Step 8: Apply the Glaze

applying the glaze for the first set of stripes
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Mix equal parts clear acrylic glaze and paint, then pour into a mini roller tray.

Using a small foam roller, apply the tinted glaze to the open areas between the taped lines. Cover every bit of the exposed surface with a thick coat.

Tip:
It's always best to roll with the direction of the tape, lest you push paint beneath its edges by coming at them from a 90-degree angle.
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    Tools List

    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure and pencil
    • 3-inch painter's tape
      3-inch painter's tape to mask off the herringbone stripes
    • plastic putty knife plus extra for graining comb
      Plastic putty knife to seal edges of tape, plus an extra if you're cutting one up to make the comb
    • mini-roller
      Mini roller and foam cover
    • roller tray
      Mini roller paint tray

    Shopping List

    1. Paint comb (optional)

    2. Latex paint in two colors, one for the base coat and one to tint the glaze coat

    3. Clear acrylic glaze to create a semitranslucent, luminous top coat with an extended working time