Painting faces in pumpkins can be as creative as you carve and paint is easier and more secure. This activity offers possibilities for design almost endless, from colors multiple to intricate details. Start with a clean, dry pumpkin and use any type of craft paint for the project.
Give your Halloween decoration a spin of science fiction with a pumpkin painted with the face of an alien. Paint the entire pumpkin with light green paint to create the appearance of an alien’s skin. For a classic extraterrestrial face, paint two long black ovals for the alien’s eyes and a small, horizontal black line for his mouth. Or, paint a large oval white eye outlined in black with a red pupil and a red mouth grunting with white fangs to create a terrifying alien face.
Children can paint classic faces that are typically carved into a pumpkin. He paints black triangular eyes, a triangular black nose and a black oval mouth “screaming” to get a classic face; or paint a silly pumpkin with an eye that is a black circle, a “winking” eye that is a semi-circle, a nose that is a pink triangle and a mouth that is a black semi-circle full of white teeth.
A pumpkin with a cheerful clown face can be a colorful decoration for the festivities. It covers the pumpkin with white paint to achieve the basic clown skin and paints red paint spirals on top of the pumpkin to make clowns red hair. Decorate the area around the eyes with a yellow triangle painted next to one eye and a blue square next to the other. Paint a long red line to create the smiling clown mouth and a green flower on the right cheek of the clown.
Stay away from the frightening themes and create a face painted on a pumpkin with a wrist design. Paint a black line around large white oval eyes. Paint three small eyelashes on the outer corner of each eye and dark blue or brown dots to create the pupils of the eyes. Paint a red dot for the nose of the wrist, two light pink circles for her cheeks and a dark pink line on the underside of the face of the wrist to make a smiling mouth.
Children and adults can paint faces of pirates on pumpkins to create a crew of pumpkin pirates. Paints patches of black eyes above the left eye of the pumpkin and a black ribbon around his head. Paint a white eye with a black outline and a pupil on the right side of the face. He paints a big grunting mouth with a black paint outline. Uses white paint to form scattered teeth in the mouth, with large black parts to indicate where teeth are missing.
Add some bloody fun to an ordinary pumpkin with a painting of a vampire’s face. Paint thick black lines to form eyebrows are “V” shaped over almond-shaped eyes with red vampire pupils. Paint a horizontal, thick, right and black line for the vampire’s mouth and white triangles that come out from under the mouth for fangs. Apply red paint spots to represent drops of blood falling from the vampire’s mouth to his chin.
The ceiling moldings add an elegant touch to the top of the walls and is a gem that is not always found in many modern homes. If you are painting an environment that has ceiling moldings, it can be difficult to decide what color to use to get this touch. The colors you choose depend entirely on you. Before painting, consider the theme of the room, as well as the size of walls and ceilings.
Match the walls
When you have low ceilings easy to feel claustrophobic. Painting the ceiling molding the same color as your walls will make the ceiling look taller. Painting the molding in this way offers an optical illusion that extends the length of the walls. This is especially a good idea if you are painting the walls and ceiling in two very different colors.
Combine the roof
As well as painting the molding of the color of the walls, if the pints of the color of the ceiling will make the whole environment look bigger. It offers an optical illusion that shows that the ceiling is higher. Paint your molding the same color as your ceiling if the environment in question is smaller and does not have much space.
Perhaps you have chosen contrasting touches of colors for aspects like the door trim and the window. In this case, paint the ceiling molding in this color. This will tie the contrasting color of the floor to the ceiling and will look especially good if you have also painted the wood paneling in a contrasting color. For example, perhaps you painted the walls in a deep red and the molding of your window in a neutral beige. Bring this color also to the ceiling molding.
Although painting the molding to match your ceiling, walls or fixtures is a practical approach, you can be more creative with your paint color options. Choose a color that is completely different from any of the other paint colors you are using; although this can unite the colors of your furniture. A sparkle of bright pink will bring your gaze to the ceiling. You can also use faux finishes and even stamped paint designs to add extravagance to the molding of your ceiling.
The chrome paint is designed to mimic the appearance of chrome plates. No matter what kind of object you want to paint, chrome paint can give you that shiny look that is so popular in real chrome. However, to use chrome paint (especially spray paint, which is one of the easiest ways to use) you need to do the proper pre work for your finished product to actually shine.
- Purchase the appropriate base paint. If you want to paint a car, you will need a base paint for cars. If you paint rails, you will need a base paint specifically produced to work on that kind of metal. Ask a professional in a paint shop to help you choose the right base paint for you. Uses opaque base and chrome paint on base paint.
- Clean the entire surface on which you are going to paint. The best paint jobs are smooth and shiny. Remove any dust and dirt particles from the surface before passing the base. Use a damp, warm wipe to wipe the surface gently and in a circular motion. Once the surface is thoroughly clean and completely dry, go to the next step.
