Stippling is a lovely finish, though it is not a particularly popular one for homes with Victorian decors. Stippling is accomplished by casting a soft veil of color over your walls using a combination of short soft-bristled brushes. Color variation can be adjusted by the pressure applied and type of brush. We find stippling is very effective when mixed with decoupage, as the soft glaze makes the images appear to be "a part of the wall."
Complements decor with encaustic tiles
Stippling techniques can look quite antique, particular with top coats using yellow ochre or raw umber in them. They pair well with older tile floors, such as this one.
A glaze based technique
We use oil-based glaze treatments, in which pigment is suspended, for a beautifully translucent finish. Our finishes are brushed over a white background, or any shade of your choosing. The stippling brushes effectively remove glaze leaving a finely freckled surface finish.
Coordinate with Stencils or Decoupage
Stippled walls provide a beautiful backdrop to painted stencils, mosaics and geometric patterns, and decoupage.
Pairs well with Ceiling Ornament and Papers
We can use existing painted walls, but highly recommend that their surface be in good shape and smooth. We recommend softer colors, such as pink, cream, pale beige, and yellow ochre for large areas; bold colors are better used below a dado or chair rail.
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