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This bland space begs for a transformation.
Before painting, clean the walls throughly with a soap-and-water mixture, using a damp sponge mop, and let dry.
Prepare the walls by taping windows, doors and moldings with painter's tape. Cover the floor with a drop cloth.
If the walls have an oil-based paint or glossy surface or were previously painted with a darker color, apply a coat of primer and let it dry completely before applying the base coat.
Apply base coat and allow to dry (make sure base coat is lighter than, but in same family as, top coat). Tape off sides of adjacent wall using masking paper.
Add three parts glaze to one part latex paint to create a top coat. Paint top coat over base coat.
Apply plastic sheeting from top to bottom of wet paint. Manipulate plastic sheeting with a wallpapering brush. Press brush against plastic sheeting until most of the air bubbles have been eliminated.
Remove plastic sheeting to reveal the leather textured effect.
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