How to apply glaze over chalk paint

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Heres a tutorial I have found for you. vintagestorehouse.com/diyfurniture/how-I-paint-furnoture/how-to-glaze-painted-furniture

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

You can use waxes on top of poly; if it doesn’t turn out to your liking, you can remove the wax with mineral spirits and start again. Do NOT plan on putting any type of water based pigment/glaze on top of poly unless you truly know what you are doing; poly is a smooth sealer and does not allow water based to grab hold and stick. Wax is not a water based product, it has an evaporating solvent which causes it to dry hard. That is why you can use it on top of poly.

I’ve had to experiment in order to learn how to apply glaze over chalk paint and found that applying one coat (I used wipe-on poly) over the paint, then the glaze then 2-3 more coats of sealer worked well. Applying the glaze directly over the paint brought part of the paint off and didn’t allow me to “work” the glaze like I wanted to, but applying a coat of sealer 1st allowed me to get the look I was after. Good luck!

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Thank you SO much! I’m working on a corner shelf that was my late mother’s and I’m REALLLLLLY not trying to mess it up. I’m doing chalk paint in linen and using an aged glaze over it. You saved me a bunch of headaches with your sealer advice!

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I am struggling to answer this question because I am unsure what you mean by ‘glaze’. If you mean what I call ‘wax’ you should wax first before applying poly. The wax is a more organic, soft product and would just ‘sit’ on top of the poly. By applying poly after you seal everything in. Let the wax harden for a few days before you finish off with the poly.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Glaze is not wax

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I chalk painted white a tin trunk with wood trim on it. Then I sandpapered spots to let some of the brown and black original paint show through on the dents. I mixed glaze with some amber wood stain and using a little artist brush I applied it around the distressed spots on tin and wood wiping off any excess. I left a couple of days of drying time between applications of paint and glaze. Then covered it with a few coats of polyurethane. Turned out great.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Wipe-on poly is wiped on with a rag, goes on very smooth and you don’t have to worry about brush marks. Lesley: Before the days of chalk paint when your only choice was to sand and prime, glaze was how you antiqued. It’s a milky, translucent liquid that you mix with your choice of paint. Burnt umber is usually the choice for antiquing but you can use any color. Mix 3 parts glaze to 1 part paint then working in small sections brush it on then quickly wipe it off with a cloth leaving more in the deep areas and around the edges. I love working with chalk paint and wax but still love the variety of effects you can get with glaze. I urge you to give it a try!

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

can you glaze over chalk paint and then apply a clear wax as a sealer?

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

You can but risk not being able to “work” the glaze. I used water based top coat. I apply a coat of top coat, then glaze, then another coat of top coat. The paint will soak up the glaze if you don’t apply something to seal it a bit first. Good luck!

How do you use chalked decorative glaze?

About Decorative Glaze

  • Easy application.
  • Apply over any Chalked surface (brush or spray)
  • Brush on, wipe off to desired look.
  • Antique a little, or antique a lot.

How do you use a glaze?

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What does decorative glaze do?

Rust-Oleum Transformations Decorative Glaze allows you to add a custom antique finish to any painted surface. Use with any of your decorative projects made of wood, metal, laminate and melamine. Superior stain and scratch resistance after application of polyurethane top coat.

How do you make powder glaze?

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Does glaze seal chalk paint?

Yes you can absolutely glaze over chalk paint. You just want to seal it first. You can use wax or poly to seal it – it will make it much easier than going right onto the paint.

How do you apply antique glaze?

Add a small amount of antiquing glaze to a smooth, clean rag. Begin applying the glaze to the front or side of one cabinet in small, circular motions until you’ve covered the entire section. Tip: A small amount of glaze will go a very long way. It’s better to start with too little glaze rather than too much.

What does glaze do to cabinets?

Glaze is a transparent or semi-transparent coating that is applied after a cabinet has been painted or stained. Glazing kitchen cabinets adds depth and color to the finish and often beats the cost to paint cabinets.

