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Detailing Roof Tile



How to make a realistic Mission roof.

Adobe roof tiles offer another way to bring your Mission project to life. For a masterful touch, you can weather the roof by darkening the lower portions of the tiles. Do this by thinning a dark color of paint (brown or black) and brushing it over the tiles. Let the paint dry for a minute or two. Then, wipe the top of the tiles in a downward motion with a paper towel. Simply brush your towel over the tops of the tiles, without pushing down into the bottoms. This will make the roof tiles look deeper than they really are, and make details "pop" that get lost without the weathering.
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