View Full Version : Fast Faux Finish Method?

01-26-2009, 07:49 AM
I have to paint 100 4' x 8' Lauan panels rather quickly next week for a large medieval temple scene. Does anyone have any tricks or tips on how to do this in a large scale situation?

My thoughts are to roll on a base coat color, and then use some kind of fast "faux finish" method to make the walls look like marble, granite or malachite.

Thanks for your help!

01-26-2009, 08:35 AM
2-Sponge lighter/darker colors
3- Spatter black then white
4- Mortar lines (black) if needed, highlight and shadow

If you want granite... use a feather dipped in your (shake off excess) marble color!




Hope this helped! -Tyler

Greg Chrise
01-26-2009, 02:27 PM
At least 3 colors are made watered down where there is only about 25% paint. A giant roller is made by either glueing on sponges and ripping them up or wrapping it in plastic and rags.

Use brushes or sprayers to apply the paint the the big roller 4.5 feet wide. Make a few passes then use straight water in sprayers to make the effect more subtle and blended together. 2 inch brushes make the viens passed side ways with more water spraying and sponging by hand to not over do this highlight.

It will last but, to be a real pro you clear coat everything after all the moisture has completely left the panels like days later. What you have done will really pop if it is to be marble if it is to be stone, you may want to leave it flat and unfinished.