How do you apply glaze over paint?

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What is furniture glaze made of?

A glaze is a mixture of paint and oil- or water-based medium that can be painted over a base layer to create various effects, principally adding a glowing or shimmering quality

What is glazing powder?

Offered powder is a melamine formaldehyde resin that is used for decorative foil paper and coating application. This powder is very sensitive to moisture; therefore packaging should be kept closed to avoid lumps formation. Clients can avail this Glazing Powder from us at affordable prices.

How do you apply glaze to cabinets?

Glaze STEPS:

  1. Clean cabinets very well and remove hardware.
  2. If you purchased the clear glaze in order to custom mix your own color do that first.
  3. Apply the glaze with a sponge brush.
  4. Paint the glaze on a few cabinet doors or drawers at a time.
  5. Go back with a damp (NOT wet) cloth and remove all of the excess glaze.

How long does rustoleum glaze take to dry?

The Chalked Decorative Glaze must be applied over a clean, fully cured surface that has been painted with Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint. The Chalked Paint is fully cured in 3-4 days.

What is glazing paint?

A glaze is a thin transparent or semi-transparent layer on a painting which modifies the appearance of the underlying paint layer. Glazes can change the chroma, value, hue and texture of a surface. Glazes consist of a great amount of binding medium in relation to a very small amount of pigment.

How do you use Valspar antiquing glaze?

Stir Antiquing Glaze thoroughly and apply using a clean, slightly damp, cotton rag. Apply to small areas in a circular motion, gently blending them together. Clean up with warm, soapy water. Working time: Workable for up to 15 minutes.

Can I apply wax over glaze?

The basic technique of resist inlay is to coat the surface of your piece with glaze or underglaze, paint a layer of liquid wax resist over the glaze or underglaze, scratch your design through the wax and then brush a second color of glaze or underglaze over the incised design.

What is the difference between antique glaze and antique wax?

What is the difference between a glaze and a wax? A dark wax will antique a piece in a very similar way to a dark glaze. The biggest difference is that the wax serves as a protective top coat as well. I usually still do a second coat of clear wax on top of the dark for extra protection.

Do you have to seal chalk paint?

It is not advisable. Chalk Paint® decorative paint, even when sealed with a quality sealer such as Annie Sloan Soft Wax or Annie Sloan Lacquer, will not be 100% non-porous and this can present problems with cross contamination. The surface may look clean but it may not be deep down into the finish.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I use Rust-oleum Transformations Decorative Glaze. I purchased it from Home Depot. Each store is probably set up differently, but the one I went to the glaze was in the same aisle as the stains and wood filler. They didn’t have a large selection of colors, but you can also order online. I have found Java Brown to be versatile as a glaze color.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Do you put a glaze on all chalk painted furniture?Help answer this question.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

@Meleta Littlefield I use glaze over chalk paint, but only after it is waxed.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Go to this site, http://salvagedinspirations.com/best-homemade-chalk-paint-recipes/ BEST Homemade Chalk Paint Recipes This is what I am about to do. With Calcium Carbonate Recipe…which makes good sense since Calcium Carbonate is chalk! I just got it from E-Bay and I will mix it with regular flat/eggshell/matte will give the ‘chalkiest’ CeCe Caldwells wax is very buttery soft and easy to use. Also, if you buy less expensive box store brands Minwax, Briwax, Quick-Tip-Tuesday

Mix Mineral Spirits and Wax for That ‘Buttery’ Application. Good Luck J

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

The Chalk paints all need sealed to give a durable finish, either with wax or acrylic varnish. The wax is the easier option as you only have to rub/brush on & buff off. Good Luck.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Go to google.com and ask the question and you will get the answer

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

It’s really a matter of choice when it comes to what you want to put over your chalk paint. I don’t care for glaze, but I really love wax! You can get waxes and polys in different finishes, not so sure about glazes. Do some research online and you will get all the answers you need. Good Luck! : )

