How to Paint a Wall to Look like Wood | Paint Techniques

How to Paint a Wall to Look like Wood | Paint Techniques


Today we’re going to be talking about one
of the ultimate faux finishes which is copying wood or wood graining. The french call it ‘faux bois’ which means
fake wood and it’s something that came into existence a few centuries ago when people
were trying to match woods that were possibly imported from lands that were far away. And there was no way of actually matching
wood, so artists such as myself started copying the wood to make it look like it was the same
as the older wood that was being copied. So this is a tigerwood and it has just like
a very exotic inlay of different woods in there, and this is something that possibly
would be used on an expensive piece of furniture, maybe a bureau in a dining room or a dresser
possibly. So there are many, many applications for wood
graining and some of them are more common like the rosewood which is a Chinese wood
and the limed and the pickled oak which also is something that goes in and out of favor,
but is a constant when you have to actually match these woods in older homes or apartments. And one of the hardest ones to copy in fact
is mahogany which is called a flame mahogany and that is book-ended quite often, meaning
that there are mirror images of it on a piece of furniture or a bureau. So there’s the flame mahogany, there’s also
just straight red mahogany and something that is gaining a lot of interest which is satinwood
which is kind of made up into a parquet setting. So all that is some of the use of wood graining
by a faux finish artist.

51 Replies to “How to Paint a Wall to Look like Wood | Paint Techniques”

  1. Absolutely nothing about how to paint faux wood. Not even anything about painting; she just talks about different kinds of wood the entire time.

  2. Well this video was misnamed. Please do another that actually shows us how to create the effect that your title suggested this video would do. Thanks.

  3. The video is informative but please change the name. Anything that starts with "How to…" should actually show How to…

  4. Just google WoodPrix 😉 I've found great instructions on this website. Great plans and instructions for everyone.

  5. I will make it myself this week I think. Just got instructions from wood prix website and I'm ready for do it 😀

  6. Lies! I mean that in the nicest way possible because I have a wood panel door that I need to fix and although this video was informative, the title is very misleading, hence the reason I have it a thumbs down. Not a bad video but false advertising.

  7. I bought excellent handbook from woodprix website. Just google woodprix and start your journey to the better life

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