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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 Limestone Finish

    Paint subtle limestone-look blocks on a wall, using latex paints and tinting colors.

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

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

  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. How To Apply a Fresco Blend Technique to Walls

    Learn how to add dimension to a wall with this painting technique.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. 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...

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. How To Paint Faux Paneling

    Learn how to create the appearance of paneling on the walls with this faux painting technique.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. 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.

  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 Make a Textured Bookcase

    Give an old bookcase a new look with this strie treatment.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. 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:
    --
  12. 12. Embossed Paper Wall Vase (03:24)

    Create a marvelous faux finish with this quick embossing technique.

  13. 13. Gold Leaf Faux Finish (01:57)

    Create a textured metallic finish using this elegant technique.

  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
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