How to Create a Faux Rug With Paint
Learn how to dress up a floor with a painted rug.
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1. Prepare the area. Select paints, keeping your color scheme and the surfaces in mind. The surface you will paint on will determine the paint sheen for your project.
Clean your surface, then measure off the area for your rug and place painter's tape to keep paints from mixing.
To keep paint lines crisp, we used a utility knife and a level to cut straight lines through the painter's tape.
Begin rolling base paint in your designated area, continuing until the area is completely painted. Touch up any necessary areas, and let the base coat dry.
After the second layer is dry, take up the painter's tape and lay more down to protect the layers and prepare for the faux fabric finish.
4. Add the faux fabric technique. Mix one part paint extender with four parts paint, and mix well. Pour the extended paint into a tray, remove excess and begin rolling onto the area in small sections.
Before the paint dries, have a partner follow behind with a steel wool pad, dragging it lightly over the paint, creating the faux fabric finishing touch. Continue painting and dragging the steel wool pads until you feel the faux finish looks complete.
Paint techniques and molding are used to give the illusion of a tiered or vaulted ceiling.