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How to Treat Floorboards with Limed Effect

How to Treat Floorboards with Limed Effect

Here, new pine floorboards have been treated with a limed effect and the overall finish is a soft, rather hazy look that complements cool, neutral furnishings. Three hundred or so years ago liming paste was prepared as an extremely toxic solution that was applied to kill off the woodworm and bugs that were eating their […]

How to Stencil a Floor and Use Floor Stencils

How to Stencil a Floor and Use Floor Stencils

Stencils have been used in decoration for hundreds of years and by many cultures. Here is a simple, cost-efficient technique for achieving an even and regular pattern. This stencil was taken from an ancient Greek key pattern. It was made up from thick opal acetate that was easy to see through and match up with […]

How to Renovate Floor Tiles with Paint

How to Renovate Floor Tiles with Paint

Thanks to exciting new paint products, it is now possible to repair and to paint old floor tiles. A new multi-colored floor can add a vibrant touch to your kitchen. You do not have to live with patterns and colors (and cracks!) you do not care for, or go to the trouble and expense of […]

How to Paint Your Tile Floor with Acrylic Floor Paints

How to Paint Your Tile Floor with Acrylic Floor Paints

With the new acrylic floor paints you can give full rein to your imagination. The pattern used here is based on the floor tile design of a medieval church. For years floor paint was only available in two or three colors. Oil based, it was very smelly and took a long time to dry properly. […]

How to Paint Your Floor with Household Emulsion Paint

How to Paint Your Floor with Household Emulsion Paint

This compass design is much easier to mark out and paint than it might appear. Using household emulsion paint, it makes an attractive and unusual decoration. Despite the wide selection of quick-drying floor paints, emulsion paint is still an interesting option. Its main advantage is its drying time – in warm weather two coats can […]

How to Paint Faux Flagstone Floor

How to Paint Faux Flagstone Floor

To lay a real old stone floor is a very specialized task and often requires expensive material – but you can enjoy the colors and impression of stone with this paint effect. Real stone floors are usually associated with cold and draughty dwellings, but I can assure you that the painted version is much warmer […]

How to Paint a Faux Leopard Rug on the Floor

How to Paint a Faux Leopard Rug on the Floor

An imitation leopard skin rug allows the beauty of this print-like pattern to be admired without cruelty. This is fun to paint and will add a touch of the exotic to any room. Beautiful animal skin patterns are often simulated in fabric and fake fur and this project is meant to create a fun paint […]

How to Make a Painted Floor Cloth

How to Make a Painted Floor Cloth

This brightly colored floor cloth has been achieved with acrylic paint and is extremely practical. Cut to fit a staircase, it can be taken up when you move home. Floor cloths arc made of a canvas cloth cut to size and then primed, painted and sealed. They were often used in the eighteenth century and […]

How to Do Custom Marble Paint Effect

How to Do Custom Marble Paint Effect

This project shows you how to reproduce a marble effect and transform a base of hardboard into a rich and opulent surface with depth and color. For many centuries the beauty and richness of natural marble has been imitated. Sometimes it is simulated to perfection, sometimes painted as an effect. We have opted for painting […]

How to Decoupage the Floor

How to Decoupage the Floor

Decoupage allows you the freedom to turn your floor into a giant picture, creating themed images or abstract shapes. Here the work of the artist Matisse has provided inspiration. Records of decoupage date back to the seventeenth century, when engraved and printed designs were cut out of paper and mounted onto furniture that was varnished […]

How to Create a Beautiful Mosaic Floor

How to Create a Beautiful Mosaic Floor

Here is a quick and effective way of creating a beautiful mosaic floor. A full spectrum of colors gives the potential for a wealth of motifs and interesting patterns. The small glass tiles used here are those usually found at the bottom of a swimming pool. They are available in a wide range of colors […]

How to Color Wash Your Floor

How to Color Wash Your Floor

Bare wooden floorboards are gently color-washed with thin transparent layers of diluted emulsion paint, which seep into the wood, allowing the grain and texture to show. Color washing is a simple technique to use on bare wood and the effect can be as light or as heavy as you wish -just add more or less […]

How to Apply a Crackle Finish to the Floor

How to Apply a Crackle Finish to the Floor

This ‘old paint’ effect is great for uneven surfaces – the glaze will create a lumpy, bumpy finish and give the impression of many layers of paint hiding underneath. This technique is simple to do and is a fun way to use very strong colors together. Try experimenting with unusual color combinations – even bright […]

How to Use a Sewing Machine

How to Use a Sewing Machine

One of the leisure activities for women in home is to stitch their clothes by their own. And learning to use a sewing machine is much easier. There are hundreds of models of sewing machine but the basics are same in all those. And here are the steps to follow while to start using sewing […]

How to Use Bump Keys

How to Use Bump Keys

Bump key is the special type of key which easily fits to any type lock that it is usually used to open the locks. Criminals utilize this bump keys to open cylindrical and tumbler type design locks without tampering the locks. These bumping keys were in progress for past one decade so this is also […]

How to Use Bondo

How to Use Bondo

Bondo is the perfect repair product that it is widely known as a cavity filling substance for rusty and deformed vehicles, it is not meant for that alone. It has been used on variety of surfaces, like wood, fiberglass and metal, and also it is used to modify the outlook of computer cases and to […]

How to Use a Wood Burning Fireplace

How to Use a Wood Burning Fireplace

A wood fireplace is on the keystone of fireplace history; attractive and moderately simple to install. Nowadays, although, there are plenty of different options, numerous of which are extra suitable to sustain and utilize. The examples contain gas and electric fireside inserts in addition to pill or callus stoves. The advantages of with a wood […]

How to Use a Framing Square

How to Use a Framing Square

The framing square is a measuring and a cutting instrument, which is made of steel. It can also be made in any light weighing materials like aluminum. It is about 2 inches wide; this is called as the blade. It has a1 to 0.5 inches arm, it is a narrow one. It is the tongue […]

How to Use a Gas Grill Properly

How to Use a Gas Grill Properly

There are different types of grills used for the purpose of cooking. The gas grill has many advantages when compared to other types of cooking grill. The gas grill is a far better one when compared to charcoal grill. If you are not aware of it and don’t know how to use them, don’t worry […]

How to Use a Generator

How to Use a Generator

Generators can be a great help when there is a power cut. Most of the portable generators are small in size. In the same time they would not be sufficient to provide enough power to the whole house. But it would be sufficient to power some of the important things in the home. To use […]