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Moiré Wild Silk Application GuideThis new product has many advantages:

  • Tint & ready to apply – no thinning required, ready straight out of the can! Moiré Wild Silk is available in hundreds of colors, and custom tinting is available Simple DIY brush or roller application Product is moisture resistant Flow rate of 175­-250 square feet per gallon (two layers) No need to maintain wet edges Easy cleanup with soap and water
    Tools Needed
  • Painter’s tape and drop cloths
  • 4” to 6” half­inch nap roller and tray
  • 2 ½” synthetic bristle paint brush for applying eggshell paint base
  • 9” roller with ½” nap for applying paint base coat

Getting Started

Moiré Wild Silk is applied over a properly prepared and painted surface. We recommend a good quality acrylic paint with an eggshell finish. Allow the painted surface to dry overnight. Apply Moiré Wild Silk in two thin layers. Do not over ­apply. Thin layers create deeper richness, eliminate drips or runs, and provide greater square foot coverage. We recommend that Moiré Wild Silk be applied in one of three simple techniques detailed below.
Technique 1: Roll On Cross Hatch
Step 1: With a good quality synthetic brush, cut into the ceiling line and edge. While still wet, soften with the 4”­6” half­inch nap roller in 6” to 8” passes going in every direction. Although the pattern is random, each pass should be consistent in length. Continue along the wall, cutting in, edging, and rolling in manageable sections. Allow the first layer to dry completely.
Step 2: Roll on a second layer to soften the overall look and extend the life and wear of the finish. Because the application is completely random, any needed touch up will blend into the wall surface when done in a similarly random manner.
Technique 2: Brush On Cross Hatch
Step 1: As in the Roll On Cross Hatch technique above, use a good quality synthetic brush to cut into the ceiling line and edge. Instead of a 4”­6” half­ inch nap roller, apply a thin layer of Moiré Wild Silk in a random cross hatch pattern with brush strokes of 6” to 8” going in every direction. Although the pattern is random, each pass should be consistent in length. Continue along the wall, cutting in, edging, and brushing in manageable sections. Allow the first layer to dry completely.
Step 2: Brush on a second layer to soften the overall look and extend the life and wear of the finish. Because the application is completely random, any needed touch up will blend into the wall surface when done in a similarly random manner.
Technique 3: Roll On Trowel Finish Requires using flexible stainless steel trowel
Step 1: With a good quality synthetic brush, cut into the ceiling line and edge. While still wet, soften with the 4”­6” half ­inch nap roller in 6” to 8” passes going in every direction. Although the pattern is random, each pass should be consistent in length. Continue along the wall, cutting in, edging, and rolling in manageable sections. Allow the first layer to dry completely – approximately 2 hours.
Step 2: Using a 6” stainless steel rounded corner flat blade or 6/8 inch Venetian plaster trowel, load a small amount (1­2 tablespoons) of Moiré to the outside edge of the blade. Do not overload the blade. Using a low angle, apply a paper­thin coat of Moiré in 8” to 12” passes. Using a random pattern, apply Moiré, going up, down, and side to side. This random pattern will cause light to reflect in a soft silk fabric­like appearance. Moiré should be applied as thin as a sheet of paper. Prevent over coating by limiting the amount of product applied to your blade. With Moiré there is no need to maintain a wet edge during application, simply start and stop as needed. Work smaller sections 4’x4’ at a time; join sections by slightly overlapping edges of each section. This patch­work look will all pull together with the application of the finish coat. Moiré usually dries in less than one hour. Allow this coat of Moiré to dry completely, 1 to 4 hours depending on the atmospheric conditions and thickness of film.
Step 3: Apply finish coat of Moiré in same fashion as Step 2. Again, a thin coat is best. Overlap small sections at a time.
All three techniques described within this guide are shown online at www.plastercenter.com Moiré Wild Silk Application Tips
Use longer roller passes or brush strokes for a bolder look. Use shorter roller passes or brush strokes for a softer look. Use a 6” half­inch nap roller for larger surface areas. This will speed the application and result in a bolder look.
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