Faux painting methods for kitchen cabinets and walls include sponging, color washing and stenciling. These methods achieve different looks, such as country, antique, distressed and cracked, without having to pay hefty fees to professional painters.
Sponging is a faux painting method that requires the use of sponges to apply different layers of colors with interesting textures and color combinations. To achieve a unified or themed kitchen redo, color washing is an easy option for producing a distressed or antique look using special glazes formulated to be sanded away or to crack as it dries. For complete kitchen painting novices, stenciling offers a controlled and structured technique for adding interesting patterns to kitchen walls, cabinets and other furniture.