How to make your own glaze for a faux finish
(Xcalak, QR Mexico)
I live in a small village in Mexico, I want to do a Faux finish on the walls of my casa, I plan on using a light brown base and then trying for an "Old World" finish with "cracks, etc." using a darker brown.
My problem is that they have never heard of a Glaze here in the paint stores, even in the larger city.
I read where you suggested using a tablespoon of glycerin to a quart of paint, do you know where I can obtain glycerin?
You could try mixing one part turpentine (oil based paint thinner) with one part linseed oil.
Place both ingredient in a tightly lidded glass jar then shake vigorously.
Other retail alternatives for purchasing glaze, turpentine or linseed oil might be your local art supply stores.
Amazon.com also carries regular types of glaze along with specilized crackling glaze and my understanding is that they do deliver to Mexico (not positive though).
Last but not least, be sure to test your entire faux technique process on an alternate work surface prior to tackling the walls.