So The 4 Basic Steps For Faux Painting Success Are:
1. Choose Your Pattern and Colors – decide what colors and faux finish look you want to achieve.
2. Practice Your Faux Technique – once you decide on a pattern and color, get your paints and glaze together. Practice your faux design or pattern on a practice board or washable sheet of vinyl until you are confident you have it right.
3. Prepare Your Walls – add your base coat to the walls. Apply two coats for a good solid look.
4. Prepare Your Glaze Mixture (1 qt. of the paint color to 1 gal. of studio glaze) - and do your thing! Benjamin Moore has a great instructional brochure called “GLAZES Studio Finishes”. Look in paint stores where Benjamin Moore products are sold.
Are you a faux beginner? Well, stay with it long enough and you will be a faux finisher!