How To Faux Finish Using Common Household Items
Did you know that you can create beautiful wall finishes with items you have laying around your house. Things like; grocery bags, a feather duster, sponge, saran wrap, rags and even a car mop!
This is such an easy finish to achieve and it looks just like wallpaper. This can be done in just about any color you can think of. I wanted it to look like water because It was going in a pool bath.
Step 1: The first thing you need to do is paint the wall in a base color using eggshell paint. I use a white in this example.
Step 2: Mix 4 parts glaze to 1 part paint. Select a color that is 4-5 shades darker than the base. I used a teal color in this example. It looked a lot like the water in the pool.
Step three: Cut the saran wrap in manageable pieces approx 2' in length.
Step 3: Cut the plastic in manageable piece about 2 ' in length. Lay it on the wall and use a paint brush to smooth it on the wall. You want it to wrinkle. This is what gives it the effect.
Step 4: As soon as you're done smoothing it out, remove the plastic wrap and through it away. you will need a new piece everytime you do a section. Its OK, to over lap.
This is what it should look like. I've also done this technique with metallics for a really cool modern look on an accent wall. Play around with the colors and have some fun!
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Published May 25th, 2017 5:47 PM