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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Faux Wood Grain Wall

I have seen photos online of the faux wood grain and have always been a fan, but it seemed like something that would be a huge pain in the butt. Over the holiday's we went over to a friend's house and the whole wall behind her bed was painted with this wood grain and she explained how easy it is. So I took my butt to Home Depot and picked up the Martha Stewart faux wood grain roller and the Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze in "Medallion". My husband and I went back and forth as to whether or not we needed to add anything to this glaze before using it. In our case, we did not. If you choose regular paint you should look into that.

You will need:

*your wall/project already painted with base coat of choice
*wood grain tool
*Martha Stewart glaze
*rolling pin/pan

You can also check this link out.

1. To start, pour your glaze into the paint pan. (We ended up using two containers of the glaze for one wall.)
2. With a paint roller, roll the glaze onto the wall.
3. Quickly use your wood grain tool, you will figure out what method you like best. Start by just dragging it vertically and start with the top part and end with the bottom. You want to drag it in an uninterrupted motion. You will want to change your drag each time though to get the desired wood grain effect.
If you do no tike the way it looks (and you probably won't the first few times), you can simply drag the tool over it again, OR reglaze that piece and try again.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 over and over until the wall is finished.

It is easier to do with two people, as my friend suggested so you can have one person roll a row of the glaze, and then the other person use the faux wood grain tool and repeat.

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