creating a flow with the rest of the house, so you should be okay. The white moldings...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting baseboards color of floor, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets Bathroom Remode: Hi Teresa, You can paint the baseboards a similar color to the flooring, or you can also use a creamy white. As far as the doors go, it s best to use the same color on the doors and baseboards, especially if they are both painted surfaces. I hope this...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting crown molding/ceiling, crown molding, different color
crown molding, different color, two solutions: Hi Jim You have two solutions: paint the molding a different color or paint the ceiling a different color. The ceiling would probably be easier: so paint it a color except one that is so close the the color of the molding that is appears to be the same. If...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting metal spiral staircase, metal spiral staircase, metal surface
metal spiral staircase, metal surface, bare metal: Try krud kutter on the glue and paint it is a bit gental. I have had good results with it on a number of things and it should get the paint off with no problem. Sometimes thats what happens when you try to get stuff off it. I would try to spot prime and...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over oily stains on eggshell/flat paint, oily stains, oil stains
oily stains, oil stains, flat paint: Sarah You will require a barrier coat or stain block which you can spot prime the stained areas. Zinsser an American company have a range of products available on the Internet any one of which will work. Hope this helps. Regards, Ton...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting on plaster/concrete, diagonal stripes, concrete question
diagonal stripes, concrete question, kiltz: Helen, It depends which Kiltz you have if it is a barrier coat primer and suitable for application to Concrete, then I should say it will be ok. Of course it also needs to be one of their exterior products. And Rustoleum will provide a great finish providing...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting and spackling, flat paint, coat of paint
flat paint, coat of paint, paneling: It is normal to see things when doing new drywall. Just sand again, mud and than prime it. keep doing until it looks like you want it to. sand, mud, sand prime, paint. Eggshell does tend to show all the flaws, that is why builders use flat paint it is very...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over wallpaper glue, wallpaper border, barrier coat
wallpaper border, barrier coat, double sided tape: Natasha, Yes a common problem and depending upon the solvent in the adhesive and what product you use then you may well get contamination. The way to ensure no problems is to spot prime with a barrier coat. Zinsser an American company have a range...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting wrought iron railings, wrought iron railings, copper color
wrought iron railings, copper color, color paint: I have painted some light fix and it is very tedious. I did layers of copper, black and brown. Yes it took long but what else could we do. You can try spraying them setting up a sort of spray booth. you would have to have two or three people making a shield...

Painting & Wallpapering: paste from walnut tongue and groove, wall paper, removing
wall paper, removing, wood: Try mixing warm water and (TSP 2tablespoons per gallon.Or another wallpaper remover solution that can be bought in any hardware or paint store). Use a spray bottle. Make sure you use gloves and eye protection. Check out my other past posts on wallpaper removing....

Painting & Wallpapering: My porch is so plain... help!, Cyndie Stefanik, Adding color to your outdoor spaces
Cyndie Stefanik, Adding color to your outdoor spaces, Outdoor decorating: Hi Holli Beth, My first question is...what is the style of your home? Let s say it s a contemporary or townhouse for example. I would paint the wood a neutral color (or leave it alone if it s in decent shape). Then, I would purchase an outdoor sisal...

Painting & Wallpapering: STAINING, dark stain, wood stain
dark stain, wood stain, jenni: Jenni Well it might but a translucent wood stain really requires a grain to make it effective. The best I can recommend is to have a look at the ICI site and see if the Brushwood product would be suitable. Hope this helps Regards, Tony...

Painting & Wallpapering: Where Do I Start?, Cyndie Stefanik, Coping with Color.com
Cyndie Stefanik, Coping with Color.com, Paint open floor plans: Hi Pamela, My advice is to get as much of the painting done as possible. Even though you ll be using professionals, friends and a drop cloth, accidents do happen on occasion. If you can pull up your carpet where you re installing laminate, that would...

Painting & Wallpapering: sand colored paint, american heartland, accent color
american heartland, accent color, colored paint: Hi Michelle I recommend you hire a color consultant and here is why: the “too much yellow and too much peach” might not be the color itself. It might be your house. All of these variables will change the look of the color from “in the jar” to on your walls...

Painting & Wallpapering: smell, paint smell, white spirit
paint smell, white spirit, strong room: Peggy, I have to admit for once, I am not sure!!! Of course I do not know the solvent involved in the paint used, but I am going to presume it is White spirit based. With it being a bathroom you really have to ensure good ventilation when painting....

