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Photo Gallery: Paint Effects

Learn how to create faux finishes such as sponging, graining, stenciling and distressing in these photos. The techniques use paint or glaze to create a unique effect.

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Stenciling

Attach the stencil to the surface with low-tack painter’s tape. Use a stenciling brush in an up-and-down motion to apply the paint. Remove the stencil carefully. Choose the next stencil location randomly, or create a regular pattern.

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