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To acquire a feel for classic, contemporary, or other desirable color combinations, study the extensive selections of rooms pictured in interior design books and magazines, and the photo gal- TINTED CEILING When painting a room with a strong color or faux finish, add a touch of the color to the ceiling batch to tint it in the direction of the finish (as long as everything else does not match). This light value on the ceiling creates intimacy with a more unified color look, and helps accentuate crown-molding treatments through contrast.
Samples and evaluate them when dry. After a successful sampling, prepare to mix a room-size batch. Measure the units in small plastic cups. As the batch MATER IALS is depleted, repeat the calibration process. Only a small water-base eggshell paints: linen white (base coat), midtone beige (glaze color) amount of material should remain at the end of a project, which is stored in a tight container for future touch-ups. water-base glazing liquid (fast-drying) TOOLS basic layout and painting tools (see page 26) BASIC MEASUREMENTS A rule of thumb for making wall-size glaze quantities: Mix strie brushes the glaze-paint concoction with half the amount of base steel combs coat used for painting.
It won’t change the value— making a color lighter or darker—but instead will change the hue. A too-vibrant red batch can be softened by the addition of small amounts of green. Increasing the amount of green would take the red into a neutral, gray range of extremely interesting selections. Likewise, a too-green hue can be softened to olive by the addition of red. Complementary mixed grays are not the dead grays made by adding black to white. Like all mixes, a complementary combination can be tinted with white or shaded with raw umber.