removing the last row of tape for the finished herringbone pattern on a tabletop
Photo: Wendell T. Webber

Step 12: Roll and Comb the Second Set of Stripes

Repeat steps 8 and 9, combing the glaze at a 90-degree angle to the first set of stripes to create the herringbone pattern.

Remove the tape while the glaze is still tacky.
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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