I plan to use the sponge-on technique, with one or two coats over the
latex base coat. Almost everything I've read talks about using glazes
over the base coat, with glaze meaning a transparent "paint" that I
would tint to which ever color I choose, using separately bought
Rather than going to this trouble and expense, why can't I simply have a
paint dealer tint a latex paint of the same sheen to the color I want,
selected from one of those ubiquitous color cards that all paint stores
Or why can't you even just mix it yourself? I've done a little faux-type
painting this way, just experimenting with mixing my own colors. For a
glaze, start with white and mix in colors. Think it for a glaze-y look.
Try it out on a test surface, and just play with it until you get some
good results. No need to use the "official" glazes.
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You can't get precisely the same effect using glaze vs. paint. Some
techniques require the base color to show and take on only a trasparent
effect of the glaze color. For sponging, unless you want a very suble
effect, paint would be the best choice. A glaze with a heavy mix of
paint sponged on might give you more of the second color than if you
take straight paint and sponge it on very lightly. The whole idea of a
glaze is to be able to give a transparent tint - if you thinned paint
with water for the transparent effect, it wouldn't have enough binder to
stick, thus the glaze. Your way sounds fine.
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My limited understanding is that without using a glaze, one color
paint can absorb another color. By glazing you maintain the base
color. As mentioned the transparency / translucence effect.
If colors bleed together; it may not be what you desired.
Housewives I've seen that faux paint, always include the glazing
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