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Faux Finish Bronzing Technique

Learn a faux-finish bronzing technique to bring a rich glow of color to walls.

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finished victorian living room after restoration
  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Prep the Room and Apply the Base Coat

Prep room by taping windows, doors and moldings with painter’s tape. Place drop cloth on the floor.

Apply latex eggshell base coat in the same color family as top coat.

apply latex eggshell base coat

Step 2: Mix and Apply the Glazes

Mix 3 different top coat glazes: Mix one part latex eggshell paint with 3 parts glaze, then mix the latex-glaze mixture with ¼ part metallic glaze and ½ part water.

Apply glazes generously in a random pattern, using a small roller in sections (Image 1).

Before glazes dry, blend them with a sea sponge (Image 2).

Step 3: Apply a Top Coat Glaze

After wall dries, apply a small amount of bronze metallic glaze to sea sponge and rub over wall.

Top coat glazes used in this demonstration:

Sari Suit (KM3534-2) latex eggshell paint with metallic glaze in gold. Mix latex-glaze mixture with glazing liquid and water.

Sari Supreme Bean (KM4030-2) latex eggshell paint with metallic glaze in bronze. Mix latex-glaze mixture with glazing liquid and water.

Sari Amber Autumn (KM3591-2) latex eggshell paint with metallic glaze in copper. Mix latex-glaze mixture with glazing liquid and water.

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