Some finishers dread glazing jobs, while others love them and feel they can make their best money/hour glazing. How can that be? Maybe the dreaders feel it is ‘too much the same’ , and gets bored after awhile. Or, maybe they don’t have an application fine tuned, so they fear fighting the wall the whole time.
I have to admit, there was awhile when I didnt show many glaze samples. It could be because my first glaze job was over flat walls in a model home’s kitchen (GADS, flat!) . I found out that , you can glaze over flat paint, but it takes one hell of an effort to get it to look nice. Instead, I became proficient behind a trowel, and if I did any glazing it was usually being applied over some type of stone or texture. But, with time comes confidence. Find what works for you, and wear it like a glove. For me, I got my ‘groove’ thing happening. That is how I describe my movement when taking glaze to a wall.
I actually LIKE glaze finishes – there definitely is a place for them in a home. They offer a nice soft, subtle backdrop for the rest of the room. Its a great finish that can be accomplished in one pass, thus its also a more affordable finish choice for those on a tight budget. This was a back mudroom that I glazed using probably three or four tints –
Ceilings AND walls –
Brick walls –
Even countertops! (seek help from a professional for this) –
Back full circle to a recent, contemporary home, this week-
Glazing. It’s all good!