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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Faux Painted Pine Wood Ceiling

 A faux painted pine wood ceiling adds warmth and charm to this patio area. We duplicated the look of clear pine with a soft clear satin finish all with exterior paint and glaze.

 The knots which you would find in pine produce a more rustic look, we wanted to keep it subtle with cleaner lines and smoother transitions in the wood.

The base for this project was first primed with a quality latex exterior primer tinted to a wood tone the same color as the base.

For the wood base color we used Benjamen Moores # 1110 in a satin finish. This was applied with a brush and roller 1/2 in. nap lint free.

The glaze color - Ben Moore # 1036
Mix 1 part paint to 4 parts glaze.

Each wood plank was fauxed separately. After applying the glaze  2 to 3 feet of surface quickly drag your brush threw the glaze to produce the wood grain. Leave a few inches of one end untouched, you will begin another pass with more glaze on the next step. The process continues for each pine plank.  Wipe your brush clean for each pass so the graining doesn't smear. Keep changing the grain pattern to keep it realistic.

This faux technique requires a practice board prior to tackling this demanding project. Take a look at clear pine which has been clear coated to get an idea of  the various tones which give this wood such character. I have to admit my neck was really sore after this job, but it was worth it.

 Note: Tape off the wall area and any item on the ceiling first.

When applying glaze where the ceiling meets the wall, keep several inches away so the glaze does not pool into the corner. Work the glaze into the corner carefully and then drag your brush away to produce the grain.
Practice, practice! Enjoy!

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