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  • How To | 2-Color Split Roller-Meshing | Apply 2 Colors at Once | Dual Roller

    Official Manufacturer Store and Learning Resource Site About The 2-Color Roller-Meshing Paint Technique How To Faux Paint 1-2-3 Steps Our Dual 2-Color Faux Finish Paint Roller is the MOST POPULAR Faux Finish painting tool! ​ Applies 2 colors of regular wall paint in one coat. (works with our Dual 2-Color split tray). ​ No New Base Coat required before using this technique. ​ PERFECT for LARGE SURFACE AREAS. ​ The Little Woolie is for small, hard to reach areas while faux finish painting. Made from 100% Natural Sheepskin, so it is washable & Reusable. ​ ​ The Dual 2-Color Split Roller is our most popular faux finish painting tool. It saves you time compared to other techniques. You do not need to apply a new base coat prior to faux finishing. It applies 2 contrasting wall paint colors to your wall in one fast and easy coat. You control the look by the paint colors that you choose and by how much you blend the colors. The more you roll, the softer and more muted the look becomes. We now offer MINI versions of this tool for smaller spaces. Use The Little Woolie to blend your edges and corners to get professional-looking results. ​ Designed for all types of painting projects. Great for smooth or textured walls. Plus, you do not need to worry about keeping a "wet edge" when faux finishing - you can start and stop in the middle of the wall if you need to. This makes this technique PERFECT for large or vaulted walls, floors or ceilings. ​ We pride ourselves also upon providing you with with the best instruction steps, instruction videos, color ideas and inspiration for your paint decorating. Since 1997, The Woolie has been the most popular Faux Finishing paint tool brand on the market. Humbly, we're world-famous for our great tools. ​ 1-2-3-Faux! Instruction Steps ​ Using The Woolie 2-Color Split Painting Roller ​ If you have never faux finished with The Woolie Faux Painting Tools and Techniques, view our detailed step-by-step instruction videos to ensure your delight and success. ​ ​ STEP #1 Carefully review our Preparation Instructions before you begin. You will find the link to this guide (PDF file) near the top of this page. ​ If you have never faux finished with The Woolie Faux Painting Tools and Techniques, view our detailed step-by-step instruction videos to ensure your delight and success. ​​ ​ Pour regular latex wall paint colors into The Woolie Brand 2-Color Split Painting Tray. ​ Each paint color is to be contained separately. ​ DO NOT dilute the paint or mix with faux finish glaze. ​ Helpful Tips ​ You must use 2 highly-contrasting wall paint colors. ​ These colors must be AT LEAST 4 shades apart. ​ Refer to our detailed how-to instruction steps about how to choose color combinations for The Woolie 2-Color Roller-Meshing. (This can be found in our Preparation Instructions for 2-Color Roller-Meshing.) ​ STEP #2 Load The 2-Color Roller with the 2 paint colors you added to the tray ​ This is done by back and forth rolling in the split painting tray. ​ It’s important that you load the paint evenly to the tips of the sheepskin nap. ​ Do NOT load the paint overly aggressively by attempting to submerge the roller. ​ You should focus on getting the paint on just the tips of the sheepskin. ​ ​ Helpful Tip ​ ​ The divider on the split paint tray is designed to help prevent you from overly saturating the 2-Color Roller which will cause undesirable application problems. ​ STEP #3 ​​ LIGHTLY roll the paint colors onto the wall working in (short strokes). Work within a 3 foot by 3 foot surface area before you need to re-load the The Woolie Roller. ​ LIGHTLY Roll vertically, horizontally and diagonally to ensure that the pre-existing color is completely covered and that you create a random, but consistent pattern with your new faux finished colors. Rolling less creates a more textured and bold appearance color variation. Rolling more creates a soft and muted appearance of blended color variation. ​ Get as close to the edges, corners and ceiling lines as possible using the 2-Color roller. ​ Helpful Tips ​ ​ Don’t over-blend the colors using the roller because this may cause colors to appear “muddy” or blend into a single color. ​ DO NOT roll aggressively or apply pressure on the 2-Color Roller!! The amount of force used has no affect on the resulting appearance. ​ Applying too much pressure when rolling may result in causing the natural sheepskin nap to become matted and deviate from its intended performance. ​ STEP #4 When you reach a corner, edge or ceiling line, just brush the paint colors evenly along these areas with the set of 1 inch brushes. ​ Proceed by patting/tapping with The Little Woolie to create a subtle transition to the adjacent area painted with the 2-Color Roller. ​ This also works well for areas that may be too small for the full-sized 2-Color Roller. Helpful Tips ​ ​ It very important that you apply masking tape