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Old 12-05-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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Suggestions for better blending of shades?


I've got a funky paint job going in my remodeled (in progress) living room.

A very long story short, here's one stage of re-construction:
(more at: http://polarsoft.net/remodel/ )



Here's a current picture:



I used a sponge and a brush for the transition, but I want it smoother if possible. Any suggestions? Thanks...

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Suggestions for better blending of shades?


Maybe a small microfiber or foam roller squeezed out almost dry?

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If you are trying to get sort of a seamless color blend, dark to light, you are probably going to have to spray. You could try making the transitions using glazes of color, rather than opaque color, over a base coat, with sponges or something but spraying is going to be your best bet. I kind of like the look you are after for this room by the way!
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If you are trying to get sort of a seamless color blend, dark to light, you are probably going to have to spray. You could try making the transitions using glazes of color, rather than opaque color, over a base coat, with sponges or something but spraying is going to be your best bet. I kind of like the look you are after for this room by the way!
i've never seen a clean transition like you want without spraying of some sort, even on a small scale (canvas in the dozens of art classes ive taken.) you can get close with a lot of work but on something the scale of your wall it will be tough.
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