To brew a feeling of luxurious silk or designer wallpaper “faux dragging” can be applied on the majority of adequately smooth and readied types of surface. Whilst it is a fairly easy technique to actually learn it creates substantial benefits to the overall painting and decorating project because finishes are both luxurious and stunning.

A huge number of different glazes and latex paints can be used to create the “faux dragging” effect but we would always suggest using an oil based colour or glaze as it will give your more leeway concerning trying to manipulate it into the requisite styles as non-oil based ones can dry extremely quickly. This smartest thing to do about this technique is that not only does it work on walls and also ceilings but it can easily be applied to most types of woodwork along with furniture.

The effect is created when a dry brush is plucked through a coloured glaze. In doing so the base colour can be revealed in very fine lines, which make the wall’s look like silk fabric. Dragging is most effective in very soft colours such as pastels, over a white base coat. Additionally you can use a cream or off-white base with tan or simply taupe colours to create a “vintage” look.

So here are the methods you need to take to perform “faux dragging”:

Apply the two coats on the latex base coat (white or off-white). After painting like a professional both coats, let the wall dry for at least two working hours.

Mix satin latex paint with latex glazing water according to the instructions n the package of the glazing liquefied.

Apply the coloured glaze to a workable length of outside.

Start at one end and pull a 4″ dragging brush (or any long bristled brush) in the wet glaze. You can also perform this technique using a dry magazine. Repeat several times to get the desired effect. Keep your hand like steady as you can as you drag.

Also note that if you are essentially working with the full height of a wall from ceiling that will base board, you can use a very wide brush, such as a kertas dinding brush or even the wide end of a broom.

Repeat measures 3 & 4 on the next area. Clean the shifting brush on a rag before dragging the next area.