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More questions from Sarah –
Thank you! I will take your advice and let you know how it works out.
I'm sure the whole thing will take me a couple of weeks to finish.
One quick last question before I get busy: In your step #1 in which I will use the Woolie and red paint, so I first pat the paint on, then wipe it in the same step? When you say go back, you mean to do it right away, right? Thanks!!! Sarah
And here is my answer:
Yep, I pat it on … then wipe.
You could do this with a brush, but it's fast with the Woolie pad. Dip into paint, pat-pat-pat as far as their is paint being left on the wall… like 5 or 8 pats and then the pad will not have much paint on it and you wipe or moooosh the paint so it's not actually covering the entire brown underneath.
Remember that you must wet your pad with water and shake it out before applying paint. If your pad starts to get goopy or dry feeling… you will need to wash it out and resume painting.
Keep a plastic zip lock bag handy to put the Woolie in if you have to step away from painting… even for a minute. Phone calls, lunch and potty breaks can wreck havoc on a Woolie pad. 🙂
I know how much of a pain bathrooms are… they seem like tiny spaces but they have way too many nooks and crannies. Hope you get it done before the holidays.
If you wanted to try a more jewel box approach. A faux glaze in gold wiped over the deep red you have would be really pretty. It doesn't turn out like… oh it's a gold bathroom… the gold glaze is really sheer and the red stands out nice.
I did this faux painting technique on a brick orange color using a coppery faux glaze. It was amazing and very subtle. It looks great with wrought iron accessories and oiled bronzed faucets. Just something to think about.