Small Sitting Room Design
The Secret of Successful Distempering
Do small portions at once, proceeding in a steady progression of short strips of a foot or so. When the ceiling has once been started upon, there must be no interruption. If there is such interruption the break will show, owing to the strip done before the stoppost having dried.
This steady progress in short, easily worked strips, without more brushing than is necessary completely to cover the surface with the distemper, is the main secret of successful distempering.
Treat each wall as a separate unit. closed. This facilitates the work being done without drying under the brush and thus producing patchiness, but immediately the ceiling is coated, the windows should be opened so as to dry the whole surface equally and quickly.