French Wash creates the look of delicate broken color – a subtle marble-like finish discovered centuries ago by European masters.
- Water based
- Interior Use
- Subtle marble-like finish
- Applied over Sydney Harbour's Low Sheen Acrylic or Aqua Satin Enamel
- Covers approx. 200 to 250 sq. ft. per quart
- Low Sheen Acrylic and Aqua Satin Enamel cover approx. 400 to 500 sq. ft. per gallon
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I first ordered the Cuban Turquoise/Old Havana combination and it came out greener and darker than I imagined. I decided to go with a different look and ordered the Cinder/Balsamic combo. The color is more beige than I imagined, but I do like it a lot, and the texture makes the room feel classy and unique. I was able to do an entire small room myself (I did run short of the french wash just by a bit), and while it doesn't look quite as good as the youtube demo, I am very happy with it. Unfortunately this form doesn't let you upload photos. The french wash is very runny and drippy, but cleans up easily. Took a lot of time and effort but I think it was definitely worth it.
This was the first time I painted anything. I will say, the effect turned out pretty good! The paint and stain created a really nice effect. I came here by way of a YouTube tutorial using Porter’s Paint which is the UK name of Sydney (my assumption b/c the products were the exact same with the same names). If doing this by yourself, however, some things to note: the latex paint is thick and goopy. Mix often. (I struggled with this in certain areas the first time I was putting on the wall). Just saturate the roller & keep a wet edge and you’ll get a smooth application. You don’t need two coats for the most part (unless you’re covering up a dark color). GET A SPRAY BOTTLE. The faux glaze is water based and dries super quickly. You’ll need to spray often as you do your brush strokes so that it is still wet when doing your ragging. Esp if you have a tall wall. I did the wall twice because the first effect I did not use the spray bottle and was left with very dark striations that I didn’t like. As for SHP, the paint was packed well & came reasonably as far as time goes. I think if they used UPS, it might come quicker & tracking might be more relevant. I am not a fan of FedEx. Overall, would buy from them again. Considering the lime wash for my next project