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Old 09-19-2008, 10:19 AM   #1
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I have just painted my room a beautiful bright yellow color. It is Sherwin Williams gusto gold. It's pretty, but I am going for the faux look and would like to make it more of a Tuscany feel. I tried to add a brown--bad news--tried a brighter yellow--barely visible. Should I try orange?? Just dont know what that second color should be to step it up a notch and add tecture. SO thankful for any advise.

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Old 09-19-2008, 07:48 PM   #2
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Are you mixing your second color with a glaze?

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Old 09-21-2008, 09:33 PM   #3
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I dont know should I/ Some said to and other said dont need to. Any suggestions? What does the glaze do? tks
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For a wash, use glaze for two reasons. First, it extends the drying time, second it will soften the color to blend in with the base coat.

The color to use would be yellow/brown. Not straight brown.
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Oh yes!
Don't use is straight
Mix it with a (clear) glaze 4:1 (glaze:paint)
That mix becomes your "glaze"
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Great thanks, I'll try it tonight. Is that the general rule for a glaze 4:1? Thanks.
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Another question....When doing a faux paint job what kind of paint should be on the wall and what should I mix the glaze with regarding a flat, satin or semi gloss. Does it matter or is it personal preference? Thanks
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Flat paint should never be used as a base coat. Semi-gloss is the easiest to work with but satin/eggshell is also acceptable.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:11 AM   #9
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This is such a great site...thank you all for you help. I mixed yellow and red paint to get the color I wanted (almost a rust color), added the glaze.....and it looks fantastic on my yellow walls! Thanks so much everyone.

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