to protect your woodwork and ceiling lines BEFORE you begin painting. ​ Refer to our detailed how-to instruction steps about masking tape for The Woolie 2-Color Roller-Meshing. (This can be found in our Preparation Instructions for 2-Color Roller-Meshing.) ​ Always blend edges, corners and ceiling lines at the same time you are using the roller. Do NOT wait to do this until the end to blend these areas. ​ This Section Provides Additional Resources and Helpful Information For The 2-Color Roller-Meshing Faux Painting Technique ​ If you have never faux finished with The Woolie, view our detailed step-by-step instruction videos to ensure your delight and success. Type of Paint | Faux Glaze You should NOT use Faux Finish Glaze for this faux painting technique. Type of Paint: ​ Use latex satin finish paint colors. ​ This will allow your surface to be scrubbed and is extremely durable. ​ The luster of the latex satin will enhance the final look as well. ​ Latex satin will also allow you the flexibility of adding additional optional layers using The Woolie. ​ ​ One option is adding a second layer using the Color Wash Technique. ​ Choose Your Colors ​ When using the 2-Color Roller, use 1 light color and 1 dark color. ​ These colors should be approximately 3 to 4 shades apart on a paint fan deck. ​ If you wish to increase the illusion of texture, choose your colors 4 to 6 shades apart instead of the standard 3 to 4 shades. ​ You can also decrease the illusion of texture by choosing colors 2 to 3 shades apart. ​ These recommendations are general guidelines and should be used as such. You can become more creative with experimentation and sampling of colors. ​ Color Ideas and Samples ​ ​ The Woolie Painting Techniques Color Combination Samples | Ideas | Examples | Inspiration | ​ ​ The fact is that it's really very difficult to visualize paint color combinations. That's exactly why we offer many color and technique inspiration ideas and samples for your paint projects. View our color samples to see what inspires you. This is a great first step! Next, play with the colors and blending to get your customized look. All of our faux finish color combination samples are provided for the general purpose of visual inspiration. It's important for you to understand that each image will appear differently on every computer screen, and so will the suggested colors provided. The only way to determine actual colors is to visit your local paint store and select your preferred color swatches. We suggest that you experiment with sample colors that they offer prior to finalizing your color selections. ​ Create Your Own MINI-Sized Color Combination Samples! Use inexpensive bottles of craft-sized paint and paint extender/glaze to create your custom color combination samples! ​ Use poster board from your local office supply store. Use The Woolie (New) MINI-sized products to create your samples on poster board from your local office supply. Your local Sherwin-Williams store will match your custom colors when you're ready to start your project. ​ Room Preparation Protect areas where you don't want paint ​ ​ Apply high quality 2” beige masking tape to protect areas such as woodwork, ceiling and any other areas that need to be protected from paint. ​ We recommend using the FrogTape Brand in 2” inch width. ​ Do not use low-adhesion or blue masking tape for this. ​ Use a putty knife to seal the tape to the surface. ​ Plastic or heavy plastic-faced drop cloths should be used to cover and protect the flooring completely. ​ ​ Surface Preparation ​ ​ Prior to faux finishing with The Woolie 2-Color Roller, make sure the area is clean of any contaminants such as grease, wax, dirt or any other material that would affect the adherence of paint to the surface. ​ If peeling paint, holes or cracks exist, they should be repaired with spackle, sanded and then touched up with primer. ​ If wall covering has been removed, make sure that any paste residue is cleaned from the surface. New drywall or plaster should be primed to seal the surface. ​ NOTE: If the paint is not adhering to the wall properly, (clumps up or cracks) it is likely because there is wallpaper paste, wallpaper removal solution or other residue on the wall. If this happens, we recommend to apply a coat of primer to the wall before painting. ​ If you have Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss, Gloss or High Gloss Paint existing on walls, We recommend that you consult your local paint store professional as to the appropriate preparation necessary to paint on top of the existing surface sheen level. ​ ​ ​ FAQ | Tool Care Sheepskin Lint ​ WHY: The Woolie 2-Color Roller is made from natural sheepskin. When natural sheepskin is cut prior to the manufacturing of your tool, it WILL shed from the cutting process. ​ SOLUTION: It is necessary to remove any lint prior to use. You should remove any excess lint with the sticky side of masking tape. If you remove the lint properly before the first use, you should not have to do this ever again. ​ ​ How To Wash The Woolie Tools ​ To clean, simply rinse in lukewarm water only. Be sure to remove the paint from the sides. ​ Blot dry with a towel or paper towels, and fluff up. ​ If paint has dried on any of your paint tools, use a standard painter’s wire brush to GENTLY clean them. ​ ​ Shop Now! Individual Items Beginner Starter Kits Value & Combo Sets Tools For This Technique Filter by Collection All The Woolie Little Woolie Sort by Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Full-Size Natural Sheepskin 2-Color Paint Roller (Single Item) Regular Price $29.99 Sale Price $27.