Faux Woodgraining Techniques For Front Door

by THAT Painter Lady

Hi Debra,

I purchased your faux woodgraining techniques videos and applied them to my all white fire place, turned out dark but thats the way I wanted it.

Now I would like to use the same technique for my front door inside and out & trim, other than exterior paint is there something else I should know?

Right now the door is a burgundy color (not my choice, new home) and is severely faded by the sun.

Is there any thing I can use to keep the faux finish from fading? Can I use interior glaze with the tint for the exterior?

Also can I use “faux acrylic latex, clear protector” as the top coat or something else?

I guess what I want to know is where can I find this information, do you have an exterior “How to” video and/or supply list available?

Thanks, Barb

Hi Barb,

We do not have an exterior wood graining video.

You can pretty much use the same process for both interior and exterior.

As far as using the same glaze for interior and exterior, it depends on the type of paint you will be using. If you are using a water based paint, then you will need a latex glaze and if you are using oil based paint, then you will need to use an oil based glaze.

As far as the clear coat, yes, most of them will yellow over time when exposed to direct sunlight. There are a few UV protectant top coats available –

Clear Coat for Wood Graining Techniques

Modern Masters makes an exterior sealer called “Master Clear”. Check with your local paint dealer to see if they carry it, otherwise look it up online.

Master Clear – Me662-Gal 1G Sg Master Clear

I hope this helps and good luck with your project!

Remember to send pictures when you are done.

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