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The chambray technique
gives your walls a soft woven look. The Ralph Lauren Paint Techniques
brochure is free at The Home Depot, and you'll want to read it carefully
before you start. Here is a summary of the steps involved.
Roll on two coats of
semi-gloss for the base coat, 24 hours apart. Tape off the room into
approximately three foot sections.
Roll a layer of glaze over
one section. Starting from the top left corner, drag the chambray weaver
brush left to right, tape to tape. Then, drag the brush left to right over
the same area. Wipe the brush and repeat, working down the length of the
Then it's onto the vertical
stroke, sweeping down, ceiling to baseboard. Wipe and repeat, top to
bottom, across that section.
Paint every other section,
and allow to dry. The next day, you can choose to either abut or overlap
the seams, as you finish the wall.