Paint Technique: Linen Weaver

Add texture to any room with this versatile painting technique.
rxr2209_2_linenweave

rxr2209_2_linenweave

The next time you're looking to add texture to a wall, this linen weaver technique creates a very fine vertical stripe that can be casual, dressy or fun depending on the colors you choose.

The next time you're looking to add texture to a wall, this linen weaver technique creates a very fine vertical stripe that can be casual, dressy or fun depending on the colors you choose.

The linen weaver technique creates a very fine vertical stripe that can be casual, dressy or fun depending on the colors you choose. It involves brushing through a glaze coat applied over a satin latex base coat — the best paint for glazing over because it allows any tool to glide right over the surface. Here’s how to do it:

Materials and Tools:

satin latex paint
glaze
roller frame and 3/8-inch cover
painter’s tape
paintbrushes
paper towels
linen weaver brush (with portions of the bristles snipped out)

Steps:

1. Apply the base coat and let dry.

rxr2209_2figA_cutbrush

rxr2209_2figA_cutbrush

2. Roll the glaze coat over an area about 4 feet wide and then draw the brush through it horizontally. Get a helper for this if possible so that both steps can de done simultaneously; keeping a wet edge can be difficult when you’re working alone. Every once in a while, wipe off the brush so you’re sure to be removing glaze from the wall instead of just moving it around. Step back and check your work occasionally to be sure you’re satisfied with the results.

3. Roll on more glaze and repeat the technique until the room is complete.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Faux Painting Instructions

Transform an accent wall with a distressed faux painting treatment from Constance Ramos' show, Color Correction.

Decorative Paint Technique: Instructions for Painting Parchment Stripes on Walls

From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash . These versatile parchment stripes create a classic, sophisticated background. Follow these instructions from Danielle Hirsch.

Paint Technique: Sandstone Finish Instructions

This mottled paint technique adds both depth and texture to a wall. Follow these step-by-step instructions.

How To: Creating a Faux Pueblo Wall

Follow these tips for creating a faux stone look on a wall.

Rag-Rolling Paint Technique

Create a dramatic look on your walls with little effort.

Decorative Paint Technique: Furniture and Wall Marbling Instructions

From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash . Marbling exudes richness and sophistication. It can have a big impact on both walls and furniture.

Crackle Paint Technique

Create cracks in paint to reveal the color underneath with these step-by-step instructions.

Decorative Paint Technique: Strie Painting Instructions

Use paint to create the look of fine fabric on your walls to really dress up a room.

Decorative Paint Technique: Crinkle Paper Painting Instructions

From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash . If you hate prep work, painting under and over crinkled tissue paper is for you. Follow these instructions from Danielle Hirsch.

Paint Technique: Striae Instructions

Combine wallpaper paste and paint to add a striae paint technique to your walls. Follow these step-by-step instructions.

On TV

Living Big Sky

6:30am | 5:30c

Living Big Sky

7:30am | 6:30c

Flea Market Flip

8:30am | 7:30c

Flea Market Flip

9:30am | 8:30c

Home Town

10am | 9c

Home Town

11am | 10c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Desert Flippers

1:30pm | 12:30c

Desert Flippers

2:30pm | 1:30c

Desert Flippers

3:30pm | 2:30c

Flip or Flop

4:30pm | 3:30c

Flip or Flop

5:30pm | 4:30c

Flip or Flop

6:30pm | 5:30c

Flip or Flop

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Flip or Flop

8pm | 7c

Risky Builders

8:30pm | 7:30c

Flip or Flop

9:30pm | 8:30c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

House Hunters

11:30pm | 10:30c

Flip or Flop

12am | 11c

Flip or Flop

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

House Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Risky Builders

3:30am | 2:30c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.