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Faux Painting Walls – 4 Basic Steps For Success

Faux painting walls is almost like painting the walls the regular way. You have to do the prep work first. I add a primer coat first and then do my prep work after the primer or paint dries. Things like fill holes, patch cracks, etc.
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Doing it this way allows me to see the areas that need to be fixed or filled a whole lot easier. And when I am done I will roll over the fixed areas with a little more paint or primer. Lastly, I will add a second or finish coat of paint. This gives the wall a good solid look of color.

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!

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