When manufacturing faux objects or materials, an attempt is often made to create products which will resemble the imitated items as closely as possible. However, some products are intentionally made to look "faux", for example, faux furs made for prospective buyers who want their fur to be recognizable as imitation due to controversy over the use and manufacture of real animal furs.
Faux materials are produced in a variety of ways, for example faux finishes, such as Terrazzo and scagliola, generally made with marble dust in a plaster binder, yielding a hard material that will take a polish. To imitate marbles, porphyry, and other stones, "faux finishes" are often painted using spatterdash, sponging, and feather-streaking techniques on gessoed and painted surfaces.
Faux is also a rare last name, of British origin. As a name, it is often pronounced "Fox".
Why Go Faux? ; Various types of decorative painting can create the look of expensive material or add texture and an illusion of depth.
Apr 18, 2004; SELENA RICKS Staff Writer Portland Press Herald (Maine) 04-18-2004 Why Go faux? ; Various types of decorative painting can...