What you'll need:
Here's everything you'll need fto get it right the first time
- Paint Roller with 1/2" nap and Paint Tray
- 3" or 4" paint brush
- Painter's tape and drop cloth
- Practice board (optional)
- Valspar® Signature Colors Brushed Suede in desired color
- Valspar® Signature Colors Clear Protective Finish (optional)
Brushed Suede adds a dimension of rich texture to your home. Imagine the velvety touch of suede turning a room into a private oasis of comfort, with cushy chairs, plush rugs, warm earth tones and walls that quietly echo a feeling of luxury. Brushed Suede is suitable for wallboard, plaster, wood, masonry or brick. Because of its delicate texture, it is best not to use it in high-traffic areas.
Step 1. Protect areas where you do not wish to apply the Brushed Suede Paint by taping them off. Apply the first coat using a 1/2" nap roller. Working in 3 ft. sections, roll a large "W" over the surface. Next, fill in the remaining area with the roller. Finish an entire 3 ft. section before moving on to the next. When finished, roll the entire surface from ceiling to floor in one direction to even out any lap marks. Allow to dry at least 4 hours before applying second coat.
Step 2. Load a 3" or 4" brush with paint and begin X applying to the surface in a series of overlapping X's. Begin with larger, 1 ft. X's and alternate with 4-6" X.
Step 3. Continue to apply paint in overlapping X over the entire surface. For this finish, it is important to cover the entire area with the various X patterns as this creates the subtle variations in tone. Use both the broad and narrow side of the brush.
[Shown in Valspar base coat: BRS28 Prairie Moss]
Color accuracy will vary based on monitor and printer calibrations. Please visit your local retailer to view actual color samples before making final painting decisions.
Tips for Success
Try your technique on a practice board before you try it on the walls.
For a simple transformation or quick update, this technique is easy to paint over. No sanding or stripping of the underlying faux finish is needed. Just apply a topcoat of paint and you're done!