Wood Graining – Faux (Fake) Timber

Willow Brook Mansion Wood Graining

Wood Graining, Graining or Faux (Fake) Bois (French for “fake wood) is often used to imitate exotic or hard-to-find wood. It is the practice of imitating wood grain on a non-wood surface in order to increase that surface’s aesthetic appeal. Graining was common in the 19th century, as people were keen on imitating hard, expensive woods by applying a superficial layer of paint onto soft, inexpensive woods. Graining can be accomplished using either rudimentary tools or highly specialised graining tools. A specialized thick brush used for graining is often called a mottler. It is carried out in layers, with the first layer being a base, and then a second layer applied later, today usually by means of a sponge. During the 19th century, however, brushes were more commonly used. Graining can also be applied on bricks and brass, as is more common today.

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Hand Painted Burl Satinwood, Feathered Mahogany & Root of Oak

Lancaster Painters Australia meticulously hand paint wood grain finishes using authentic specialised graining tools. We are able to replicate any timber including hard to find or extinct timber using paint! Faux wood grain finishes include Mahogany & Feathered Mahogany, Teak, Cedar, Baltic Pine, Huon Pine, Oak & Light Oak, Root of Oak, Quartered Oak, Burl Satinwood, Burl Walnut, Mukwa African Hardwood, Cherry Wood, Almond Wood, Walnut, Heart Grain, Exotic Wood Grains and so much more.

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