Painting Techniques


Dutch Boy Unique Decorative Interior Finishes make decorative painting accessible to the do-it-yourselfer. Easy-to-use products such as Chalky Finish, Technique Glaze, Old World Plaster, Granite and Brushed Suede will transform your space into the sophisticated and unique room you desire. Choose from one of these simple, fun and affordable painting techniques to create the illusion of luxurious surfaces, intricate textures and rich materials for your home.


Painting Technique: Chalky Finish

Painting Technique: Chalky Finish

Turn your next find into a treasured favorite with a decorative paint finish that gives your home decor and furniture pieces a vintage look. With endless design options, a chalky finish can add character to any room.


Painting Technique: Brushed Suede

Painting Technique: Brushed Suede

Few fabrics on earth are as appealing and sensuous as hand-brushed suede. With its muted color variations and a finish that alternates between smooth burnish and subtle texture, it projects an aura of comfortable, lived-in luxury.


Painting Technique: Color Washing

Painting Technique: Color Washing

With its appealing weathered look and translucent crisscrossed patterns, color washing is well suited to a wide range of decorating styles from classic to contemporary. The overall effect echoes decorative elements inspired by nature, such as grass cloth or jute, so any imperfections blend right in.


Painting Technique: Granite

Painting Technique: Granite

Imagine using the rough-hewn look of stone, with its contrasting light and dark highlights and naturally complex texture, to add elegance to your home's décor. This striking, lightly pebbled wall finish adds impressive depth, texture and character to your walls.


Painting Technique: Linen

Painting Technique: Linen

Consider the linen technique to achieve a light and airy texture that calms and simplifies any room. Linen is classy and crisp - the perfect final touch for any home.


Painting Technique: Old World Plaster

Painting Technique: Old World Plaster

Transform your space with Old World Plaster to achieve a distinctive, aged look for your walls. It's an effective way to add warmth and character to a room.


Painting Technique: Rag Rolling

Painting Technique: Rag Rolling

Rag rolling can give your walls the soft look of burnished leather or the textured illusion of rustic stucco. Best of all, when complete, the results are eye-catching.


Painting Technique: Sponging

Painting Technique: Sponging

Sponging is a simple, fun way to quickly cover large expanses of wall with subtle texture and depth. It creates a natural, mottled effect that adds a charming finish to your surface.

Painting Techniques Videos

  • Chalky Finish
  • Brushed Suede
  • Color Washing
  • Granite
  • Linen
  • Old World Plaster
  • Rag Rolling
  • Sponging