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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. 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
  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 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. How to Create Terra Fresco Walls

    Create a Tuscan look with terra fresco walls by using a plaster mix and shades of terra cotta paint.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Faux Painting Techniques (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics on faux painting techniques.

  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Colorwashing Paint Techniques (05:30)

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

  14. 14. Painting Finishes and Techniques

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 15. 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
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