How to Faux Paint : Texturing your Wall before Faux Painting : DIY Faux Painting

How to Faux Paint : Texturing your Wall before Faux Painting : DIY Faux Painting


Alright, this is a really great example of
a different kind of texture. We started with that really light texture that we had in the
other room, but we added some more mud to this- some plaster on the wall with a trowel
to get this look that we wanted. We first put it on and then we sort of dragged it off,
and then after that, we put the base coat back on top of it and then fauxed on top.
And as you can see, it created some really great depth for the faux finish as well as
some areas that would make those cracks more believable. This is a really great idea if
you want to go even deeper, if you want to make it look really old, it would be great
to add the texture to the room. There’s also a different type of texture called Venetian
plaster. You can also read about that or learn how to do that- that’s a different type
of texture. But this just happens to be plain mud that you get from the hardware store.
And with a spackling knife put it on there, let it dry overnight, and faux as usual.

18 thoughts on “How to Faux Paint : Texturing your Wall before Faux Painting : DIY Faux Painting

  1. All you have to do is buy premixed drywall mud, take some out – add 1-2 cups of water [depending on how big the container is, I used a 5 gallon pail] add a $2. tube of colour tint and mix until it is like porridge- then scrape on your wall! If you want you can give 2-3 coats [let dry btwn coats] – then rub in [with a damp cloth] a darker colour. Maybe 1-2 shades darker or even metallic. Then burnish [rub/scrape lightly] with scraper. Saved hundreds on crappy "designer" paints or plasters!

  2. @eav0567
    That's not true. My sister-in-law in an interior decorator and she and her peers still do lots of faux finish jobs.

  3. @eav0567
    Nope. Chicago, Houston, Norway, Pittsburgh and Oceanside California, all the wealthier parts of these towns too. She's lived and worked as a decorator in all those areas over just the last 8 years and faux painting is still in demand. I guess you don't have money so I wouldn't expect you to know.

  4. can u teach me in vidoa how to paint like the wall in the speech therapists studio from the film 'the kings speech? thank u. k

  5. can u teach me in vidoa how to paint like the wall in the speech therapists studio from the film 'the kings speech? thank u. k

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