Painting Walls With Glazes
Add a little texture and a lot of character to your walls with a decorative painter's formula for glazing.
Synopsis: A glaze is a semitransparent paint mixture. It is applied on top of a solid-color base coat (basically a painted wall) and manipulated in-place with a sponge, rag, bag, or brush to create texture. Glazing your walls is an inexpensive project that you can customize to suit your style and tackle in a weekend. In this article, an experienced decorative painter discusses the materials, tools, and techniques used for glazing and offers some options for color and texture. She walks you through the process of glazing the dining-room walls on one of her recent jobs.
Every time I pick up a new decorative painting product at the paint store, I am discouraged by the lack of instructions. The directions tend to be oversimplified and fail to mention the many little tricks that make a decorative-painting project successful. Glazing kits are a perfect example.
A glaze is a semi-transparent…