- Place base paint on the surface. This will give you a smooth and even surface on which to paint. Spray base paint with a base spray or paint sprayer. However, you can use a brush. Make the base paint layer even, smooth and not very thick. Add a second layer if you do not get the necessary coverage with only one.
- Apply black opaque paint. This will make the final reflectivity much brighter. Buy this in a spray can or use a paint brush or spray. Usually, you should only do one layer, but if you use a brush, you may need to apply two to cover enough. Make sure this opaque base is dry (may take up to 24 hours) before continuing.
- Paint on your chrome. If you are using chrome spray paint, hold the can about 10 inches (25.4 cm) away from the surface and spray, constantly moving it so the application is even. If you are using a paint gun, use it then use a psi of 20 and a “dusty” configuration that uses lots of paint and a little air. Keep going over the area you are painting until the chrome is as bright as you want and the coverage is adequate. If you use a brush, then you must apply two or more thin layers and pairs to achieve the look you want. Let a few hours pass between each layer for the paint to dry.
Tips & Warnings
- The best chrome aspects are usually the result of the application of an aerosol and not a brushing.
- Always paint in a well-ventilated area.
The painting acrylic is one of the most popular means for artists. It is made with a combination of ground pigments and a solvent. These paintings are made on the basis of water and removed easily from brushes and other art supplies. Acrylic paints dry quickly and allow other materials to be used on dry acrylic.
Preparation of materials:
- Choose an image to draw on your mural. It is important to choose a scene that is suitable for the location of the mural. Then choose a surface and a location for your mural.
- Prepare the surface of the mural by cleaning it to remove dirt and dust.
- Measure and mark the area with a charcoal pencil. Charcoal pencils are the best, as they do not react with acrylic paint.
- Tape the area you plan to paint with tape. Place a tarp under the area where you will paint to avoid paint spills and stains on the floor.
- Cover the area where you plan to paint with a base to seal it. It is easy to cover large areas with a large paintbrush for general painting. Make sure the base is completely dry before painting your mural.
- Sketch the outline of the image with a charcoal pencil.
Paint the mural
- Mix the acrylic paints to get the desired colors with the spatula on your palette. As acrylic paints dry quickly, use denatured alcohol to clean the brushes or correct errors on the work surface.
- Fill your original sketch with acrylic paints and brushes. Mix and give volume and contrast to the colors while adding details to your mural. It is a good idea to paint large areas first and small details later.
- Allow the mural to dry for a week before applying the protective varnish.
When applying a light paint color over a dark color, the most important part of the project is the primer layer, a special paint that is applied before the common interior paint. The primer will help the paint to adhere better and last longer, and also prevents the stains and the previous color of the wall from being noticed. Find primer products at home improvement product stores in the paint section.
Check the product labels and purchase a “high coverage” primer to cover the entire base color of the wall and eliminate the need to apply multiple layers of common paint, a product that can be expensive. Taking the extra step of applying the primer on the walls allows you to save time and money.
- Remove the furniture from the room or push them into the center of the room and cover them with canvas or a plastic sheet. Take the pictures off the walls.
- Use blue painter’s tape to protect the moldings in the windows, the ceiling and those in other areas of the room that can come in contact with the brush or roller.
- Remove all nails from the walls and fill the holes with a joint compound suitable for walls to be painted with latex paint. Apply the compound with a small spatula and scrape the excess so that the product covers the hollow flush with the wall. If you are going to re-hang the pictures in the same places, it is not necessary to cover the gaps.
- Use the joint compound to fill any holes or cracks in the walls. Allow the compound to dry. Sand these particular areas, if necessary.
- Using a screwdriver, remove the covers from the sockets and switch housings before starting to apply the paint.
- Cover the floor with a canvas in the area of the walls that you are going to paint. You can move the canvas along the room as you go along painting the walls if you do not have so many tarps to cover the entire floor.
- Clean the walls you are going to paint with the help of a sponge mop and a cleaning product suitable for walls that will receive layers of paint; A product that does not generate foam and does not require rinsing. Cleaners containing trisodium phosphate are the best, but you should follow all the safety precautions detailed on the packaging.
- Pour the primer onto a paint tray and immerse the roller in the product; Slide the roller several times back and forth over the flat side of the tray to remove excess primer. If the instructions on the product packaging recommend using a wet roller, immerse it in water before beginning the process.
- Apply the primer coat with the help of a roller to cover large wall extensions. Pass the roller as close as you can from the moldings to reduce the need to cover those areas with a brush. It starts at the top of the wall and moves downwards, passing the roller over the paint that runs down over the surface. Use a ladder to reach the top of the walls.
- To finish the primer coat, apply the paint with a brush on the part where the ceiling is located and the floor with the wall, around the windows and the switches, places that you cannot cover with the roller.
