Faux Finish Painting : Antique Painting Tips

We’re going to do an antique glaze, now. My
name is Lorna Campodonico, and I’m a decorative painter, and you’re going to mix your glaze,
and you’re going to roll it on the wall. Make sure you cover everything with canvas on the
floor, because glazes are very drippy and messy, because they are mixed with water,
so it’s not as thick as normal paint would be, and just roll it on and cover the space.
Be sure and tape off anything you don’t want paint to get on. Now, we’re going to do a
stria, which simulates silk on the wall, and you’ll take these, these are duster brushes.
They’re a four inch brush that has a pretty thick bristle on it, and you take from the
top of the wall, onto the bottom, and just simply pull down, like that, and you might
want to offload any of the paint. Start again, top to bottom, offload it. Stay as straight
as you can, but a little bit of movement isn’t bad, because it’s simulating fabric, and down,
and down, and down, and you can go back up, if you feel like you have some imperfections,
but you’ve gotten it off a bit, as far as the vertical stripe and that is how you do
a striaed wall in an antique glazed finish, and I’m Laura Campodonico.

4 Replies to “Faux Finish Painting : Antique Painting Tips”

  1. start from a corner… usually top… work down, because of drips. i like to start in the middle on one side and work my way up and down as i go across the entire wall. if you cant work fast enough as the paint dries then your in trouble… youll start to stretch dry paint if your not fast enough to catch your seams before they dry.

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