For many the word comb may spark thoughts of the hairdresser, mornings, or even showers. But here at Mink Enterprises when the word comb is mentioned, we think of the beautiful work that combing may lay onto a wall. Different sizes of combs and the stroke in which they are applied can produce many distinct textures on your wall.
Finding the Right Size Brush:
Pictured above is beautiful example of a balanced wall comb. When deciding what you want your walls to look like, you may want to look at the multiple options of thicknesses of comb. You may want to use the 1 1/2-inch comb, the 3/4-inch comb, or even go with the smaller 1/2-inch comb. Each comb will have a unique effect on the wall. When using the 1 1/2-inch comb, your edges will be spaced considerably farther apart compared to the 1/2-inch comb. This allows for you to get solutions as different as fixing a spot on a door, which you are able to do with the smallest comb, to an original accent wall in which may use the largest brush.
When combing your walls, you have endless options when it comes to actual designs. You may choose a simpler pinstripe pattern for a wall in your dining room or choose to comb in an uneven rainbow fashion for your nursery/child’s bedroom. You can even implement designs such as the basket weave for your living room or fix the stripped paint on doors with the dragging technique.
When combing a wall, you must first strip the wall to a flat clean layer of paint. It is essential to sand the entity of the surface and apply painters’ tape around the edges. Next, you want to apply your chosen color of paint along the wall in an even layer. Following the paint coat, is a glaze coat. This coat must be done in small patches as it will dry quickly, and you need time to comb your design through it. Once the glaze is applied, you must drag the comb in an even line from top to bottom, wiping the excess of the comb to avoid inconsistent lines. Layering the paint and glaze to look professional is an exceedingly difficult job, which we are happy to take on!
Last week, we finished up a commercial interior drywall taping and painting job in Seattle.
Most people don't have the time or skill to allow their visions to become reality when it comes to combing walls. Due to this, they keep their walls plain and drab - this does not have to be you. Call on us to make your dream accent wall meticulously and efficiently!
President of Mink Enterprises
Drywall, Painting Specialist