Ever had a furniture top damaged beyond repair that left you in despair? Here’s your solution! Create a faux wood finish over top of your damaged surface.
Follow these steps using Dixie Belle VooDoo Gel Stains and learn how to paint over an existing finish to create a faux wood look.
- Dixie Belle VooDoo Gel Stain in Tobacco Road, Black Magic, Up In Smoke, White Magic (optional)
- Dixie Belle Wood Graining Tool
- Dixie Belle Paint in a muted base color such as Putty, Burlap, or Driftwood
- Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner
- Dixie Belle Mud (optional)
- Dixie Belle Satin Clear Coat or Gator Hide
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Clean your surface well with Dixie Belle White Lightning. White Lightening is an amazing, low odor cleaner that will easily clean your furniture in preparation for your finish of choice. Check out my quick video below to see how I clean furniture with Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner.
Patch any uneven spots with Dixie Belle Mud. If necessary, you can even skim coat your entire surface with a thin layer of Dixie Mud to even it out.
Cover your surface in your base color. Similar wood tones such as Dixie Belle Paint in Putty, Burlap, or Driftwood are great options. Once that is dry, seal the base coat with Dixie Belle Satin Clear Coat or Gator Hide, this will help the wood graining tool glide effortlessly across your surface.
Squirt Dixie Belle VooDoo Gel Stain in random stripes across the top, alternating colors, then brush the colors together until they fully cover the surface.
Run your Wood Graining Tool across the surface in long, even strokes, applying pressure to the handle, and rocking as it glides.
I made the video below where you will see just how to use a Wood Graining Tool.
Finally, seal your new faux wood finish in the Dixie Belle clear coat of your choice.
You can see the entire process for how to create a faux wood finish in the video below with side by side view of color and technique options!
I love the warmth a wood top adds to painted furniture. You will see a faux wood top on many of my pieces where the wood just wasn’t in good enough condition to stain and a solid color painted top doesn’t suit my inspiration.
Have you ever created a faux wood finish?