How you can create fake wood paint that looks better than real wood.
One of my goals has been to develop a fake wood paint system that allows you to feature and enhance the most attractive aspects of real wood.
Here’s a pic of some faux Macassar Ebony that I painted on a serving tray. Below that is the photo of a piece of real Macassar Ebony that I used for my model.
I like Macassar Ebony because it has the black grain features of ebony with some added rich, deep yellows and reds.
I didn’t like the curved grain lines or vertical check marks (all those little white lines), so when I painted my version of this wood, I straightened out the grain and left out the checks.
Carpenters have to deal with inconsistencies in color, grain and figure all the time.
It can be very frustrating and if they could straighten out grain lines or change color at will, they definitely would.
Perfect Wood Grain Courses allow you to actually improve on nature; to make painted wood that looks like the real wood that carpenters prefer to build with.
When some aspect of color or figure in a piece of real wood catches your eye, keep in mind that you can use elements of it in your fake wood paint work and leave out aspects that don’t work for you.
Thanks for reading and happy graining.