here for a special guide to the Faux Sandstone process
|The art of faux (false) finishes
has been used for centuries, and has endless
applications. The most popular of these seem to be marble and wood
graining. Clients can make a considerable savings buy using this process,
rather than having to wear the heavy cost of having to purchase the actual
product. Wood graining is used as an alternative to plain painted woodwork
or turning a poorer grade of timber into a more expensive and enriched
Other faux finishes also include weathered bronze,
(verdagre), antique effects such as distressing, gilding, scumbling,
crackling, ageing (antiquing) and many more.
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