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How to Create the Look of Suede on Walls

Learn how to apply a suede technique to dinning room walls for a mid-century look.

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apply suede technique to walls
  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Prep the Room

Prep the room by taping the windows, doors and moldings with painter's tape. Place a drop cloth on the wall.

prep the room for painting

Step 2: Apply the Suede Paint

Apply two coats of suede paint to the walls using a special textured roller.

Allow the paint to dry, then finish the technique by applying a coat of satin varnish to add sheen.