Faux Finish Stenciling

Faux finish stenciling can help you create a variety of eye catching effects through simple techniques. If you are looking for a way to add interest to a whole room or to draw focus to a specific area, faux finish stenciling can give you a sophisticated way to please the eye.

The materials that you will need to master faux finish stenciling are not expensive, and the special topcoats that will give you the textured effects that make this style so attractive are widely available. Everything you need to create the high style of faux finish stencil accents can be purchased at a local paint shop or over the internet.

One common use of faux finish stenciling is to draw the eye to areas of a room that will help create an illusion of greater space. An attention getting faux finish stenciling motif along a molding or the area of the wall where a molding would be placed is a great way to give a space with a low ceiling the feeling of enhanced height.

The texture of faux finishing will draw focus upwards, giving the room a stronger vertical line. The ease of the stencil process makes it a snap to create effects in these sometimes difficult to reach areas of a room.

If you are considering exploring the world of faux finish stenciling, it is a good idea to start with a sample project so that you can refine your technique before you attempt a project that will have a large impact on the look and feeling of your home. Although faux finish stenciling is simple to master, it does require a bit of practice to become an expert in how to create uniformly professional looking results.

A test project like finishing a piece of furniture will give you room and time to work with the various kinds of tools that are a part of the stenciling process so that the mechanics of the process will be second nature by the time you let your creativity run free on a large and attention grabbing canvas like a wall.

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