Hi. There is a difference between a top coat that protects your chalk paint and a glaze. Most glazes are used as a color wash. ie. adding an antiquing or transparent color on your piece. A glaze is typically water based and wiped on thin and then wiped off, leaving small amounts of glaze in crevices and concave details. A top coat such as a polycoat or paste wax is applied on a finished surface. The confusion might be that when you paste wax a piece, you scrub it into the chalk surfaces and then wipe off the excess. When the paste wax is dry, you buff it to a slight sheen. Poly coats are either water or oil base top coats which are brushed or rolled on, and sanding between dry times. Good luck. Hope this guy helps. sk

The glaze is just to distress or antique the piece (not so much for protection)..I have made my own for all my distressing. Combine Faux finsihing glaze with a brown paint (acrylic, usually burnt umber) and depending on the thickness of themix a bit of water. You can control how dark you want the glaze.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I used Rustileum Java Brown from Home Depot and put it right over the chalk paint. I wanted it to seep into the paint alittle since I was looking for a more weathered look. You have to work fast and use very little glaze.

You might be surprised at how drastically the look of your painted furniture can change with Black Glaze.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

In this weeks ‘Share Your Project’ post, Georgina Kenny shows us what happens when you add an Eco-Friendly stain on top of furniture paint.

Plus, you’ll learn the 3 basic steps to applying Glaze so you can have the confidence to try it out on your next furniture painting project!

For this project, the stain used is called ‘Black Glaze’ and the paint is Firework’s Red. (A popular color of Clay/Chalk/Mineral Paint from American Paint Company)

Adding an Eco-Friendly Stain on Top of Painted Furniture

Glaze is highly versatile and highly concentrated. In other words, it’s a thick liquid. Glaze can be used to create a stain like finish, and add beautiful detail to your hand painted furniture.

The Glaze from American Paint Company is completely All Natural and Eco-Friendly. So unlike traditional stains that leave an offensive odor lingering your home, it’s safe to use the odorless Glaze inside!

Glaze comes in different colors and sizes

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

American Paint Company’s Glaze Finish comes in two colors and two sizes. You can either use Black to darken your painted piece, or Brown to give it the stained look. Both colors come in a large 16oz bottle, or a small 8oz bottle.

American Paint Company also carries a 16oz Clear Glaze, which allows you to add any paint color into the Glaze so you can custom color your Glaze with over 35 colors!

The 3 Basic Steps to Applying Glaze on Your Painted Furniture

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

STEP 1: Paint Your Project

This cabinet belonged to Georgina’s parents, and when her father passed away she brought it home.

It’s an antique cabinet with glass door, two shelves, and lots of potential!

Georgina planned to paint the cabinet with Firework’s Red, seal it with a durable clear Top Coat sealer, and finish it with Black Glaze.

TIP: You can use Glaze directly on your piece of furniture without painting it first to give your wood a natural stain look!

Even though she planned to apply Glaze later, there was no need to do any special prep work, sanding or priming to the piece. She could just begin painting directly onto the antique cabinet after a thorough cleaning of the old piece. There were no paint fumes to worry about, so painting inside her home during the holiday season was safe and enjoyable.

STEP 2: Apply the Top Coat Sealer

If you are applying Glaze on top of paint, you’ll need to put down a layer of Top Coat sealer first.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Every piece of furniture that is painted using Clay, Chalk & Mineral paint needs to be sealed. The Top Coat is a popular liquid sealer because it’s durable and creates a barrier between the paint to protect it from rubbing off.

It’s important to understand that the Glaze is thick. Without adding a layer of Top Coat, the paint will quickly absorb the Glaze causing dark, blotchy spots on the piece.

But when you put down the Top Coat barrier first, it’s easier to move the Glaze around on the piece.

STEP 3: Apply Your Glaze Finish

Once the Top Coat sealer has dried, it’s time to apply the Glaze!

