Asked on May 9, 2017
I want to hide (or camouflage) wall imperfections in 100 yr old home.
I want to use the "old world finish technique" of painting & using glaze, on all the walls in our home. The house is almost a hundred years old & I want to use that technique because I like the look of it, I think that it would be perfect to camouflage and hide the imperfections in the walls (of which there are many) and at the same time,it would minimize the work and mess involved with
re skimming the walls. I have never done this before & have only read about it online. I have a few questions before I begin. Anyone who thinks they could provide input, that would keep me from making mistakes or if you have experience with this technique... I'm open to suggestions, ideas and tips.
I want to know if it would look good if I did the paint/glaze "old world style finish" on the walls AND the ceiling?
Or is that kind of tacky looking and I should only do the walls? If I only do the walls... How do I paint the ceiling,so it does not look (dramatically) different from walls and ends up looking like two different eras? For cohesiveness and good flow through home, I was considering doing all of the rooms down stairs, this same technique and the same colors. Meaning, one color for the base coat and then a mix of paint in the same color family, but around 4 Shades Darker than the base coat, mixed with glaze for faux finish coat o complete the look I'm going for. I was thinking that it would look better if all the walls down stairs had no interruption in the paint technique, from one room to another. It is NOT an open floor plan, but between the kitchen,breakfast area and living area... you can see each of the other two rooms from whatever room you're in. The entryway,the hallway & bedroom downstairs are completely separated by walls and doors.
From the photos I've seen online, I think it ends up looking high-end but I wanted to know some other people's opinions, who have done this before I get started & any suggestions that could be made...to a novice at this like me, would be welcomed. Someone did suggest that I prime the walls first, but there is a new coat of flat paint on the walls now, provided by the previous owner. Any advice will be appreciated greatly.