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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.

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Top 55 Faux Painting Projects

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. How To Paint a Faux Leather Desktop

    A hollow-core door with a leather-look painted finish adds a rich look to an inexpensive desk.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Faux Finish Bronzing Technique

    Learn a faux-finish bronzing technique to bring a rich glow of color to walls.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 5. Glaze Gives Furniture a Rich Look

    Glaze is essential in creating rich, dimensional paint treatments such as in many faux and decorative paint techniques.

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. How to Paint Faux Wood-Grain Pocket Doors

    Liven up pocket doors with a faux wood-grain technique.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Faux Marquetry for Wood Floor (03:30)

    Add faux marquetry to a wood floor with wood stain and a paint brush.

  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Rustic Bath Wall (05:00)

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

  14. 14. 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...

  15. 15. 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
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