I have not had a straight glazing job in quite a long time since most of my finishes the past few years have been plaster or metallic based, so I was looking forward to revisiting this timeless technique. Glazing is a great way to bring some depth and interest to your walls in a subtle, not in your face way. I have been in homes that I glazed 10 years ago, and they have held the test of time. It’s a finish that is economical and pairs well with any decor.
For this particular job, I faced two large rooms: a dining room and living room. My clients were dream clients. Easy to work with, communicated well, and look how nicely they moved and wrapped all of the furniture ahead of my arrival!
I’ll start with the dining room, which was large enough to easily accommodate their long dining room table and a baby grand piano. A one color, green glaze will be applied to the walls above the paneling. To achieve the right tone, I will be doing 2 layers.
The first layer looks like this. The room has some variation with the ceiling height as you can see, so I have two different ladders set up.
This is with the 2nd layer of glaze applied. It looks much better, really evening out the tone.
I’m standing in a far corner on a ladder to get this shot. Now the tape is pulled.
I like the way the white bricks really pop now against the green glaze and the black accents in the room (fan and piano) look really nice!
At the far end, where you can see the door, this leads into the living room/pool room, which I will show you in the next post.
This job site was about 50 minutes to get to in the morning, but an hour or more on my return trip. The good/bad news was this Drive Thru Friendly’s on the way home just when I was starving and still stuck in rush hour traffic. Good thing it was a very physical week for me because I was a frequent flyer here. It was also a very hot weather week, so another excuse for treating myself!