Create a colorful starting point for further decorating adventures by applying a faux finish to the walls. Color wash painting techniques remain the first option of many homeowners, while the popularity if different faux finishes comes and goes. Color wash painting is the easier finishes. There are the steps of color wash painting. Good luck!
Color Wash Painting Techniques for Walls: Basic Theory
In order to achieve visual texture, color wash painting techniques require at least two paint colors. Make applying the glaze coat easier with a latex satin finish base coat. Choose flat finish paint for a more rubbed, rustic look. The glaze or top coat is a latex glazing liquid. For a custom colors, you can purchase it as a standard color or tint.
Depending on the effect you wish to achieve, you can choose the color for the base coat. Enable the color to show through the glaze coat by choosing a brighter base coat. Or, allow the glaze coat to stand out by using white or a very light color. Use white glaze as the top coat to create a cloud effect. Before tackling walls, experiment with different color combinations by using practice boards.
In order to create a good color wash effect, it is important to use correct supplies. Gather your painting supplies such as a drop cloth, painters tape, a nap roller brush, paintbrushes, and a paint tray in one place. Purchase specific supplies for color wash painting such as a clean, new latex paint brush, and cheesecloth or soft rags. Write down matte varnish in your shopping list, if you want to create the wall washable.
Color Wash Painting Techniques for Walls: Preparing
Wash your walls with a mild soap, rinse out and let them dry, in order to clean the painting surface. Fix any obvious imperfections on your wall. You should protect several areas such as window trim, ceilings, and baseboards. Protect your flooring by spreading out a drop cloth.
Use a roller brush to cover large areas with the base colors in the usual way. To cut in around the trim and ceiling, you can use a paintbrush. Use a one-stroke floor-to-ceiling roller stroke to finish each section and ensure you do not leave roller marks. You will need to apply a second coat of the base color, depending on the underlying wall color. Before applying a second coat, you should allow the first coat to dry. Before proceeding to the color wash painting techniques, you should allow the second coat to dry 24 hours.
Color Wash Painting Techniques for Walls: The Techniques
Start by using a dry, clean brush. Prepare the glazing liquid and barely dip the brush. When no paint remains on the brush tips, simply dip the brush again. Hold the glazing color with brush tips. Make sure to not show the base color. Create a random, crisscross pattern to apply the glaze. And then, begin to overlap the pattern. Avoid dark spots by working in a diagonal versus an up-and-down direction.
For the next step, you should return to the beginning. Blend the glaze liquid. Use soft rag or a damp paintbrush to lightly brush over the entire wall. Use a dry brush and firm strokes over the entire wall for a more uneven effect. Allow the walls to dry 24 hours.