Base Coat: Benjamin Moore 2138-30 Mohegan Sage
Glaze Tint: Benjamin Moore HC-89 Northampton Putty
Other Colors to Try
Base Coat: Benjamin Moore 521 Nantucket Breeze
Glaze Tint: Benjamin Moore 515 Baby Turtle
The long, fine bristles of a horsehair flogger achieve the woven look of linen.
Paint the Background
Using a 9-inch paint roller with a 1/4-inch nap, paint the surface in desired color using latex paint. Let dry thoroughly.
Make the glaze: Mix 1 part latex paint (pearl finish or satin finish) with 1 part latex or acrylic glazing liquid and 2 parts water. (If using oil paint, mix 1 part oil paint with 1 part oil glazing liquid and 1 part mineral spirits.)
Proceed with any of the patterns, applying the tinted glaze over the dried base coat.
Tip: Smooth irregularities as you work (they can catch the glaze and obscure its effect).
Paint the Fine Linen
Use a 3-inch- wide horsehair flogger.
Apply a thin layer of tinted glaze. Drag brush through the glaze, pressing down to use full length of bristles. Let dry thoroughly.
Apply a second coat of tinted glaze, dragging brush in a perpendicular direction.