Finally, We Video’d Our Reptile Hide Technique!

Everytime I use this finish I love it

I’d consider it user friendly enough.  Each time you do it,  the better you’ll get at it.

Not just for top surfaces, I use it where ever I please – drawer fronts

chair seats

even under epoxy!

It requires some cheesecloth – and not trying to salesman you into buying from me but several times I’ve had clients inform me that the cheesecloth they find and attempt to use does NOT work the same as the cheese we use in studio.  I think the basic stuff pulls too much of the plaster off.  We sell the cheesecloth in 4 piece packs ($5) and 10 piece packs ($10) – it is almost 2 x 3 in length when fully opened

It requires a thicker plaster medium, that you can scrape through the cheesecloth – I like to use a tetxturebase  for laying the texture, it comes in black and neutral

Once that texture is dry I like to coat it with various metallic blends, depending on the color I’m going for.  Most often I use a silver blend, but sometimes bronzy blends are pretty too (the bronze is in picture above under the epoxy).

I usually top my metallic off with a tinted wax by Liberon – medium oak and walnut both work equally well.  It works perfectly, reaching into the cracks and crevices to make it look and feel old and authentic.

If you love this finish as much as  I do, and would like to see it in action and try it yourself,  you can head to my youtube video –  How To Create A Textured Reptile Hide Finish. 

Of course once you watch the video you’ll WANT the finish 🙂

Our  online store carries all the products required to complete this finish, and of course if you’re local to Metro Detroit stop by and we’ll hook you right up.

ARE YOU READY TO GET your paint on?

When online ordering, using coupon code PattyH in the coupon code area saves you money off shipping, and you pay no tax (outside PA).

If you want to place an order, click on the  store button below.


3 responses to “Finally, We Video’d Our Reptile Hide Technique!

  1. christineefreeman

    It took me forever to dig this thread out! I wish your index said, “Hide Finish Technique!” LOVE the vidio & it’s given me courage. Anyway 🙂 I would like to recreate both picture 3 and 10. Love the grayed, antique greens with the finish. Would you be willing to share the products used for these particular pieces? I am here with debit card in hand. 🙂 Thank you! Christine

  2. you’re so funny Christine – i already answered this via private email

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