Plastic Paint (Alternative): Plastic colors may be substituted for made paste, using the same technique
Highlighting: Apply bone-white enamel as for ordinary painting. Allow drying. With a cloth use a glazing compound mixed with burnt or raw umber oil, color to a rich brown. Remove surplus. Allow drying.
Scumbling: After the base paint has dried, apply a second color. Crumple newspaper into a wad, tightly or loosely depending on pattern desired. While the second color is still wet, remove some of it by pressing the paper into wet paint and removing top color.
Tiffany is blending: Prepare 1 to 4 glazing colors in paste form. Apply clear glazing to finish wall. (if wall is hard, add 1 pound of cornstarch per gallon to prevent running). Use glazing colors separately with stipple or crumble method.
Spatterdash: After protecting surrounding areas, floors, walls, and furniture, divide the job into areas. For spatter, prepare regular floor paint which has been thinned only half as much as ordinarily, and pours into the saucer. Apply regular base paint, and allow it to half dry the consistency of glue. Dip stiff brush or broom into spatter paint, taking on a moderate amount of paint. Holding spatters brush in left hand, wrap it soundly with a stick, aiming at the center of the area to be sprinkled. Repeat for each zone.
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Starching: This is a protective coating used on walls, to reduce gloss. Apply a solution of cold water saturated with laundry starch, thinned with cold water to the consistency of milk. Apply with flat wall brush.
Stippling: This must be done rapidly and is best done with assistance. Apply final coat. While paint is still wet, dip stippling brushes deeply into the thick paint, and pound well with a brush. Work downward in strips. The same process may be applied to a second color after the base color has dried. Or use dry on wet paint, removing excess. Or use stippling roller.
Sponge stippling: A sponge roller may be substituted for the stippling brush. Dip roller into the thick paint and roll down the wall.
Stripes: Mask portions which are not to be painted by attaching strips of board or paper with Scotch tape. Paint or spray as usual. Remove masks. Apply for the second color.
Wheat (blond) finish: Remove other finish. Rub with the finest sandpaper to a satin smoothness. Dust with a cloth dipped in turpentine. Finish with pure white shellac, clear lacquer or a light color.