Brush on an alkyd primer tinted to match your paint color; allow to dry. Apply one or two thin coats of latex paint. SPECIAL CASES: FAUX TILED WALL Eggshell finish, off-white latex paint Eggshell finish, white latex paint (quart) Two shades of latex paint in your colors Straightedge and level Two small rollers Small paint brushes Start with a light, clean wall; paint off-white if necessary. If wall is freshly painted, allow to dry thoroughly. Using a straightedge, level, white paint, and small brush, freehand paint the mortar lines that will divide 4×4-inch tiles. (See page 50.) Paint the mortar lines freehand-dont tape-to keep the effect loose and casual. For easy spacing, start at center of each wall and work out. Using a smaller roller for each color, paint inside the mortar lines. While the paint is still wet, DINING TABLE DESIGN WOODWORKING brush over each tile, using separate brushes for each color. Allow the painted wall to dry thoroughly. Thin leftover off-white paint with acrylic urethane and brush over the walls for a color-washed effect.