Sponging is one of the quicker decorative effects to apply. With sponge-on painting, you apply a wash or glaze over a base coat with a dampened sponge to create a mottled or textured look. You can apply more than one wash or glaze coat, but each coat you apply must be allowed to dry completely before the next application. Sponge-off is a variation of the technique in which you apply a uniform glaze coat over a solid color base coat with a brush or roller. Before the glaze coat begins to dry, use the sponge to remove some of the glaze to expose the coat under it. The best effects are made with a natural sponge, which has varied holes, instead of a cellulose sponge with more uniform holes. There are many color options to consider for various effects. Lighter colors are typically applied over darker tones to crate depth. Darker colors over lighter ones create can create more definition and texture. Different values of color in the same family can be used for a tone-on-tone damask effect.