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Honeycomb Stippling faux painting finishes

Honeycomb Stippler Instructions for use

The following stippling samples are just some of the many different faux painting finishes that you can create.

Home decorating ideas have changed a lot over the years ... the modern trend is towards natural colours ... textures and simple elegance ... these finishes are all of that ... and they are remarkably simple and quick to do.

When this faux tool is loaded with paint ... it's a good idea to scuff the paint off around the very edges of the pad ... so that you don't get rectangular patches through the area that you're painting.

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HONEYCOMB EXAMPLE

Honeycomb stippling example using shades of blue
  1. Apply a base coat ... we chose dark blue and allow to dry.
  2. Load the Honeycomb Stippler with your second colour ... we used light blue ... apply the paint using a light random dabbing action.
  3. If you think you have been heavy handed with the second colour ... simply let it dry and go back over the work with your base colour ... that will tone it down.

Painting Tip: Always load the pad sparingly ... too much paint will give a heavy splattered finish and make sure you don't have a build up of paint on the edges of the pad.

 

 

2 TONE HONEYCOMB EXAMPLE

2 Tone honeycomb stippling faux painting technique
  1. Apply a base coat ... we chose mustard ... and allow to dry.
  2. Load the Honeycomb Stippler with your second colour ... we used deep ochre ... apply the paint with a light random dabbing action.
  3. When the second colour has dried ... load the Honeycomb Stippler with you third colour ... we used metallic gold and repeat step 2.

Painting Tip: Always load the pad sparingly ... too much paint will give a heavy splattered finish and make sure you don't have a build up of paint on the edges of the pad.

 

 

FINE DISTRESSING EXAMPLE

Fine distressing example
  1. Apply a base coat ... we chose white ... and allow to dry.
  2. Apply a second colour ... we used burgundy ... this you work with while it's wet so on large areas do about 1 sq metre at a time.
  3. Use a very light random twisting action to take part of the top coat off and reveal the base colour underneath.

Painting Tip: 1 person only must do the top coat so that you have a consistent finish.

 

 

BASKET WEAVE EXAMPLE

Basket weave faux painting example
  1. Apply a base coat ... we chose white ... and allow to dry.
  2. Apply a coat of your second colour ... we used a light purple ... this you work with while it's wet ... so on large areas do about 1 sq metre a time.
  3. Go back over the wet paint with the Honeycomb Stippler using a criss cross motion to achieve the basket weave finish.

Painting Tip: The size of the pad will be the size of the weave and once you have done the first three weaves ... keeping it straight is really easy.

 

Wether it's a feature wall you want to do ... or a piece of furniture you're redoing these finishes always look sensational. They look very textured ... yet they are flat to the touch ... making re painting them a breeze when the time comes.