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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. Faux Denim Paint (04:17)

    Learn how to paint a wall using this denim painting technique.

  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. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Luxurious Linen Finish (02:10)

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

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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.

  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Glaze Gives Furniture a Rich Look

    Glaze is essential in creating rich, dimensional paint treatments such as in many faux and decorative paint techniques.

  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 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
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