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Colorwash ~  a soft, swirled negative technique that resembles clouds in
appearance. This technique works well for rooms that you want to look very
comfortable, such as a bedroom or nursery. It also is very nice for a foyer
or entryway, since it is subtle.
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Ragging ~  a negative technique that produces varied effects, depending on the
colors used. It can look like old leather to give a very traditional effect,
or it can look very contemporary by using bright or contrasting colors. The
popular neutral taupe and green colors look especially good using this
technique. This technique works well in nearly any type of room.
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Featherdusting ~  a positive technique that gives the illusion of bamboo when
finished. This technique is usually used with several layers of different
colors, over a light colored base. Metallics can also be used on the top
coat for an interesting effect.
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Grasscloth or linen ~  these techniques are done with a special comb to give
the illusion of fabric on your wall. The difference between the two
techniques is that the grasscloth has a "larger weave" than the linen does.
The linen therefore gives a more subtle, traditional effect and the
grasscloth looks more contemporary. Grasscloth and linen works well in
nearly any type of room.
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Shadow striping ~  this technique can be done in several different variations.
For a subtle or traditional look, a striping can be done using the same
color paint, but using a contrast of flat and gloss paint for the stripes.
Stripes can also be 'techniqued' or done in a ragging or a colorwash for
contrast. Stripes are good for dining rooms or bedrooms but doesn't work
well in kitchens or bathrooms where there are few walls with large areas
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Sponging ~  Sponging is a positive technique that gives your wall or surface a
soft, multi color, layered effect. Most professional sponging applications
use multiple colors to give the final effect. Metallics are often used as
the top layer here to give added dimension as well.
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Denim ~  denim and chambray give your wall a look that resembles the fabric
itself. The difference between denim and chambray is simply the color
choice. Denim is done in a darker blue and chambray is a lighter, more
"stone washed" denim look. This technique is really popular in boy's rooms
and family rooms, because it's a casual look. Denim can also be used in
"blocks" that resemble bricks, going first up and down and then sideways for
a tiled effect. This look is very contemporary and unique and can be done in
other colors.
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Woodgrain and Marble ~  these techniques are specialized techniques intended
to make a wall or an item look like either marble or real wood. The marble
looks great on columns or tabletops and the woodgrain technique can be used
on metal or fiberglass doors or laminate tables to give the illusion of real
wood. Different colors can produce different wood looks such as oak, redwood
and pine finishes.
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