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    Hi all,

    Has anyone out there did "sponge painting" on their walls??
    can you tell me how it is done, what type of paint, and the results.
    I have a wall in the kitchen I would like to add some color to and
    don't want to paint the enitre kitchen. the walls are off white now.
    Thanks in advance for any advice.


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    I did this below the chair rail in our den and dining room and it looks
    beautiful

    We picked out a "color card" at the paint store, you know how one card has
    related colors from light shade to darker? For the sponge painted part, we
    selected the second or third lightest color and painted the wall completely.
    Then we used the lightest shade (which was also the same color all the walls in
    our house are painted) for the sponge painting. I bought a sea sponge at lowes
    for $3 or $4 because it has a neat texture; I've heard of people using crumpled
    rags or saran wrap. It seems like a fake kitchen sponge would be too
    symmetrical; you want some assymetry to make it look random.

    After the base coat was completely dry, I put some of the lighter color in a
    cool whip container, straight out of the can, not diluted our anything. I stuck
    in the sponge and soaked it in paint, then squeezed it out and blotted it on a
    paper plate, then just started dotting the walls with it, overlapping my
    splotches and turning the sponge to get a variety of patterns.

    It was really fun and easy and looks almost like wallpaper. It didn't take very
    much time at all to do most of the walls; I had to use a smaller piece of sponge
    to get around the edges and that took a little while.

    Our background color was "cappacino" and the top color was "bone". Neutrals
    look sophisticated but I've seen colors that look great too. I think you want
    darker on bottom, lighter on top. The same color family with an almost-white
    pale version for the top. If your walls are white now, I don't know how you
    might sponge paint them--I have no idea how a darker color on white would look.
    Try a small area first

    Betsy
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    --I have no idea how a darker color on white would look. Try a small
    area first

    I have seen darker on top of white- in my case, fire engine red on
    top of white...it was in a little boy's room. Personally, I didn't
    care for it..but Red in large quanity is too much for me. The look
    was almost like the blue spattered tin cook ware from years and years
    ago...very stark contrast.
    You may like that look, and if so, that's wonderful- this is JMHO, OK?

    Lisa G.
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    We just finished sponge painting my 10 yr old granddaughtesr that lives with
    me bedroom about a week ago.
    We had white walls to start with and she wanted blue walls so we just bought
    regular blue paint and bought a sponge at Walmart from their paint dept. (They
    had a lot of sponges to pick from) We had a ball doing it together ended up
    doing 2 walls, closet doors and wall unite. Turned out great.
    That was the first time we had done this. My only suggestion would be don't
    put the paint on thick on the sponge. Their isn't any kind of pattern set

    just where ever the sponge stops.
    Hope this helps. If you have any other question just ask.
    Bobbie Jo
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    I sponge painted my dining room in three shades of green. It's really simple and
    fun. I actally found a two pack of sea sponges in WalMart's beauty aids dept.
    for $1.97!
    My advice would be to break off a smaller piece of sponge to get into the
    corners of the walls and the top and bottom edges. Or hold a piece of cardboard
    against the ceiling or crown molding while you're sponging that area, so you can
    get a nice finish without getting the paint on the ceiling.
    Don't overload the sponge with paint, and just apply to wall moving your hand
    and wrist in various directions. A little paint goes a long way. There really
    is no right or wrong way, just make it to your liking. Enjoy!!
    Sharon
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    Hi, I did this with a kitchen sponge, but took a pair of embroidery
    scissors and cut random bits out, it took a long time, but I just
    couldn't bring myself to pay that much for a sponge...The ones I
    used were 10 for a dollar! HTH
    Sherry
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    Hi Everyone:

    Here comes that my famous line again (my sister), I get so many great ideas from
    her. She ran out of the paint she picked for her bathroom so what she did was
    take the cans that had a little paint left in them and used a sponge for each.
    She finished her washroom and it looks absolutely gorgeos. A peach pink is the
    main colour and she has a light green, paler shade of pink and an off while all
    blended together. I am hoping to convince her to help me do my kitchen when I
    am ready. Wish me luck.

    Cindy Lou in Canada
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