Apply a glaze to a matte oil- painted surface. When dry, cover with a coat or two of varnish. You can work on a glaze from ½ – 1 hour. Prepare a smooth surface, and coat with two layers of semigloss paint.
1. Apply the glaze with a decorating brush randomly over an area of 1 sq yd (1 sq m) at a time.
2. Use a wide, short bristled decorating brush to spread the glaze as evenly as possible.
3. Use a softening brush to smooth the glaze. If necessary, wipe the bristles on lint-free cloth.