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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 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. 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
  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. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Faux Marquetry for Wood Floor (03:30)

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

  8. 8. How to Apply a Faux Wood Technique to a Dresser

    After the walls are painted, the dresser in this bedroom gets a faux wood look using a graining tool.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. How to Paint Faux Leather Walls

    Add a soft, inviting look to walls with a textured glaze finish that re-creates the look of leather.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. How To Create Faux Stone Walls

    Damaged bedroom walls gain dimension and texture when layered with wall compound and finished with green paint and black glaze.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. How to Create Frottage Leather Walls

    By applying a faux leather finish, you can create frottage leather walls and transform a dull room into a more sophisticated living spa...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. Rustic Bath Wall (05:00)

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

  15. 15. Decorative Paint Technique: Furniture and Wall Marbling Instructions

    Marbling exudes richness and sophistication. It can have a big impact on both walls and furniture.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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