Paint by numbers or paint by name are starter kits with a transparent board on which to paint; each room has a specific number and therefore, a corresponding painted number of paint and corresponding colored paint chips to use when a project is begun. The starter kits come complete with small compartmentalized cardboard boxes in which the corresponding painted number of paint chips is stored. One can paint one room at a time as it is easy to see where paint is needed and where paint is missing. It is also easier to pick up paint chips as you go along rather than stopping at a particular color and hoping you have picked it up. There is a lot of room to work with here as the walls and ceiling are flat and smooth allowing plenty of opportunities. If you are unsure where to begin your design project, you will find this is exactly what you need to get going.
- As the paint dries, you can easily make the walls and ceiling appear like individual shapes by carefully choosing the colors of the paint chips. Painting by numbers allows you to make the rooms look, like ordinary rooms out of the blue or black sky or the famous stripes on cars and bikes. The paint dries quickly, so it is a very quick process indeed. The walls and ceilings can then be made as individual shapes by picking out the best shapes from the chip and adding these to the room by themselves.
- Some of the best paints come in the form of brushes; they are necessary when painting by numbers. You will need some sort of a brush so that you can paint on the walls and ceilings; these are readily available from art supply stores or even online. Once you have an idea for a room, you need to buy the appropriate paintbrushes for the task; you will also need a roller and paper towels to buff the walls.
- Painting by Numbers allows you to paint the shapes in one stroke, and it is a great way to round off the canvas. You do not have to wait for several minutes while the paint gets dried off; you can paint on the shapes. Once you are done you can brush on some finishing cream or powder to give your canvas that extra finishing touch.
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