How to Create a Straight Line Finish

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Create a straight line pattern on your walls that will give your home a distinctive and elegant look.

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® 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

    Dip a quality 5.1 - 6.4 cm wide nylon/polyester brush into the colour glaze mixture from the bucket. With your brush, paint (cut in) around the perimeter of your working surface. Start at a top corner and continue along the ceiling and around the baseboards.

  4. Step 4

    Pour your coloured 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.

  5. Step 5

    Starting at a top corner of the project area, roll the coloured glaze down the length of the surface in a 91 cm wide vertical section.

  6. Step 6

    While the glaze is wet, drag a scarifier over the section. Hold the scarifier vertically.

  7. Step 7

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

  8. Step 8

    Repeat the process until the project is complete.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Brush 5.1 - 6.4 cm (2"-2½")

  • Bucket
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Paint Tray
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Protective Apparel
  • Rags
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Scarifier
  • Stir Stick
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