I will occasionally paint from the can (e.g., for touch ups), but normally pour paint from the can into a "cut cup" or other disposable container, or paint from the roller tray (if rolling). This reduces the risk of contaminating the paint in the can with dust or debris; prevents the paint in the can from drying out; and provides a surface to tap the brush to load the paint.
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|4/6/10 10:18 AM|
Nice job. When stenciling an allover pattern in our bedroom, we found the most valuable tool to be a $50 laser level from one of the the big box stores. We used it to establish a grid on the wall, based on the stencil repeat, which we marked out with painters' tape.
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|3/30/10 1:03 PM|
I can recommend the royal design stencils, and love browsing the stencil library (they have a collection of discounted stencils you can browse). I recently found cutting edge stencil, which is a good source for some modern/graphical stencils.
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|3/5/10 12:46 PM|
Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. ValHalla, I have to agree with AndreaU, that is a beautiful piece of furniture. Did you refinish the wood as well? Also, if you’re in Philly (as your flickr name suggests), I’d be interested in knowing the reupholsterer you used.
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