Glazing a Wall - Instructions
When glazing a wall, it is applied to the substrate with a translucent color. You can implement great effects with instructions.
1. Tools and materials for glazing
An emulsion paint is used as a primer during glazing. In addition, water and Lasurbinder in a ratio of 5: 1 or 6: 1 are used. In this mixture comes a color pigment concentrate. Instructions for use are also given in the package instructions. The glaze is applied with a laser brush. Sponges and cloths are also used for special effects such as dabbing or wrapping.
2. Choose a suitable wall
The best effect when glazing is achieved on an even white background, because it reflects the light best. Ideal as a substrate are lime plaster or lime cement plaster. The wall must be checked for absorbency before glazing: If water applied with the laser brush penetrates quickly, the wall is highly absorbent. The dilution is stronger in this case. If the water is bubbled off, it does not absorb too much moisture and a slight dilution is recommended.
3. The preparation of the wall
If the surface of the wall consists of gypsum plaster or gypsum plasterboard, the plastering with lime plaster is applied in front of the glazing unit. Emulsion paint, preferably in white, serves as a primer. Alternatively, colored dispersion paint can be used on which the glaze layers are applied.
4. Stirring the paint
First, the mixing between the varnish binder and water starts. The higher the proportion of glaze binder, the more abrasion-resistant is the glaze. For strongly water-pulling walls, a more watery mixture is recommended. Subsequently, the color pigments come into the water-Lasurbinder mixture, starting with the brightest pigments.
5. Instructions for glazing
The instructions for glazing are simple: working quickly in Eighth with the laser brush results in a uniform image. The work is wet in wet. The glaze color requires constant stirring. Depending on the desired opacity, a second or third layer is required after drying. These layers can be done with graded colors depending on the desired effect. One of the great advantages of the glaze technique is that infinite number of tone-on-tone glazes can be realized.
6. Wall design with various effects
In addition to a single-colored wall, the glazing offers a creative interior design. The wiping technique with the laser brush allows individual color plays with delicate color gradients. A point-like structure is created by the dabbing technique by dabbing the wall with a natural sponge. In the winding technique, a lint-free cloth is pressed together and rolled over the wall with a glaze paint.
A wall glaze is worthwhile for anyone who wants to create special effects on their walls. Glazing requires more work steps than painting with emulsion paint. The result is iridescent colors and finely graduated color gradients.