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9 Faux Painting Effects

Faux Painting Effects

See an overview on how to create faux finishes such as graining, stenciling, distressing and more.

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How to Create Faux Marquetry

How to Create Faux Marquetry

Use wood stains to create the effect of an inlaid design.

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Faux Mahogany Finish

Faux Mahogany Finish

Get the look of rich mahogany with latex paint and glaze.

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Top 55 Faux Painting Projects

  1. 1. Luxurious Linen Finish (02:10)

    Create a faux linen finish on your walls with these techniques.

  2. 2. Gold Leaf Faux Finish (01:57)

    Create a textured metallic finish using this elegant technique.

  3. 3. Rustic Bath Wall (05:00)

    Use faux techniques in your bathroom to create a rustic style.

  4. 4. Colorwashing Paint Techniques (05:30)

    Try an easy painting method to create soft, understated walls.

  5. 5. Crackle Paint

    Expert faux finisher Joe Fenzi shows how to achieve a crackle finish by applying a base coat and glue, then finishing with another colo...

  6. 6. Decorative Paint Technique: Strie Painting

    Use paint to dress up a room with the look of fine fabric.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. Embossed Paper Wall Vase (03:24)

    Create a marvelous faux finish with this quick embossing technique.

  8. 8. Old World Faux Finishes (03:50)

    Give any space an Old World look with this easy faux finish technique.

  9. 9. How to Apply a Cloud Faux-Finish Technique

    Transform any room into a heavenly haven, using a simple faux-finish technique to create a cloud-painated sky.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. How To Paint Faux Paneling

    Learn how to create the appearance of paneling on the walls with this faux painting technique.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. Faux Denim Paint (04:17)

    Learn how to paint a wall using this denim painting technique.

  12. 12. How to Apply a Dry-Brushing Technique to a Fireplace

    Use a dry-brushing technique to create an aged and rustic look for a fireplace. Dry-brushing is applied by painting several layers of e...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. Decorative Paint Technique: Painting Parchment Stripes on Walls

    These versatile parchment stripes create a classic, sophisticated background.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. How to Paint a Faux Tile Backsplash

    Bland kitchen walls take on a traditional Italian look with maize paint and a faux tile backsplash.

    Time:
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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  15. 15. Glaze Gives Furniture a Rich Look

    Glaze is essential in creating rich, dimensional paint treatments such as in many faux and decorative paint techniques.

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