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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. Faux Marquetry for Wood Floor (03:30)

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

  2. 2. How to Paint a Desk Using a Faux Wine Barrel Technique

    Learn how to transform a desk to look like a wine barrel, using only paint.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 3. Luxurious Linen Finish (02:10)

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

  4. 4. How To Faux Finish a Filing Cabinet

    Change the look of a boring industrial file cabinet with faux-finish spray paint that looks like textured stone and marble.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  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 Denim Paint Technique

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

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Southwest Kitchen (04:33)

    A bland, neutral kitchen gets inspired with rich Southwest colors.

  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. Old World Faux Finishes (03:50)

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

  11. 11. Colorwashing Paint Techniques (05:30)

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

  12. 12. Faux Finish Bronzing Technique

    Learn a faux-finish bronzing technique to bring a rich glow of color to walls.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. How to Apply a Cloud Faux-Finish Technique

    Transform any room into a heavenly haven, using a simple faux-finish technique to create a cloud-painated sky.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Painting Finishes and Techniques

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

    Time:
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    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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