How To Create a Faux Barn Board Finish



with Fusion Mineral Paint





Share:

I love real wood texture, however some pieces just don’t have it!

 

Here’s I’ll show you how easy it is to create a faux wood texture on almost any surface!

 

I found two junky old particle board tables. They looked just like this one, only with damaged edges and scratches.

 

 

Now these tables are a really nice size, plus they stack, so space saving too. I knew I could do something spectacular with them.

 

Never one to shy away from a challenge, I actually refinished my table LIVE on air! Yes, truly! In front of over 100,000 people I created the stunning finish I am sharing with you today.

 

Your shopping list:

 

 

Optional:

 

 

I am so excited to share this. One thing to note, you can, if you wish, stop after dry brushing, but I do love the depth and age that the Black Wax brings to the game.

 

So, in just 4 simple steps, is what I did.

 

Step 1:

 

  • Prep your item with a good clean, and a light sand.
  • Paint a coat of Fusion™ Mineral Paint in Linen.
  • Allow to dry to the touch.

 

Step 2:

 

  • While the paint dries, make a paste of equal parts Linen, Little Stork & Sand Stone Texture.
  • If it is a little thin, add more Sandstone. You want the consistency of frosting. Roughly paint a thin layer all over the newly dried paint surface.
  • Following the instructions on your wood graining tool, drag it through the mix. It is a good idea to practice first on some scrap card.
  • Allow to dry.

 

Step 3:

 

  • Once the Sand Stone Texture is dry, apply a very light coat of Little Stork, using a dry brush technique. Use kitchen paper to take paint off your brush and use a very light hand.

 

Optional Step:

 

 

Step 4:

 

  • Finish, if desired, with a coat of Furniture Wax – Black, apply with a brush or lint free cloth, pushing the wax into all the grooves and ridges you have created. Wipe away any excess.
  • If you added too much wax, you can control it and remove it using our Furniture Wax – Clear.

 

Step 4

Step 5:

 

  • You are all done. I told you it was easy!

 

 

So give it a go. I am so delighted with my curb side finds. They look as though they came from a high end interiors store with a price to match!

 

Grab your paint, find a project and go for it. What is the worst that can happen?

 

You know, if you really want some extra help and tips, our Fusion™ Merchants are spread all over the world, and most offer workshops, help and advice – so go and pick their brains. You will be glad you did.

 

Be sure to post you finished work to our Facebook Page, but most of all, have fun!



Jennylyn
Fusion
Mineral Paint