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How to Paint Using a Ragging Technique

Give your walls a decorative touch by applying a ragging technique. Learn how with these simple step-by-step instructions.

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Step 1: Create a Rag Roller

Create a rag roller by cutting the chamois cloth into nine 4-inch squares. Staple three to the roller in a row. Repeat until covered, alternating the direction of each row to make random impressions. Dampen it a bit with your hands before using it so it doesn't get oversaturated with paint, and then set it aside.

Step 2: Roll the a Top Coat Glaze

Use a plain roller cover to roll a Sunfade glaze top coat on an area about 3 or 4 feet out from the corner.

Step 3: Roll Paint with the Rag Roller

Once the area is rolled out, immediately follow with the dampened rag roller . Start along the wet edge to soften it first, rolling in every direction. Then move across the glazed area, making sure to put imprints everywhere as evenly as possible . When that's complete, roll the chamois cover over paper towels to remove excess glaze so it's ready to use again.

Step 4: Add Another Coat of Glaze

Roll another area of fresh glaze, trying not to overlap the first wet edge too much. Continue in the same fashion as above until the wall is complete.