A Few Tips:

If your project is ornate or has a lot of areas of highs & lows, we recommend using the bristles of the brush to get down in the low spots.

Believe it or not, it is more challenging to use a one color glaze technique than a multi-color faux finish. With two or more glazes, any inconsistencies where sections meet will blend into your finish. If it's your first time using a one glaze technique, try a sample board first or sign up for a class at your local retailer.

Step 3.

Wipe off any excess Glaze or glaze mistakes quickly with a clean damp cloth or sponge.

Step 4. 

To lighten the look of the Glaze, you can use a damp cloth or sponge to remove additional Glaze and blend the Glaze into your project.

​To allow for a longer open time to work with your glaze, try sealing your project first with one of Old Town Paints Clear Finishes, available in a Matte, Satin or Gloss.

Step 2.

Rub or paint a liberal amount of  Glaze onto your project. Continue to dip your cloth or brush into the Glaze and spread it over your project until all of the areas are covered. Be sure to get into all the cracks and crevices.

If working on a large area, work in sections using a random, natural pattern- not brushed. Try to minimize the number of wet edges for a more natural flowing look.

Step 1.

Dip your cloth or paintbrush into the Glaze. Make sure to get enough on, but not so much that it is dripping off your brush or cloth.

​If using a cloth, rinse and re-form your cloth as soon as it becomes loaded with glaze.


  • Old Town Paints Glaze
  • Lint free Cloth, Paint brush, or both
  • Dish of water
  • ​Extra lint free cloths or rags

How to Apply a Glaze