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Hi I am planning on refinishing a dining room set and would like to attempt a hand rubbed black paint finish - ala Pottery Barn look. Can you offer some advice on how to achieve this? Thanks. Maria

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After the piece is stripped and sanded, you can achieve a hand rubbed finish by applying the paint via a "dry brush" technique.  It's an art rather than a science, but if you dry your brush between strokes, then hand rub the surface (immediately) with a soft, dry cloth, you'll get the hang of it in no time.  Just remember, a little on, a lot off.  You can always add more paint.

You might want to visit a paint store or home improvement center for painting tips, of visit www.fauxlikeapro.com.

Blessings,
Jenny

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Visit my web site at: http://www.jennifertaylorwojcik.com Decor: I've written about it, planned it, designed it and colored it, and I've never stopped loving it. It's not what you spend, or who made it, it's how it makes you feel.

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College, advertising, public relations, marketing, free-lance writing and a plethora of creative endeavors have led me here. As an entrepreneur in decorative product design, I learned the hard way how tough it can be to be in business for yourself. A stint at a law firm taught me humility too. Some three thousand questions ago, I wondered if I could really help. Obviously, I'm still here and still taking your questions. God Bless You!

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"From Day One" and "Day After Day" available nationwide via bookstores and Amazon.com. HTTP://www.seasoned.com (HomeStyle articles beginning in 1998) Visit me at http://www.jennifertaylorwojcik.com

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BA, Psychology

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