The first time I saw a wall finished to look like this I knew I had to have it in my own home. We are the rustic type and I thought it would be perfect for our house.
This is a close up to show the texture on the wall. The stain colors the entire wall, but stays in the textured part even more, making it show up so much more.
This is what the wall looks like when it is just painted. It is amazing how much staining makes the texture show up. The second step is to take a stain and wipe it on the wall and then with soft rags wipe off as much of the stain as you like.
This is the largest wall we did in our house. It took my husband over five hours to stain this wall, and lots and lots of rubbing. It is important not to stain too big of an area at one time, because it is hard to get it rubbed off before it dries. Another hint, get hubby up for the high stuff.
(Like the picture of Sheldon on the TV....love that show)
Here is our bedroom and I wanted it the lightest of any of our rooms.
This just means wiping off most of the stain.
Again a close up of the lighter stained wall.
Believe it or not this is one of our walls that has no stain.
It is a very different look without the stain. The texture is hard to see.
This is our darkest room. For this effect we just left on a lot more stain. I didn't want all of the rooms to look identical, yet keep them all rustic.
If you decide to give this a try get plenty of rags to wipe off the stain and lots and lots of time,
well that is if your crazy enough to do your entire house as we did.
Thanks for visiting my stained up walls in my part of the country