Ragging


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Old 06-30-00, 02:29 PM
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Help! I am planning on doing a rag roll in my dining room. I used paint with a satin finish for my undercoat, but now I've heard that it will absorb too much paint and I should have used gloss or semi-gloss.
Also, do you know what the ratio of tint to glaze should be? I am using latex satin, but cannot get an answer on what the right mix should be.
 
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Old 06-30-00, 07:24 PM
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Generally, you use 1 part paint (or tint) to 3 parts glaze. However, if you want a more opaque look, add more paint (or tint). Conversely, if you want a more translucent look, use less paint (or tint). You can rag on (or off) satin paint base. I've done it lots of time (also ragged on (and off) on flat painted walls. If it soakes in to much, just rag back over it with your base paint. That's the beauty of ragging. Also, if you're using two colors in your ragging process, it really doesn't matter.

FYI Behr paints puts out a great free brochure on ragging techniques that can be found at the Home Depot. Good Luck.
 
 

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