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Stipple | Antiqued Leather 
 Paint Technique
How To Faux Paint 1-2-3 Steps
OVERLAY MASTER Stipple | Antiqued Leathe

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.​

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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
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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.  

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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
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  • When you approach an edge, corner or ceiling line. (That has been protected by masking tape prior to painting) 

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  • 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.

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  • Make sure that the glaze color and texture makes a soft and blended transition to previously blended sections.

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  • 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.

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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.