Basic faux finishes tips by Donnalynne Lefever - How to Do a Ragging Technique Rolling
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Hi, my name is Donnalynne Lefever and now, we are going to go to another finish. This one is bragging and rag rolling and these are both subtractive methods as well. Again, subtractive is where you put the glaze on first and then you take your tool or in this case a rag to remove the paint. So, half of it I’ll do. Well, I’ll do some ragging and then I will probably block it out and then I will show you the whole rag rolling. Ragging is done pretty much identically to the plastic or it’s the dabbing method of the plastic and it's easy again to get all the corners and the edges. You just dab into the corners, dab into the base and you are fine. So, this particular technique again, same basic thing, it’s just using a different tool and making a different imprint in your glaze. I have found to use different kinds of rags. You can use cheesecloth that makes a different look or a ribbed, you can use cotton and jersey or you can use a ribbed cotton jersey which is actually kind of cool, leaves these interesting imprints. But basically, the ragging is what's actually in this case. This is a good example. I have my glaze on too thin and I don't like what I was seeing. So, you just go back over, make it a little thicker so that you can see that you will be able to take off more and it won't be all the same color. So, anyway, the ragging and you will find that you will end up turning your rag as you go. You want to try to eliminate keeping the little lines that show up in here. If you can you just want to work those out and that's really the ragging and unfortunately, I don't have a separate sample. There are other places in my house. There are other places that I don't have, one of those are already made in other colors. But what I am going to do right now so that I’m not going to keep this one, I’m going to block it out to show rag rolling because the rag rolling is like doing a stripe and in order to see it you need to see a couple of different pieces but this is like I said identical to the other one. So, I’m going to go back over this again and then I’m going to show you how to do to roll of rag itself. In this case, we are going to use a little bit of a bigger one so I can find one. This one will work. So, you take your rag and you fold it in half and then you twist it. Once you have twisted it this one is also a really good technique. Any of the subtractive methods are really good techniques for gloves because your hands will get really disgusting and dirty. But anyway, you start at the bottom. Actually, when you do this, the best place to start, is at the bottom of the wall and actually, work up. Usually, it's best to start at the top and work your way down for drips. But in this case, for rolling, it's better, it's easier, I have found to roll yourself up the wall than to roll it down and you just literally roll the rag up the wall. And see how you can already see one section there. I can tell I don't have enough glaze on here to do a second roll right away. So, I’m going to throw on a little bit more. Then what you are going to want to do is again fold it, twist your rag again, picking a different way and then trying to make sure that you don't really overlap the other one but against it because you don't really want to have a big mess as you go, but it will form a little bit of a stripe. If you find that some of the stuff you don't like, you can slightly dab in there. If you think it's too liney, that you can work that out or maybe you will like that look. I don't particularly mind it because I just know what it is. If you want to try to really avoid it maybe you can try putting it on in a horizontal manner. We will see if that makes a bigger difference. I just like to play so it doesn't matter to me. Okay, back again. Just twist the rag one more time and go up again and anyway, I will just get this off from the corner so we don't have to, I will fold it in half one more time and then you will be able to see what the whole thing looks like as if we go up to the wall and there you go. That is it for this one.