411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Eco Friendly House Cleaning Tips

Eco-friendly house cleaning has become something that more people are aware of, as greenhouse gases and global warming begin to affect us all. You...

on Aug 16, 2017

Everything You Need to Know about Drain Pipe Unblocking

The drain pipes in any property play an extremely important role in keeping the plumbing system running smoothly. These drain pipes are designed to...

on Aug 15, 2017

Improve Home Decor with a Fish Tank

When we think of improving home d├ęcor we may not always consider a fish tank. It seems like a small thing, normally tucked away on a shelf...

on Aug 11, 2017

How to Repair Small Foundation Cracks

Identifying early symptoms of foundation trouble can save you thousands of dollars in repairs. The sooner you spot problems, the easier and less...

on Aug 11, 2017

High Tech Home Security

Modern homes have far more security options than those of only a generation ago. Smart homes mean smarter home security options for homeowners. If...

on Aug 11, 2017

Faux Painting - Base Coat, Glaze and Ragging Technique

by Guest on Dec 19, 2010

Ragging is a faux finish technique that uses a rag to produce a mottled decorative effect. Ragging can be done negatively where the rag is use to remove the glaze, or ragging can be done positively where the rag is use to apply the glaze to the wall. Either way you choose to do it, ragging is a simple faux finish that most DIY'ers can pull off without too much trouble.

Positive Ragging

The easier of the two ragging methods, usually done with latex glaze and paint. Positive ragging technique consists on a base coat and one or two (or more if desired) colors to be ragged on over the base coat with a paint and glaze mix.

Choosing colors

A simple color scheme consisting of using two or three colors in the same color family. For instance, you might choose two or three hues of beige, one for the base coat and the other two to be ragged on with a paint/ glaze mix. You can make the base coat the darkest of the three or the lightest of the three colors, each way will have a slightly different look. You can finish the whole thing off with a thin white wash ragging to blend and soften all the colors together if you wish. Try out your colors choices on a piece of illustration board and make a sample of your finish before beginning on the actual room itself.

Base Coat, Glaze and Ragging Technique

With ragging on, your base coat will show and play a big part in the overall finish. The base coat should be a flat or satin latex paint. Paint the whole room with the base coat and allow it to dry.

Glaze is added to the ragged on layers to give the paint some transparency and to help the paint hold a pattern. You can use the same sheen for your ragging as you did for your base coat or use a slightly higher sheen to give the technique some shimmer and a bit more interest. For instance, if you used a flat for a base coat you could use satin for one of your ragged on colors and semi gloss for a second ragged on color.

Ragging on is done by dipping the rag directly into the paint and ringing the rag to remove the excess paint. After dabbing the rag against a roller grid, you take the rag to the wall and begin applying the paint to the wall with the rag in a patting fashion. Turn the rag as you go to avoid repetitious patterns from the rag. Rag the paint on in a random manner, stepping back from time to time to check the overall balance of the technique. Don't fill in too much with the first color, leave a lot of open base coat showing for your second layer and ragging color. Apply the second layer of ragging after the first layer has dried. Your goal is a graded mottled look that is well balanced and pleasing.

To learn more about both ragging on and ragging off techniques see this URL:
http://www.paintinganddecoratingconcourse.com/articles/Faux-Positive-Ragging.html

Dale Slater is a professional painter and faux finisher. To learn more about all aspects of painting and decorating visit http://www.paintinganddecoratingconcourse.com

Random Articles

Benefits of Building Your Home

Most prospective home owners often wonder whether to build or buy their own house. There are two types of possibilities if you are looking to find...

Construction / Materials

Looking for Excavators?

Excavators are present everywhere from construction sites to coal mines its just amazing how widely this 'beast' is used. Technology has...

Construction / Materials

Creating a Modern Bedroom

Do you want a modern bedroom but do not know where to begin with all of the options available? That is a common stumbling block that most...

Interior Design / Decor

How to Find a Good Interior Designer

So are you waiting to get your home redecorated and refurbished? The most important thing that one needs to keep in mind is to find a good designer...

Interior Design / Decor

Building Tenders: Writing is Key to Success

Building tenders are your "foot in the door" with prospects. A good tender can mean repeat business for years to come. However, getting the first...

Construction / Materials

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017