Painting & Wallpapering: Trim, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Colors, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Ellen, Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it! I try to be as helpful as possible because I know how much work is involved with painting and it s so much better to get it right the first time! I like the Simply white, especially for...

Painting & Wallpapering: Vaulted ceiling in bedroom, silver mink, window alcove
silver mink, window alcove, light colors: Hi Debbie Your “Carolina Plum” choice seems way off if your fabrics are light blue, taupe, and white. Have you considered taupes or blues? If you are leaning towards tans, go for taupe shades. And if the room is very bright, skip the white and go for light...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall color with olive green sofa, accent colors, accent wall
accent colors, accent wall, accent color: Hi Rosmin This idea will work better since the fireplace is usually the focal point and dividing it will make it look lopsided. Try two walls (so both walls on either side of the fireplace are the same color) are in your feature/accent color and the other...

Painting & Wallpapering: wall color, paint swatches, color swatches
paint swatches, color swatches, open floorplan: Hi Sonali Unfortunately, you need to get some BIG paint swatches (Ask the paint store to order large color swatches for you….try Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Pittsburgh, Pratt & Lambert, Dulux, Kelly Moore, Dunn Edwards….best quality paint) and also...

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpaper border, applying wallpaper, wallpaper paste
applying wallpaper, wallpaper paste, wallpaper border: Maggie, Water based wallpaper paste is not likely to adhere to the suede finish as there are solvents within the suede finish. You can try changing paste to a cellulose based product of which there are plenty available, try Henkel products on the Internet....

Painting & Wallpapering: wallpapering particle board, particle board, clearance rack
particle board, clearance rack, textured paper: I wish they wouldn t have but up particle board, unfortunately it is a fire hazard. you can wall paper over it, but keep in mind it doesn t do well with moisture. Before I went out and spent a lot of money, I would try to find some wall paper on a clearance...

Painting & Wallpapering: window trim, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interior, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interior, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets Online Color Hel: Hi Gina, You could use off white to give it a cohesive look from the outside. It s along the same lines as ivory sheer draperies on all front windows, it looks very nice from the curb. However, if you don t have anything (including the windows)on the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Can you?, emulsion, coats
emulsion, coats, wallpaper: Preston. Yes no problem, of course you will have to establish if the wallpaper is Vinyl and if so will need a barrier primer coat. If not then a couple of coats of emulsion should cover the wallpaper easily. Hope this helps. Regards, Tony...

Painting & Wallpapering: Can you?, two coats, quality paint
two coats, quality paint, rough spots: Good, better, best? Best-take it down, really clean off all of it and make sure walls are smooth, all glue is off, patch any rough spots. Good/better: Can prime wallpaper, make sure primer is very dry. Than paint with a really good quality paint, at least...

Painting & Wallpapering: Aluminum outside door, bleach solution, quality paint
bleach solution, quality paint, cold weather: Yes, you can paint it. Prep is the key for it to last. Scrap it, sand it down as smooth as possible. Make sure it is clean and wash down with a TSP and bleach solution. prime it with a exterior primer. Use a good quality. Use a good quality paint like Duration...

Painting & Wallpapering: Border paper, accent wall, border paper
accent wall, border paper, vaulted ceilings: I think a lot of it depends on preference. There is no rule regarding any of it. It has to do with what makes scene, what you like and how it looks. I don t know about two borders together. It might be to much. Also I like the though of being level around...

Painting & Wallpapering: Bright living room, Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, Benjamin Moore Paint
Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, Benjamin Moore Paint, Color with No Regrets: Hi Stephanie, I think Farrow and Ball is the manufacturer of the Matchstick color which I was able to find online. Unfortunately I don t have their paint decks in my office. But just based on the picture (and I know computers can really distort colors...I...

Painting & Wallpapering: Color opinion, Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, Benjamin Moore Paint
Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, Benjamin Moore Paint, Color with No Regrets: Hi Melissa, The best way to tone a color down is to paint similar colors around it so that it blends in versus stands out. The only problem with that is I m sure you re not looking for a teal/green or blue wall. So my next suggestion is to go more neutral...

Painting & Wallpapering: Decorating an interior metal door, Cyndie Stefanik, Color Expert
Cyndie Stefanik, Color Expert, Whole house Color Consultations online: Hi Will, I have seen woodgrain decals for car doors but not for interior or fire doors. I would check with a local sign shop. They can scan a copy of a wood grain, enlarge it and print it in vinyl. I don t think this way would be cost effective...but...

