How to Use the Sherwin Williams Quartz Stone Impressions Paint

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Quartz Stone Impressions are a type of finish manufactured by Sherwin-Williams. Use them with various painting techniques to create three different effects: smooth, brushed and striae. Each finish includes glistening flecks inspired by the characteristics of semi-precious stones and revelations of tectonic activity. Use the smooth finish in master suites and entry halls; use the brushed finish as a focal point in a dressing room or den; use striae in guest rooms or wine cellars. These are basic guidelines; you can use any of the finishes in any room.

Things You'll Need

  • Contractor Series faux technique sample boards
  • 2 inch low-tack, safe-release tape, one roll
  • Drop cloths and rags
  • Paint tray
  • 9-inch roller frame
  • 9-inch Contractor Series microfiber roller covers with 0.5 inch nap, two
  • Latex gloves
  • 1 gallon Faux Impressions Quartz Stone
  • Water
  • Soap
  • Symphony by Purdy 10-inch finishing trowel
  • 1 gallon Faux Impressions Quartz Stone Basecoat
  • Nylon/polyester brush
  • 6.25-inch roller frame
  • 6.25 Contractor Series microfiber roller covers with 0.5 inch nap, two
  • Wallpaper brush
  • 9-inch Contractor Series premium roller cover with 0.375 inch nap
  • 9-inch Contractor Series microfiber roller covers with 0.5 inch nap
  • 6-inch Contractor Series premium roller cover with 0.375 inch nap
  • 6-inch Contractor Series microfiber roller covers with 0.5 inch nap, two
  • 1 gallon Duration Home Interior Latex Matte paint in the base coat color
  • 1 gallon Faux Impressions Metallic

General Preparation

  • Clear the area to be painted of furniture and other decorations.

  • Use the masking tape to protect surfaces that you do not wish to paint.

  • Use the masking tape to protect surfaces that you do not wish to paint.

  • Clean painting surfaces with soapy water. Allow walls to dry.

  • Put on gloves. Open paint cans, stir paint, and pour a small amount into paint tray. Additional paint will need to be added to paint tray as the supply is depleted.

Smooth Quartz Stone Finish

  • Apply one coat of Faux Impressions Quartz Stone Basecoat using the 9-inch roller with 0.5 inch nap. Use the 6.25 inch roller for corners and edges.

  • Allow paint to dry for a minimum of four hours.

  • Apply Faux Impressions Quartz Stone to the wall in small sections. Immediately blend with the base coat using the 6.25-inch roller. Use a random, curving, overlapping paint application pattern.

  • Smooth wet Quartz Stone with the finishing trowel. Trowel should be held parallel to wall. Use a random, curving, overlapping pattern.

  • Allow paint to dry. Remove masking tape and drop cloths. Reinstall furniture and decorations.

Brushed Quartz Stone Finish

  • Apply one coat of Faux Impressions Quartz Stone Basecoat using the 9-inch roller with 0.5-inch nap. Use the 6.25-inch roller for corners and edges.

  • Allow paint to dry for a minimum of four hours.

  • Apply Faux Impressions Quartz Stone to the wall in small sections. Immediately blend with the base coat using the 6.25-inch roller. Use a random, curving, overlapping paint application pattern.

  • Drag wallpaper brush across the wet Quartz Stone using a random, curving, overlapping pattern. Wipe the brush occasionally with a rag to prevent buildup.

  • Allow paint to dry. Remove masking tape and drop cloths. Reinstall furniture and decorations.

Striae Quartz Stone Finish

  • Mix two coats of Duration Home Interior Latex Matte paint into base coat color following label directions for matte finish. Apply one coat of mixture using the 9-inch roller with 0.5-inch nap. Use the 6.25-inch roller for corners and edges. Allow paint to dry per the drying times specified by the manufacturer.

  • Apply Faux Impressions Metallic to the wall in small sections. Immediately blend with the base coat using the 6.25-inch roller. Use a random, curving, overlapping paint application pattern. Allow paint to dry per the drying times specified by the manufacturer.

  • Apply Faux Impressions Quartz stone in straight rows from floor to ceiling using a roller. Cover an area approximately 4-feet wide and allow to dry for 15 minutes.

  • Lightly drag wallpaper brush through wet Quartz Stone in up and down swipes. Wipe brush occasionally to prevent buildup. Repeat painting and dragging process until entire wall is completed.

  • Allow paint to dry. Remove masking tape and drop cloths. Reinstall furniture and decorations.

Tips & Warnings

  • Directions and drying time should be followed closely to obtain the desired result.

References

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