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jarledge

03:05PM | 03/25/01
Member Since: 03/24/01
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Has anyone had any success using the Ralph Lauren Antique Leather faux finish? What's the secret. Got the kit, read the book, watched the video and it seemed simple enough albeit time consuming. So, I tried three times with no success. Terrible seam lines. Stuff dries too fast and you can't work the edges.

attntodetail

08:36AM | 04/09/01
Member Since: 04/08/01
17 lifetime posts
Hey Jarledge, please give us a little more detail on this. I do a lot of decorative wall glazing and am trying to discern what finish you're attempting. I know that many of the techniques that outfit boasts about are theoretically good, but their products will often have homeowners asking the same question you're posing.

Dave

attntodetail

08:37AM | 04/09/01
Member Since: 04/08/01
17 lifetime posts
Hey Jarledge, please give us a little more detail on this. I do a lot of decorative wall glazing and am trying to discern what finish you're attempting. I know that many of the techniques that outfit boasts about are theoretically good, but their products will often have homeowners asking the same question you're posing.

Dave

attntodetail

08:37AM | 04/09/01
Member Since: 04/08/01
17 lifetime posts
Hey Jarledge, please give us a little more detail on this. I do a lot of decorative wall glazing and am trying to discern what finish you're attempting. I know that many of the techniques that outfit boasts about are theoretically good, but their products will often have homeowners asking the same question you're posing.

Dave

jarledge

07:19AM | 04/13/01
Member Since: 03/24/01
2 lifetime posts
attntodetail:

The process involves two base coats of Ralph Lauren semi-gloss paint (made by Glidden by-the-way). Then you apply a translucent tinted glaze one roller width at a time. After you apply the glaze you then use a stippler brush (supplied in the kit) and "pounce" this on the glazed surface, varying the direction, to create an antique leather look. The finished result looks really nice. My problem has been with the glaze drying too quickly which results in not being able to stipple the edges when you roll on the next swath of paint. Polo contends that you should have 15 minutes of workable time. We timed our first run in the corner, which takes longer, and it only took us 4 minutes. At which time the first edge was dry and unworkable which creates a horrible looking seem. Called Polo and they just can't understand why it is drying so fast. They claim in the laboratory they had a full fifteen minutes. I've tried several variations of thick and thin glaze application etc. none of which has worked.

JA

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