Thank you for the faux painting download. I am wondering if yellow is the only color used for the base when painting for a wood faux finish or if there are other color choices available or recommended?
Also, is the base simply paint (like perhaps an eggshell water based paint) or is it a specific category of paint product?
Thank you for your timely response.
The yellow is used for wood that you want to resemble like oak or pine etc.
I’ve used a red color for wood like mahogany.
does that make sense?
And the base is simply paint. Always use a satin or something “slippery”. A paint with a slight sheen means it won’t
“grab” the glaze as you apply.
If you use a flat water based paint, the glaze will be grabbed by the paint underneath and you won’t be able to play with it and create a grain effect.
Thank you very much for getting back to me right away.
So since a choice of many base colors can be used, I suppose there is almost unlimited possibilities as regards a final result.
I also suppose that trying several different base colors would be needed to “hone in” on a desired end result. We have toffee colored maple kitchen cabinets that I want to duplicate.
Note: see the silhouette cabinet face at the link below.
Hi again Francis
Hmmmm… with those cabinet colors I think you will want to try a “buff” color for the base coat. Something very very light.
It could be that an off-white or cream color will
work best. Try not to go with a yellowish or pink tinted off white. Stay in the
coffee with ton’s of cream color
And… as a side note the glaze will have to be played with as well. If the overall color of the cabinets lean towards a redish tint then use a sienna base… like raw sienna.
And if the cabinets are more of a yellow looking wood then stick with the umber glaze.
It’s a toss up between burnt umber and raw umber really.
The video teaches you to create the wood technique… it’s a creative process to come up with the exact combination of base coat and glaze coat if you are trying to “match” something.
But I think it’s really fun…
good luck.. Debra