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RE: Painting/distressing WITHOUT chalk paint (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: pesky1 on 01.26.2012 at 10:19 pm in Home Decorating Forum

A simple way is to apply wax, by rubbing a candle, on the areas you want to have distressed. Then you paint over that and sand off the paint easily. However, I've found it's a pain and I forget where I put the wax.

Other ways I've done it was to just use the primer and then put a sealer over that (if I was painting it white).

I made up chalk paint and it was so, so, so much easier than priming then painting. Really, it's simple...just add 1 tablespoon of unsanded grout or plaster of paris to one cup of paint, mix up, let sit for a few, then brush on. I'll probably never paint distressed things any other way again.

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clipped on: 01.29.2012 at 01:08 pm    last updated on: 01.29.2012 at 01:08 pm

RE: Australian Fern (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: cactusfreak on 10.05.2005 at 10:33 am in Georgia Gardener Forum

It depends on which Australian fern you are referring to.
Dryopteris x australis is a wood fern and will survive in Ga.
Cyathera cooperi is an Australian tree fern and is rated zone 9 and above.
Nephrolepis obliterata is an Australian sword fern and is commonly grown as a house plant. It is rated zone 9-10.
There may be others by this name. That is why it is important to use botanical names.
Try looking up images and see which one you have.

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clipped on: 12.31.2009 at 08:54 pm    last updated on: 12.31.2009 at 08:54 pm