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How is a wall glazed? Las Glazing a wall has nothing in common with, for example, glazing wood or boards. Rather, it represents a special coating technique in which a color is first applied very pale to ever more intense tones of this color. Various techniques can be used: T dabbing or dabbing

rolling (a wrapped cloth)

wiping with sponge or other aids

  • applying (wiping) with a laser brush
  • Of course, completely different tools can be used. Even crumpled newspaper for dabbing can be used.
  • The material for glazing a wall
  • is not glazed with conventional emulsion paint. If anything, can be pre-painted with white emulsion paint, so primed. For glazing lasing binder is used. The color is made with color pigments. Depending on how much binder is used, the wall is less (less binder) or more (more binder) resistant to abrasion.

The mixing ratio with water is conventionally indicated on the package. As a rule of thumb, apply to five to six parts of water, a part of Lasurbindemittel. Color pigments are initially mixed so little that the color is very pale. With each further step, the amount of color pigments is increased, so that the color becomes stronger and stronger. This then creates the typical effects that should be achieved by glazing the wall.

Preparing the wall for glazing

First, of course, it must be checked whether the substrate is stable. The most suitable are lime-based plasters. In contrast, plasters based on gypsum are unsuitable. However, drywall walls are filled with putty based on gypsum and plastered. Such a substrate must first be plastered with a thin layer of lime plaster.

The different glazing techniques

There are no limits to the imagination here. Dabbing, wiping, stroking, etc. can give you a variety of effects. It is always important that you never use too much paint, so tap the brush in advance or wring out the wrapped and wrinkled rag that you are rolling.

The steps involved in glazing a wall

After each work cycle, you must first wait until the paint has completely dried before you continue to glaze with a more intense color.

Tips & TricksNaturally, you can also work wet in wet and / or with different colors if you want even more unusual effects.

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