the wall surface with with a red-orange Low Luster
(Flat, Matte, Velvet, Eggshell or Satin) Acrylic
1. Skim coat the wall with a thin layer of
Base using a drywall knife and mud pan. Let
2. Lubricate the leaves. Dilute 2 ounces
of BrushStuff with a quart of warm water and stir
well. Submerge a handful of leaves into the solution.
Remove leaves from the solution and set aside on
a stack of paper towels to drain.
3. Leaf Impressions: Use 6"
Blue Steel Spatula to Crosshatch the Red Base
to a small wall section. Allow this to "set-up"
for 2-5 minutes. Press a leaf into the wet surface
using the 4"
Spatula to flatten out the leaf. Lift the
leaf out by the stem. Flip over and reposition
it to make a similar impression nearby. Rotate
the position of the leaves so that the overall
pattern does not look too repetitious. Allow final
texture to dry several hours to overnight. Tips:
For more depth, immediately after flattening the
leaf with the 4" Spatula, apply a small amount
of Red Base over the edges of the leaf before
lifting it out of the wet Red
Base. The leaf impression will appear to be
deeper and well defined. Work on one square foot
at a time, gradually increasing the working area
4. Adding Color: Applying ProFaux
Metallic and ProFaux
Iridescent Waxes: Use a dampened cellulose sponge
to apply Pro Faux Metallic Waxes. Apply two or three
very thin coats of ProFaux
Copper Metallic Wax; apply in small swirl pattern
like waxing a car. Rinse sponge occasionally in
plain water to freshen and between different wax
colors. Accent over the Copper Metallic Wax randomly
Russet Iridescent Wax. Finally, highlight overall
pattern with hints of ProFaux Bright
Gold Metallic Wax to some high. Let dry 20-60
5. Toning with ProFaux Stonewash Powders:
Use 2 tablespoons of ProFaux
Stonewash Pigment - Black and 3 tablespoons
ProFaux Stonewash Pigment- Brown Oxide with
2 cups of water. Stir well. Use cellulose sponge
to apply this watery mixture to Red Base texture
in short random pattern, rather than in swirls.
Allow to dry. With a fresh sponge, lightly remove
excess color to accentuate leaf pattern. Stand back
and evaluate overall effect. You can selectively
add or subtract color by dabbing or rubbing carefully
as ProFaux Powder Pigments contain no binders. .
6. Protective Topcoat: When
satisfied with overall effect, you must protect
the Stonewash colors with either ProFaux
Acrylic Clear Satin Wax or a waterbased varnish.
To apply our Clear Satin Wax over Stonewash colors,
extreme delicacy is in order. Take a small amount
of the Satin Wax on a clean damp sponge. On a small
plastic plate, work the Satin Wax into the sponge.
With only the weight of the sponge, very gently
swirl the Satin Wax onto the highest parts of the
wall texture. Again, use very little pressure as
too much will immediately take away the dry Stonewash
color. The Satin Wax dries almost on contact when
applied thinly. This will allow you to apply a second
or third coat within minutes. Each application can
be applied with slightly more pressure than the
last. The varying sheen and wonderful feel of ProFaux's
Satin Wax will make it worth the effort to apply
several thin layers to your project .
Alternatively, spray or roll a satin waterbased
varnish to "lock-up" the Stonewash color.
Either method of protection will liven up your Autumn
Leaves Finish by bringing out the luster of the
ProFaux Metallic Wax colors.
on a theme.
Create subtle color variations by experimenting with
various colorants and concentrations.
Thickness does not affect Pro Venetian products. May
be applied with tools such as brush, roller, spatula
and trowel. Coverage: Varies widely depending upon
application method: 150 -200 sq.ft. per gallon.
2 hours to overnight, depending on film thickness
(68 degrees @ 65% RH).
Up & Disposal:
Use hot water for application equipment.
Do not dispose of any product in sewers, waterways
or municipal garbage. Allow waste product to harden
before disposal. If liquid disposal is necessary,
contact your local municipality or paint store for