Quick easy way to create a faux finish for a living room wall?

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What is a quick and easy way to create a faux finish for a living room wall below chair railing?
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  • John John on May 31, 2017
    to paint..use two colors...at the same time dip the brush into both colors....half one color, half the other....then dab onto the wall...make sure to rotate the brush while dabbing....when you need more paint, make sure the brush is dipped in so the brush colors line up with same paint colors....test on a scrap piece of wood first to make sure you like the result....you should have 3 and maybe 4 colors on the finished wall......for example use yellow and blue---you will have yellow, blue, and where they meet green....the green color will depend on whether the blue is on top or under the yellow

  • Debbi Debbi on May 31, 2017
    There is wallpaper that looks like B board, sold at Home Depot, apply below chair rail and paint in color of your choice, this creates the illusion of real b board and less expensive.

  • Lora Lora on May 31, 2017
    Easy way to faux finish with paint is to paint a base color, then dip a crinkled plastic grocery bag or a sea sponge into a coordinating color and dab it on. There used to be a line of Ralph Lauren faux finish paints at Home Depot. Or there are lots of tools, brushes, etc that can give you different looks.

  • A A on May 31, 2017
    I would use a sponge or bag as stated by Lora. I would also suggest that you base coat the wall with the overall color you want, sponge on a layer of dark accent color, sponge on a layer of light accent color, and lastly lightly sponge on the original base coat color to create a soft look.