Step 2: Stipple the Glaze

hand stippling glaze for stipple stripes paint effect «»
Working quickly so that the glaze doesn't set up, pounce the stippling brush evenly across the wet surface. You should see the base coat begin to peek through where the bristles lift the glaze—it's a subtle effect but clearly visible up close.

Tip
When choosing a color to mix with the glaze, keep in mind how much it will lighten or darken your base coat.
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    Tools List

    • four-foot level
      4-foot level and pencil to create guides for the stripes
    • plastic putty knife
      Plastic putty knife to seal the tape before painting
    • one-and-a-half inch paintbrush
      2½-inch nylon-polyester paintbrush stippling brush to create the finish
    • cleaning rag
      Clean, dry rag to wipe glaze off the stippling brush
    • small plastic bucket
      Cut bucket and liner

    Shopping List

    1. 2-inch delicate-adhesion painter's tape to lay out the stripes

    2. Two disposable cups for measuring paint and glaze

    3. Latex paint in two colors, one for the base coat, one for the glaze coat4. Clear acrylic latex glaze to create a semitranslucent, luminous top coat with an extended working time