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Hardcore Texan
02-22-2011, 03:40 PM
My man cave is under construction, and I am looking for ideas on how to paint a pretty large Texans logo on my wall. I don't have an overhead projector but may be able to borrow one, but still don't know where I could get a good accurate logo to project on the wall if I did. Maybe just a print out on white paper?

One wall is going to be deep steel blue with the Texans logo. Home Depot sales this "official" color as Glidden paint. The opposite wall has less space due to cabinets will be burnt orange with a large white Longhorn logo. I need to figure this out as well. The ceiling is going to be white with a Texas flag and an American flag painted on it. Also need to figure that out.

Any help for ideas on how to paint those items would be very appreciated. The base colors are getting done today!

*edit - mods please change title to "paint"......freudian slip perhaps?

GlassHalfFull
02-22-2011, 03:42 PM
LOL, I have to ask if the thread title is a Freudian slip.

"How to pain the Texans logo on your wall?"

Yankee_In_TX
02-22-2011, 03:44 PM
Easy way out - Fatheads. Otherwise, sounds like you're going to be painting for a really long time.... (Flags and two logos...)

Unless you're REALLY skilled you may need to hire an artist to do them.

Hardcore Texan
02-22-2011, 03:53 PM
LOL, I have to ask if the thread title is a Freudian slip.

"How to pain the Texans logo on your wall?"

We typed that at the same time lol......look at my edit..

Hardcore Texan
02-22-2011, 04:01 PM
I just had an idea. I can borrow a digital projector from work and shoot an image up there from google images and trace it out. That might be good enough?

Hardcore Texan
02-22-2011, 04:05 PM
Easy way out - Fatheads. Otherwise, sounds like you're going to be painting for a really long time.... (Flags and two logos...)

Unless you're REALLY skilled you may need to hire an artist to do them.

I got no skillz.....lol, but the wife does :)

Hardcore Texan
02-22-2011, 04:21 PM
Might just buy the flags and tack them up?

dc_txtech
02-22-2011, 04:24 PM
Might just buy the flags and tack them up?

That would probably be a much better way of going about it. Would be cool to have it painted on the ceiling, but that sounds like a LOT of work, just ask Michaelangelo.

The logo shouldn't be too hard though. I think you have the right idea going with a projector and tracing that out.

Texan_Bill
02-22-2011, 04:55 PM
My man cave is under construction, and I am looking for ideas on how to paint a pretty large Texans logo on my wall. I don't have an overhead projector but may be able to borrow one, but still don't know where I could get a good accurate logo to project on the wall if I did. Maybe just a print out on white paper?

One wall is going to be deep steel blue with the Texans logo. Home Depot sales this "official" color as Glidden paint. The opposite wall has less space due to cabinets will be burnt orange with a large white Longhorn logo. I need to figure this out as well. The ceiling is going to be white with a Texas flag and an American flag painted on it. Also need to figure that out.

Any help for ideas on how to paint those items would be very appreciated. The base colors are getting done today!

*edit - mods please change title to "paint"......freudian slip perhaps?

Take the easy way out. Paint your wall Blue and buy a fat head.

http://content.fathead.com/product_images/14-14114.jpg

Double Barrel
02-22-2011, 05:12 PM
I just had an idea. I can borrow a digital projector from work and shoot an image up there from google images and trace it out. That might be good enough?

I have done this before with an overhead projector to make a banner for my band. I traced our logo onto a transparent sheet and projected the image onto a wall, where I traced the logo onto a large blank piece of cloth.

srrono
02-22-2011, 05:29 PM
Be prepared to be sued for Copyright infringement.
Bob is writing a Cease and Desist Letter right now. lol

NitroGSXR
02-22-2011, 05:48 PM
A projector is the way to go. Here's my kid's room...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c242/NitroHonda/cage1.jpg

Same glidden paint. It is important that you get the special red primer for the battle red color. It doesn't look right without it. Coat it well.

3rd and Inches
02-22-2011, 05:56 PM
That wall technique is amazing Nitro. I love it. Makes me want to do my man cave like that.

Hardcore, I'd definitely go the projector route. It's pretty easy. I've done a few mural paintings with the aid of a projector before. Works really easy.

Hardcore Texan
02-22-2011, 08:37 PM
That's sweet Nitro, I tried to rep ya for that but couldn't.

