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Basic faux finishes tips by Donnalynne Lefever - How to Do the Linen Technique
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Hi, my name is Donnalynne Lefever and now we are going to start the next technique which is Linen. Now, that you know the Striae technique, this should be much easier for you to do. Basically, you do the exact same thing you did in the Striae. It's just when you pull your brush down on the first stroke, you slightly jiggle it. So, as you are Striaeing, you are going to have a controlled stroke that you are going to go really slow and jiggle. This board is already been prepped for having the first step done because the finish that has to be done in two days you can't do in one day. So, it's one layer this way, and then the other layer is going the other. On a wall that doesn't mean you are going to go vertical then horizontal. So, if for some reason, you thought horizontal was going to be easier. You are more than welcome to do horizontal and then vertical. I just sometimes think vertical is easier to do first. Here are some finishes so that you can see what the finish already done would look like from a radical looking kind of color to more typical. I do live in a conservative area so I do tend to have a lot of conservative looking samples. So, anyway the same thing, you brush the glaze, now in the opposite manner and I probably shouldn't turn it so that it makes it more realistic for you. So, you brush and you pick out stuff that gets in your paint. A lot of pets will leave fur all over the house so depends on whether the client cares or you care whether or not, you have pet fur on your painting. I do have clients that had a couple of Golden Retrievers, and I couldn't get the pet fur out of what I was doing, as my life depended on it. So, that's embedded forever or at least till they paint again. Anyway, so once you get the whole board, you can already see how it's starting to work because you can already the cross hatching lines. You will take your brush and then again you are going to --this one is taking off too much. You may have to adjust pressure or put more on in the first coat. So, anyway, if brush will cooperate with me, your brush will tend to separate with time as you get it wetter and you use in your room, you will find that there will be times where you have to totally dunk it into your water. Totally re-clean it, get a dry towel, and wipe it off, just so that you can get the consistent look throughout the room. Anyway, you just keep slightly pulling. You want to waver it just a little bit because you don't want it look perfect. You want it look a little more fabricusk and that helps to make it look that way and actually and actually I kind of like this color today. So, that's good for me. Anyway that's that finish. So, anything else is pretty much the same. You may need to wet the walls again, you may not. You can play around with it, and see how fast the drag goes. If it slides this easily, then good, if not go back in reference the Striae or remember what tips I gave on the Striae so that you can it to work well on the horizontal fashion as well as the vertical. That's it for this one.