Your Own Stroke of Brilliance
looking for a dramatic and simple way to bring a room back to life
without spending a fortune, just give tickling a try.
Base Coat: Kitchen & Bath
Glaze Coat: Glazing Liquid, Satin Impervo Blue #805.
9-inch roller, paint tray, straight edge or ruler, low tack
painter's tape, brush, rags, disposable latex gloves, & feather
7 Easy Steps To Tickling
Paint the walls with a base coat and
allow to dry overnight.
Tape off a straight line on all
walls 6 inches form the ceiling. The bottom edge of the tape
should rest on the 6 inch mark.
Mix glaze: 5 parts Glazing Liquid to
1 part paint.
Working in sections, roll glaze onto
walls. Start in one corner and cover an area about 4 feet by 4
feet. We worked from the taped line down, to form our glaze
Using a feather duster,
"stab" the surface where the glaze has been applied.
Work to just within 5 inches of the edge of the glazed area.
Leaving this open edge will be where the next glaze section
joins. The open edge, called a wet edge, prevents lap-lines
Roll out the next 4'x4'
section. Back role into the adjacent 5 inch wide wet edge left
in the last glaze section. This will join one section to
another without a seam. Proceed with the tickling to complete
the walls. Wipe off your feather duster from time to time, and
replace it when it becomes too wet.
Once dry, select a stencil to
compliment your room and apply the motif to the white space left on
the upper segment of the wall. This will complete the room's
sure you shake off the duster very well and remove any loose
feathers prior to use.
you happen to get a feather on the wall and can pull it off without
your fingers touching the wall, do so.
If not, let it dry and remove it later.
will need 8 to 12 feather dusters to complete an average size room.
you are uncomfortable with using the duster in the corners, touch
them with a 1” bristle brush to create some texture.
Compliments of: Hyde Park Paint & Paper,