Now that you’ve applied the Top Coat sealer to protect the paint, you’ll have more time to work with the Glaze as you apply it. You can move it around the piece, and get the look that you want.

You can also brush on the Glaze using a bristle brush, foam brush or clean rag. Be sure to work the Glaze into the grooves and details of your piece to get the best results.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Once you’ve applied the Glaze, take a slightly damp cloth to remove and wipe back any excess glaze. Keep working with it until you get the look you’re trying to achieve.

The Glaze is flexible and forgiving to use, just like the paint. If you feel like you’ve taken too much off, go ahead and apply another coat and repeat the process.

After the Glaze has dried, it will be difficult to remove. You’ll have to work quickly with the Glaze before it has a chance to dry.

Do I Need To Seal After Applying Glaze?

In some cases, the Glaze will work fine as a sealer along with the coat of Top Coat that you’ve already applied. However, if your furniture is going to be used often, we recommend applying another 2-3 layers of Top Coat sealer on top of the Glaze finish.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

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I’m back with another installment of the Lost Post Series. Although, now that I’ve edited the photos I realize why this post was set aside. Well, there might have of been one more reason as well. I’ll get to that at the end.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

The driving factor for posting this, despite the photos, is that it was very popular on my Furniture tab. Most of the comments on that page were regarding this piece of furniture. I felt that now that the comments are gone from that tab on the new site, it was only right to create a to step-by-step instruction in an actual post.

Here’s the image that garnered so much attention. How to apply glaze over chalk paint

My friend hired me to paint this whole room of furniture the summer before we moved. It was already a gorgeous room, but with the new paint finishes it became a true knock-out.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I don’t think either one of us could have predicted how perfectly this hutch was going to match her hand painted mural.

Here’s a look at the before of the hutch and you can see a peak of the chairs too.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

After 2 coats of Coco Annie Sloan Chalk Paint it looked like this. You can see I inserted magazine paper to cover the glass in addition to tape. In some places this worked out great, in others it was a nightmare to get the paper out from under the wood. Not sure I’d recommend this idea.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

To give the piece more depth and just a bit of sparkly essence, I added Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze in Black Coffee.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

NOTE: THIS PRODUCT SEEMS TO BE DISCONTINUED.

I think I have found a possible replacement. HOWEVER, I have NOT tried this product.
I just wanted to share because it seems to the same product, repackaged under a different brand.
Here’s a link for your convenience.

I used a inexpensive 3″ natural haired brush to “paint” on the glaze in an even coat. Then with a faux finish brush like this one, I feathered the glaze out. Kind of like working the glaze into the paint, using a sweeping motion in both directions, working in about 1 foot sections. I kept paper towels handy to wipe off the faux finish brush often.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

After one coat of glaze it looked like this. You can see the dramatic difference it made. I think this photo makes the finish look a little blotchy. I remembered that in real life it didn’t look so much so. Although, I will admit I got a more even finish as I perfected my technique. (Which is why I started with the side of the hutch no one would see.)

How to apply glaze over chalk paintAfter one coat of glaze it looked like this.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I let it cure for over the weekend. Once I went back to the piece I realized, thankfully, that the glaze provided plenty of protection for the paint and did not require any further top coat.

I also used this technique on the base of the table.

For the top, I stripped the old red/orange finish off, sanded and refinished with Varathane Wood Stain, in Kona, topped with Minwax Wipe on Poly in Satin

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I’ll go ahead and mention the technique I used on the dinning chairs because they received an entirely different finish. First, they were painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Then, to warm up the color and match the tone of the fabric more closely, I applied straight Annie Sloan Dark Wax.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I will tell you that it took at least a week for the tackiness to go away even after much buffing. This is because it was a rather heavy coat of wax. Once it cured it had a very nice smooth finish.

Now I’m going to insert a bit of the Q&A that went with that post.

