What you'll need:
Here's everything you'll need to get it right the first time.
- Paint roller with 3/8" or 1/2" nap and paint tray
- Color washing brush
- Texture and polishing trowel
- Painter's tape and drop cloth
- Decorative stamps (optional)
- Valspar® Signature Colors® Faux Textured Stone
- Valspar® Signature Colors® Faux Glaze
Create an aged plaster finish or customize your walls with a freeform design that only you can make. Use stamps to make an impression, or even embed mosaic tiles, seashells or beads.
Aged Plaster Finish Painting Technique
Step 1. Using a texture roller, apply a light coating of Valspar® Signature Colors® Faux Textured Stone to a 3' x 3' area in a random pattern. Some areas should have finish applied thicker than others to enhance the effect. Re-load roller as necessary.
Step 2. Use a trowel or spatula to randomly smooth and lightly knock down texture. Do not smooth out completely. Continue rolling Textured Stone and knocking it down in 3' square areas across the entire wall. Allow to dry at least 4 hours or overnight.
Step 3. One-Color Glazing Technique: Apply glaze using 3/8" nap roller cover. For a 3' x 3' area, roll glaze over the dried texture in random directions covering it completely. While the glaze is still very wet, use a damp cotton rag to soften and remove excess glaze, highlighting the texture finish. Proceed across the entire wall blending glazed areas.
Step 4. Two-Color Glazing Technique: Apply the first glaze color, either using a color washing brush or 3/8" nap roller in a 3' x 3' area. while first glaze is wet, use a color washing brush to brush a second glaze randomly over the first glaze, covering as much or as little as desired. A random X pattern is effective. Blend glazes until you get the desired effect. While the glaze is still wet, use a damp cotton rag to soften and remove excess glaze. Use a light swirling motion with the rag to eliminate any lap marks or stipple patterns. Remove as much or as little glaze as you choose. for a softer, more blended appearance, stipple the surface with a stippling brush.
Freeform Design Painting Technique
Step 1. Using a texture roller, apply the Textured Stone to an area about 3' x 3', leaving random edges.
Step 2. Using a trowel, smooth out the surface as if you were frosting a cake. Do not overwork the texture. Do not let the texture dry.
Step 3. Use the pointed end of a paintbrush or another pointed object and randomly trace designs. Clean the pointed object frequently to avoid forming clumps.
Step 4. Repeat steps 1-3 across the entire wall, applying more Textured Stone as needed. Stop only at natural breaks in the wall such as doors, windows and corners to avoid unsightly seams. Let dry thoroughly.
Step 5. Follow Steps 3 and 4 from the Aged Plaster Finish Painting Technique to complete glazing.
Stamping Painting Technique
While the Textured Stone is still wet, objects such as mosaic tiles, seashells, beads and more can be embedded for a creative finish.
Step 1. Spread a thin layer of Textured Stone on the surface with a roller or trowel and allow to set for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Step 2. Press foam stamp firmly into paint. Be sure to clean between each stamping.
Step 3. Follow Steps 3 and 4 from the Aged Plaster Finish Painting Technique to complete glazing.
Popular Color Combinations
Aged Plaster shown in Valspar glazes: Taupe and 5001-6C Perfect Storm
Free form Design shown in Valspar glazes: 6001-5C Zen Garden and Bronze
Aged Plaster shown in Valspar glazes: 6001-5C Zen Garden, 5001-7B Ice Sculpture, 6003-1B Frappe
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
Choose from our premixed colors or have your glaze color custom tinted at the paint counter.
Premixed colors are ready to use straight out of the package. Custom tinted colors must be mixed at the paint counter before use.
Try your technique on a practice board before you try it on the walls.
Valspar Signature Faux Glaze is ideal for rewetting a partly dry edge.