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10-27-2007, 08:54 PM
We bought a house in June, and slowly, cause I'm in no rush, I've been deciding on what to do with the walls in each of the rooms and I've found a neat new paint that allows you to create the look of more labor intensive paint techniques with less work. It's from Michelangelo Paint (http://www.michelangelohome.com/main.taf?p=0). I was wondering if anyone has tried these paints? It's $41 a gallon so I really am hoping that someone has already tried it.
The look I want is Venetian Plaster in the Cafe Latte.
10-27-2007, 09:14 PM
That looks pretty cool, and it costs less than 2 cans of paint and a can of glaze. Let us know if you try it, I'd be interested in using it in my living room.
10-28-2007, 02:08 PM
10-28-2007, 02:48 PM
A can of glaze (used in many faux finishing techniques) runs $25-30 and then you have to buy your paint on top of that. I did a lot of painting and a lot of faux finishing last month and we went through the glaze and paint pretty quickly.
I haven't used the paint you are talking about but the bottom line is to measure your room and decide how many $41 cans you will need for the walls you desire to finish. Sometimes that will help you decide how much you like the technique. ;) :lol There is an Italian technique I was dying to try but when I figured out the total cost, I changed my mind pretty quickly.
Have fun painting!
10-28-2007, 06:43 PM
Sometimes that will help you decide how much you like the technique.
I'm thinking of giving it a try in my kitchen first, mostly because I have very little wall space in my kitchen. I probably only have 150 sq ft of wall space with all of the cabinets. Perfect "test" walls to see how much paint will be needed for my master bed/bath suite.
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