faux finish on walls


Old 12-07-03, 11:11 AM
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faux finish on walls

I have uneven walls that might benefit from a faux finish to camouflage the defects. There are a lot of techniques out there, but how would I get started with this project?
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Old 12-07-03, 02:13 PM
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Old 12-19-03, 08:16 PM
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I find ragging to be the easiest. Pick your colors.You could do this a few ways...darker glaze coat over a lighter base coat or vice versa. I find it more flexible using the darker base coat underneath then the lighter mixed glaze coat. Your base coat should be a satin or semi-gloss......a flat will absorb too much and will be difficult to glaze. Apply your base coat.....let dry over night. Apply your 50/50 mix of paint &glaze.......use 10% floetrol......trust me it will help maintain a wet edge.......glaze sets up quick. I use a 3" brush and apply the glaze/paint in a 2ft sq area.......I immediately start "ragging"with a clean lint free cotton cloth(t-shirt will do).What you are doing is a positive negitive approach.....your applying with the brush then dabbing off and making a pattern with the rag. The best way to attack this is get some scrap pieces of drywall and practice till your comfortable and you get your desired effect.
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