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How To Paint Anything To Look Like Real Wood

How To Paint Anything To Look Like Real Wood

How To Paint Anything To Look Like Real Wood

photo:redouxinteriors.com

This impressive technique can be done on any surface to give it a more natural wooden look! Whether you want it to look like antique dark wood or you want a lighter country style you can easily adapt the color to suit your preferences. Faux painting is a craft that takes some time to master, especially when trying to simulate something as complex as wood grain. This simple tutorial comes with full step by step photography so anyone can do it whenever they want!

Things you will need are

  •  Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish, or Glidden Polycrylic in flat, or very low sheen
  • *Foam roller, or old paint brush
  • *High quality paint brush (I like Purdy Brand)
  • Glazing medium  (cream)
  • *Tobacco Brown colorant (or warm wood acryclic paint color)
  • Aged Mahogany colorant (or similar acrylic paint color)
  • Van Dyke Brown or Coffee Bean Brown (this is a very dark brown color)
  • Cheese cloths, cut in half, and wadded up to look like a “pom pom”
  • Chip brushes, 2″, 3″, or 4″ (depending on the size of your piece)

The full tutorial can be seen over at redouxinteriors.com here…

How To Paint Anything To Look Like Real Wood

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