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Wood Faux Finish & Finishing
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Painting Techniques & Texture Samples

White Wood - Faux Finish Painting
White Wood- Faux Finish Painting

White Wood Faux Finish Painting

Interior decorators and design planning strategies in decorating a room considers the ability of which colors are necessity for it's best look in apperance. White colors are universal, best and versatile in combination of any colors.

Antique Wood - Faux Finish Painting
Antique Wood - Faux Finish Painting

Antique Wood Faux Finish Painting

The process of antiquing a wood surface is simple and versatile. It can be used to give a variety of appearances from the old look, to a rustic look and to a ultra-modern finish. The surface preparation is simple and applied in any wood surface with a series of earth tones antique colors. There are three types techniques of preparation such as textured natural, stain-on-paint and paint-on-paint .

Wood Grain Wenge - Black and Dark Brown - Faux Finish
Wood Grain Wenge - Black and Dark Brown - Faux Finish

Wood Grain Wenge
Faux Finish Painting

A simple technique of the application of graining tool that creates the wood patterns. The method are, the preparation of surface with prime and base coat of dark brown, followed by a layer of glaze black in graining techniques and finished with wood tints.

Wood graning used for door and windows.

Brown Mahogany - Wood Faux Finish
Brown Mahogany - Wood Faux Finish

Brown Mahogany - Wood Faux Finish

A simple red oak faux finish acrylic painting in two layers, such as the beige (golden) and the red brown oak paint glaze with 30% H2O. I used two graining tool, the rocking and the comb. Applying final layer of wood tint glaze and varnish for tone effects.

Red Oak - Wood Faux Finish
Red Oak - Wood Faux Finish

Red Oak - Wood Faux Finish

A simple red oak faux finish acrylic painting in two layers, such as the beige (golden) and the red brown oak paint glaze with 30% H2O. I used two graining tool, the rocking and the comb. Applying final layer of wood tint glaze and varnish for tone effects.

Olive Old Wood Texture - Faux Finish
Olive Old Wood Texture - Faux Finish

Olive Old Wood Texture - Faux Finish

Rough old wood antique texture are made for wall passion decor capturing the spirit of the 18th century design. Faux finish modelled from the interior walls of the Belgian home of Edouard Vermeulen.

 

Yellow Pine Wood Grain- Faux Finish
Yellow Pine Wood Grain- Faux Finish

Yellow Pine Wood Grain - Faux Finish

This model sample graining of yellow pine wood faux finish has two shades of deep cream and reddish - yellow, the design is hand painted using brushes. The gaining of wood pattern is imitate with the use of check roller to create its pattern effect. With its classic characteristic, yellow pine are used in flooring, doors, cabinets, stairs and because of its quality of expensive hardwood.

Wood graning of Arch Door Entrance
Zebrawood - Faux  Finish
Zebrawood - Faux Finish

Zebrawood - Faux Finish

The name zebrawood is used for wood with a figure that resembles the striping of a zebra, with dark stripes on a light background. The name originally applied to the wood of Astronium graveolens, a large tree native to Central America. The faux finish interpretation is with the use of two sided graduated comb graining tool.

Cedar Lumber Wood Texture - Faux Finish
Cedar Lumber Wood Texture - Faux Finish

Cedar Lumber Wood Texture - Faux Finish

A simple technique of the application of graining tool that creates the wood patterns. The method are, the preparation of surface with prime and base coat of dark brown, followed by a layer of glaze black in graining techniques and finished with wood tints.

Lumber Old Wood Texture - Faux Finish
Lumber Old Wood Texture - Faux Finish

Lumber Old Wood Texture - Faux Finish

Wood graining is made with the tradional paintng method creating textured with hog hair brushes and a series of mat paint color glaze rendition. The top layers are enhance with dark browns and blacks creating dirt and antiquity. This model sample graining of oak and walnut impression are refered from the original lumber aged wood, design of sizes varies of uneven heights.

The Art of FAUX FINISH

Faux painting or Faux finishing ( faux fini / finis - French ) are terms used to describe a wide range of decorative painting ( peinture décorative ) techniques. The naming comes from the French word faux, meaning false, as these techniques started as a form of replicating materials such as marble and wood with paint, but has subsequently come to encompass many other decorative finishes for walls and furniture.


History:

Faux finishing has been used for millennia, from cave painting to Ancient Egypt, but what we generally think of as faux finishing in decorative arts began with Plaster and Stucco Finishes in Mesopotamia over 5000 years ago.


Examples of faux paintings:

Faux became hugely popular in Classical times in the forms of faux Marble, faux Wood, and Trompe l'oeil Murals. Artists would apprentice for 10 years or more with a master faux painter before working on their own. Great recognition was rewarded to artist who could actually trick viewers into believing their work was the real thing. Faux painting has continued to be popular throughout the ages, but experienced major resurgences in the neoclassical revival of the nineteenth century and the Art Deco styles of the 1920s. Throughout the recent history of decorative painting, faux finishing has been mainly used in commercial and public spaces.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s faux finishing saw another major revival, as wallpaper began to fall out of fashion. At this point, faux painting started to become extremely popular in home environments, with high end homes leading the trends. While it can be quite expensive to hire a professional faux finisher, many faux painting methods are simple enough for a beginning home owner to create with a little instruction. People are also attracted to the simplicity of changing a faux finish, as it can be easily painted over compared with the hassle of removing wallpaper.

In modern day faux finishing, there are two major materials/processes used. Glaze work involves using a translucent mixture of paint and glaze applied with a brush, roller, rag, or sponge, and often mimics textures, but it always smooth to the touch. Plaster work can be done with tinted plasters, or washed over with earth pigments, and is generally applied with a trowel or spatula. The finished result can be either flat to the touch or textured.