Your Own Stroke of Brilliance
If you like the look of moire
wallcoverings, or a simple marbled effect, Smooshing may be the paint
technique for you, at a fraction of the cost. Follow our simple
instructions to create your own Stroke of Brilliance!
Easy Steps to Smooshing
- Paint the wall with Benjamin Moore's Regal
AquaGlo semi-gloss finish latex enamel #981 and allow to dry
- Mix glaze. Use five parts of Benjamin Moore's
Glazing Liquid and one part Satin Impervo #984.
- Apply the glaze quickly to the wall. If you
think it will take longer than 10 to 15 minutes to put the glaze on
the entire wall, then do it in smaller sections.
- Press a plastic drop sheet on the wet glaze;
it will adhere on its own. The one mil utility thickness provides
the best results.
- Using your hands, smooth the plastic against
the wall, wrinkle, rub, crinkle – anything – just move the
plastic. It will probably not require more than five minutes to
cover the entire wall.
- Carefully remove and dispose of the plastic.
- Roll the glaze on the next wall and repeat. Do
not reuse the same piece of plastic.
Helpful Hints for Smooshing.
- Tape off areas that will not be covered with
glaze, i.e. windows and door frames.
- For a long wall, buy one mil plastic in a roll
from a building supply store. Roll glaze in 6 foot sections and
apply plastic then repeat for the next section until the wall is
- Around ceiling and corners use paint brush to
cut in with the glaze.
- For other colours use a tone on tone for the
most elegant results, such as dark blue over a lighter blue.
Compliments of: Hyde Park Paint & Paper,