Faux Painting Instructions

Transform an accent wall with a distressed faux painting treatment from Constance Ramos' show, Color Correction.

Faux painting gives this wall depth and character.

Faux painting gives this wall depth and character.

Materials and Tools:

paint brush
tire brush
toilet brush
2 empty buckets
dark green paint (Benjamin Moore Brookside Moss, 2145-30)
green metallic paint (Mark's Paints Sage, ME 247)
gold paint (Mark's Paints Iridescent Gold, ME 194)

Steps:

1. Pour the green metallic paint in one bucket and the dark green in another.

2. Mix the paint around with a brush to thin it out, making it more translucent.

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figure A

3. Use the paint brush to add paint to the toilet and tire brushes (figure A) or dip the brushes directly in the paint.

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figure B

4. Paint the wall with the cleaning brushes (figure B). The rough bristles allow you to spread the paint in rough and unpredictable streaks, which gives the wall a distressed quality.

5. Cover the wall with the gold paint to make it shine!

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