Glazing your walls might sound like an intimidating task but the glazing methods shown below are simple, easy on the budget and only takes a minimum of effort and time.
Materials You Will Need:
Light tan latex paint for base coat
Medium tan latex paint for glaze
Latex glazing liquid (clear)
Cheesecloth and rags
4-inch chip brush
3-inch paint brush
Clean the surface of the walls with a solution of baking soda and water. (using a spray bottle combine 1 tsp. baking soda to 1 cup water ). Baking soda is a natural cleanser that will not contaminate the environment and absorbs odors.
Once the wall is dry, fill holes with spackle and let dry.
Using the sandpaper sand the wall smooth and apply primer to the entire surface.
Apply a base coat of light tan paint to the walls followed by a second coat and let dry.
Mix the medium tan latex paint glaze by combining 2 parts paint with 1 part water and 1 part glazing liquid.
Wet the cheesecloth and rags making sure to wring out any excess water and set them aside.
Apply a generous amount of glaze approximately 2 ft. by 2 ft. (in an X pattern) with the chip brush starting at the upper corner of the wall.
Next, rub the glaze with the rags using a scrubbing motion to soften the edges to form an irregular pattern making sure to rinse the rags when they become weighted with glaze.
Refine the glaze using the cheesecloth by rotating your wrist to fuse the soft and irregular edges to create subtle areas of lighter and darker color. Once the cheesecloth becomes weighted with glaze, switch to a clean portion of the cheesecloth.
Lastly, apply glaze to the next section of the wall and repeat step 8 and 9, making sure to only overlap the lightest area of the previously glazed section until the wall is completely glazed.
For a smooth finish to your wall use only rags from 100% cotton T-shirts.