Spice up the color on your walls with a faux finish

Most of us have seen a faux finish on a wall, but don't be intimidated! Getting that faux look at home doesn't have to be beyond your reach. Leanne Lee from Rekindled Spaces shared her step-by-step instructions for a one-color and two-color finish. When picking paint and glaze colors, she recommends staying on the same color strip to guarantee that the color patterns flow together.

For the in-studio demo, Leanne used SW 6120 Believable Buff for the basecoat in an eggshell finish. For the glazes, she used SW 6122 Camelback and SW 6124 Cardboard.

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Glaze mixture
4 parts glaze
1 part paint
1 part XIM latex extender

One-color Parchment Finish
Tape off all baseboards and ceilings
Protect floor and furniture
Apply a fresh basecoat in an eggshell or satin finish
Apply glaze* with a chip brush in an "X" pattern
Using cut plastic or a plastic bag (turned inside out), stipple out the glaze
Soften with damp tshirt rags

Two-color Parchment Finish
Tape off all baseboards and ceilings
Protect floor and furniture
Apply a fresh basecoat in an eggshell or satin finish
Apply two glaze* colors with a chip brush in an "X" pattern
Using cut plastic or a plastic bag (turned inside out), blend out the two glaze colors
Soften with damp tshirt rags

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