Faux Finish Painting : Color Washing on a Budget

Faux Finish Painting : Color Washing on a Budget


Colorwashing is very simple. You just need
a bucket, a rag, and your glaze. I’m Lorna Campodonico, faux finisher, and decorative
artist. Now, what you want to do, is you want to get a rag that, you don’t want cheesecloth.
You want a cotton rag, of about this size, because you don’t want the glaze to be dripping
all over the place, because it’s very messy. Take it and get it really absorbed, and try
and get the excess off, and we take it and we simply wash the wall with the color. We
get, cover the area, of course once again, be sure to tape, be sure to tarp, because
this can be messy, and just cover your area. It’s good on furniture also, because you can
do a big area with just a rag, and you don’t have to worry about the confines of a brush,
and then you want to take a softening brush, which is a four inch, or three inch brush,
that you can kind of get rid of all these swirling marks, and just brush it out, and
it’s just supposed to look like a wash, so you don’t want a lot of pigment in there.
Again, you want the glaze to be a third, a third, a third, and just keep brushing it
down, and as it dries, as your moving along the wall, the brush marks will go out, but
you really want to push it down, because you don’t want a lot of color. Now, you can also
take a rag, and kind of take some of the excess off, with the rag, but that’s pretty much
it, and you’ll have a clear, transparent surface, over your wall. That’s how to colorglaze,
and I’m Lorna Campodonico.

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