How to Paint Faux: Fabric Technique [5/7]

How to Paint Faux: Fabric Technique [5/7]


Fabric or line technique, creates a look elegant linens or fabrics variations of
color, on the wall or ceiling. The finish can be applied vertically,
horizontally, diagonally or in random line patterns. You need a handheld whisk broom, dry brush or other implement and a six inch mini
roller. A dry whisk broom or almost any dry brush that’s four inches a wider,
will create a basic line effect; the softer the brush, the less
pronounced the pattern. On smooth walls, a notched trowel create stronger, boulder, patterns. Also, a lighter touch, will create a delicate look,
while applying more pressure, will make the pattern more pronounced. Dip a quality four inch wide nylon and
polyester brushed into the colored glaze mixture from the
bucket. With your brush, cut-in around the perimeter you’re
working surface. Start at the top corner and continue
along the ceiling and around the baseboards. Then, pour the
colored glaze mixture into a paint tray and work is six inch
mini roller, into the glaze, until it is fully loaded.
To remove excess glaze, roll the tool on the ribbed area of the
paint tray. Next, starting at the top corner of your
project area, roll the colored glaze down the length on the surface, in a three-foot wide vertical section. Faux Glaze has an open working
time of approximately 15 minutes. Working at a quick and steady pace, will
help avoid the development of hard lines. While the grazes wet, drag the
dry brush, whisk-broom or other implement over
the vertical section, from top to bottom. Wipe off your dry brush with cloth rag or paper towel after each pass. If you want to look at
lines, continue this process overlapping in
blending each section, to avoid hard-edges. For a fabric pattern, before the vertical lines dry, overlap a
texture horizontally by dragging the dry brush were implement
from left to right on the wet surface area. Repeat the
process all the way down a section, overlapping each drag, with the next.
Continue working in three foot wide vertical sections. Overlap and blend each section as you go,
to avoid hard edges. Stand away from the wall and preview
your work periodically, to ensuring even look. Repeat the process
until the project is complete.

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