Maybe you’ve tried painting plastic before with little success. The paint would not adhere to the plastic properly; or it would soon start to flake or peel off. But it is possible to successfully apply paint to plastic patio furniture with fantastic looking results, if you know how.Why would you want to paint your plastic patio furniture? Well, if you are happy with the limited range of colors on offer, normally white or green, then don’t bother. There is no need to paint it because color already permeates the material. However research has shown that many people want to customise their purchases with colors and finishes of their choice.Perhaps you want your plastic patio furniture to match the décor of your home or complement your decking or even the natural shades of the trees, plants, and lawn of your garden. If so you need to consider taking advantage of plastic patio furniture paint that allows you a choice of hundreds of colors and shades.On the other hand you may have an existing set of plastic patio furniture that is now looking tired and faded, and this too could be transformed by the use of plastic patio furniture paint. Rather than replace your outdoor furniture simply treat it to a facelift.So, how do you go about transforming the look of your outdoor plastic furniture? As with all painting the secret is in the preparation. Here are the steps you need to take to paint your plastic patio furniture successfully. Taking the time to complete these steps will provide you with the best possible paint finish.First, clean the surface. If you are painting older plastic patio furniture treat any mildew with 3:1 water:bleach solution. Leave it on to dry for 20 minutes and repeat if necessary. Then rinse thoroughly with water. (Safety: wear eye and skin protection). Remove any remaining dirt by scrubbing with detergent and water, then rinse thoroughly.Second, prepare the surface. Use fine grit (#220) garnet paper to sand-scuff the surface in order to improve paint adhesion. (Safety: wear eye protection and dust mask).Third, prime the surface. Apply a high adhesion bonding primer recommended for exterior use on plastic e.g. Rust-Oleums Plastic Primer. Spray the surface with primer to provide a good bond between your plastic furniture and the topcoat. Allow the primer to dry overnight before applying the top paint coat. Do not leave the primer unpainted.Finally, the painting. Use a 100% acrylic exterior latex paint to personalise your plastic patio furniture with any of hundreds of colors, sheens and finishes. Select a product recommended for use on outdoor furniture and choose from flat, satin, semi-gloss, gloss, textured and other finishes.It’s that simple. Plastic patio furniture paint allows you to transform your dull patio furniture into something unique and exciting andgives your plastic patio furniture a designer look that matches the décor of your home.
Finding the best services from home improvement financing networks can be a daunting task. Every homeowner would want to take a form of financing that is free or no obligation, no initial credit check, and lesser money worries.Before starting your home improvement project, make sure, first that you have enough budget to cover the costs by requesting help from home improvement financing programs. There are home improvement financing sites online that may offer the best and affordable service you need.They might also offer products and services that will help the achievement of a successful project. Rates are at record lows; customers are given a variety of choices in order to finance their improvement project. Home improvement finance will tailor your financing according to your needs. With the following financing options offered:· Unsecured loans· Home equity loans· New first mortgages· Debt consolidation loansHome improvement projects generally require flexibility of time and money. There are many home improvement financing companies that can help for your remodeling. The home improvement financing resources has experience with several financing options that have resulted in below-market rate financing tailored to address the needs of sponsoring agencies and target borrowers. Here are Housing Finance Agency Programs to help you with your projects:Great Minnesota Fix-up Fund (Home Improvement Loan)· The Great Minnesota Fix-up Fund is a state-wide program that offers loans below market interest rates to homeowners. Fix-up fund was established to improve the basic energy efficiency of the borrower’s homeHome Energy Loan Program· The Home Energy Loan is also a state-wide program that offers low interest loans to homeowners that want to make energy improvements to their properties.Community Fix-up Fund· The Community Fix-up Fund is an expansion of the Great Minnesota Fix-up Fund which offers much higher income limits to homeowners based upon the geographic location of their property.Home Improvement Financing is a great benefit to customers for a number of reasons.· Low interest rate financing· You can complete your project with a local contractor or do it yourself· Quick and simple loan approval· Loans available to $50,000+Among the financing options that were mentioned above; the Home Equity Line of credit is the best program when considering a home improvement project. In this form of financing you will have the credit you need when the need arises and you will make no monthly payments until you draw on it.A Home Equity Line of Credit is a line of credit that can be used as you need it up to your available credit line. You can use any portion of it at any time and pay it back at any time.Compared to home equity loans, home equity line of credit’s ideal usage are as follows:Ongoing Expenses:- Home improvements- Medical expenses- Small business expensesThe interest rate is available and is tied to the prime rate. Its interest may be tax-deductible. It is probably a good choice to acquire the Home Equity Line for Credit if you potentially have multiple needs and if you prefer flexible payment options that have room to adjust.Home improvement financing is a national loan network that helps homeowners who need financing for home improvement projects. This form of networks can facilitate an easier processing of the approval for your home improvement financing.If you are anxious about getting your home project done in time, you can avail help from the home improvement financing networks in just a few clicks in the Internet.