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Mini-Size 6 Inch Natural Sheepskin 2-Color Paint Roller Technique (Si Price $9.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Mini-Size 4 Inch Natural Sheepskin 2-Color Paint Roller Technique (Si Price $9.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Natural-Sheepskin 2-Color-Paint-Roller (Combo-Set) Regular Price $39.99 Sale Price $37.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Full-Size Natural Sheepskin 2-Color Paint Roller (Value 2-Pack) Regular Price $49.99 Sale Price $47.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Little-Size Natural Sheepskin Paint Pad Faux Painting (Value-Set) Price $19.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Little Woolie Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting Techniques Edger (Single-Item) Regular Price $12.99 Sale Price $10.99 Add to Cart Quick View The Woolie Split Paint Tray Faux Painting Technique (Single Item) Regular Price $14.99 Sale Price $12.99 Add to Cart Quick View The Woolie Split Paint Tray Faux Painting Technique 2-Pack (Value-Set) Regular Price $29.99 Sale Price $24.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie (DELUXE) Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting (Beginner Starter Kit) Price $69.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie 2-Color Paint Roller Faux Painting Technique (Beginner-Starter-Kit) Price $49.99 Add to Cart

  • How To Steps | Stipple | Leather | Paint Technique

    Official Manufacturer Store and Learning Resource Site About The Stipple | Antiqued Leather Paint Technique How To Faux Paint 1-2-3 Steps Stippling / Stipple faux painting technique is one of the oldest methods used to paint walls. This method of decorative painting results in appearance as one of the most subtle texture illusion. Often referred to as Antiqued Leather. ​ Traditionally over centuries, this technique used to be created using a Stipple Brush that is heavy and difficult to use. Over the last few decades professionals and beginners have found that using The Woolie sheepskin pad is simply easier and gives more consistent results.​ The Woolie Rag Roller is a noted favorite of The Woolie Creator, Barbie. The reason is that the results are better than you'd ever imagine. The fabric on this rag painting roller doesn't get saturated in the middle of your faux finish painting project. The best part of this roller is that you really can control your desired look quickly, easily, and truly gives professional-looking results. Simply roll to your desired look. ​ ​ 1-2-3-Faux! Instruction Steps ​ Using The Woolie 2-Color Split Painting Roller ​ If you have never faux finished with The Woolie Faux Painting Tools and Techniques, view our detailed step-by-step instruction videos to ensure your delight and success. ​ ​ STEP #1 Carefully review our Preparation Instructions before you begin. You will find them further down on this page. ​ ​ If you have never faux finished with The Woolie Faux Painting Tools and Techniques, view our detailed step-by-step instruction videos to ensure your delight and success.​ ​ This Technique is easiest to do with two people. ​ Person #1 will apply the faux finish glaze using a roller and a brush near edges. ​ Person #2 will blend and manipulate the glaze using the Sponge Roller. ​ ​ Helpful Tips ​ You must use 2 highly-contrasting wall paint colors. ​ These colors must be AT LEAST 4 shades apart. ​ Refer to our How to choose color combinations for this technique. This can be found further down on this page. ​ STEP #2 Person #1 will continue to apply the faux glaze color uniformly. This person should be aware of the pace of the other person who is blending the final look and adjust accordingly. Moving ahead too fast may cause the faux glaze to dry before it is blended. ​ ​ Person #2 will roll through the glaze color to create the look of depth and texture. The more you roll, the softer and more muted the look. ​ ​ Person #2 should always leave a small strip of wet unblended glaze between your area and the area where the glaze is being applied. This will avoid overlap lines between sections. ​ Make sure that you soften the edges by blending out so there are no harsh edges left to be seen. ​ ​ ​ IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not reapply glaze once your blended area begins to dry. This will create an undesirable effect. Helpful Tip ​ ​ LIGHTLY Roll