Easy Faux Granite With No Sponge Painting -2
ok played with tech. again doing a lighter granite -- (mixed a little pearlescent glaze tint in all colors) Base was off white, 1st coat glaze was yellow ochre, 2nd glaze coat was black, 3rd glaze coat was raw sienna , 5th glaze coat was Espresso Bean . Last step was a glaze of untinted pearlescent glaze. Apply 2 coats of base coat letting dry. 1 glaze coat at a time roll on glazes and spritz with a 50-50 mixture of Zinsser's wallpaper remover and water 30-40% coverage (this will keep paint from completely covering and allow prev. colors to come through. When glaze is dry wipe off whole area with cotton rag damp with warm water- you will be removing Zinsser spots only. Repeat glaze coat step 3-4 times (or until you have pc as you want it. ) Last step would be to polyurethane piece, which I did not do as just a small sample piece of wood. Longest part of this whole process is laying out your supplies and waiting on paint and glazes to dry so can go to next step. * wanted to see what gloss poly would do- really enhanced pattern , brought out depth and more details.