When you start with beautiful color, there's no limit to the richness you can achieve by using a few simple techniques. Create the denim look here using Benjamin Moore paints. Remember: painting your walls for a denim effect is not an exact science, and the results will vary depending on the technique you use. The effect is meant to reflect imperfections and variations, just like a great pair of jeans.
1 — Find Your Fit:
- Choose a blue you love. We used Benjamin Moore's Solitude, AF545.
2 — Get Your Tools:
- 2 or 3 2 ½ Benjamin Moore angular sash paint brushes
- 9" Roller
- Benjamin Moore semi–gloss blue paint
- Benjamin Moore latex glaze
- Lint–free rags
3 — Paint It On:
1. Paint the walls with one coat of the semi–gloss. Let it dry for 24 hours.
2. Divide the room into even sections with tape. Work on one section at a time, and let the paint dry completely before continuing. Don't worry about imperfections; you'll cover those when you cross–hatch with the angular sash paint brush.
3. Apply a thin layer of the glaze to each section with the 9" roller. Work quickly! The paint will begin to set in about 20 minutes.
4. Take the angular sash brush, begin at the top of the wall from the edge of the tape, drag the weaver left to right and immediately reverse the direction to create a cross–hatch effect. 5. Drag the angular brush over the taped areas for a smooth edge.
6. Wipe the brush on a lint–free rag after a few strokes to remove excess glaze.
7. Change one angular sash brush for another if it starts to get "sticky."
8. Continue in sections adjacent to the last area completed.