Q . Do you apply the glaze over the 2nd coat of chalk paint or did you apply the wax made for chalk paint first? I tried applying the Martha Stewart black metallic glaze over chalk paint and it doesn’t seem to do anything. I am wiping it with a damp rag after applying, am I doing something wrong?

A. I did have to use two coats of chalk paint. If you wipe the glaze off it will be too light and only fall into the grooves of the piece. Sometimes that is the look you want, but in this case we wanted a more overall finish. As I said, I painted on the finish and then used the faux finish brush almost as if I was sweeping the piece leaving a soft haze of glaze behind.

Q. I’m looking at the big hutch with the Coco ASCP and Martha Stewart Black Metallic Glaze. It looks gray not coco. Was the coco gray or brown tone? I’m trying to achieve a gray and wondering if this will work for me.

A. In the photo, the walls were so close to the Coco color it appears a little washed out. I can best describe Coco as a dark greige. It is definitely more brown than the color French Linen from Annie Sloan.

Hope you enjoy this lost treasure of post! To say this was an enormous job is quite the understatement. So the other reason I probably let the project go without a mention had to do with the fact I was so done with this project!

Can you use antique glaze over chalk paint?

It’s easy to add a little extra color with a glaze.

One drawback to a glaze is that it will not work to seal a painted finish on its own.

So if you are using a chalk type paint that needs to be sealed, you will still have to put another topcoat on top of your glaze to seal the finish.

Can you add glaze to chalk paint?

Mix 3 parts glaze to 1 part paint then working in small sections brush it on then quickly wipe it off with a cloth leaving more in the deep areas and around the edges. I love working with chalk paint and wax but still love the variety of effects you can get with glaze.

How do you apply antique glaze to painted furniture?

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How do you use chalked aged glaze?

Gently stir the tin of glaze and then apply with a synthetic brush. Coat the surface of the chalked paint finish evenly, making sure to get into detailing, crevices and corners. Use a rag to wipe excess glaze from the surface to reveal the finished look. Let dry for at least 8 hours before applying a top coat.

What is the difference between antique glaze and antique wax?

A dark wax will antique a piece in a very similar way to a dark glaze. The biggest difference is that the wax serves as a protective top coat as well. I usually still do a second coat of clear wax on top of the dark for extra protection. A glaze absolutely needs a protective top coat.

How do you make antique glaze?

Apply Antiquing Glaze

Add a small amount of antiquing glaze to a smooth, clean rag. Begin applying the glaze to the front or side of one cabinet in small, circular motions until you’ve covered the entire section. Tip: A small amount of glaze will go a very long way.

Do you have to seal chalk paint?

It is not advisable. Chalk Paint® decorative paint, even when sealed with a quality sealer such as Annie Sloan Soft Wax or Annie Sloan Lacquer, will not be 100% non-porous and this can present problems with cross contamination. The surface may look clean but it may not be deep down into the finish.

How do you get a smooth finish with chalk paint?

How-To Tuesday: Create a Smooth Finish with Chalk Paint – No Brush Strokes!

  • Wipe piece clean.
  • Wood filler.
  • Mix your paint.
  • Apply the paint.
  • Apply the second coat and finish by stroking in the opposite direction from the first coat.
  • Sanding.
  • Distress.
  • Wax.

Can I apply wax over glaze?

The basic technique of resist inlay is to coat the surface of your piece with glaze or underglaze, paint a layer of liquid wax resist over the glaze or underglaze, scratch your design through the wax and then brush a second color of glaze or underglaze over the incised design.

How do you use rustoleum antique glaze?

About Decorative Glaze

  1. Easy application.
  2. Apply over any Chalked surface (brush or spray)
  3. Brush on, wipe off to desired look.
  4. Antique a little, or antique a lot.

What is antique glaze?

Antiquing consists of a glaze applied over a base finish; the first step is applying an enamel base coat to the wood. Antiquing is the technique of glazing a base finish to simulate age or create an interesting color effect. If you’re working over an existing finish, make sure the glaze is compatible.

How do you make wood look distressed?

