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How to Apply a Crosshatch Painting Technique

Applying a new paint technique can give a room a whole new look. Learn how to create a crosshatching technique for office walls.

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create crosshatching technique for walls
  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Prep the Room

Prepare the room by taping the windows, doors and molding with painter's tape. Place a drop cloth on the floor.

prepare room for painting

Step 2: Apply the Base Coat

Apply a base coat of paint on the walls, then allow to dry.

apply base coat of paint on walls

Step 3: Tape the Wall and Apply the Glaze

Tape the adjoining wall with masking paper.

Add three parts glaze to one part latex paint to create a topcoat glaze.

Apply glaze topcoat in sections.

Step 4: Apply the Crosshatch Finish

Use a dry brush to get a layered crosshatch finish by making short strokes vertically, then horizontally.

create crosshatching technique for walls