I want to try to paint a couple of bookcases brick
red on the inside and forest green on the outside.
I've seen it done elsewhere and it looks great, but
what *exact* colors should I ask for so it doesn't
look like a Christmas decoration?
It's up to you, so head out to the pain departement and start looking.
(No, that's not a typo.)
I'd suggest something along the lines of brick red and ivy green, like
what Wrigley Field has.
"The potential difference between the top and bottom of a tree is the
reason why all trees have to be grounded..." -- Bored Borg on
"Puckdropper" <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote in message
I would go to http://benjaminmoore.com/ or another paint vendor website and
play with the color wheels. They usually have photos that you can change
the color of and see how different colors will look next to each other.
They probably will not have a bookcase but a wall and a ceiling should let
you take a look
Scroll about half way down to the Milk Paints and see the color choices.
Typically you can use as a regular paint and IIRC you end up with a "FLAT"
finish. If you wat a bit more sheen and more protection add a layer or two
of varnish on top. Typically these milk paints can be applied like regular
paint and some allow you to wipe away excess for a stained look.
I have found them very easy to apply with a brush.
Whatever colors you choose, don't use latex paint. It never completely
hardens, and the darker the colors the worse the problem. If you set a
heavy load (like a book) on a latex painted surface and leave it there it
will eventually stick to the surface.
I'd suggest milk paint with possible oil or shellac overcoat.
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
I would create a "very" small version made from MDF
and try my colors on that prior to the final version.
All you need is a side and a shelf cobbled together
to get some idea of the appearance.
Colors are too varied to even guess what you might
perceive as pretty.
As noted in a different post, I am also building a couple of bookcases. I
never thought about the latex paint issue, thanks Larry B. I have never
used milk paint before. Could those of you have please give me an idea of
the cure time. Basically the time I need to wait after I paint them until I
drop the cases off at the local school. The cases will be painted in my
cellar. An average of 65 degrees. Not that humid now that summer is over.
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