Among the many painting techniques to create the decorative finishes, what I propose in this guide is one of the most easy to do and it’s definitely the most fun. This technique is suitable for any surface, and can be used on walls, furniture, lamp bases, boxes and more, freeing your imagination.

To begin with you decide if you want to make the technique on a surface already painted or change color if you do not like the old one, in which case it must first be covered with a coat of water-based vinyl silk covering the entire surface for good, remember that the color of fund should be more clear about what you will use for glazing, or to obtain an effect of the original, you can use a color different.

If you have recolored the surface to be decorated expect it to be completely dry, then began to prepare the paint for glazing by adding a small amount of water-based opaque color chosen and stirring well until the color is not well mixed and will be uniform. Add the water paint a bit ‘at a time until you reach the shade you want because the colored mixtures can darken but you can lighten if you add too much color.


With a brush off starts spreading the paint brush with long and cross , you do not need to be too precise, in fact, because the work is finished the sign of the strokes you will not see any more. Once you’ve finished the color spread, first to dry, take one rag, He crumpled and begins to tap the painted surface in order to remove small quantities of fresh paint.

If you do not have available the rag you can replace it with a different fabric making sure that just does not leave unsightly hairs also give you suggestions for two variants: if you want to get an effect more pronounced using a plastic bag instead of cloth , changing often because the plastic does not absorb the color, if you want to get a pat delicate, use a cloth velvet coast or twill .

Whatever the rag that you use, remember to turn it often and when it is too full of color replace it with a clean one. Complete the speckling of the entire surface, if you see an excess of paint at the corners or edges , you can blend using a brush to pitting or bristles long. If you want to obtain a more uniform apply another layer of glaze after the first chipping and only when it is completely dry and start tapping.