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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. Colorwashing Paint Techniques (05:30)

    Try an easy painting method to create soft, understated walls.

  2. 2. 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...

  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. How To Make a Textured Bookcase

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

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. Rustic Bath Wall (05:00)

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

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

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

  9. 9. 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
  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. Faux Marquetry for Wood Floor (03:30)

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

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