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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 Apply a Denim Paint Technique

    This "denim" faux paint technique creates a warm and rustic look.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  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 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Embossed Paper Wall Vase (03:24)

    Create a marvelous faux finish with this quick embossing technique.

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. How To Add Finishing Touches and Faux Finishes to a Log Cabin

    Top off the rustic and homey decor of a log cabin with these ideas.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. Gold Leaf Faux Finish (01:57)

    Create a textured metallic finish using this elegant technique.

  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. How To Create a Focal Wall

    To create faux limestone bricks on a wall as a focal point, use the trompe l'oeil painting technique.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. How To Create a Faux Rug with Paint

    Learn how to dress up a floor with a painted rug.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. 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.

  15. 15. Painting Finishes and Techniques

    Get expert tips on types of painting finishes and learn how to apply painting techniques.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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