Prime and base coat the door sanding it lightly once dry and removing the dust with a damp rag between layers. Apply and wipe off the same as any other glaze.
Slide a wood graining rocker through the wet glaze rocking it slowly at intervals to create a wood grain effect.
Wood graining glaze. Pickled or limed finish is simply white glaze instead of dark. Then let the glaze dry for about 30 minutes. Apply the base coat as smoothly as possible brushing it in the direction of the wood grain to diminish brush.
Continue stroke after stroke wiping the picked up glaze from the rocker as you go along. You ll also want to. With specialty graining tools which include graining combs pattern tools and graining brushes you can make faux bois or fake wood grain.
On some graining combs the two sides of have different amounts of spacing between the teeth which allows you to create finer or coarser faux grain. Remove door from the cabinet and remove any hardware like knobs and hinges. All you need are two colors of latex paint some acrylic glaze and a wood graining rocker which can cut shapely heart grain into wet glaze.
Using a two or three inch wide soft nylon bristle or. If painting engineered wood such as mdf. How to create a faux wood grain finish step 1.
It s important to paint in the direction of the wood grain so tape off the horizontal including mitered edges of the trim. Wipe the center lighter and leave extra glaze on the perimeter for a cameo effect. In separate containers mix one part of each wood toned color with one part water and one part glaze.
Take a wood graining comb and run it through the latex glaze down the edges of your mdf to finish creating your wood grain effect. Wood graining rocker traditional faux graining demands painstaking craftsmanship. Clean the door with.
How to create a faux oak wood grain glaze method prepare the surface. A quick drying latex primer is an excellent choice. Use the edges of the tool to create different looks.
Start at one end of the stroke and keep going in one continuous motion to the other end. For the second coat apply a light streaky coat of the darker brown mixture and while it s still wet drag and rock the wood graining tool through it to create the knots and grain naturally found in wood. Spruce up forgettable furnishings or bare walls with the faux bois technique which results in paint that looks just like wood.
If an area looks a little too dark lightly sweep a dry brush over the paint. Brush one stroke of gel stain on the base coated project. But if you don t care to master the 18th century art of hand painting delicate veins and knots there s another way.
The glaze is a semi transparent. Brush the glaze evenly over the surface and then out into long even striations. To prepare the workspace for painting cover all surrounding areas with painter s tape.