vertically, horizontally and diagonally to ensure that the glaze color is completely blended to your liking and that you create a random, but consistent pattern with your new faux finished colors. Rolling less creates a more textured and bold appearance color variation. Rolling more creates a soft and muted appearance of blended color variation. ​ Get as close to the edges, corners and ceiling lines as possible using the Rag Roller. ​ STEP #3 When you approach an edge, corner or ceiling line. (That has been protected by masking tape prior to painting) ​ ​​ Spread the glaze along the edges of the masking tape using a small paint brush to ensure consistent results. Blend and soften the glaze color with a hand-held All-Cotton, Lint-Free rag. ​​ Make sure that the glaze color and texture makes a soft and blended transition to previously blended sections. ​​ Repeat Steps #1 - #3 ​ Helpful Tips ​ ​ It very important that you apply masking tape to protect your woodwork and ceiling lines BEFORE you begin painting. ​ Refer to the Room Preparation Instructions. This can be found further down on this page. ​ Always blend edges, corners and ceiling lines at the same time you are using the roller. Do NOT wait to do this until the end to blend these areas. ​ STEP #4 If the Rag Painting Roller is too saturated with glaze, it cannot perform properly. ​ ​ Download excess glaze from the Roller occasionally as needed.​ ​ This is done by rolling on poster board, paper towels or lint-free rags. ​ ​ If you feel that the Sponge Roller is getting overly-saturated too frequently, this may indicate that too much glaze has been applied to the surface prior to blending. Person #1 should adjust accordingly. ​ This Next Section Provides Additional Resources and Helpful Information For This Faux Painting Technique ​ Type of Paint | Faux Glaze If you have never faux finished with The Woolie, view our detailed step-by-step instruction videos to ensure your delight and success. This faux painting technique requires the use of faux finish glaze. What is a faux finish glaze? ​ Glaze is simply a thin, translucent film of color that is applied over a base coat of a satin finish painted surface. Glaze creates a rich, dimension in many faux and decorative paint techniques. ​ What does faux finish glaze do? ​ Paint normally dries very quickly. Faux glaze slows down the drying time of paint which gives you more time to manipulate your color to create the look you want. It also makes paint colors translucent to enable you to create the look of depth and texture illusion. ​ What Kind of Glaze? ​ Water-based glazes and paints are the easiest to work with and to clean up. ​ You can buy glazes that are already tinted, or you can mix up your own custom glaze color. ​ ​ How do I mix my own glaze? Mix Faux Glaze (clear colorless) with your chosen paint color. ​ Combine clear (no color) faux glazing medium with your paint (either latex or acrylic). Generally the ratio is four parts glaze to one part paint, but you should follow the manufacturer's instructions. ​ Test your glaze mixture on a scrap board or poster board to make sure it's the right consistency and translucency. ​ Due to their nature, latex glazes can be customized to suit your needs. ​ The amount of glazing medium you add to the paint can affect the color of the glaze. When you're using lighter paint colors, a 4-to-1 mixture will not affect the value of the color. ​ But darker colors may be altered to a lighter color value when mixed with too much glaze. It's always best to experiment with the color on a piece of poster board. ​ The translucency of the glaze is determined by how much paint you add: more paint than glaze results in less translucency; less paint than glaze results in more translucency. ​ The more clear glaze that is added the longer that your glaze mixture will stay wet. ​ The more paint that is added the sooner that your glaze mixture will dry. ​ ​ Choose Your Colors Color Ideas and Samples ​ ​ ​ The Woolie Painting Techniques Color Combination Samples | Ideas | Examples | Inspiration | ​ ​ The fact is that it's really very difficult to visualize paint color combinations. That's exactly why we offer many color and technique inspiration ideas and samples for your paint projects. View our color samples to see what inspires you. This is a great first step! Next, play with the colors and blending to get your customized look. All of our faux finish color combination samples are provided for the general purpose of visual inspiration. It's important for you to understand that each image will appear differently on every computer screen, and so will the suggested colors provided. The only way to determine actual colors is to visit your local paint store and select your preferred color swatches. We suggest that you experiment with sample colors that they offer prior to finalizing your color selections. ​ Create Your Own MINI-Sized Color Combination Samples! Use inexpensive bottles of craft-sized paint and paint extender/glaze to create