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What are good ideas for faux wall painting?

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Some good ideas for faux wall painting include sponging, ragging, color washing and strie techniques, as noted by Benjamin Moore. A few other faux painting finishes are marbleizing, rag rolling and leathering. These different decorative techniques are simple ways to replicate the look of stone, marble, leather or wood through the use of paint.

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These various faux painting techniques require a paint/glaze combination and simple materials, including sponges, rags and plastic bags to achieve the desired effect. For example, a leathering technique requires painting the wall in a base coat, rolling scrunched up plastic bags in a glaze mixture and dabbing the walls with the plastic bags.

This can give walls the look of soft leather, notes the HGTV website. Similarly, using a sea sponge and a paint/glaze combination is a simple way to give dull interior walls a textured look. Simple instructions to achieve these different faux painting techniques are available at the HGTV, Benjamin Moore and Homedit websites.

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