2 Color Rag Painting Technique: Instructions

Applying the first color glaze

Applying the first color glaze

Applying the first color glaze Ragging on the second color glaze




If you are not happy with the appearance of one color, or if you want to add some more depth and texture to the basic rag painting technique, apply a second color glaze on top of the first one (when it's dry).
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This can also even out and soften the overall look of the additive/positive ragging finish, especially if the glaze colors are closely related.

This technique is done in the same way as the basic method - see "How to Faux Paint With Rags" below for more detailed instructions.

To add a second color to the finish, all you have to do is first, prepare the new color glaze as usual (1 part water, 1 part glaze, 1 part paint).

Second, apply it with a clean rag all over the previous finish, starting in the top corner, and working your way diagonally down the wall, gently pressing the rag to leave an impression. Aim for the empty spaces in the previous pattern.

When you rag, don't forget to rotate your wrist to vary the imprints. Bunch the rag periodically to create different textures and shapes.

If you want, you can even add a third color glaze in the same manner, after the second coat has dried.
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