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.
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Before you buy replacement windows, learn about the different types of glass used in today's windows.
Veneer Application Tools
A wide variety of products are available for bonding wood veneer to a substrate, including wood glue and contact adhesive. These tips make it easy to choose the right tools for the job.
Tips on Using Wood Glue
Different types of wood require different kinds of glue. Here's a brief guide to choosing and using the right wood glue for any project.
Tips on Choosing Adhesives
Adhesives, or glues, work in different ways and each is suited to specific surfaces. Use this guide to choose the best adhesive for any project.
All About Concrete, Adhesives, Fillers and Sealants
Many projects require some kind of adhesive or sealant, and it is important to use the one most appropriate for each task. Learn how to choose the right adhesive for your project.
Tape Varieties and Uses
When using adhesive tape, it's important to choose a product that's appropriate for the job at hand. This guide will make choosing the right tape for any job an easy task.
Glue Removal Tips
Glue often leaks out onto wooden surfaces where it doesn't belong. Try these cleanup tips when wiping the glue off with a cloth doesn't work.
All About Green Paints and Finishes
Green paint, or eco-friendly paint, is becoming a popular option for home decorating because it doesn't contain harmful VOCs. Check out the different types of natural paint to help you choose the best one.
Tools for Surface Preparation
Before painting or wallpapering, you must prepare the surface. Learn more from DIY Network on how commercial products can aid in the process.
Choosing the Right Type of Paint for All Types of Materials
Paint is the ultimate designer's medium. For only a few dollars, paint transforms nearly anything into something fresh, dazzling and new. Discover the materials that accept paint and those that you should avoid.
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