Painting Wall Outlets for Granite Surfaces : Painting a Wall Outlet for Granite: Fine Tuning

Painting Wall Outlets for Granite Surfaces : Painting a Wall Outlet for Granite: Fine Tuning


Basically, I’ve base, have painted in the
base coat mixing it on like you saw me start up here and here. And, so I’ve kind of got
a pattern going for me. Now, we’re going to fine tune it and this is where you use your
little stiff brush. And, you have to remember these would be your plugs, they would also
be painted just like this straight across, along with your screw. You just treat it as
one piece when you’re painting. So, what you need to do is start fine tuning and as you
can see, we have little specks of black here and here. Now, we take and use black, but
what you want to do is use a dry brush for this because you want the sharp little specks
of color. So, you take a little bit of black, a little bit of the white, tone it down and
basically, you just lightly go in here. Don’t want to get too much paint on it cause we
want a drier look. So, now we’re going in with our black to make this line and you want
to do the edge, like this, all the way down. I see a few going across here, so I’ll move
my brush like this, just to get a little to tie that in. Same way with here and remember
I would be painting on the plug all the way across making this solid, like this. So, you
just want to keep that in mind, but what you’re doing is trying to tie this in with this,
as best you can. It’s very important you keep a dry brush and not too much paint on it because
then you you’d just get a solid black mark. We see kind of a pattern, little bit of a
gray going here, so that would go across here with the black to tie that in. And, now, and
now, you see a little bit of gold and there is a little bit of gold you can’t see, but
I’m going to show you, we need to tone that down just a little bit with the browns. Remember,
try not to get too much paint on your brush, but just. O.k, now I’m going to try to get
this little bit lighter gold in here that I need. Just a few places and over here we
need to tone this down just slightly, cause I’ve got a little bit of gold coming in there.
As you can see it’s just slowly working all the different areas to get to where you need
to be. Add a little bit more gold here. As it dries sometimes it blends and remember
you would be doing this color over this because your plugs would be there, just want to keep
that in mind. I see a lot more gray in here and maybe just a little bit lighter in here.
I’m going to go with a little bit lighter gold, just a touch of the red. Basically,
you’re just mixing your paint on the wax paper and then you come in, a little at a time,
working your design. You don’t want any solid areas because there’s nothing solid in here.
If you look closely, it is just a mass of speckled color. Now, over here we have some
bright little specks of the red, so we want to add just a few specks in here, cause that
will blend in our design. But, don’t overdo it, but just a couple so it blends in. O.k,
I’m going to finish it up and, then we’ll come back to the next step.

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