This technique imitates the intricate patterns and glowing colours
of natural wood. You can create false wood grain on any surface
by using this simple method and a wood-graining tool.
Roll Broad Masking Tape
Roller and Paint Tray
Shade 1 in Wash ’n Wear Matt
2 (chosen for the top color) in Wash ’n Wear Matt
Paint Technique Glaze
used in this setting:
6R3-6 : Tender Night
Top Coat: Black Scumble Glaze
Prepare the surface correctly by sanding and painting two
coats of your base colour in Wash ‘n Wear Matt.
Mix a glaze of 2 parts topcoat and 1 part Dulux Paint Technique
With a paintbrush in one hand, apply the glaze to the surface
liberally, in a small manageable area that will not dry
quicker than you work, and in the direction you want the
grain to flow.
Using a wood graining tool, slide it through the wet glaze, make
sure it’s in the direction of your desired grain. While dragging
the tool, slowly rock it from front to back and back to front
as you drag in one continuous motion. Try not to stop halfway
along the surface but, if you make a mistake, apply glaze again
and drag through it again.
Seal with 2 coats of a Dulux Dura Glaze allowing sufficient drying
time between coats.