Painting Techniques for Damaged Walls

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Painting techniques for damaged walls require the use of painter's tape. Find out about painting techniques for damaged walls with help from an experienced professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Chris Burke, better known as Mr. Faux. And today, we're going to talk about painting techniques for damaged walls. Materials you will need are painter's tape, drywall mud, a putty knife, and actual latex paint. Before you begin, make sure you tape off all the edges in the room you will be painting. This is going to ensure you'll have clean and perfect lines. Dip your putty knife into the mud and randomly apply mud to the wall. This will hide any damaged areas. Now, just to be safe, let it for a day. One dry, scrape the wall with a knife to knock off and get rid of any hard edges that might have formed. Paint the wall with two coats of eggshell paint and let it dry again. Next step is to mix the paint with glazing liquid. This will be two parts glaze to one part paint. Pour the glaze mixture into the paint tray. Now load your roller. Next, apply the paint to the wall surface. Please be aware you'll be working in three by three sections. The reason you'll be working three by three sections is because you do not want the glaze to dry on you before you create your effect. After the first section is painted, take your rag and dab on the wall. You were doing this to remove the glaze and make a pattern. Now you have your masterpiece.

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