your custom color combination samples! ​ Use poster board from your local office supply store. Use The Woolie (New) MINI-sized products to create your samples on poster board from your local office supply. Your local Sherwin-Williams store will match your custom colors when you're ready to start your project. ​ Room Preparation Protect areas where you don't want paint ​ ​ Apply high quality 2” beige masking tape to protect areas such as woodwork, ceiling and any other areas that need to be protected from paint. ​ We recommend using the FrogTape Brand in 2” inch width. ​ Do not use low-adhesion or blue masking tape for this. ​ Use a putty knife to seal the tape to the surface. ​ Plastic or heavy plastic-faced drop cloths should be used to cover and protect the flooring completely. ​ ​ Apply Your Base Coat Color Surface Preparation ​ ​ Prior to faux finishing with The Woolie 2-Color Roller, make sure the area is clean of any contaminants such as grease, wax, dirt or any other material that would affect the adherence of paint to the surface. ​ If peeling paint, holes or cracks exist, they should be repaired with spackle, sanded and then touched up with primer. ​ If wall covering has been removed, make sure that any paste residue is cleaned from the surface. New drywall or plaster should be primed to seal the surface. ​ NOTE: If the paint is not adhering to the wall properly, (clumps up or cracks) it is likely because there is wallpaper paste, wallpaper removal solution or other residue on the wall. If this happens, we recommend to apply a coat of primer to the wall before painting. ​ If you have Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss, Gloss or High Gloss Paint existing on walls, We recommend that you consult your local paint store professional as to the appropriate preparation necessary to paint on top of the existing surface sheen level. ​ ​ ​ FAQ | Tool Care Sheepskin Lint ​ WHY: The Woolie is made from natural sheepskin. When natural sheepskin is cut prior to the manufacturing of your tool, it WILL shed from the cutting process. ​ SOLUTION: It is necessary to remove any lint prior to use. You should remove any excess lint with the sticky side of masking tape. If you remove the lint properly before the first use, you should not have to do this ever again. ​ ​ How To Wash The Woolie Tools ​ To clean, simply rinse in lukewarm water only. Be sure to remove the paint from the sides. ​ Blot dry with a towel or paper towels, and fluff up. ​ If paint has dried on any of your paint tools, use a standard painter’s wire brush to GENTLY clean them. ​ ​ Shop Now! Individual Items Beginner Starter Kits Value & Combo Sets Tools For This Technique Filter by Collection All Little Woolie Split Rollers Sort by Made In USA Quick View The Woolie (DELUXE) Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting (Beginner Starter Kit) Price $69.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting Technique (Beginner-Starter-Kit) Price $49.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting Technique 2-Pack (Value-Set) Regular Price $49.99 Sale Price $47.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Faux Painting Technique Natural Sheepskin Paint Pad (Combo-Set) Regular Price $44.99 Sale Price $42.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Full-Size Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting Technique Pad (Single Item) Regular Price $29.99 Sale Price $27.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Mini-Size Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting Techniques Pad (Single-Item Regular Price $14.99 Sale Price $12.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Little-Size Natural Sheepskin Paint Pad Faux Painting (Value-Set) Price $19.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Little Woolie Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting Techniques Edger (Single-Item) Regular Price $12.99 Sale Price $10.99 Add to Cart

  • How To Paint a Denim | Linen Faux Painting Technique

    Official Manufacturer Store and Learning Resource Site About The Denim | Linen Faux Paint Technique How To Faux Paint 1-2-3 Steps The Dragging Strié faux finish paint technique for walls has existed for centuries. The Strie technique has been endeared for replicating the look of expensive textiles. This look is not trendy, instead it creates the look and feel of "stability and longevity" in home decor for walls. Recent years have introduced the newest version of this faux finish painting technique, called Linen and Denim. The Woolie paint tool enhances your ability to keep steady while making your passes on a wall NATURALLY. This makes it easier to get professional-looking results for your painting projects. The Woolie LARGE (REAL Sheepskin) Pad Creates Many, Many Different Faux Paint Techniques Using Paint or Faux Glaze. ​ You have Total Control To Create Your Desired Look. ​ Washes Quickly. Extra-Large, (9.75 x 5 inches) VERY Lightweight and Ergonomic for Easy Use. ​ Use for Color-Meshing, Marbling, Glazing, Color