Texture makes any wall so much more vibrant. The technique of color washing provides an easy way to install this texture on any wall. There are some variations, but these are entirely up to your desired taste and preferences.

Color Selection:

Depending upon the desired effect, choose your base color and glaze carefully. If you want a more pronounced effect, use a darker color glaze. A more subtle effect is achieved by picking a darker base color and a lighter glaze color.


Prepare the room with your base coat and allow the room to dry thoroughly.

Make 3-4 foot Work Sections:

It is important that you do not let your work area dry. If working alone, make 3-4 foot work regions. This prevents the glaze from drying.

Application of The Glaze, Cutting In:

Cut in all sections of trim, light switches, ceilings and corners with a 2” trim brush. Using a crosshatch (8-12” X motions) technique.

Application of The Glaze, The Wall:

After you have sufficiently cut in, begin to use your crosshatch brush action to fill in the wall. Move methodically in the direction you are working, ensuring that you complete a vertical workspace. Do not move further in your work direction until you have sufficiently applied the glaze and have adequate coverage.


Finish an entire wall before cutting in and beginning another.