Painting & Wallpapering: dark walls dark floors, accent colors, dark brown leather
accent colors, dark brown leather, dark floors: Hi Haedy You certainly can do dark floors with dark walls, but to be safe, keep the floors the darkest color and the walls more medium . However, make sure you have Abundant natural light as well as excellent artificial lighting. I m also thinking that the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Faux Painting, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Chip, To some degree they are right. Oak does have a heavy grain so you wouldn t want a faux finish to fight with the lines of the grain (if they show after priming and painting). However, you could use a distressed finish or a glazing method that...

Painting & Wallpapering: Finding an accent paint color with light grey carpet, Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, Co-Author of Color with No Regrets Selections System
Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, Co-Author of Color with No Regrets Selections System, Carpet Colors: Hi Janet, Yes, the right creamy vanilla will look good with gray carpet, but I would paint the ceilings in a creamy color or gray as opposed to white, even if it s a lighter version of the wall or carpet color. Because gray comes in a variety of undertones,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Foil wallpaper removal or paint over, surface imperfections, paint stick
surface imperfections, paint stick, wallpaper paste: Wow, it is really hard to paint over wall paper.You can do it but here is no gaurantee. The other thing is that it is equaly hard to remove. So, if it was me, I would try to paint it first and hopefully you will be luck and it will stick. If not than you still...

Painting & Wallpapering: faux finish, Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color Consultations
Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color Consultations, Color courses online: Hi Donna, You can and the best way to do this is with an oil glaze since you already have an oil finish on the cabinets. If you use a water based glaze, you ll have to first apply a barrier coat to make it durable. If you were changing the color and had...

Painting & Wallpapering: gray dining room, antique furniture, dining room
antique furniture, dining room, willow: Hi Claudia I only answer questions that are e-mailed to me directly by the AllExperts staff....they have to be posted here by people like you for me to receive them. Anything not e-mailed to me I never see. Sorry, but if a question was lost, you will have...

Painting & Wallpapering: grey dining room, pratt lambert, lime wash
pratt lambert, lime wash, dunn edwards: Hi Claudia I answered it on 3-20-09---here it is again: Hi Claudia I need more information: Your favorite brand of best-quality paint from this list (This is what I currently specify), 1. Benjamin Moore 2. Dunn Edwards 3. Pittsburgh Paints 4. Ici...

Painting & Wallpapering: linseed oil, floor varnish, tung oil
floor varnish, tung oil, floor varnishes: Steven, The tung oil is the finish, if you wish to apply specialist floor varnish do NOT use oil beneath. Clam Brummer filler in various shades are excellent for wood filling, I should think these are easily available on the Internet. Regards, ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Molding and wall paper, Cyndie Stefanik Creater of Color with No Regrets Online, Color expert
Cyndie Stefanik Creater of Color with No Regrets Online, Color expert, Certified TrainerThe SDP: Hi, Actually I ve seen it a few different ways. My advice is to use the same gold 2 more times in your room somewhere. You need to use a color 3 times in a room to make belong. If you are planning to use the same gold in accessories (such as gold chargers...

Painting & Wallpapering: mixing old and new paint, latex paint, acrylic latex
latex paint, acrylic latex, old paint: Hi Jackie Most acrylic latex paint is good for a year....two if stored under excellent conditions. If the old paint is a year or less, great.....start y mixing very small amounts of the periwinkle into the white and stirring well until reaching the desired...

Painting & Wallpapering: Outside mural paintwork, thomas the tank engine, blank canvas
thomas the tank engine, blank canvas, backboard: A good all purpose primer is Zinzer 123. This should do it. It is an oil based so it does have a odor. Has far has the mural it self, I would use arcrylic latex paint to get the best adhesion. I am not a mural painter so I am not sure beyond that. You can...

Painting & Wallpapering: Outside mural., blank canvas, backboard
blank canvas, backboard, substrate: Hi Jane I need more information and then I would LOVE to help! I assume this is outside....what is the backboard you are using? That term is not familiar. The primer you will use to prep the surface and cover the old mural will depend on what the substrate...

