Finishing Techniques seen on the show
are the paint colors, proportions, and a quick review of the techniques used for
the three decorative finishes shown in this project. All colors refer to Behr
latex wall paints.
with all decorative finishes, experiment, adjust, and practice on large samples
before attempting to do the finish on a wall.
short video containing excerpts from the programs showing these
three effects is available in the hometime.com
BURIED-STENCIL EFFECT (Dining Room)
coat with Solomon Sand, satin finish.
brush on these colors, each mixed 50-50 with glaze:
Dean, Robin, and Carie had applied all these colors randomly, Carie went back
and used more Woodsman Green and English Rose (again mixed 50-50 with glaze) where
needed to achieve a consistent look.)
with Elk Tan mixed 1 part paint to 4 parts glaze, using a brush to apply and cheesecloth
stencils randomly with Brackish Green mixed 1 part paint to 4 parts glaze.
the stencils with a mixture of Gondola and Elk Tan (yes, mix these paints together)
mixed 1 part paint to 4 parts glaze.
EFFECT (Office—Above Chair Rail)
- Base coat with
Angora Scarf, satin finish.
brush on Medieval Brown and Ground Clove, each mixed 1 part paint to 4 parts glaze.
randomly with cheesecloth.
on denatured alcohol.
a moment, dry brush to create "pits."
SKIN TEXTURE (Office—Below Chair Rail)
3 gallons of lightweight joint compound, 1 tube of latex caulk
(no silicone), and 6-8 drops of Joy dish detergent.
a thin layer of the mixture to a section of wall.
some cheesecloth, apply more mixture, then remove the cheesecloth.
across the entire wall and let dry overnight.
base coat: Saddlesoap, satin finish. Let dry.
a section with Ground Clove mixed 1 part paint to 4 parts glaze.
Pat off with a rag, leaving some glaze on the surface. Repeat
on the rest of the wall.
used for these faux finishing techniques are Behr©