Wood Faux Finish Super-Powers, Part 2 of 3. Part One. Part Three
4. Improve ALL your painting and art skills
Well-executed wood faux finish paint involves a unique layering process. The skill that you’ll develop involves seeing 2 or 3 steps ahead at each stage. Also, you’ll learn how to really see the elements in your model that most need to be duplicated in order to make your work attractive and convincing.
These are unique and valuable skills (explained in easy-to-follow steps in Perfect Wood Grain Mastery). that you’ll be able to apply to all your paint work no matter how basic or involved.
5. Home improvement
There are a multitude of possibilities for wood faux finish in the home. Here are a few:
Doors: There’s no reason to buy expensive doors ($300 or more each for hardwood, plus another $100 each installed) when you can transform existing doors into wood faux finish masterpieces.
Trim: Replacing baseboard, casing or trim? Buy inexpensive particle board or soft wood and grain it to look like old growth Cherry, Walnut, Pine, Oak, Ebony or Maple.
Reface: Pull off your kitchen cabinet doors and grain them to look like any kind of wood you want. Repaint the boxes and frames a solid, complimentary color to match, or grain them, too.
Inlay: Does your entry have a basic hardwood floor? Design an inlay pattern (lots of ideas in Google image search) and spice up any flooring. Of course you’ll get some helpful tips for painting inlay in the ebook.
6. Rescue damaged pieces
You’re walking through an antique store or junk shop and you see a piece of furniture for sale; it’s exactly what you’ve been looking for and the price is insanely low! The furniture dealer has even draped a lovely cloth on top. Uh oh…
Darn! The top is all scratched up. What a shame, it’s a great piece and the price is really good.
Bummer! The cost of replacing a table top or deep refinishing of any furniture is very high and to make matters worse- “it will never match”. Right?
You can learn to create gorgeous, realistic faux wood on damaged furniture, auto dashboards and trim, doors and more.
Part 3 of this series includes tips for wood working professionals and more.
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