'Faux' is a French word that means 'false'. Faux painting, a style of painting that uses colors and glazes to paint patterns that give an illusion of marble, granite, wood, brick, aged wood and various other surfaces. This kind of painting can be done anywhere in the house including the roof, floors and ceiling. It can provide a number of different finishes.
- Paint trays
- Rubber gloves
- Drop cloth
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
The next step is to select an acrylic paint. Choose an appropriate color that complements the background color you applied earlier.
Now, prepare the mixture of glaze and paint. The recommended amount of glaze in this mixture is 3 parts of glaze for 1 part of paint. Then, pour the mixture into a paint tray.
Paint the cardboard with the background color you applied earlier and then start practicing. Apply the pattern on the boards in the way you wish to paint the wall. Continue to practice until you get the desired effect on the board and you are confident enough to start painting the surface.
Now, you can start painting the walls with the technique you practiced on the cardboard. Here is a list of tips that will guide you through the painting process.
- Before you start, cover the surfaces that are not going to be painted. Use a drop cloth instead of plastic.
- For the background, use water-based latex paints of satin or eggshell for better results.
- Line the trays with plastic bags when you are mixing the glaze and paint. This will reduce the mess and you won't have to wash the trays.
- Lay the painting tools on plastic bags when not in use.