Category Archives: specialty paints

how to paint a painted lady

San Francisco’s “painted ladies” are nearly iconic as her cable cars, or the Golden Gate Bridge. The City by the Bay is not only the birthplace, but also the international capital, of the “boutique” approach to painting Victorians – a … Continue reading

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playing with color!

Color is one of the most powerful ways to create emotional impact in an environment. Bright tones engage and arouse, rich natural tones soothe and relax, pale muted tones support moderation and self-restraint. While we see color with our eyes, … Continue reading

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Italian luxury for your walls

When I was in Rome last fall, I stumbled across a line of Italian specialty paints that I’m still drooling over a year later. The paints are applied in a 2-step process with an opaque base coat and a shimmery, … Continue reading

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