Your Own Stroke of Brilliance
looking for a stylish, fun way to bring your room to life without
spending a lot, get twisting! Follow our simple instructions and
create your own Stroke of brilliance!
Base Coat: AquaPearl #401
Glaze Mixture: AquaVelvet #426
2-3 nylon body sponges, 9-inch roller and tray, 2-inch sash brush,
& disposable latex gloves
6 Easy Steps to Twisting
Paint the walls with AquaPearl and
allow to dry overnight. If required, walls can be primed with
Fresh Start prior to base coat.
Mix glaze - 6 parts AquaGlaze, 1
part AquaVelvet. Pour into the paint tray. AquaGlaze is
available in 3.79L, 2L, and 1L containers which are short-filled to accommodate
the addition of tinted paint.
Working in sections, roll the glaze
mixture onto the wall, starting a corner and covering an area
approximately 4 feet across, floor to ceiling.
Using a nylon body sponge, 'pounce'
the surface where the glaze has been applied, giving each motion a
slight 'twist' into the glaze. Be sure to work to just within
5 inches of the edge, called a wet edge, helps to prevent lap-lines
Roll out the next 4 foot
section. Back roll into the wet edge left in the last glaze
section. Proceed with 'twisting' to complete the walls.
Wipe off your nylon sponge with a spare rag from time to time, to
ensure a consistent look from start to finish. Use a 2 inch
sash brush to apply paint mixture into corners and along baseboards/mouldings,
as required (be careful not to move ahead of 'twisting' process).
Once you have completed your paint
project allow 24 hours for the walls to dry before putting your room
back together, i.e. pushing any furniture against the walls, hanging
Always choose a paint colour for the
glaze mixture 2 shades darker than the colour you want as your final
result. The AquaGlaze will dilute it and 'lighten' it to the colour
The nylon sponge will rinse out
beautifully when you are finished the project, but be sure to use a
dry sponge for the entire process to ensure a consistent finish.
Do a 'sample board" before you
get started (we suggest a piece of drywall or masonrite roughly 2
feet by 2 feet). This will give you a 'feel' for the
technique and will allow you to test your colour selection and glaze
mixture before you apply it to a wall.
Compliments of: Hyde Park Paint & Paper,