Mrs. Fixit: Dragging Paint

January 24, 2008 3:41:54 AM PST
If you're looking for a soft or elegant faux finish for your walls or a piece of furniture, try dragging. I'll show you how it's done.

Make sure that you have a nice even base coat of paint and that it is completely dry.

Next, mix together one part paint to four parts glaze. The size of your parts will depend on the size of your project. So, mix the two together well.

Roll the mixture onto the first section with a 6-inch roller.

You want to work in small sections to be sure that you have time to drag the paint off before the glaze sets up.

As soon as you've rolled your section use a drag a dry brush through the glaze to remove some of it.

Work in one direction and have a rag on hand to frequently wipe off the bristles.

Repeat this process for your whole project and then allow it to dry.

The effect is subtle but it's really soft and elegant! The greater the contrast between your base coat and your top coat the more dramatic effect you'll have. I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!