Be sure to choose an acrylic semitransparent stain (not a solid color one that is simply a diluted paint) and apply it with a brush or paint pad
on a long handle.
Some decking paints, such as Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain with Pad Applicator (PS39 for 2.5ltr, www.cuprinol.co.uk), come with a useful paint pad
that can cover large areas in no time.
The formula has good leveling and flow for easy application with a clean, lint-free cloth, quality synthetic or foam brush or paint pad
. Cleanup is with soap and water.
Apply new treatment with a brush or paint pad
. Select an oil (for natural look), a stain (for a richer look) or a preserver.
Apply the new decking treatment with a brush or paint pad
. Select an oil (for natural look), a stain (for a richer look) or a preserver to colour and protect against rot.
I demonstrated how rolling the corn on a white paint pad
and then onto a sheet of blue construction paper made blizzard conditions appear!
We print with a paint pad
(tempera paint on a paper towel in a Styrofoam meat tray), or with a washable stamp pad.
Using a paint pad
Less messy than a roller, the paint pad
is great for painting large areas with liquid paint.
Have you thought about using a paint pad
? They're simple to use and you'll cover a ceiling in about a half the time you would take with a brush.
You can either spray it on and blot it off, or use a fuzzy paint pad
in a container, saturate it with the mixture and pat the stamp clean and then blot off with a towel.
Then create veins of color on the surface of the paint by dragging a sponge applicator or a paint pad
For large, flat surfaces like tabletops, I turn to a paint pad
. It allows me to lay down an even coat in seconds and maintain a wet edge, even over a big area.