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Nov 20, 2012
I want to paint it so that it looks reminiscent of Limestone en ESPANA!


I bought the brightest blue and brightest orange paint so that it will brighten up my dank garage. I don't have a lot of painting experience, mostly just rollers and single colors. I only have brushes and rollers right now, and the paint sales person said that I had to put the blue down first (she said the orange would show through the blue). Any tips on getting something rad without a spray gun?
GhaMby Eagan
From Heaven
Joined Oct 2, 2006
426 points
Nov 20, 2012
put down the blue and let it dry a few days...trace out some crazy shapes with masking/painters tape and paint orange...peel masking tape rock_fencer
From Columbia, SC
Joined Dec 20, 2009
309 points
Nov 20, 2012
Do a search on the internet for "painting sponge technique". You'll probably need a couple more shades of orange to get the effect you're looking for from your weblink.

Basically, you just sponge paint over a base coat. It gives a kind of random texture and depth to the painted wall.

Good luck with your project.

JWong Wong
From Los Angeles, California
Joined Apr 24, 2008
14 points
Nov 20, 2012
Buy a sheet of drywall to practice on first. Although the base texture is different you can rehearse the technique before committing and not too pricey. Also, Home Depot has goof paint; returned cans that they sell off cheap.
Another trick from art school:
Go to a headstone shop with a coffee can, ask them for a scoop of their granite dust. It is nothing but waste material to them, they'll even look at you funny. Mix it into the paint to add texture. Because it is a really fine powder, it adds just a little friction to the paint without turning your wall into sandpaper.
Mike Lane
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