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Archive for June, 2010

Drywall Damage

Icon Written by Garett@EW on June 10, 2010 – 2:56 PM

Drywall Damage   Most drywall damage occurs when wallcovering is dry-stripped from the all or when mirrors and paneling glued directly to bare drywall are pulled away, taking the face paper with them.  The brown backing paper that remains is highly absorbent and will bubble and blister if water-base paint, joint compound or spackling are […]






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Window Decorating Tips

Icon Written by Garett@EW on June 9, 2010 – 2:44 PM

WINDOW TREATMENT Decorating Tips: Privacy Issues – Sun & Ultra-Violet Concerns Fabric Content – Style & Design Quick Lace Curtain Terms Guide – Bay Windows – Window Type – Curtain Info – Drapery Info – Pinch Pleats – Combination Treatments – Pinch Pleats – Pinch Pleats Privacy Issues: Lace/sheer fabric should not be used alone […]






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How to get started wallpapering

Icon Written by Garett@EW on June 9, 2010 – 2:13 PM

CALCULATING HOW MUCH PAPER YOU WILL NEED * Click Here to use the Wallpaper Calculator * To figure your wall area in square feet, measure the width of the walls and multiply by the height. Divide your total square footage by 50 to determine the number of double rolls you will need for your job. […]






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FABRIC GLOSSARY

Icon Written by Garett@EW on June 7, 2010 – 4:54 PM

Index: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z A Absorbency The […]






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Going Green

Icon Written by Garett@EW on June 7, 2010 – 3:39 PM

GOING GREEN BAMBOO: A grass that grows extremely quickly, bamboo can be harvested in just 3 to 5 years compared with many species of trees, which can take 10 to 20 years or more to mature. Bamboo can be grown without pesticides and fertilizers, and it never requires replanting because of its extensive root system.Organic […]






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Pasting Un-pasted Wallcovering

Icon Written by Garett@EW on June 7, 2010 – 3:32 PM

Pasting un-pasted wallcovering Use the type of paste recommended in the instructions that came with the wallcovering.   If no information is given, ask your retailer’s advice. Brush or roll the back of the wallcovering with paste.   Apply plenty to the edges.  Fold the strip (or “book”) pasted side to pasted side, that is bring in […]






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Creating With Color

Icon Written by Garett@EW on June 4, 2010 – 3:43 PM

Step 1: Finding a Color Scheme Step 2: Choosing Color Step 3: Factors that Influence the Use of Color Step 4: Three Basic Elements to Color Step 5: General Categories of Color Step 1: Finding a Color Scheme If you feel helpless when it comes to picking and blending colors, your answer could be as far away as your nearest […]






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MEASURING FOR DRAPERY CURTAINS

Icon Written by Garett@EW on June 3, 2010 – 4:22 PM

Fullness: Curtains are designed to be 1.5 times the window width.  This offers the best view of the lace.  Generally one curtain fits windows 30 to 45″ wide. If more fullness is desired, use more than one. Curtain Sizing: Curtain measurements are tip to tip. From the very top to the longest scallop on the […]






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OUTDOOR FABRIC SEWING/COMPARISON CHART

Icon Written by Garett@EW on June 3, 2010 – 4:17 PM

Comparison Chart of Outdoor Fabrics Below the chart is more info on each fabric. Insulates Wind Resistance Windproof Water Repellant Waterproof Breathable Heat Resistance Abrasion Resistance Absorbs Moisture Cordura X X X X Ballistics Cloth X X X Fleece X X Neoprene X X X X X No-See-Um Netting X Packcloth X X X X […]






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WALLPAPER BASICS

Icon Written by Garett@EW on June 2, 2010 – 2:17 PM

BASIC WALLPAPER CATEGORIES The most popular types of wallpaper you will find are: * Vinyl Coated Paper – this wallpaper has a paper substrate on which the decorative surface has been sprayed or coated with an acrylic type vinyl or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). These wallpapers are classified as scrubbable and strippable, and are suitable in […]






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