- Allow the primer to dry for as long as the manufacturer’s instructions state.
- Apply the coat of paint in the same way as the primer; Start with the roller and then with the brush.
- Allow the paint to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions and then apply a second coat.
- Replace the covers on the sockets and switch housings after the second coat of paint is dry.
- Remove the painter’s tape, pick up the canvas and reposition the furniture in the corresponding places.
Tips & Warnings
- If you apply the primer on latex paint, make sure the product is water based and then finish with latex paint.
- Tarpaulins are more expensive than plastic sheets, but they can be moved more easily and will serve you for many future projects.
- If you have to leave the project for a few hours or even overnight, cover the rollers or brushes with plastic wrappers (you can use ordinary plastic bags attached to a rubber band) to keep them moist and ready to use. This way you will not have to waste time cleaning the rollers before finishing the job.
- Have a dry cloth and a damp cloth on hand while applying the paint to wipe the product splashes before they dry.
- Keep the room ventilated while painting the walls. Opens one or more windows and uses a fan to accelerate the drying process and prevent the accumulation of dangerous gases and odors.
Painting white wooden furniture is a good way to renovate the old furniture. You can change the look of any room, but it will take time and patience. Since it is very cheap compared to buying new furniture, it is a common choice among many people. To paint white wooden furniture and achieve a professional finish, there are several steps to follow.
- Place the furniture on a protective cloth, newspaper or cardboard. Using a screwdriver, remove all accessories including knobs, handles, hinges and decorative parts. Remove all drawers and doors and place them separately on the fabric.
- Using a sandpaper or an electric sander, sand the surface of all parts of the cabinet. Make sure you do it in the direction of the wood grain to avoid scratches. Use the cloth to remove dust from the surface. Check each thing to see if you should re-sand it. It is very important to remove the previous finish completely. Once done, gently sand the surface with steel wool. This will create a smooth surface to apply the final coat of paint.
- Using a brush, apply a layer of base paint to the piece of furniture following the direction of the grain. After it dries, apply a second coat. This will ensure that the final layer adheres to the surface.
- Apply semi-worked white latex using a brush. Again, do it in the same direction as the vein. When it has dried, check that all parts of the furniture are properly painted. Usually only one coat of paint is required if base paint has been used.
- To give greater protection to the furniture, apply a layer of polyurethane to the water to all parts of the furniture. This will give you an extra shine. Allow all parts to dry before replacing accessories.
Tips & Warnings
- Painting in a ventilated area will make the furniture dry faster. Use small brushes to reach small areas. Wear eye protection, especially when using the power sander.
- Do not use a fan to dry the paint. This can ruin the finish.
If you are going to create a painting that requires leaves, it is important to know how to paint the leaves in a realistic and beautiful way. Painting leaves does not have to be a difficult task, and knowing the techniques can help you see the design and contours in a whole new way. These are the basic steps for painting realistic sheets.
Realistic sheet paint
- Study your leaves. Collect the leaves you want to paint and look at them carefully. Look at the colors, shadows and contours of the leaves. Keep in mind that there are rounded and bulbous areas, and how the leaves look darker in these areas where the ribbing appears. Then squirt the colors you see on the leaves in your palette and blend until you are satisfied with the combinations.
- Blocks the basic colors. See what the main color of the sheet is, and block that color on the canvas by painting the basic shape of a single color. Focus on creating the shape during this step, and carefully paint the outer edges so that they look exactly the same as the sheet you are painting.
- Paint the veins of the leaf. Using a lighter color, paint the veins of the leaf. You will want to include as many veins as you can because the more veins you put, the more realistic your blade will look. You will need to switch to a fine brush to paint the finer veins on the blade.
- Paint the shadow and lights on the sheet. Keep in mind that the blade seems darker where it touches the veins. Paint this area in a darker color and gradually lighten up as you move away from your veins. Continue to use this technique for all areas of veins. Once your shadow is finished, use a lighter color and very carefully highlight areas on the canvas where the sun or light touches the leaf. You will not have to use a lot of the lighter color, a little will last a lot. Once you have finished putting the relief, use a dry brush and mix the shadows and lights.
Painting light tables involves a process similar to painting other types of wooden furniture. But because light tables usually have drawers, it means that additional steps are required. If you have already painted wood, you will find this project simple. Taking your time to prepare the surface before painting, you will end up with a completely restored light table.
- Sand the surface of the table light with an electric sander with a 100 count sandpaper. Remove all paint and finished from the top and sides of the table light. Remove the drawers by sliding them and placing them on a flat surface. Sand the paint on the fronts and sides of the drawers. Finish sanding the table with a 200 count sandpaper.
- Sand the decorative edge of the light table by hand and other hard-to-reach places such as moldings or wooden handles with 100 count sandpaper. For the most difficult places use a 200 count.
