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Materials and Tools:
2-inch low-tack/safe-release tape
drop cloths and rags
9-inch roller frame
9-inch 3/8-inch nap and 1/2-inch nap premium roller covers
6 1/4-inch roller frame
6-inch and 9-inch - 1/2-inch nap microfiber roller covers
Give your walls a lustrous, polished look with a smooth metallic faux-paint technique.
Wash walls with mild soap and rinse thoroughly.
Scrape away loose paint and patch holes or cracks. Remove dust with vacuum or tack cloth.
Tip: If you think your old paint might contain lead, contact the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD.
Edge ceiling and woodwork with low-tack, safe-release tape.
Cover floor and furniture with drop cloth.
Tip: Practice technique on sample boards before painting wall.
Use brush to cut base coat into corners and around trim.
While paint is still wet, use 6-inch 3/8-inch nap premium roller to blend it into wall; this will prevent 'picture frame' look.
Using 9-inch 3/8-inch nap premium roller, paint remainder of wall.
Let dry completely.
Use brush to cut glaze into corners and around trim. Wear disposable gloves when applying glaze.
While glaze is still wet, use 6-inch 1/2-inch nap microfiber roller to blend it into wall.
Using 9-inch 1/2-inch nap microfiber roller, glaze remainder of wall.
Tip: Apply glaze in curving motion in random, overlapping patterns.
To prevent peeling, gently remove tape before paint completely dries.