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Make a Splash!: An Overview of Passionate Paint Finishes for Walls (8)

6. Frottage The name for the texturizing technique, frottage, stems from the French verb, frotter (meaning “to rub”). This is a very easy technique that anyone can do in a very short amount of time. Frottage involves placing sheets of … Continue reading

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Make a Splash!: An Overview of Passionate Paint Finishes for Walls (7)

5. Dry Brushing. Dry brushing uses very little paint, as only the tips of the bristles are dipped in the paint, and as much paint as possible is removed. The technique is similar to colorwashing but the paint does not … Continue reading

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Make a Splash!: An Overview of Passionate Paint Finishes for Walls (6)

4. Stippling. Stippling gives a delicate, subtle finish with a mottled effect. It is a wonderful way to add texture and dimension while still maintaining a very finished, polished appearance of the wall. It should be noted that this technique … Continue reading

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Make a Splash!: An Overview of Passionate Paint Finishes for Walls (5)

3. Dragging (also called strié) This effect is created when a dry brush is pulled through a colored glaze. In doing so, the base color is revealed in very fine lines, which make the walls look like silk fabric. Dragging … Continue reading

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

The Steps: 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.

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