Faux Finishing

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A collection of plants against a gray color washed wall.
How to Color Wash Walls

Try this technique for a unique wall treatment.

Creating a pickled finish on cabinet doors.
Faux Finishing - Pickling Wood

Check out this basic process for getting a brand new look on all of your old wood!

Leather items.
Faux Finishing - Look of Leather

Leather makes everything better.

A kitchen with granite counters.
Faux Finishing - Granite

Granite can lend an exquisite look to any room.

hand held wood grain print tools
5 Wood Graining Tools Explained

Create a natural look with clever crafts.

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How to Clean a Surface with a Faux Marble Finish

A faux marble finish is a much cheaper alternative to real marble.

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Faux Painting Techniques Using Washes and Glazes, Part 1

Decorative faux finishes are simple ways of creating color, depth, and illusion on any surface.

Modern kitchen with metallic look backsplash
How to Create a Metallic Faux Finish on Your Walls

A metallic faux finish conveys the look of brushed metal.

venetian plaster in room with pallet bed
How to Remove Venetian Plaster from Your Walls

Venetian plaster can look good with a certain style.

creating a stucco look on a wall
Apply Faux Stucco to Interior Walls

DIY faux stucco for a textured look that adds depth.

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How to Apply Faux Paint Finishes

Faux paint finishes are decorative painting techniques for walls and furniture that use paint and glaze to mimic the impression of various materials, including wood, marble, bricks and leather. A wide variety of these paints are available, like leather faux finish, marble faux finish, suede paint, faux

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How to Faux Paint

Follow the simple steps below to effectivel faux paint your room. Tools and Materials Needed: paints painting tools such as brushes, rollers, rags, or sponges sheet plastic painters' tape Step 1 - Decide on a Color Scheme and Faux Finish Technique To find out exactly how much paint and which colors

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6 Different Types of Faux Finishes to Consider

Faux finishes can add texture, style and depth to an otherwise dull and boring room. A faux finish involves

Woman applying blue paint to a wall.
Faux Finishing - Color Washing

There's nothing fake about faux painting.

Texture paint.
Faux Finishing - Strie Technique

Faux finishes add texture to a room.

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How to Paint a Faux Porch Rug

by Jessica Ackerman A decorative and colorful handmade fringed rug displayed on a porch floor is stylish

unlaced, distressed leather boots on wood floor
How to Create Distressed Leather Boots

Get the look and feel of naturally distressed leather boots without waiting to break them in by following these few tricks.

beautiful mottled green and brown verdigris finish
Faux Finishing - Verdigris

It evokes a fantastical, magical vibe.

A small patch of worn, distressed leather.
How to Distress Leather

You don't need to wait decades for your leather to age naturally. You can get an aged look in a single afternoon.

Faux marble flooring painted on concrete.
How to Create a Faux Marble Finish on Concrete Flooring

While a marble floor looks beautiful, it's costly to maintain and finish. This guide will help you do it yourself and save.

A white matte paint rolled over blue.
How to Clean Walls with a Matte Finish

Don't ruin the finish of your matte painted walls by using improper cleaning techniques.

A stucco wall.
How to Create a Stucco Faux Finish on Your Walls

Creating a faux finish can be a laborious process.

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How to Cover Old Paint with a Faux Wood Finish

The faux wood finish is one of the most popular techniques to painting wood. This wood finish is relatively

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Faux Finishing - Bricking

Bricks have a rustic quality to them. They look rugged, strong and capable of withstanding a lot of punishment.

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Faux Finishing - Lime Washing

The attraction of faux finishing is that you can use ordinary paints in combination with glaze mixtures

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Pickling Wood to Reproduce the Old World Charm

Different sources give different definitions for wood pickling. One account reports that galvanized

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Illuminating Your Wood Floor With Stencil Designs

Faux finishes, a name coined for the artistic effects created by painting on wooden or metallic surfaces,

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Faux Painting Techniques Using Washes and Glazes, Part 2

< Back to Part 1: Choosing Washes and Glazes Dual Techniques Color washing, also spelled colorwashing,