I want to paint one the rooms in the house such that the paint texture
starts with a dark beige color at the top to lighter beige color as it
goes down. How does one do this to achieve a good gradual texturing?
Also it is too difficult to undertake?
I have never attempted such a thing but will share with you what I would
try. I'd paint the entire room with the light color and then spray from the
top down with the dark color while adjusting the sprayer. Heavy on the
first pass at the very top, a little less paint/more air on the second pass
below that, and so on. The sprayer would be the key to this working. I
have no experience with latex sprayers but know that automotive types can do
I think that's going to prove *very* difficult. At a minimum
I think you'll need some top-of-the-line spray equipment
and a lot of practice with it.
However, if you succeed, please be sure to post detailed
instructions because it's a really cool idea!
| Malcolm Hoar "The more I practice, the luckier I get". |
I've never embalmed anyone, so I can't comment on the last question.
On the first question I would investigate sponging or ragging. You did
say paint texture, not simply color, and that's the easiest texturing
The furniture in that room (club chairs, funky glass tables) are of a
darker shade. Thats why the the color of the wall has to be dark at the
top and gradually turning lighter at the bottom. This way the darker
color furniture will contrast well with the wall overall effect.
You might fill a paint sprayer reservoir with white paint and attach
a metering pump to slowly add brown to the reservoir as you paint up
from the bottom. I did something like this in strips with a roller,
and it looked pretty good.
I'm repainting this year too ... started friday actually. This summer
past I was sitting looking at the way the sunlight cast onto the walls
and was thinking walls lighter adjacent to the windows (cathedral
ceiling) and fading to darker on walls away from windows ... but gave
it up. I am going with what I call twilight colors though, with
different walls slightly different in color. You might consider the
You can easily do it with a tool called "gradient fill" on computer "paint"
In real life? I dunno, but here's a wild-ass idea:
Use the computer to print the "gradient filled" stuff on a 30" printer
(they've got 'em at Kinko's). Use the result as wallpaper.
I'm going to go have even more to drink....
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