FirstTexansFan
02-22-2011, 08:44 PM
That's sweet Nitro, I tried to rep ya for that but couldn't.

Got him for ya ;)

Texan_Bill
02-22-2011, 09:39 PM
Got him for ya ;)

And of course I negative repped him for that t-sip hat in the picture!!!!

:jk: :D

JB
02-22-2011, 11:06 PM
A projector is the way to go. Here's my kid's room...
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c242/NitroHonda/cage1.jpg

Same glidden paint. It is important that you get the special red primer for the battle red color. It doesn't look right without it. Coat it well.

That is awesome Nitro! MSR dammit! :pissed:

EllisUnit
02-23-2011, 09:24 AM
My man cave is under construction, and I am looking for ideas on how to paint a pretty large Texans logo on my wall. I don't have an overhead projector but may be able to borrow one, but still don't know where I could get a good accurate logo to project on the wall if I did. Maybe just a print out on white paper?

One wall is going to be deep steel blue with the Texans logo. Home Depot sales this "official" color as Glidden paint. The opposite wall has less space due to cabinets will be burnt orange with a large white Longhorn logo. I need to figure this out as well. The ceiling is going to be white with a Texas flag and an American flag painted on it. Also need to figure that out.

Any help for ideas on how to paint those items would be very appreciated. The base colors are getting done today!

*edit - mods please change title to "paint"......freudian slip perhaps?

i'd say free hand it.....our pay me to do it ;)

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/120/l_bcc98e09fc6f47879bb891bf099c6eb6.jpg

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/147/l_986877bf3180459f8d6b7d3eb177a96e.jpg

http://a4.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/115/52fbcf3e5ea747079bd2ce863f44b21a/l.jpg

El Tejano
02-23-2011, 10:48 AM
I just had an idea. I can borrow a digital projector from work and shoot an image up there from google images and trace it out. That might be good enough?

Any kind of projection would be the best way to go. You try to freehand that and you will most definetly be stuck with an image that looks like a weekend warrior freehanded it.

Don't fall for that Home Depot paint. You can match it at Lowe's for alot less on the gallon. I typically go for Home Depot on everything else but since I've been making my domino tables (which I sell for Man Caves by the way), I noticed that I could match the color for alot less at Lowes. Especially for the burnt orange color. Typically at HD it will run you about 25 bucks for a gallon, while Lowes will run you about 15.

Also when you paint the logos, I'd go to a Hobby Lobby or something and get you some art brushes. This way you can blot around the edges and that will keep your paint from running or getting out of the lines.

NitroGSXR
02-23-2011, 11:37 AM
Any kind of projection would be the best way to go. You try to freehand that and you will most definetly be stuck with an image that looks like a weekend warrior freehanded it.

Don't fall for that Home Depot paint. You can match it at Lowe's for alot less on the gallon. I typically go for Home Depot on everything else but since I've been making my domino tables (which I sell for Man Caves by the way), I noticed that I could match the color for alot less at Lowes. Especially for the burnt orange color. Typically at HD it will run you about 25 bucks for a gallon, while Lowes will run you about 15.

Also when you paint the logos, I'd go to a Hobby Lobby or something and get you some art brushes. This way you can blot around the edges and that will keep your paint from running or getting out of the lines.

Keep in mind that color-matching paint is iffy at best. It also only works if you redo the whole thing. Lowe's DOES NOT sell NFL colors so he'd have to buy a bit of Glidden first without a sample.

Besides, Glidden paint (and I am not a fan but better than Behr) is way better than what they have at Lowe's. It has a much higher VOC count so it covers as well as fills cracks/holes better. Lowe's has some pretty ratty mid-level paint out there. One could always put 4-5 coats on but that's more expensive than just two coats of the premium stuff. Think about it.

I am NOT knocking your work. It looks good. It's just different types of jobs. Doing small tables and walls are two majorly different things. It is SO MUCH easier to be color dis-illusioned with small jobs so you can get away with color-matched paints. I will NOT guarantee paint jobs for any of my customers that insist on using paint from either Lowe's or Home Depot. Pro-mar with Sherwin Williams is the way to go with quality and longivity.