  • Prepare Your Space. Start by laying down drop cloths and preparing the area.
  • Sand and Clean the Piece. Sand the surface of the piece.
  • Paint the Piece.
  • Apply Wax and Top Layer of Paint (Optional)
  • Distress the Piece with Sandpaper and Steel Wool.
  • Apply a Stain (Optional)
  • Protect the Finished Piece with Polyurethane.

What does decorative glaze do?

Rust-Oleum Transformations Decorative Glaze allows you to add a custom antique finish to any painted surface. Use with any of your decorative projects made of wood, metal, laminate and melamine. Superior stain and scratch resistance after application of polyurethane top coat.

How do you use decorative glaze?

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Do you seal chalk before glazing?

Yes you can absolutely glaze over chalk paint. You just want to seal it first. You can use wax or poly to seal it – it will make it much easier than going right onto the paint.

What does antique wax do?

Antiquing Wax will give your piece an old-fashioned vintage look while providing light protection. Use a tinted wax if you want to highlight accent areas or add depth to the color of your piece. Antiquing Wax will settle into the crevices and detailing of your furniture to give it that aged appearance.

How do you make wood look old and gray?

To age new wood to a natural silvery gray, to grey-brown or black patina (depending on the wood), let a small piece of steel wool (or a few non-galvanized nails) sit overnight in ordinary white vinegar, then dilute the vinegar solution 1 to 1 with water. (If you used 1/4 cup of vinegar, add 1/4 cup of water.)

Can you wax over Fusion paint?

Top Tip: Wax is ALWAYS the last step. You cannot paint over wax with Fusion™ – think oil and water, so if you want to remove an application of wax you will need to remove the wax using Mineral Spirits. You can also use mineral spirits to clean your brush!

So a few weeks ago I was browsing for random things on Amazon, like I do on most of my Friday nights, when I stumbled on the Rust-Oleum Aged Glaze for the first time ever. I think it’s actually been out for a while now, but somehow I’ve never seen it. Apparently I’ve been living under a rock or something, I don’t know. But I was really interested to try it out, so I promptly ordered myself a can and I just used it to antique an old wooden chair. I was actually pleasantly surprised by this glaze and thought several of my chalk-painting buddies in the group would be interested to learn about it as well. So today I’m sharing a little review/tutorial with you lovely folks!

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

The purpose of this glaze is to basically give an antique/ vintage look to any chalk painted piece. Apparently it works on lots of different surfaces and there is even a Smoked Glaze option available too. The directions say to brush it on, then wipe off with a clean rag. Sounds easy enough, right?

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I started with this vintage chair that I found recently for just a few bucks. I painted it with two coats of the Magnolia Home Chalk Paint in white and let it sit overnight so the paint had a chance to cure. Then I distressed the edges and legs with a low grit sandpaper. Here’s how the chair looked before I started with the glaze:

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I simply used an old paint brush to apply the glaze to this chair. I worked in sections and found that it went on pretty quickly. This glaze actually reminded me a lot of using stain, but only a thicker version. The consistency is not nearly as watery as a stain, but it’s also not thick like a paint.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I was a little nervous at this point because I thought the glaze was going to make the chair super dark, but I wiped off the excess with an old dish rag and it lightened up significantly.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Here’s how the completed chair looks now:

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

Pretty cool, right?! I have to say, I was really impressed with this stuff. It reminded me of using a wax product, like the Annie Sloan dark wax, but this was MUCH easier to work with. And since it’s not as heavy as wax, it was easier to move around for even coverage. It’s semi-transparent too, which is great because it didn’t drastically darken the color of my chair. And a little went a LONG way. Once I got the hang of it I realized that I only need a little glaze to get the look I was going for.

