Ragging On and Ragging Off Faux Finishes
Urban Revivals can quickly complete ragging on or ragging off treatments for your walls or ceilings. We use water-based paint and oil-based glaze treatments, for quick and beautiful semi-translucent ragged finishes. We can rag off using paper towels (for a stone-like look), plastic wrap (reminiscent of grasses or coarse textured walls) or soft linen (for walls that look like crushed velvet). Most techniques shown here use soft linens, such as contractor rags.
Before starting a job, always give your clients time to adjust to various choices, and pick their preference. This customer actually went to a more subdued choice afte viewing her initial selection.
This water-based ragged off technique worked well with the strong floral themes
and traditional decor.
It is not just the color that matters, but the intensity with which you leave color or how much you ragg off. The customer must also decide how distinctive the patterns may be, how mottled or smoothed.
Rag rolling is truly messy. My daughter, artist in training, helped prepare the tarps around the walls and used painters tape to cover the tops of baseboards.
Excitement begins when the walls and ceiling (shown here finished in a light green marble) begin to come together.
With the ceiling paper and moldings installed, and the furniture back in place, our customer can enjoy the warmth of their new ragged off walls!
Faux finishes are enhanced by spot lighting in a room.