Questions About Graining

Faux Wood Grain Finish Idea For Victorian Style Mantle

I had a question from a reader today and the idea of using a Faux Wood Grain Finish popped into my head. Cheryl writes: Ok, you asked for it. I haven’t exactly started my project yet but I have been reading your informative emails everyday. Actually looking forward to receiving them as they are full […]

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Glazing Stained Kitchen Cabinets

My kitchen cabinets are oak that are stained a medium color. I would like to glaze them, but am not sure how it will look glazing over stain. Has anyone glazed over stained cabinetry and do you use different products than you would if you were glazing over paint? My cabinets are about 20 years […]

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Can I Faux Wood Grain Laminate Formica

I own a jewelry store in southern california. My show cases are a are a laminate wood finish. Can these cases be painted? If so, can the finish look like wood like with wood grain look? Joe Yes, check out the TPL post: http://www.thatpainterlady.com/faux-granite-on-our-laminate-counter-tops/ Here are a few steps to follow: 1. Clean the laminate […]

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Refinishing Cabinets To Look Like Old Rough Wood

I am in the process of refinishing my kitchen cabinets. They are a hickory wood, and I would like to make them into a roughed up antique look. Can you please let me know what I need to do in a step by step process? The face of the cabinets are wood, but they feel […]

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Painting Hollow Core Doors To Match Pine Trim

Hey Debra, We are installing poly coated 1x pine trim every where. We have 6 panel hollow core pressboard doors (still white primer) and would like to make them match. A lot of savings over buying real pine doors. Can you recommend paint type and any techniques. any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated. What […]

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Faux Wood Finish Mahogany

Hi Debra I want to do a faux wood finish to match wood that is mahogany, it’s very dark, almost black. Can you please tell me what colors I would use to obtain that finish. Sincerely, Sandra Hey Sandra… Faux Wood techniques are really easy. Of course their are always the very technical detailed faux […]

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Tips on Painting Formica Kitchen Cabinets

Hi Debra I have a question about painting Formica kitchen cabinets. Some ideas would be great. Let me tell you that they are Formica with a one inch wood border, on the bottom only, 1980’s style, done in, of course, almond. Can’t afford to replace right now, and I am looking for some color ideas […]

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Faux Wood Grain Oak French Door

Hi Debra I have a metal French door going out on to our patio from the kitchen. The trim around this door is medium oak and the door is painted sage green. Since metal is so smooth, should I do 2 coats of glaze to give it a little texture? Will that make it too […]

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Painting Bathroom Vanity from Light to Dark

I currently have a bathroom vanity that is painted white. I would like to change the color to a dark espresso. What is the best method to do this. The most important part of painting any cabinet or furniture piece is the prep. Here are the steps you will need to follow: 1. Clean the […]

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How Can I Create Old Spanish Doors

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Hi Debra, I am so happy I stumbled on your site and am interested in faux finishing my doors to look like old Spanish doors (I guess a mahogany or dark finish). They are the arched two panel with wood grain imprint on them and are white. I was hesitant to download the video but […]

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