I selected two paint colors. The base coat was beige and the faux (mixed with glaze) was a medium brown.
The first step is always preparation of the wall. Filling all the holes and sanding to a smooth finish and any repairs your wall may need. I painted my base coat (one coat) beige. Then I mixed one quart paint to four quarts glazed-4:1 ration. I used a roller and a whisk broom. Yes, a whisk broom. Working very quickly I rolled across the wall, horizontally with the paint from the ceiling to about 24 inches down, took my whisk broom and dragged it across the glaze. If you can get help from someone, it really makes the job a lot easier. One person rolls and one uses the broom.
After the horizontal work was done, then I repeated the step working vertically. Pictured above is a very close up shot of the paint effect. Pretty cool, huh?
The above photo is taken from further away. The look is a lot more subtle. Although I really wanted to do this in blue (the daughter would have no part of it) I do like the way it came out. However, done in blue this technique would make your walls look just like denim. A great look for a teens room.
Two closely matching colors of paint.
a hand whisk broom
a gallon of glaze
and some help if you can get it
I managed to do it alone (but that's how I operate) and it came out fine. Remember this-when working with glaze you don't have much time until it dries. You must be prepared to move quickly with no interruptions.
Christy01 02 03