Make any room in your home more interesting by giving walls a textured look. Creating a faux leather look on walls makes a room look softer and more inviting. This project is relatively easy to do, takes about one weekend, and costs between $100 and $250. You will be so impressed by the results that you will want to continue throughout the house!
You will need:
• Clear wall glazing
• Latex paint (in cream and color of your choice-tan is a popular color)
• Paint roller
• Paint tray
• Painter’s tape
• Paint stirrer
• Rubber band
• Foam brush
• Chamois cloth
Step 1: Mask edges of each wall with the painter’s tape. Use the paint roller to apply a cream-colored base coat to each wall and let it dry.
Step 2: Cut the chamois cloth into 2×4-inch strips with the scissors to make the paint-texture tool. Gather all the strips and wrap the rubber band around one end of the group to create a multi-layered tool to texture the paint.
Step 3: Combine the glaze and colored paint in the paint tray to make the desired shade of glaze that will serve as the top coat. Apply the glaze to the edges of one section of a wall with the foam brush, using a dabbing motion.
Step 4: Apply the glaze to an adjacent larger section of the wall with a clean paint roller. Work in small areas because the glaze will dry quickly.
Step 5: Pour some water into the bucket. Dip the painting tool created in Step 2 into the water. Squeeze out excess water and pat the tool onto the wall to remove some glaze.
Step 6: As the glaze begins to dry, dampen a rag and press it on the wall to create a softer appearance.
Step 7: Progress across the wall by applying the glaze to a section and using the chamois and a rag to texture the surface, working in small areas.