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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.

Step-by-step instructions


Faux Mahogany Finish

Faux Mahogany Finish

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

Step-by-step instructions

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Top 55 Faux Painting Projects

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

    Create a textured metallic finish using this elegant technique.

  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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...

  4. 4. Embossed Paper Wall Vase (03:24)

    Create a marvelous faux finish with this quick embossing technique.

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Faux Painting Techniques (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics on faux painting techniques.

  7. 7. Decorative Paint Technique: Furniture and Wall Marbling Instructions

    Marbling exudes richness and sophistication. It can have a big impact on both walls and furniture.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. How To Give a Desk a Faux Leather Look

    An heirloom desk receives a faux leather makeover and a surprising border.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. How To Create a Faux Rug with Paint

    Learn how to dress up a floor with a painted rug.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. Colorwashing Paint Techniques (05:30)

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

  11. 11. How To Apply a Fresco Blend Technique to Walls

    Learn how to add dimension to a wall with this painting technique.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Paint Faux Leather Walls

    Add a soft, inviting look to walls with a textured glaze finish that re-creates the look of leather.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. How To Paint a Faux Wood Grain

    Create a faux wood-grain look on a table using gel stain and a wood-graining rocker.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. Decorative Paint Technique: Crinkle Paper Painting

    If you hate a lot of prep work, painting under and over crinkled tissue paper is for you. DIY Network shows you how you to get started.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. 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
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