Judging by the demos we saw, the tools take a little bit of practice to master, but work well once you've got a system down. You can use the kit to create 12 decorative paint effects, including faux bois, gingham, basketweave, and striped patterns.
The Paint Finish Tool Kit sells for $18.97 at Home Depot. Orders placed now are scheduled to be shipped to consumers by September 1st, and the kit becomes available in stores on September 10th.
Kit includes: • Linen Dragger — for 'linen' technique • Graining Comb — for 'basket weave' technique • Stripe Comb &mdash for 'plaid' technique • Paint Sponge &mdash for 'sponge on' technique • Steel Wool &mdash for 'raw silk' technique • Flexible Stripe Comb &mdash for 'gingham' technique • Wavy Grainy Brush &mdash for 'curly maple' technique • Wood Grain Rocker &mdash for 'faux bois' technique • Instruction & Idea Booklet
P.S. Here's one last shot of the crowded room at the MS building, full of product demos, bloggers, and — our favorite part — snack tables :) Photos: Sarah Coffey