Painting & Wallpapering: old tile make over, grease mold, countertop tile
grease mold, countertop tile, tile surfaces: You can paint any ceramic tile that will not be subject to lots of water on a routine basis. This means floor tile, wall tile, and countertop tile can all be painted. You can even do decorative painting on ceramic tile. The only tile I would never paint is...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color, lemon chiffon, paint colors
lemon chiffon, paint colors, dark orange: sw 6127 ivoire this is a light beige with a hint of gold not yellow. the thing with white with hints of yellow it can look like smokers wall , when people smoke and the white walls discolors from the smoke. I think a bit of gold will add a lot of warmth...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint Color for Safari Boy's Bedroom, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Color Consultant, Online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Color Consultant, Online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Melinda, Any one of those colors will work. Chestertown Buff is safe and the other colors are very nice as well. With your bedding you can use just about anything. Even a brick red would work. I don t think there is a bad choice among the colors...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color, paint color, dormer window
paint color, dormer window, would like your opinion: Alba, Whilst my expertise is on the technical side and I am not a designer, I have picked up one or two tips over the years. I suppose the simplest rule is that dark colours bring walls or ceilings closer and lighter colours create more space. If you...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint color for Open kitchen/LR/Entry/hall, Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color Consultations
Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color Consultations, Color courses online: Hi Bonnie, There are several colors that complement oak. If you like a lot of color you could consider red such as Bravado Red from Sherwin Williams or Blue-Green such as Quietude. If you re floor plan is open, you can use various colors just as long...

Painting & Wallpapering: Paint and Drape colors, 4x4 squares, rough texture
4x4 squares, rough texture, vaulted ceilings: I think that I would go with the yellow on the walls and maybe red/mauve drapes. I and the black poles will look good. I think adding a the color of gray will be to much. I think the green will look great with a beige gold behind it and it will be warm and...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting hallways, light pastel colors, full spectrum lighting
light pastel colors, full spectrum lighting, painting hallways: Hi Jennifer It s not necessarily about what colors you pick but how light or dark they are and how you use them. The best way for widening long narrow halls is this: Very light (pastel) colors on the walls and ceiling (can be the same color) and a much...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Kitchen/Dining Area, Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets, Co-ordinate your entire home- custom color palette $199: Hi Pam, I don t think Basket Beige or Latte will be too dark. Your White cabinets will brighten up the room quite a bit. Also, even though you don t have much natural light, you probably have good task lighting. Another thing to consider is how much...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting Marble Tiles, marble tiles, marble tile
marble tiles, marble tile, double sided tape: Sandy, No problem just apply a special primer such as available from Zinsser easily available on the Internet. These primer act like double sided tape adhering to substrate and allowing you to paint over with any finish you like. Hope this helps....

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting to Sell, blank slate, grey walls
blank slate, grey walls, bright colors: Hi Lisa Your Real Estate agent should be helping you with this decision, but in general, grey walls do not make a very friendly room, unless done very, very well. Since you are painting, I recommend a popular off-white like Benjamin Moore s Linen White ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Painting over wallpaper, surface imperfections, wallpaper paste
surface imperfections, wallpaper paste, paint stick: Start by wiping down your walls thoroughly with a damp sponge - wallpaper paste dries clear and, like most glues, can cause problems for paint to stick to it. Besides removing old glue, you want to make sure the wallpaper is free of other dust and grime. BUT:...

Painting & Wallpapering: Primed & Painted Trim is chipping, latex paint, double sided tape
latex paint, double sided tape, oil base: Jennifer, I am not sure without seeing the problem . However it does sound like lack of adhesion and not intercoat adhesion. What I mean is the gloss is chipping to the substrate and not back to the primer, therefore it would appear that the primer...

Painting & Wallpapering: paining wood panels white (cabin interior), how to paint over paneling, wood paneling
how to paint over paneling, wood paneling, monster job: Hi Sylvie You can paint wood panels, the gap does make it alot of work. Depending on how textured you panels are, you might consider a thick woolly roller. If it s just the gaps that are the issue, you ll have to use a roller and a small brush or a small...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint, Cyndie Stefanik Behr Paint Consultant, video online color consultations and classes
Cyndie Stefanik Behr Paint Consultant, video online color consultations and classes, The SDP: Hi Lisa, Nice colors! For your bathroom take a look at Mystic Harbor a nice blue-violet that will look great with the black accent and for your kitchen how about a yellow green such as Celery Spring or if you want more of a blue...stake a look at Windwood...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint color, hardwood colors, colored tiles
hardwood colors, colored tiles, great starting point: Hi Brenda This is a homework question. Here is what else I need since you have about 2000 color possibilities. Color of hardwood colors, types and styles of bedroom furniture lighting, natural and artificial in both rooms proximity of each room to...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint colors, purple carpet, accent wall
purple carpet, accent wall, paint colors: Actually this year Purple and grey are in! You could go with a green or red goes great with these. You have to match it up to the levels of purple and grey that you have. Or, you could leave the grey walls and do add an accent wall of something similar to...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint question, Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets, Co-ordinate your entire home- custom color palette $199: Hi Susan, Sorry it has taken so long to answer your question. My husband hit the cable line with the lawn edger and I have been out of commission all week waiting for repair! To answer you question of what goes with oak, you have some options. You...

