Faux Painting Glazes and Paint
What is a glaze used for faux finishing?
A glaze is a liquid medium that can be mixed with regular wall paint or acrylic paint. Because glaze slows down the drying time of paint, it allows time to manipulate it with various faux finishing techniques, using a sponge, rag or other faux painting tools.
What is the difference between using a glaze and using just watered down paint?
Water can compromise the durability of the paint if you add too much. Glazes do not evaporate like water does. Blending colors is achieved easier because the glaze keeps the paint wet longer.