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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.

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Faux Mahogany Finish

Faux Mahogany Finish

Get the look of rich mahogany with latex paint and glaze.

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Top 55 Faux Painting Projects

  1. 1. How To Paint a Faux Leather Desktop

    A hollow-core door with a leather-look painted finish adds a rich look to an inexpensive desk.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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...

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Apply a Faux Pearl Treatment to a Bookcase

    Two shades of green paint and a faux pearl treatment provide a feminine facelift for the bookcase in a girl's spring bedroom.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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.

  12. 12. 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
  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 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
  15. 15. 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
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