Add a color wash to your walls for a subtle and elegant finish
Decorative color washing is usually defined as a combination of two or three complementary paint colors: a neutral and light base coat, one glaze/paint mix in a medium tone, and a secondary glaze/paint mix in a darker tone.
Color washing techniques allow you to also choose between a brushed-on textured effect or a refined, cloud-puff appearance. For the textured look, you will use a brush to apply the topcoats; for clouds, use natural sponges or soft rags.
Apply the base coat and allow to dry.
When working with the topcoats, spread the paint/glaze out in an unevenly-shaped area no larger than 3-feet by 3-feet. This will keep the topcoats from drying too quickly before they can be worked. As you start a new area, feather the new topcoat into the one that has just been completed to prevent noticeable breaks in the edges.
For the brush-textured
With only one topcoat, you can still create an interesting effect with the brushstrokes.
For the cloud effect:
If using only one topcoat, do the blending and move quickly to the next area.
When using glazes, it is a good idea to protect the topcoats with a polyurethane finish. Just be sure the topcoats are thoroughly dry according to manufacturer's instructions.
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