Sunday, July 6, 2008

Vertical Glaze Finish

I LOVE vertical faux finishes. I found this one on .

I am sure you want to know how to achieve this gorgeous glazed finish, so I am going to give you a few step by step instructions.

1. Choose Colors - Pick 3-4 different colors (on the same color swatch) ranging from light to dark. The lightest color will be your base color.

2. Taping - Tape off the room with low tack painter's tape (trim, baseboards, windows, doors, etc.)

3. Basecoat - Roll on 2 coats of your base color in a pearl or satin finish.

4. Mix Glazes - (3 parts glaze to 1 part paint) Mix each color in a separate container

5. Glazing - You will need a 4" brush, a bucket of water, and a towel. Start with your darkest color and brush it onto the wall with a vertical motion (up and down). Dip the brush in water and dry it on a towel if it is too wet, then blend. Use the rest of the glaze colors in the same way blending as you go, always working in a vertical motion.

One of my favorite tips in attempting any faux finish is to have a reference picture. Look at it several times while working.


carina said...

Very helpful technique... I will try to suggest this techniques to my Faux Finish New York contractors... They were about to start this coming August and they've suggested to me to faux finish my walls in my living room... Thank you!

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