Painting & Wallpapering: paint vs stain on baseboard and trim, Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, Co-Author of Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, Co-Author of Color with No Regrets, Trim colors: Hi Joya, I would go with the linen white since it already exists on the doors. You could also add some medium oak shelving in the new study to just pull the color in from the other rooms to make it feel more connected. Another thought is to incorporate...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color Consultations
Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color Consultations, Color courses online: Hi Amy, I really don t think it matters which one is the table and which is the chair. My only suggestion would be to marry the two together in some manner. For example if your table is darker moss green and the chairs were lighter moss green.... I...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting, coat paint, test area
coat paint, test area, painting: Mcrustin, You should be ok, but it is worth checking that the paint you use is compatible and wont supponify (Soften) the faux surface. If you cannot establish before painting then make sure you do a small test area in a discreet area. Hope this...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting on top of enamel, internet hope, double sided tape
internet hope, double sided tape, undercoat: Stephanie, Two ways, Lightily abrade the enamel with fine wet and dry sandpaper about 240 grade then apply an undercoat and then a top coat of the finish you require gloss or satin etc. You could also use a specialist primer which can act as a...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting a tray ceiling, paint contractor, crown molding
paint contractor, crown molding, wallpaper border: Hi Keri Before we go further, please explain tray ceiling . Also: is the wallpaper border still part of the decor? I also need a ceiling height, room size and detailed info on your decor colors if you want even a general color suggestion. thanks! rebecc...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over wallpaper, sand textured paint, sand painting
sand textured paint, sand painting, seams: Hi Angie This question has been answered before, but to help you out, check this web link: http://interiordecorating.suite101.com/article.cfm/how_to_paint_over_wallpaper Sand Paint I assume means sand-textured paint. If it will cover bad seams depends...

Painting & Wallpapering: painting over wallpaper paste, Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign
Cyndie Stefanik Color Expert Home Interiors, Color Redesign, Color with No Regrets: Hi Elaine, You can sand and repaint but I would spot prime those areas and then add your paint color....let is dry and then do your faux finish. Because the faux finishes have a random pattern, they will distract from any imperfections, so this could be...

Painting & Wallpapering: Repaiting Wrought Iron tables, wrought iron tables, iron furniture
wrought iron tables, iron furniture, bit of red: I just did my light fixture, by layering brown, black and than a bit of red and than more brown, more black. It cam out excellent. I used some glossy and some flat to give it some more texture. You can use a faux fin. paint or they sell at the craft store...

Painting & Wallpapering: Sand painting, sand painting, rag roll
sand painting, rag roll, two colors: I think you might be on the right track with the sand paint. What you can do is a rag roll. Use the woolie, double roller. You use two colors. Use your main color and than use white. It works every time and looks great. Make sure the the white is a semi gloss....

Painting & Wallpapering: Separating adjacent rooms with different colors, Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Paint, Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik Benjamin Moore Paint, Color with No Regrets, $199 colors for your entire home!: Hi Ruth, Yes, I do see the problem. The reason your Dining Room appears so different is that every color has a degree of saturation (brightness) and all of your colors except fresh butter are pretty even. It is the Fresh butter that is throwing everything...

Painting & Wallpapering: Tan walls for powder room with travertine floor, Cyndie Stefanik, Color Expert
Cyndie Stefanik, Color Expert, Whole house Color Consultations online: Hi Sherry, Before you repaint, check your light bulbs. Since you don t have much natural light, the color in the can may have been impacted by your artificial lighting. See if you have cool white or soft white, this can definitely make a difference. Also,...

