- Apply glaze with things like…
- cotton rag (turn hand and rewad fabric to keep pattern looking random)
- cheese cloth (open weave leaves a unique texture)
- cotton terry (loopy fabric leaves a unique texture)
- wadded plastic (kitchen wrap or a dry cleaner’s bag – not absorbent like cloth so more of the glaze is left on the wall)
- dry brush (load the brush lightly and then wipe some glaze off on paper towel)
- large sponge (pounce off some of the glaze before applying to wall)
- Subtract glaze with with things like…
- roll a cotton rag over it (twist a cotton rag into a roll and then push across the glaze to pick up some and still leave some in a random pattern)
- run an empty brush over the glaze to remove some of it, wipe the bristles with a cloth to remove collected glaze and repeat (do vertically and then horizontally to create a linen finish)
- wadded a rag and pounce over the glaze
See For Yourself
If you’re interested in tackling a glazing project you may find this YouTube video helpful. The steps are similar to the ones I used but there’s always room for variation and experimentation with glazing.
Tell Us About It
Have you ever glazed a wall and, if so, what technique did you use? What worked for you and what didn’t? If you’ve never glazed a wall do you have any questions about doing so? Is it something you might try? I’d love to see what you’ve already done or a chance to see planned projects once they’re completed. Leave me a comment below or email me at email@example.com. It makes my day to hear from you – especially if something I’ve written elicits a response.