Make a Splash!: An Overview of Passionate Paint Finishes for Walls (4)

Paint Finishes for Walls4The Steps:

  1. Apply two coats of latex paint as your base coat and after both coats are painted, let the wall dry for at least two hours.
  2. Dilute the paint you will be sponging with water (generally 2 parts paint to 1 part water) to the paint you will be sponging. You can also use a glazing medium to dilute the paint by following the instructions on the product. Dip one side of your sponge into the diluted paint and blot the excess on paper towels. (For a more rustic look, do not add water or glazing medium to the paint or wet the sponge before applying the paint.)
  3. Dab the sponge in an even pattern covering about 65%-75% of the surface. When you are working in small corners, tear off a piece of the sponge to work in small areas and avoid splotches on trim.
  4. If adding a second color, use a clean sponge to apply the color. Remember that the last sponged color will be the most dominant.
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