Painting & Wallpapering: Touching up textured ceiling, textured ceiling, popcorn ceiling
textured ceiling, popcorn ceiling, texture: Hi Michelle It all depends on the texture....I hope this isn t a popcorn ceiling! Please describe the texture as best you can and the year the house was built and if this was a contractor or builder s texture job or a DYI texture. Thanks! rebecc...

Painting & Wallpapering: terra cotta spray paint on plastic planters, Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, painting plastic
Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, painting plastic, faux finishing plastic: Hi Monica, Unfortunately it s probably the wrong type of paint more than the fact that you didn t sand. It s best to stick with products that are made for specific purposes such as plastic for this very reason. To solve your problem, I would sand lightly...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Colors, Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color Consultations
Cyndie Stefanik Color with No Regrets, Online Color Consultations, Color courses online: Hi Tammy, With an open floor plan it is very important to not necessarily match using the same color, but more importantly have colors that blend. Each color has a quality and undertone that must have similarities throughout the space. I ll give you an...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Covering, whitewash paint, latex paint
whitewash paint, latex paint, acrylic latex: Dear Susan The LEAST amount of damage to the paneling is acrylic latex paint or an acrylic whitewash. Paint can be stripped more easily than stain. Wallpaper.....depends on the wallpaper adhesive and if there are ridges between your panels, in which case...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Paint Ideas, homework question, wall paint ideas
homework question, wall paint ideas, furniture style: Dear Eric This is a homework question: I need much more info about your living room. So please do some homework and get back to me on the following: 1. Style of all furniture & style of house 2. Types, styles and colors of other items in the room, including...

Painting & Wallpapering: Wall Paint/Oak Cabinets, eggplant color, colored tile
eggplant color, colored tile, beige paint color: Hi Amber If you dislike oak (orange-ish oak) and like orange-greens-browns, stay away from oranges. Greens are a good choice but the wrong green can make the orange tones in the oak more orangy . So stick to soft sagey greens or olives but look at bunches...

Painting & Wallpapering: woodwork, work trends, area rugs
work trends, area rugs, color trend: Dear Diane The wood work trends depend on the context and architecture. There isn t one color trend for wood, but several. The main trend I see is one away from the bright orangy-yellow blond oak trim that was popular in the 1980 s and 90 s. My thoughts?...

Painting & Wallpapering: Bathroom Painting, homework question, acrylic latex
homework question, acrylic latex, wall tiles: Dear Toni This is a homework question. Here is what I need before I can consider your question: Bath size, lighting, fixture colors, other (wall?)tiles, metal finishes, age of home/bath, Your Style, Your favorite colors, and whether you will be using oil...

Painting & Wallpapering: Bathroom Re-Paint, print, scrape
print, scrape, bath: Probably not.... I d suggest applying a brush mark of paint to the wall. Wait 24 hours. Try and scrape it off. If it is on there good, it is ok. If it scrapes off easy, the walls should be primed. Hope that helps.....any other questions, just ask.......

Painting & Wallpapering: bathroom sink, tub, toilet color choice, tony cohan, terracotta tiles
tony cohan, terracotta tiles, phoenix home and garden magazine: Hi Donna First, when you say match you mean either match (same hue) the terracotta or do you mean coordinate? You CAN have colored fixtures to either match or contrast: check this article by Kohler- http://www.us.kohler.com/planning/detail.jsp?aid=1126632964787...

Painting & Wallpapering: bedroom, pink lime, accent wall
pink lime, accent wall, painting furniture: Dear Rebecca Outside of re-painting the whole room a brand-new color (prime over the pink if you want to totally cover it), I suggest two other fixes to cover the walls: 1. Put up floor-to-ceiling drapes and cover the walls with fabric. Make the room look...

Painting & Wallpapering: bubbles on walls, hot water heat, watertite
hot water heat, watertite, moisture present: Brenda, This is very difficult to advise upon without actually seeing the problem in the flesh You seem to have highlighted what I would look for, that is moisture. You have also referred to a barrier primer, which I rely on a great deal. Contamination...

Painting & Wallpapering: Choosing a kitchen paint color to go with appliances, counter tops and cabinets, Cyndie Stefanik, Color Assistance for your entire house online
Cyndie Stefanik, Color Assistance for your entire house online, affordable & complete $199: Hi Desiree, One color that will liven up the kitchen is Sherwin Williams Bravado Red. It is great with the Oak and Cream colors you have and will give it a more updated look. You could also use a blue-green that would look nice as well. Something along...

