How to Create a Soft Suede Finish

Soft suede styled blue wall

This striking and livable finish offers a sense of stylish flair to your home.

For Best Results:

Mix the entire quantity of glazing colour needed for the project before you start painting. Combining the contents produces uniformity of colour. This intermixing is called "boxing."

  1. Step 1

    Paint the base colour and allow it to dry completely before glazing.

  2. Step 2

    To prepare your topcoat glaze colour, pour 1 part PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA® or PREMIUM PLUS® Paint (0.95L) and 4 parts FAUX GLAZE (3.79L) into a bucket and mix the contents thoroughly. For a more see-through or transparent look, add extra faux glaze to the mixture. For a denser or more opaque glaze colour, add more paint to the mixture. The mixture will generally cover approximately 37 sq. m.

  3. Step 3

    Pour your colour glaze mixture into a paint tray and work a 15 cm mini roller into the glaze until it is fully loaded. To remove excess glaze, roll the tool on the ribbed area of the paint tray.

  4. Step 4

    Starting at a top corner of your project area, roll the coloured glaze onto a 91 x 91 cm section.

  5. Step 5

    While the glaze is wet, bunch up a damp cloth rag and gently roll it over the coloured glaze. You will be removing some of the glaze colour and allowing some of the base colour to show through.

  6. Step 6

    Continue to work in 91 x 91 cm sections. Overlap and blend each section as you go to avoid hard edges.

  7. Step 7

    Repeat the process until the project is complete.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Bucket
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Paint Tray
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Rags
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Stir Stick
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