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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 Paint a Faux Terra Cotta Floor

    A faux terra-cotta floor is an inexpensive alternative to the real thing. Just rubber-stamp the tiles with warm, earthy colors of latex...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 2. Old World Faux Finishes (03:50)

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

  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Luxurious Linen Finish (02:10)

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

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. How To Marbleize a Wooden Column

    Follow this marbleizing technique to add a faux finish to just about any surface.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. How to Apply a Cloud Faux-Finish Technique

    Transform any room into a heavenly haven, using a simple faux-finish technique to create a cloud-painated sky.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Southwest Kitchen (04:33)

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

  15. 15. How to Paint Wood Burle Shelves

    Learn how to transform plain white shelves into dark faux-knotted shelves, using an artist brush and toothpick.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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