Faux Stain

Ditch the messy, smelly, unpredictable nature of traditional stain! You can have the look of stain in ANY COLOR you want, in a fraction of the time with our favorite “faux stain” technique.

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It’s perfect for anything that has the appearance of wood grain, even if it’s not real wood (you can’t do that with traditional stain!)—everything from furniture to kitchen cabinets to home decor. Here’s a little inspiration for you:

 
 

Now that you’re duly inspired, check out the how-tos of some of our favorite faux-stain projects:

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The Nuts and Bolts of Faux Staining

We shared the nuts and bolts of the faux stain technique in this blog post.

 
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Rustic Table Made from a Giant Spool

If you like learning from videos, this post is for you!

 

Faux Stain a Gorgeous Wall

Make a custom faux stain wall in your home or office. We shared all the details for how we made ours here.

 

Faux Stain for Home Decor and Crafts

Faux staining gives home decor and craft items an elevated look and feel over using plain old paint or traditional stain. Learn how we used it to create these awesome projects.