How to Create a Straight Line Finish

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

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

Dip a quality 2"-2½" wide nylon/polyester brush into the color 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.

Step 4

Pour your colored 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.

Step 5

Starting at a top corner of the project area, roll the colored glaze down the length of the surface in a 3' wide vertical section.

Step 6

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

Step 7

Continue to work in 3' wide vertical sections. Overlap and blend each section as you go to avoid hard edges.

Step 8

Repeat the process until the project is complete.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Brush (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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