Saturday, September 5, 2015

Retouching For Your Woodwork

Being a painter we see lots of things that are done wrong. In this example will be looking at a really horrible paint job done in the past. 

Some of the paint is oil based and all of the paint is dripped onto beautiful woodwork. So how do you get it off or fix it. If you have the time stripping it off is the best way to go about it. However if you don't have a lot of time or money we have a quick solution for you, retouching. 

You can pick up sample colors of paint at any home improvement store. What you want is a mid tone brown and a dark brown similar to the woodwork you have. You can also use liquid acrylics in small amounts. Also pick up a few foam brushes or small touch up brushes.

Here we can see lots of big white drips. We start with the foam brush in the mid-tone and cover all the white.

The mid-tone will help hide all the light areas, then use your darker brown to put the wood grain pattern back in to the area you are retouching. 

It  doesn't have to be perfect, the eye will naturally blend it together as you look over a room.

Depending on the type of wood you have you may want to pick up a brown with more red in it or more towards the neutral.

Even old roller marks can quickly fade away.

In this area they went pretty crazy with the white paint On such great old woodwork it makes me want to cry.

But after some quick retouching in a very short time we have it looking good.

We'll leave you with one last window pane. Let us know if you have any questions regarding this or any painting project!


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