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Is there a way to sponge paint walls with crumpled newspaper?

Hey, hey, How-To Community!

 

Here's a question that came to us on an Apron blog article on Martha Stewart Project Paints.

 

Ellyn asks:

 

"Is there a way to sponge paint walls with crumpled newspaper?"

 

I know you can use a sponge to sponge paint onto a wall (duh), but what about crumpled newspaper? That sounds like it could be messy. 

 

What does Ellyn need to know about this?

 

Thanks!

 

-Craig, from the Apron blog

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Posted 2012-09-12T21:40:48+0000  by HomeDepotCraig HomeDepotCraig
 

Hello Craig.

 

I would not using newspaper due to when it gets wet with the paint the ink will come off and make a big mesh. :smileyfrustrated:

 

I would suggest using a plastic grocery bag crumpled up. It works really good and is still using something you already have laying around the house. She can also use crumbled up paper grocery bags if they have anything printed on them just make sure that it's on the inside so it doesn't hit the paint. The ink on the paper bag won't come off like the newspaper ink does.

 

I hope this helps Ellyn out with her sponging project.

 

Sponge away Ellyn just don't use newspaper. :smileywink:

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Posted 2012-09-12T23:51:14+0000  by Christine_HD_OC

You Nailed It Christine!!!

 

Another technique that is very similar is Faux Marble Finish.

 

Click the link for step-by-step instructions.

Posted 2012-09-13T12:50:19+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL

Thanks, guys! 

 

-Craig

Posted 2012-09-13T18:32:56+0000  by HomeDepotCraig
 
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