Color washing

Color washing

Evoke the feel of a centuries-old Italian palazzo with this rough-luxe look. The effect suits walls that already have imperfections, making a virtue of them.

Start by applying two base coats of non-absorbent acrylic eggshell using a roller and leave to dry overnight. Next, mix up a glaze that is a few shades deeper than the base color: for a translucent wash, combine the same paint used previously with a darker artists’ acrylic and scumble glaze. For a more opaque look, simply water down matt emulsion. To apply, use a large, soft brush: starting from one corner, work your way across the wall in a criss-crossing motion, maintaining a "wet edge" as you go so that the paint spreads easily and doesn't leave brush marks. Rub off areas with a sponge or muslin - the more randomly, the better - to allow the base coat to show through. This process should be quick; aim to paint a room in a day. You can leave it like this or, for durability, finish with a coat of clear acrylic varnish.

9-02-2016, 07:15
Autor: kastiel
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