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DIY Paint Treatments

Roll up your sleeves and get creative by transforming with paint. This board is a collection of great tutorials, ideas and products to inspire you to DIY with paint.

To calculate paint needed, you'll need one gallon for 450 square feet. To determine the wall area, multiply the height of each wall by its width (don't subtract for doors and windows unless they take up more than half the wall); total the figures for the walls. Add 10 percent for future touch-ups. For two coats, double the number.

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  • Vicki Steenbergen Doerr

    ONE GALLON OF PAINT COVERS 350 SQUARE FEET.....EASIER CALCULATION......ADD THE LENGTH OF ALL WALLS TIMES THAT BY HEIGHT....EXAMPLE 10 x 8 room 10+10+8+8=36 x 8 (height of wall floor to ceiling) = 288 sq.ft.

The power of paint when it comes to budget room revamps. The Creativity Exchange

Love this painted black cabinet with faint gold writing. Would love to do a treatment like this.

Antiquing wax and White wax on Black. Gorgeous finish. Great tutorial from All Dolled Up.

Antiquing wax and White wax on Black - All Dolled Up Wichita

Bleached wood technique with liming wax. From Crazy Wonderful

bleached wood look with liming wax
  • Mary Ruth

    LOVE liming wax. I happen to have a whole can of it! I know what I can do... with it!!! thanks for posting and even shows close ups!

  • Mary Ruth

    forgot to mention mine is also Briwax!

Lots of gorgeous paint layers on this antique piece. Inspiration for replicating the finish. No tutorial here, just inspiration.

Joyce Horn Antiques

Tutorial for how to do an easy faux gold leaf paint technique that looks like the real thing. The Creativity Exchange

Easy Faux Gold Leaf Paint Trick

Create your own aged patina on terra cotta pots with this simple tutorial at

Paint Washed Terra Cotta Pots

1 part paint to 4 parts clear glazing mixture, add 1 tablespoon of water.

Before & After Mirror Makeover Using Glaze - In My Own Style

This is a fantastic tutorial for painting laminate furniture using mohair rollers and Sherwin Williams ProClassic paint. So many great tips and her finish looks amazing. sarah m. dorsey designs:

The new KILZ Adhesion is a latex primer that you can use on slick high gloss surfaces instead of an oil based primer. No oil based cleanup! sarah m. dorsey designs

really good tutorial for how to paint laminate furniture. From Kim at Sand and Sisal.

How to Paint Laminate Furniture - Sand and Sisal

Faux plaster paint technique. Easy two part process with this tutorial and it looks just like the real thing. The Creativity Exchange

Faux Plaster Paint Treatments: Why and How To (Paint It Monday)

Round up of furniture revamps using the new Velvet Finishes furniture paint. The Creativity Exchange

Round Up of Velvet Finishes Furniture Revamps: Paint It Monday

Great tutorial for using dry brush paint technique: This, That and Life

Layered Dry-Brush Technique for this DIY French Hutch Makeover

Benjamin Moore Regal Classic paint in a Matte Finish in the color Hale Navy. From Southern Revivals

Southern Revivals - Saving the Vintage, Neglected & Discarded