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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. How To Give Walls a Faux Suede Look

    Learn how to give walls the look of suede with this faux painting technique.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. How to Add a Faux Stucco Finish to an Inside Wall

    You can create this faux stucco finish using joint compound and paint mixed in two shades.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. Painting Finishes and Techniques

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 6. 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...

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Embossed Paper Wall Vase (03:24)

    Create a marvelous faux finish with this quick embossing technique.

  9. 9. How To Make a Textured Bookcase

    Give an old bookcase a new look with this strie treatment.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. How To Make a Positive Paint Application With a Patterned Paint Roller

    Learn how to make a positive paint application with a patterned roller. Like other positive paint-application techniques, this gives a ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How to Give Cabinets a Tuscan Facelift

    Faux painting does the trick when it comes to creating that "old-world" feel on these cabinets. Learn how to give your own cabinets tha...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. 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
  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. 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. Old World Faux Finishes (03:50)

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

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