Archives for February 2014

The Painter’s Palette

How the painter’s palette is organized can make a difference in efficiency for the decorative painter. Use a consistent arrangement to organize the colors on your palette:  Place the white in the upper left-hand corner, then align warm colors in a row to its right, and cool colors in a column below it.  Keep a […]

Our jobsite kits for fast-drying acrylics

These are kits that contain decorative painter’s palette for fast-drying acrylics.  It is these colors that I have on hand at all times.  They fit neatly in these little totes I had made to carry them to job sites. They come in handy for almost every finish.  Here are some common uses for fast-drying Matte […]

Matte Fluid Acrylics

Matte fluid acrylics are artist-grade paints that work extremely well for countless uses in my shop.  Because they are fluid, they mix well with paint, mediums, and even textures.  But, the coolest thing is the MATTE version of fluid acrylics, which delivers a very ideal sheen.  GOLDEN Artist Colors, Inc. has the best product, in […]

Protecting a fragile surface

Oftentimes, simply protecting a fragile surface with just tape, is not enough. Here are some examples of ultra fragile surfaces: Upholstery, wallpaper, artwork, carpet, etc. In this particular situation, the area to be protected was just so visual and hard to touch up that we decided to protect to the max.  In this post, I […]