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How to Create a Fabric Finish

Skill:  Intermediate DIY'er

For a unique, elegant look in your room, try BEHR PREMIUM PLUS WITH STYLE® Faux Glaze. This classic finish can add the beautiful illusion of fabric or line effects, sponging effects or leather and suede effects to your walls.

For Best Results:

Base color may be selected from the BEHR color palette and may be applied in any sheen.

BEHR® Faux Glaze color may be applied in any sheen, but for higher sheens such as Semi-Gloss, allow a longer working time.

Suggested Supplies
  • Bucket
  • Sea Sponge
  • Sponge
  • Rags
  • Whisk Broom
  • Rags
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Brush (Nylon/Polyester)
  • Gloves
  • Extension Pole
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Paint Tray
  1. Step 1

    To create your BEHR Faux Glaze finish, you will need some special supplies. In addition to your BEHR Paint base color, you will need a top glaze color and a supply of BEHR Faux Glaze. You will also need a plastic bucket for mixing, and implements specific for your desired glaze technique such as sponges, rags, a whisk broom, etc.

  2. Step 2

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

    For full instructions on painting interior walls, refer to the How To Paint a Wall how-to.

  3. Step 3

    To prepare the BEHR Faux Glaze, you will combine four parts glaze to one part BEHR Paint. For example, in an average sized room, you will use one gallon of BEHR PREMIUM PLUS with Style® Faux Glaze and one quart of PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA® Paint and Primer in One or PREMIUM PLUS® Paint. Stir the paint and glaze mixture thoroughly. Next, choose your application method (brush on, sponge on, sponge off, etc.) and follow the steps specific to that method.