Tools Needed: painting clothes, ladder, paint tray, brush, roller cage, extension, wet cloth, painter’s tape, Faux Bois Rocker Tool.
With your painting clothes on;
Prep the room, by moving furniture away from the wall giving yourself plenty of room to maneuver the ladder, yourself and painting tools. Fill any holes or cracks. Remove electrical plates. This is one of those few times I recommend taping. Use painters tape (blue or green, as it is not as sticky as masking tape) ensuring the edge of tape is stuck to the surface of the ceiling, wall and trim so there’s no seepage of paint.
Start in the corner of the focal point (when entering the room).
Mix 5 parts of glaze to one part of Latex Eggshell Paint and then mix this mixture with 1 part water.
Cut wall edges from ceiling to trim with the mixture (glaze, paint and water). Next cut ceiling and above trim 2 (two) “widths” of rocker (faux bois tool).
These 2 “widths” are broken down as follows: 1st width = Straight Lines, 2nd width = Knots, which creates a “section”.
Then roll the wall with the mixture, 2 widths wide. Using the rocker tool in the 1st width (In this example we started with 1st Width = Straight lines) start from the ceiling and using the comb edge, pressing firmly, bring the tool straight down the wall to the top of the trim. Don’t worry if you break the continuity (it will look more like planks of wood).
Next width using the large surface of the rocker press firmly and “rock” the tool back and forth down the wall creating the 2nd Width = Knots, slightly overlapping the previous width (wet Straight Lines).
Final Steps (depending on how many sections)
Continue as above. Remembering these two widths create a section , you’ll need to work fast, one wet section at a time. This process will ensure the paint surface is continually wet allowing the Faux Bois tool to work its magic!
Upon reaching the end of the wall, work the width closest to the wall first and then the interior width last ensuring you overlap the previous section.
Let Dry (over night if possible) put cover plates on and furniture back.
Here you have your Faux Bois Wall.