A grass cloth wall covering adds both beauty and texture to walls. This type of wallpaper is made from several kinds of Asian grasses and fibers. The same effect can be created with a painting technique, saving the homeowner money and time learning to wallpaper. Grass cloth painting is used in both residential and commercial locations to create an attractive interior.
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Step 1: Tape the doors, moldings, and windows of the room with painter’s tape. Put the drop cloth down on the floor.
Step 2: Paint a base coat with eggshell latex paint and allow it to dry.
Step 3: Measure and tape off 23-inch sections on the wall, using the tape measure and the painter’s tape.
Step 4: Mix a topcoat glaze by adding three parts of glaze to one part of latex paint in a color that is slightly darker than the base coat.
Step 5: Apply this glaze in sections. While it is still wet, roll up a sheet of plastic, using the ties to secure it. Lightly dab this plastic onto the wall, working from top to bottom. Use this technique on every other taped section. Let the glaze dry.
Step 6: Remove the painter’s tape and re-tape the wall by outlining each unpainted panel. Continue painting the glaze and dabbing the wall with the plastic sheet.
Step 7: While the glaze is wet, drag the metal comb horizontally through it. Repeat this in sections until the entire wall has been textured.
Step 8: Repeat Steps 1 through 7 for the remaining walls in the room.