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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.

Step-by-step instructions

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Top 55 Faux Painting Projects

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Rustic Bath Wall (05:00)

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

  7. 7. How to Paint a Desk Using a Faux Wine Barrel Technique

    Learn how to transform a desk to look like a wine barrel, using only paint.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Gold Leaf Faux Finish (01:57)

    Create a textured metallic finish using this elegant technique.

  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. A Bronzed Living Room

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 15. 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
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