Also, you seem to not to be specifying on low-level, mid-level, and high-level paints. Behr's is Home Depot's high-level paint and American Traditions is Lowe's high-level and it costs more (about $30)!! I don't know what brand you're looking at for $15 but I bet it's made by Valspar which is complete crap THEN AGAIN Valspar makes American Traditions so go figure!! You know what's funny? Walmart's premium stuff ranked #1 with Consumer Reports.

Whoops. Looks like I rambled on... my bad.

Andrew6
02-25-2011, 10:43 AM
wife used an over head projector to project image on to wall then took a light pencil to trace it out then template was on wall and painted it from there.

Any questions give her a call
713 906 5008 Amy


http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq185/Andew6/theaterroom.jpg

NitroGSXR
02-25-2011, 10:54 AM
wife used an over head projector to project image on to wall then took a light pencil to trace it out then template was on wall and painted it from there.

Any questions give her a call
713 906 5008 Amy


http://i446.photobucket.com/albums/qq185/Andew6/theaterroom.jpg

Seen this in person as well as the Texas flag over the fireplace... Amy's a whiz.

HJam72
02-25-2011, 11:36 AM
I just do it with crayons; same way I write checks. :)

Carr Bombed
03-01-2011, 07:30 PM
I just do it with crayons; same way I write checks. :)

My strategy is, when I'm watching the Texans play during the season and I end up throwing all my Texans memorabilia up against the wall, I try to get the right colors to stick in the right places. :) unfortunately though, I'm usually drunk off my ass when this takes place, so my aim is off..

Texan_Bill
03-03-2011, 12:50 AM
All I do is devastate one of my remote controls and then head to a............ Well....... a Gentleman's establishment and devastate that by dropping my Ordinance!!

brakos82
03-03-2011, 12:57 AM
All I do is devastate one of my remote controls and then head to a............ Well....... a Gentleman's establishment and devastate that by dropping my Ordinance!!

:heh: "Ordinance"....

Scooter
03-03-2011, 11:36 PM
if you want to break into a haunted house, my last place had exactly that - a giant texans logo on one wall and a longhorn on the other. the home owner's wife did them both freehand i think. i'm pretty sure the place is still abandoned ... go in, trace them, and get out before anything eats you lol.

3rd and Inches
03-04-2011, 12:16 PM
That is seriously awesome Andrew! Why the hell can't my wife be handy like that... LOL

Andrew6
03-05-2011, 07:37 PM
That is seriously awesome Andrew! Why the hell can't my wife be handy like that... LOL

its easy, you start by dropping a can of green beans in a sock and get a good swinging motion. Any time she screws up just give her a little love tap ;). :slapfight: If you are the kind of guy that's nice then you just get some frozen vegetables as this spreads out the hit and doesn't show bruising lol :toropalm:

JB
03-05-2011, 08:37 PM
its easy, you start by dropping a can of green beans in a sock and get a good swinging motion. Any time she screws up just give her a little love tap ;). :slapfight: If you are the kind of guy that's nice then you just get some frozen vegetables as this spreads out the hit and doesn't show bruising lol :toropalm:

I'm gonna show this message to Amy... lol

NitroGSXR
03-05-2011, 09:08 PM
its easy, you start by dropping a can of green beans in a sock and get a good swinging motion. Any time she screws up just give her a little love tap ;). :slapfight: If you are the kind of guy that's nice then you just get some frozen vegetables as this spreads out the hit and doesn't show bruising lol :toropalm:

Good but I have a question about the receipe... do we open the can and dump the green beans in the pillow or do we just toss the can in the sack?

JB
03-05-2011, 09:11 PM
Good but I have a question about the receipe... do we open the can and dump the green beans in the pillow or do we just toss the can in the sack?

:lol:

Andrew6
03-06-2011, 05:29 AM
Good but I have a question about the receipe... do we open the can and dump the green beans in the pillow or do we just toss the can in the sack?

depends on how nice you are, I have another trick that involves doughnuts ;)

3rd and Inches
03-07-2011, 12:10 AM
its easy, you start by dropping a can of green beans in a sock and get a good swinging motion. Any time she screws up just give her a little love tap ;). :slapfight: If you are the kind of guy that's nice then you just get some frozen vegetables as this spreads out the hit and doesn't show bruising lol :toropalm:

Sadly, I married a hillbilly and she has a fetish for cast iron frying pans. So, I can't do that. :cry2: