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How to Create a Patch Weaving Finish

Skill:  Intermediate DIY'er

Personalize your room with a unique Patch Weave finish.

For Best Results:

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

 

Suggested Supplies

  • Bucket
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Paint Tray
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Rags
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Stir Stick
  • Whisk Broom

Colors Used in This How-To

Step 1

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

Step 2

To prepare your topcoat glaze color, pour 1 part PREMIUM PLUS® Paint (one quart) and 4 parts FAUX GLAZE (one gallon) 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 color, add more paint to the mixture. The mixture will generally cover approximately 400 sq. ft.

Step 3

Pour your color glaze mixture into a paint tray and work a 6" 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.

TIP:
Test your technique and color combinations on a practice board before you begin the project.
Step 4

Starting at a top corner of your project area, roll the colored glaze onto a 3' x 3' section.

Step 5

Work in small square sections of about 6" x 6". First, drag the whisk broom down a 6" length and then drag it across a 6" width. Then, stop.

TIP:
A dry whisk broom or almost any dry brush (4" or wider) will create the basic line effect. The softer the brush, the less distinct the pattern will be. On smooth walls, a notched trowel or scarifier will create stronger, bolder patterns.
Step 6

While the glaze is wet, continue to the next 6" x 6" section. Repeat the process of dragging the whisk broom down and then across until the 3' x 3' section is complete.

TIP:
Always wipe off your whisk broom with a cloth rag or a paper towel after each pass.
Step 7

Move to the right and repeat the process again. Overlap and blend each section to avoid hard edges.

TIP:
Stand back and preview your work periodically to ensure an even look.
Step 8

Continue these steps until the project is complete.