Painting Tips and Tricks – Unique Options

Painting Tips and Tricks

How to Create The Sandstone Look!

How to Create The Sandstone Look!

Create the sandstone look quickly and easily in 4 simple steps!

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How To Create A Faux Marble Effect!

How To Create A Faux Marble Effect!

Faux marbling can be done on any surface using Unique Options Furniture and Decor paint. Great for bench tops, fireplace surroundings, pillars, anywhere you would like! You will need;UO Terracotta UO cockatoo UO Storm UO blackUO white patina UO Gloss sealerA medium soft paint brushA sponge Small artist brush. First step: Paint Terracotta over area to be marbled with a medium soft brush. Second step: When base coat is dry, sponge cockatoo diagonally across project, while still wet add sponge veins with storm.  Third Step: With the artist brush, add some finer veins in the middle of storm veins and...

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3 Easy Steps: Create an Old Metal Look!

3 Easy Steps: Create an Old Metal Look!

step 1: choose your project piece and apply 1-2 coats of UO Black furniture paint, allow to dry.   step 2: Dry brush copper paint over project ( to dry brush,  dip brush into copper paint ( acrylic is best) then brush most of paint off on newspaper or similar). Allow to dry. Step 3: With a soft brush apply UO Verdigris patina all over project, pushing patina into indents with brush, wipe away excess patina with a damp cloth Your project can be sealed once dry or left unsealed it is still durable and easy clean.This technique can be used in...

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Common Questions About Unique Options Furniture & Decor Paint

Common Questions About Unique Options Furniture & Decor Paint

Q: Do I need to strip a project before painting it?A: Preparation is a very important part of getting a quality, long lasting finish for your project.Flaking paint or Laquer should be removed along with Dirt & Dust. Lacquer in good order need not be removed. Splintered wood should be sanded smooth and damaged areas should be filled with quality filler and sanded smooth.Hardware, Doors, Drawers should be removed and painted separately, re-attached after project is finished   A: How Do I Apply Unique Options Furniture Paint?Q: Unique Options Furniture Paint is a high quality, easy to apply formula.No need...

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How to Paint Fabric!

How to Paint Fabric!

Recently we had a question about painting Fabric with Unique Options Furniture paint,So further to a brief answer, I have painted a chair out of a set of eight to use as an example, if the chairs were in better condition upholstery wise they could all be painted and used just like regular dinning chairs. The chair has been painted with French Blue, diluted with water, 1/3 cup of water to 1 cup paint. Paint on the first coat in even long strokes, allow to dry overnight at room temperature. Second coat is applied in same manner after first coat is...

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