Tools and Materials
- Base Coat: Benjamin Moore 1591 Sterling
- Glaze Tint: Winsor & Newton Winton Oil Colour in Prussian Blue
- Tool: A China bristle brush, with alternating sections clipped away with a utility knife, forges a coarse pattern.
Raw-Linen Headboard How-To
1. 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.
2. 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.)
3. 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).
4. Paint the Raw Linen: Cut out 1/4-inch-wide sections from a China bristle brush, using the point of a utility knife.
5. Apply a thin layer of tinted glaze. Drag brush through the glaze, pressing down to use full length of bristles. Let dry thoroughly.
6. Apply a second coat of tinted glaze, dragging brush in a perpendicular direction.