Thin the latex paint; the ratio of latex to water
varies depending on the type of paint. Experiment with
ratios 4:1 to 9:1 latex to water. Apply in small areas
of 1 sq yd (1 sq m), Run over with a damp brush to
soften the strokes.
Apply the second coat once the first is completely
dry. Paint the second coat as the first, with a wide
decorating brush in small areas. If the paint runs,
keep brushing it. When dry, finish with a coat of
matte varnish to protect the surface.