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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. Rustic Bath Wall (05:00)

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

  2. 2. How to Create Terra Fresco Walls

    Create a Tuscan look with terra fresco walls by using a plaster mix and shades of terra cotta paint.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. How to Add a Scumbled Design to an Inside Wall

    In this project, a geometric pattern is painted on a wall in four colors, then scumbled with the same colors to create texture and dept...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. How To Faux Finish a Filing Cabinet

    Change the look of a boring industrial file cabinet with faux-finish spray paint that looks like textured stone and marble.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. Embossed Paper Wall Vase (03:24)

    Create a marvelous faux finish with this quick embossing technique.

  6. 6. Decorative Paint Technique: Leather Wall Instructions

    Get the luxurious look of soft leather on your walls using simple plastic grocery bags.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Decorative Paint Technique: Wall Stenciling

    Check out this modern stenciling technique with layers of color and style.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. How To Create a Focal Wall

    To create faux limestone bricks on a wall as a focal point, use the trompe l'oeil painting technique.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. Apply a Faux Pearl Treatment to a Bookcase

    Two shades of green paint and a faux pearl treatment provide a feminine facelift for the bookcase in a girl's spring bedroom.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. How To Add Finishing Touches and Faux Finishes to a Log Cabin

    Top off the rustic and homey decor of a log cabin with these ideas.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. How to Apply a Faux Wood Technique to a Dresser

    After the walls are painted, the dresser in this bedroom gets a faux wood look using a graining tool.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. Decorative Paint Technique: Woodgraining Instructions

    If the beauty of real wood isn't in the budget, paint and a fun tool can make a great alternative.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. 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...

  15. 15. How To Paint a Faux Limestone Finish

    Paint subtle limestone-look blocks on a wall, using latex paints and tinting colors.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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