Why does abstract art exist today? Why in fact has abstract art, minimalist art and performance art superseded representational and realistic art as the highest forms of art?In our Eurocentric art world my observation is that ever since the middle ages man has become capable of mathematically accurate, perspective based, “photorealist” reproductions in 2 dimensional art, i.e., paintings and drawings.Certainly this mastery took place thousands of years before in three dimensional art, i.e., sculptures and bas reliefs.Understanding the mathematical models and templates required in order to take a three dimensional object and render it with an accurate vanishing perspective was the key to creating the realist illusion in two dimensional spaces on paper, canvas and walls.The mastery of the mathematically accurate perspective form of art by the high artists from 1400 A.D. forward has been so complete and the high artists have become so adept at creating a three dimensional reality in two dimensions, that the perceiver could see and feel “magic” in the illustrations and paintings during the prior nearly five centuries.We can call that moment when the artists’ creation gives the viewer a sense of magic a “wow moment”.This Wow moment or sense of magic came through due to an appreciation by the viewer of the absolute mastery of and the perfection of the techniques utilized to create these three dimensional illusions within the confines of a two dimensional space.It is known that the ancient Greeks and later the Chinese had developed room sized imaging “machines” that would capture an image and cast it through a pin hole onto a wall or “canvas”. The disadvantages of this “cast image” technology were; 1.) The image appeared upside down, 2. The image was blurred and 3.) The image had to be traced onto a wall by a skilled artisan. Although this technology appeared thousands of years ago, just as certainly it did not become popular nor did it force an evolution of art and a wholesale rethink on the part of artists due to the fact that the technology required A.) a huge expense and B.) it was time consuming.Then came the advent of the modern camera imaging technology photographic capturing technologies.Following the invention of cameras & photographs what happened next? Where did the 500 year magic of representational art go?It was perfectly clear, especially to the artists of that time, that the magic of these painterly illusions was lost forever! Cameras including still and movie cameras were the instruments of destruction invented so that anyone with the device could render a three dimensional scene onto a two dimensional plate or other surface and the image could be hung and saved on a wall.The first cameras that included methods of saving the images in photographs appeared in the around 1840 AD.Virtually overnight a new generation of artists and viewers, including, art critics, were required to contemplated a continuation and rehashing of what had become five centuries of traditional representational art.Facing a future of irrelevance, they came to the conclusion that for the arts to survive the Fine Art’s World needed a new vocabulary to communicate with.Development of the still photo culminated in the advent of not only photography but “moving pictures”. Ever since Fine Artists in general have been struggling with the “why” aspects of their creations, i.e., why create art that is realistic when a camera does it so much better? Or why create plays when a movie does it so much better.The realization that the camera and photography had destroyed the magic of representational art let to its evolution into abstract art. The musings about where to go with their art amongst artists have led to the dissection, specialization and ultimately the ‘minimalization’ of art in a pursuit of answers as to how to find the magic in art and how to effectively communicate with the observers to achieve the same wonder elicited by the artists of old who were the seers and shaman creating images on walls and foretelling the future by the light of ancient flickering fires.