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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. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Southwest Kitchen (04:33)

    A bland, neutral kitchen gets inspired with rich Southwest colors.

  4. 4. Faux Painting Techniques (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics on faux painting techniques.

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. A Bronzed Living Room

    A Victorian living room is revived through the use of gold and bronze painting techniques.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. How to Create the Look of Suede on Walls

    Learn how to apply a suede technique to dinning room walls for a mid-century look.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. Faux Denim Paint (04:17)

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

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

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

  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Colorwashing Paint Techniques (05:30)

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

  12. 12. How to Paint a Faux Tile Backsplash

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

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    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
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  13. 13. How to Apply a Faux-Stone Treatment to a Wall

    A faux-stone wall treatment is an inexpensive alternative when real stone is way out of the budget, from DIY Network.

  14. 14. Painting Finishes and Techniques

    Get expert tips on types of painting finishes and learn how to apply painting techniques.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 15. Gold Leaf Faux Finish (01:57)

    Create a textured metallic finish using this elegant technique.

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