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How to Apply a Rag Roll Technique

Dress up your room by painting the closet door with a rag rolling technique.

More in Painting

roll scrunched rag over wet paint
  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Apply the Base Coat

Apply a base coat and allow to dry. Then apply top coat.

Scrunch and twist a rag. While the top coat is still wet, roll the scrunched rag over the paint to soak up some of the top coat. You may want to practice this painting technique on a cardboard service first for practice.

Step 2: Add a Bamboo Motif

Add bamboo motif over the ragged base. If you prefer, you can use a stencil pattern purchased from a craft store.

add bamboo motif over ragged base