Wash, Dragging, Strie, Linen, Denim, Leather, Stippling, Clouds. ​ 1-2-3-Faux! Instruction Steps ​ Using The Woolie Original Faux Painting Pad ​ If you have never faux finished with The Woolie Faux Painting Tools and Techniques, view our detailed step-by-step instruction videos to ensure your delight and success. ​ ​ STEP #1 ​ ​ This Technique is a 2 phase, layered technique. Designed for advanced faux painters. ​ The first phase/layer is to complete the Strié / Dragging Technique , and allow to completely dry over a period of 1 to 2 days. ​ Phase 2 is best accomplished if you tape your wall into sections. ​ You will need to measure your walls to calculate measurements that will give you equal width sections similar to the width of wallpaper. ​ Mark your walls using a level, followed by masking off the sections using low adhesion masking tape. ​ Helpful Tips ​ You must use 2 highly-contrasting wall paint colors. ​ These colors must be AT LEAST 4 shades apart. ​ Refer to our How to choose color combinations for this technique. This can be found further down on this page. ​ Carefully review our Preparation Instructions before you begin. You will find them further down on this page.​ ​ STEP #2 Person #1 will apply the faux glaze to the surface uniformly, using a paint roller.. ​ This person should be aware of the pace of Person #2 and adjust accordingly. Moving ahead too fast may cause the faux glaze to dry before it is blended. ​​ ​ ​ STEP #3 When you approach an edge, corner or ceiling line. (That has been protected by masking tape prior to painting) ​ ​​ Spread the glaze along the edges of the masking tape using a small paint brush to ensure consistent results.​​ ​​​ Person #2 will create the look of depth and texture by dragging The Woolie through the faux glaze.​ ​ ​ IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not reapply glaze once your prior area begins to dry. This will create an undesirable effect. ​ Helpful Tips ​ ​ It very important that you apply masking tape to protect your woodwork and ceiling lines BEFORE you begin painting. ​ Refer to the Room Preparation Instructions. This can be found further down on this page. ​ Always blend edges, corners and ceiling lines at the same time you are using the roller. Do NOT wait to do this until the end to blend these areas. ​ STEP #4 After each dragging pass, The Woolie will collect glaze from the surface. ​ ​ Download excess glaze from The Woolie.​ This is done by dabbing with paper towels or lint-free rags. ​ ​ If you feel that The Woolie is getting overly-saturated too frequently, this may indicate that too much glaze has been applied to the surface prior to dragging. Person #1 should adjust the application of glaze accordingly. ​ This Next Section Provides Additional Resources and Helpful Information For This Faux Painting Technique ​ If you have never faux finished with The Woolie, view our detailed step-by-step instruction videos to ensure your delight and success. Type of Paint | Faux Glaze This faux painting technique requires the use of faux finish glaze. What is a faux finish glaze? ​ Glaze is simply a thin, translucent film of color that is applied over a base coat of a satin finish painted surface. Glaze creates a rich, dimension in many faux and decorative paint techniques. ​ What does faux finish glaze do? ​ Paint normally dries very quickly. Faux glaze slows down the drying time of paint which gives you more time to manipulate your color to create the look you want. It also makes paint colors translucent to enable you to create the look of depth and texture illusion. ​ What Kind of Glaze? ​ Water-based glazes and paints are the easiest to work with and to clean up. ​ You can buy glazes that are already tinted, or you can mix up your own custom glaze color. ​ ​ How do I mix my own glaze? Mix Faux Glaze (clear colorless) with your chosen paint color. ​ Combine clear (no color) faux glazing medium with your paint (either latex or acrylic). Generally the ratio is four parts glaze to one part paint, but you should follow the manufacturer's instructions. ​ Test your glaze mixture on a scrap board or poster board to make sure it's the right consistency and translucency. ​ Due to their nature, latex glazes can be customized to suit your needs. ​ The amount of glazing medium you add to the paint can affect the color of the glaze. When you're using lighter paint colors, a 4-to-1 mixture will not affect the value of the color. ​ But darker colors may be altered to a lighter color value when mixed with too much glaze. It's always best to experiment with the color on a piece of poster board. ​ The translucency of the glaze is determined by how much paint you add: more paint than glaze results in less translucency; less paint than glaze results in more translucency. ​ The more clear glaze that is added the longer that your glaze mixture will stay wet. ​ The more paint that is added the sooner that your glaze mixture will dry. ​ ​ Choose Your Colors Color Ideas and Samples ​ ​ ​ The Woolie Painting Techniques Color Combination Samples | Ideas | Examples | Inspiration | ​ ​ The fact is that it's really very difficult to visualize paint color combinations. That's exactly why we offer many color and technique inspiration ideas and samples for your paint projects. View our color samples to see what inspires you. This is a great first step! Next, play with the colors and blending to get your customized look. All of our faux finish color combination samples are provided for the general purpose of visual inspiration. It's important for you to understand that each image will appear differently on every computer screen, and so will the suggested colors provided. The only way to determine actual colors is to visit your local paint store and select your preferred color swatches. We suggest that you experiment with sample colors that they offer prior to finalizing your color selections. ​ Create Your Own MINI-Sized Color Combination Samples! Use inexpensive bottles of craft-sized paint and paint extender/glaze to create your custom color combination samples! ​ Use poster board from your local office supply store. Use The Woolie (New) MINI-sized products to create your samples on poster board from your local office supply. Your local Sherwin-Williams store will match your custom colors when you're ready to start your project. ​ Room Preparation Protect areas where you don't want paint ​ ​ Apply high quality 2” beige masking tape to protect areas such as woodwork, ceiling and any other areas that need to be protected from paint. ​ We recommend using the FrogTape Brand in 2” inch width. ​ Do not use low-adhesion or blue masking tape for this. ​ Use a putty knife to seal the tape to the surface. ​ Plastic or heavy plastic-faced drop cloths should be used to cover and protect the flooring completely. ​ ​ Apply Your Base Coat Color Surface Preparation ​ ​ Prior to faux finishing with The Woolie 2-Color Roller, make sure the area is clean of any contaminants such as grease, wax, dirt or any other material that would affect the adherence of paint to the surface. ​ If peeling paint, holes or cracks exist, they should be repaired with spackle, sanded and then touched up with primer. ​ If wall covering has been removed, make sure that any paste residue is cleaned from the surface. New drywall or plaster should be primed to seal the surface. ​ NOTE: If the paint is not adhering to the wall properly, (clumps up or cracks) it is likely because there is wallpaper paste, wallpaper removal solution or other residue on the wall. If this happens, we recommend to apply a coat of primer to the wall before painting. ​ If you have Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss, Gloss or High Gloss Paint existing on walls, We recommend that you consult your local paint store professional as to the appropriate preparation necessary to paint on top of the existing surface sheen level. ​ ​ ​ FAQ | Tool Care Sheepskin Lint ​ WHY: The Woolie is made from natural sheepskin. When natural sheepskin is cut prior to the manufacturing of your tool, it WILL shed from the cutting process. ​ SOLUTION: It is necessary to remove any lint prior to use. You should remove any excess lint with the sticky side of masking tape. If you remove the lint properly before the first use, you should not have to do this ever again. ​ ​ How To Wash The Woolie Tools ​ To clean, simply rinse in lukewarm water only. Be sure to remove the paint from the sides. ​ Blot dry with a towel or paper towels, and fluff up. ​ If paint has dried on any of your paint tools, use a standard painter’s wire brush to GENTLY clean them. ​ ​ Shop Now! Individual Items Beginner Starter Kits Value & Combo Sets Tools For This Technique Filter by Collection All Split Rollers Value & Combo Sets Sort by Made In USA Quick View The Woolie (DELUXE) Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting (Beginner Starter Kit) Price $69.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting Technique (Beginner-Starter-Kit) Price $49.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting Technique 2-Pack (Value-Set) Regular Price $49.99 Sale Price $47.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Faux Painting Technique Natural Sheepskin Paint Pad (Combo-Set) Regular Price $44.99 Sale Price $42.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Full-Size Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting Technique Pad (Single Item) Regular Price $29.99 Sale Price $27.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Mini-Size Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting Techniques Pad (Single-Item Regular Price $14.99 Sale Price $12.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Woolie Little-Size Natural Sheepskin Paint Pad Faux Painting (Value-Set) Price $19.99 Add to Cart Made In USA Quick View The Little Woolie Natural Sheepskin Faux Painting Techniques Edger (Single-Item) Regular Price $12.99 Sale Price $10.99 Add to Cart

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