- Clean all the dust from the light table with a clean cloth or towel.
- Apply the base to the table surface using a spray can filled with a wooden furniture base. Apply it evenly forwards and backwards, cover the entire piece, including the front and sides of the drawers. Allow the base to dry for 24 hours or as directed on the spray can.
- Apply a coat of paint on the base with the brush. Extend the paint in a thin layer over the entire surface and let the paint dry. Cover the table with another layer of paint and let it dry. If desired, sand the table between layers with 200 count sandpaper for a smoother finish.
Tips & Warnings
- Always paint in a room with excellent ventilation, or open windows and doors to ventilate a closed room. When painting indoors, use a cloth to protect the floor from splashing.
The only way to achieve a professional auto paint finish is to use a sprayed application system. Spray paint is highly susceptible to dust and can easily contaminate the surrounding area with unintended applications and gases. Build a car painting booth in your own garage or workshop without spending a lot of money on the materials. With the right preparation, you can build your 24 x 8 x 8 ft. (7.2 x 2.4 x 2.4 m) cabin in an afternoon. The dimensions can be easily adjusted to fit your vehicle and your workspace.
- Sweep the garage space or workshop designated for the cabin and clean all the dirt, dust and dirt.
- Attach two 1-inch (2.5 cm) diameter and 12-foot (3.6 m) PVC pipes, end-to-end through 1-inch (2.5 cm) diameter PVC tees And four outputs. Join the other two pipes in the same way. You now have two 24-foot (7.2m) long pipes. Place these pipes in parallel on the floor, at a distance of 8 feet (2.4 m).
- Join the long pipes with three 8-foot (2.4 m) PVC pipes. Use the PVC elbow 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm) and three outlets to join the ends of 24 ft (7.2 m) pipes. Place the 8-foot pipe (2.4 m) into the four-outlet fittings. You now have a 24 x 8 foot (7.2 x 2.4 m) structure for your car paint cabin.
- Insert two 8-foot (2.4 m) PVC pipes into the three-way elbow of one end of the structure, pointing up. Using the scissor ladder, nail two screws into the ceiling directly on the structure. Tie a little twine to each screw.
- Attach the two ends of the two PVC pipes pointing upwards with a third 8-foot tubing (2.4 m) and two additional three-outlet fittings. Tie the loose twine tips around the top of the pipe to support the end of the structure. Repeat this procedure at the other end and in the middle of the cab. Connect all accessories with pipes.
- Cut large pieces of 6mm construction plastic to cover the cab seal, and secure the plastic roof to the PVC frame with adhesive tape. Cut large pieces that match the sides of the 24 x 8 ft (7.2 x 2.4 m) frame, and secure with tape. Leave a side without plastic to provide a driveway.
- Cut two pieces of plastic to fit the ends of the 8 x 8 ft (2.4 x 2.4 m) frame and tape them together. Place three large box fans on a low workbench, inside the cabinet at one end. Cut a piece of rectangular plastic to fit the line of the three fans. Locate the fans in the space cut so they can serve as an escape for the cabin and verify that there are electrical cables outside the cabin. Seal the fans against the cut edges of the plastic with tape.
- Cut three sections from the opposite end of the wall so the fans fit into the three dust filters. Tape the filters to the plastic sections removed.
Tips & Warnings
- Do not work in the cabin without the exhaust fans running. Always be careful when using the scissor ladder. Do not stop at the top of a ladder of these.
The paint spray is made to adhere to most surfaces. Some smooth surfaces or coatings are resistant paints of any kind. There are several types of spray paint for different types of materials. Paint based on oil may not work as well on some items as acrylic – based paint. Each painting is labeled with a list of materials where it works and those that can be difficult to paint. Spend some time reading to avoid misuse of paint.
- Read the instructions. Different spray paints have different instructions for use. Some require a drying time between hand and hand, while others need a second coat within a few minutes of the first. Some recommend a coat of primer, while others recommend spraying directly on the surface.
- Paint in warm weather. Most paint will have problems sticking to a surface if the temperature is too cold. It is best to save your paint project until the temperature is at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 ° C) for outdoor painting.
- Clean the item you are painting. Wash the surface with warm water and let it dry before applying paint. If you paint without first cleaning, you may paint on a layer of dirt or grease. When the earth comes out, the painting will come out with it.
- Sand smooth surfaces such as glass. Lightly sanding the surface before painting will help the paint to adhere. Wash the surface after sanding to remove dust created by the process.
- Print surfaces such as wood. The wood needs to be sanded and cleaned and a coat of spray primer should be applied prior to the spray paint. Allow the primer to cure before adding the paint layers.
Tips & Warnings
- Use spray paint in a well-ventilated area, preferably outdoors.
- Place a piece of cloth under the item you are spraying so you do not paint places where you do not want to paint.