B&Q have introduced a range of specialist tools to give that professional paint effect - combs, sponges, special colour wash brushes and stipplers
For best results, apply the stippler
in a rapid up-and-down motion to get a soft, even effect.
Before it dries, use a large stippler
and dab over the glaze to remove any streaky brush marks.
1 Mix the Artex to a thick, creamy consistency and work it well in to the surface with a large brush, then go over it with a stippler
6 For a variation on the same theme, I used a blue glaze on a second door, again applied over a white eggshell base, then, before the glaze dried, I went over the surface with a rubber stippler
On the other end of this small spectrum, I am aware of a few stippling shops who belittle and decry any DIY stipplers
as the "guys who will ruin their gun and bring it to me to fix anyways." Let's remember we are talking about folks who carry something in/on their pants that could blow a hole through their flesh.