Faux wood graining is the use of paint to replicate wood surfaces and panelling. Often used where the use of real wood is difficult or prohibitively expensive. Faux wood paint effects are normally used to simulate expensive woods such as Mahogany, Rosewood and Oak to bring warmth into a room, or alternatively Satinwood, Maple and Bleached Walnut to create light and space.
Faux wood graining can bring plain surfaces to life, whether on built-in cupboards and sliding doors or simply to disguise cheaper woods or timber mixtures. Faux wood graining can create a sense of warmth, intimacy and elegance. When used to create paneled rooms it suggests opulence and grandeur.
The technique of faux wood graining was extensively used in the Biedermeier, Art Deco and Empire periods of the decorative arts. So this is a useful technique when re-creating these period styles, but of course you are limited only by your imagination!
Need Wood Graining as part of your project? Then contact decorative artist and muralist.