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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 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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...

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

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

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Old World Faux Finishes (03:50)

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

  9. 9. How to Paint a Faux Tile Backsplash

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    --
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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.

  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
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