Painting & Wallpapering: color combinations for faux finishish, Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, Co-Author of Color with No Regrets
Cyndie Stefanik Color expert, Co-Author of Color with No Regrets, Trim colors: Hi Alex, Antique white should be strong enough, you can even go slightly deeper if you d like. Biscuit may be a good choice for your master bathroom for a base coat. It will give the base a nice warm background. For you ceiling, High Tea will be...

Painting & Wallpapering: What colour to paint the wall, Cyndie Stefanik, Sherwin William expert color consults
Cyndie Stefanik, Sherwin William expert color consults, entire home custom color palette only $199: Hi Anne, I think the merlot color behind the sofa is a good choice if you re willing to change the other walls to more of a golden tone to create color balance. If you plan to keep them white, a lighter or deeper color in the same family of your sofa is...

Painting & Wallpapering: coulor for walls, Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets Online
Cyndie Stefanik, Color with No Regrets Online, Color Consultations Online: Hi Mary, You have so many options. Since this is a lighter wood...I would use a cooler color such as Blue-Green or Green, but really it s so neutral that you could use almost everything. I would stay away from the pale peachy, pink and yellow tones. ...

Painting & Wallpapering: Exterior House Painting, exterior house painting, cedar siding
exterior house painting, cedar siding, color question: Hi Eric This question is best answered by your Sherwin Williams dealer because it depends on the original stain (oil or acrylic?) and the condition of your siding. A professional painter might recommend some kind of primer but not necessarily shellac, so...

Painting & Wallpapering: Extierior Paint, voc s, paint store
voc s, paint store, acceptable products: Ken, Yes is the answer. The new regulations for 20010 on the emission of VOC s mean that products are removed from production. Your local paint store should be able to mix the colours you require from more environmentally acceptable products, ...

Painting & Wallpapering: exterior home painting, priming coat, exterior home painting
priming coat, exterior home painting, rule of thumb: William, Yes you are perfectly correct moisture and oil primers do not go together and would cause problems of adhesion long term. Just ensure all surfaces are perfectly dry after any rain etc. Also the primer will instruct on re-coatable times depending...

Painting & Wallpapering: exterior painting, aluminum siding, double sided tape
aluminum siding, double sided tape, primers: Theresa, No problem but because Aluminium is a surface that isn t meant to be painted you will have to use a primer coat. My favourite primers are made by Zinsser (easily available on the Internet) They have several primer sealers that act like double...

Painting & Wallpapering: Foyer, dining room, stairs color, bowl of oranges, wall colors
bowl of oranges, wall colors, color palette: Hi Jessica Thanks for more specifics about your home. However and unfortunately, I do not specify Behr. It is good paint, but it doesn’t market to designers (Ask your Home Depot designer to confirm!) so fan decks or architectural sets are not available for...

Painting & Wallpapering: Can I paint recessed eyeball lights?, halogen lights, spray paint
Painting & Wallpapering: Can I paint recessed eyeball lights?, halogen lights, spray paint, odd size

Painting & Wallpapering: Help with wall color, Cyndie Stefanik, Color Advice for New Construction
Cyndie Stefanik, Color Advice for New Construction, Color Combinations: Hi Jackie, I think the olive is a great color which works well with your red and orange. Is there any olive in the art pieces that would marry it all together? If so, that is a really good option. I have done several Tuscan type of faux finishes in...

Painting & Wallpapering: Interior door colors with oak trim, Cyndie Stefanik, Benjamin Moore expert color consultant
Cyndie Stefanik, Benjamin Moore expert color consultant, entire home custom color palette only $19: Hi Kim, You could definitely go with the black-brown since it ties in with the rest of your space or, you could use a deeper tan such as BM Powell Buff which would pull in the tones of the oak. Both will work great. Thanks for asking. I hope this helps...

Painting & Wallpapering: interior paint colors, dark chocolate brown, interior paint colors
dark chocolate brown, interior paint colors, picking a paint color: Hi again Deb Ok, here are three greens and three beige OR taupe shades from Sherwin Williams. Keep in mind you do have hundreds of choices (Especially in the greens). Do look at these, and also look at similar colors. Always do paint outs and LIVE with the...

Painting & Wallpapering: Latex paint repair, latex paint, paint repair
latex paint, paint repair, old paint: Kellie, Yes there is, first you would have to ensure that you have the original product, then obtain some fine sanding pads 320 or 400 lightly sand an area about 6 square or larger if the area to cover is bigger. Then apply the product thinned with at...