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

I can’t believe I haven’t tried this antique glaze before. Have you?? It’s definitely going to be something I keep in my paint cabinet and reach for all the time. I love how easy it was to use and I think the chair looks pretty darn great now. The wood definitely has an antique, aged finish and I love that it isn’t too dark, which usually happens when I use any type of dark wax. I was also able to get even coverage, with no blotchy areas. The only thing I don’t completely love is that the chair seemed to yellow slightly after the glaze had dried for several hours. It was just a slight yellow tint, so nothing super noticeable. But overall, this stuff gets an A from me!

Thanks for hanging out on the blog today. I hope you enjoyed this little review of the Rust-Oleum Aged Glaze. Here are a few other chalk painting posts you might want to check out:

How to apply glaze over chalk paint

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Say “goodbye” to boring walls. Today’s glazing techniques use a combination of paint colors, inexpensive texturing tools and a variety of application techniques to create an endless array of patterns and effects. Glazing refers to applying a translucent medium over a solid base coat, then partially removing it to reveal the color beneath. The key to getting a professional looking finish is to perfect your glazing technique on poster board before applying to the wall.

Create the Base

Protect floors with drop cloths. Apply painter’s tape to window and door trim. To protect baseboards, apply painter’s tape with attached roll-out plastic sheeting.

Roll on two coats of latex wall paint, as directed on the paint container. Latex paint with a slight sheen is the best. Choose paint with an eggshell, satin or pearl finish, which has just a hint of gloss.

Let the base coat dry for at least 24 hours before glazing.

Apply the Glaze Coat

Mix a small amount of latex paint into water-based glaze and stir to combine. The amount of paint you add to the glaze will determine the intensity of the color. A typical ratio is about 25 percent paint to 75 percent glaze, but you can vary the amounts for different effects.

Thin the glaze mixture with water, if necessary, until it’s the consistency of warm pancake syrup.

Brush the thinned glaze over no more than a 3-foot-square wall section at a time with a large natural-bristle brush. The glaze coat is semi-transparent and parts of the base coat show through. Use vertical, horizontal or diagonal brush strokes to cover the base coat.

Create Design Effects

Work quickly once the glaze coat is on a section of the wall. It helps to have two people, one to brush on the glaze coat, and the other to add the texture effects. The important thing is to keep a “wet edge,” meaning the section you’re working on should not dry before you apply the glaze to adjacent sections.

Scrunch up plastic wrap and dab the wet glaze to create a marbled effect. The wrap removes bits of the glaze coat. Use new plastic wrap as the old wrap becomes saturated with glaze.

Vary the dabbing effect by using rags instead of plastic wrap. Rags absorb more of the glaze coat, which exposes more of the under coat.

Apply a stippled finish by tapping a stipple brush over the wet glaze coat. Stipple brushes are large with dense short bristles. Turn the brush a quarter-turn or half-turn after each tap for a uniform mottled look.

Roll on a texture, using a textured roller or a twisted rag. Start at the bottom of the wet glaze coat and roll upward, maintaining even pressure until you reach the top. Repeat the technique, overlapping the rolls to prevent noticeable lap marks.

Pull a dry brush over the glaze coat for a dragged effect. Work from the top-down and pull the brush in a vertical or wavy pattern. Clean and dry off the bristles frequently by dabbing the brush on a dry towel to remove wet glaze.

  • Experiment on poster board before applying glaze patterns to the wall.
  • Use a color wheel to select complementary colors for glazing if you’re not experienced in color blending. Another good way is to use two shades in the same color family. For example, use light green for a base coat and apply a darker green glaze coat.
  • An alternate way of applying the glaze coat involves wetting the wall first by rolling on a coat of water before brushing on the glaze coat. While this helps keep the glaze coat wet, it tends to create runs, if you’re not careful.
  • Rolling, dabbing and especially stippling is messy business. Wear gloves, old clothing and goggles.
  • Don’t take breaks until you finish one entire wall. Starting and stopping can leave visible lap marks.

Glenda Taylor is a contractor and a full-time writer specializing in construction writing. She also enjoys writing business and finance, food and drink and pet-related articles. Her education includes marketing and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.