How to Sponge Paint a Ceiling
Tone down a stark white textured ceiling with this technique.
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satin latex paint (base coat: Nomadic Desert SW6107, top coat: Divine White SW6105)
natural sea sponge
1. Coat the ceiling in the base coat paint if it's never been painted before and let it dry. Otherwise, it will just absorb the final coat and look patchy.
2. Choose a top coat that's just slightly lighter than the chosen base color, which will make for a very subtle effect. Use a dampened sponge to dab the top coat straight out of the can (don't dilute it or mix it with glaze) (figure A). Be sure to create lighter and heavier areas and allow the base coat to show through, too.
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