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Painting: Aged Leather Technique

Here is a surprisingly easy painting technique for creating an aged-leather texture on your walls.

Materials and Tools:

paint (base coat SW6519 Hinting Blue, top coat SW6244);
ceiling (SW Bright White Classic 99)(Sherwin-Williams)

paintbrush
roller/cover
paint tray
painter's tape
roll of plastic drop cloth
scissors
large trash can with liner
pencil
long level
large brush

Steps:

1. Apply the base coat and let dry.

2. Tape-off the ceiling and baseboards and along the outer edge of the end of the first panel (mark it where desired first with a long level).

3. Cut-in at the ceiling and floor using the glaze, and then fill-in the panel with the roller. Quickly place a large sheet of plastic over the glazed panel and lightly smooth it in place (be sure to remove your jewelry first).

4. Manipulate the plastic by twisting and scrunching it to create lines and creases. Once satisfied, carefully remove the plastic and dispose of it in the trash can. You may also want to use a large brush to pounce certain areas and soften each panel as you go.

4. Manipulate the plastic by twisting and scrunching it to create lines and creases. Once satisfied, carefully remove the plastic and dispose of it in the trash can. You may also want to use a large brush to pounce certain areas and soften each panel as you go.

5. Skip the next panel because you can't tape over the wet glaze. Move around the room twice, filling in every other panel as above. The seams will be slightly visible so select their placement so they aren't too obvious like above doorways and near corners.

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