Faux painting woody sides

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  1. jreese

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    Has anyone tried faux painting their wood wagon sides? I was wondering if so what paint you all used, what you might have used to clear over and how it has held up.

    Thanks Jim
     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    Jim you may want to click the SEARCH FORUMS. This has been discussed several times. Hope you find something you can use.
     
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    Heres Mine.....I will look up the paint codes...bought at Fender Mender... Its made by Omni Plus..The main color is Root Beer
     

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    Long ago I bought several "wood grain" kits to redo my 1939 Ford interior. It's been many year but still looks decent. Of course it's been inside most of it's life.
    I've also done small furniture items with kits. Basically you start out with a non-glossy brown base coat then after each coat dries use various brushes, rags, etc. to add grain colors.
    When finished clear coat.
    I would just find a scrap or one panel to experiment on FAKE painting. Faux sounds too fake and prissy!
     
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    Got any better pics. I’d like to get a good look at what ya got
     
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    Trying to show the Grains and swirls....I used a tool I got at surplus city called a rocker to make the swirls and natural graining
     

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    Real painters call it "glazing" and they've been doing it and calling it that for forever.
    The "faux" terminology is foofoo interior decorator lingo.
     
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    That 2nd one looks great! Fooled me! Looks like it would burn nicely in my fire pit.
     
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    Foofoo faux is for expensive old furniture.............. that would burn well in Grizz's fire pit!

    As for adding the woodgrain, I've found that adding contrasting paint with various course and softer paint brushes, rags, and even finger tips creates grain patterns and knot holes. Covering it all with a clear coat will protect and blend the already dried paints.
    Practicing on an old hood, fender, or neighbor's Prius helps plan how to lay the grains and patterns.

    Photos are after 50 years grage storage.
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    ^^^sounds almost like you know what your doing! I’ve heard of doing this with a dried up, worn out paint brush. It looks good!
     
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    I usually bought cheap new brushes. I have a bad habit of not cleaning brushes when done painting so my dried out brushes look more like chunks of old wood!
    I actually used to buy small woodgrain kits at the hardware store and do a faux woodgrain over ugly painted nite stands, toy rockers, and other things. That's where I got the idea of trying it on car dash and mouldings.
    Anyone doing a full wagon woodgrain redo needs to keep in mind it probably wouldn't pass a concourse car event but looks good at the local burger barn cruise nite.
    Also, the way a station wagon is built, small sections can be done over a long time period. I'd probably start at the tailgate then later do a front or rear fender section on one side.

    I'd even considered doing the side panel area of my panel truck to look like wood, adding old style sign lettering.

    Like part of this primered section
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    Or like below centered in a fake wood section. I actually bought some PT Cruiser tail lights when they first came out.
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    ^^^yes!! Just the filled in window with some kind of lettering would be rad! Maybe practicing on one of them newfangled plastic radio flyer wagons.
     
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    Those closeups are the quarter panels....I also used a few different brushes and techniques, My dad does some touches here..
     

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    Never too old for Some finger painting!
     
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