All About Embossed Wallpaper
When applying a raised design wall treatment, there are unique factors to consider. Learn all about it here.
Types of Raised Design Treatments
Lincrusta®, Anaglypta® and embossed wallpaper all have raised design surfaces. Lincrusta, made of linoleum, is the most authentic-looking. Anaglypta is a heavy embossed paper that is more affordable and easier to work with. Regular embossed wallpaper is standard-weight wallpaper with a slightly raised design surface.
Clay-based wallpaper paste is necessary for applying raised or embossed wall treatments -- regular wallpaper adhesive is too thin and would turn embossed wallpaper to mush.
This warm honey-colored latex paint makes a beautiful one-color finish. Painted wallpaper can be left as-is or finished with an antique glazing medium.
You can apply glaze with a paint roller and immediately wipe off the excess with a clean rag, leaving glaze in the recessed areas.
Another glazing technique called "picking out" illuminates the embossed design in a more subtle way. To create this finish, dip the end of a paintbrush into a glazing medium and dab off almost all of the glaze onto a paper towel. Then brush the glaze lightly on the surface so that only a small amount of glaze collects in the crevices of the design.
All About the Different Types of Wood Finishes
Natural wood finishes enhance rather than cover the grain of the wood. Learn more about the different finishes to help you choose the right one for your home.
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Stylish color combinations and finishes to withstand even the wildest kids, parties and pets.
Rubber Stamping Concrete Patios
Transform your concrete patio from dull to delightful by rubber stamping it.
Water-Based and Oil-Based Color Stains
There are several advantages to using water-based color stains. Learn more about water-based and oil-based stains for your next DIY wood-stain project.
Woodworking FAQ: Clear Finishes
Learn how to choose and use wood stains and clear protective finishes.
All About Window Glass and Glazing
Before you buy replacement windows, learn about the different types of glass used in today's windows.
Tips on Staining Wood
Follow this advice on how to properly stain wood furniture.
Using an Environmentally Friendly Paint Stripper
An environmentally friendly paint stripper takes a little longer to do the job, but is safer for the user and the environment.
The Basics of Staining Wood
With so many staining products on the market, it may get confusing. Remember, staining is merely a means of adding color to bring out the grain pattern in the wood.
How to Apply a Faux-Stone Treatment to a Wall
When real stone is just not in the budget, consider applying a faux-stone treatment to a wall.
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