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Old 02-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knows how to achieve the look on the vanity in this picture.




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Old 02-23-2014, 10:25 PM   #2
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Looks like a faux wood grain effect. There are many, many ways to do wood graining. They make plastic tools that replicate graining. Many faux painters that I know use various brushes/brush sizes to imitate the graining. It is a long tedious process that is very costly if a faux painter does the work.

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Gymschu is spot on. It is long and tedious. On the rare occurrence that I've tackled something like this I generally try to simplify the process by using 3 colours. Looking on my phone it's hard to tell but it looks like a white-ish grey base coat. Paint it solid. A hint of a light tan smudged with a rag. And a darker grey glaze on top using a coarse brush or broom and a grain rocker. Definitely requires a sample/practice piece.

Is this for yourself or a customer ?

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Old 02-24-2014, 04:35 AM   #4
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It's for myself. I was looking to build a rustic looking vanity for my wash room reno.
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Maybe I'm not seeing it right but kinda looks like a milk paint or a whitewash from the pic.
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Location updated. Thankyou for all the help, should get me on my way.

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