Faux finishing is the technique of using paint to simulate a surface or material
like wood, marble, brick, tortoise shell, and much more. Although the art world
holds faux finishes in high esteem, the methods are really more craft in
nature. The true craft of faux finishing is to perfectly duplicate the material
such as marble or stone. Faux finishes are the hottest techniques in home
decor. Not a new trend, mind you, most of the basic techniques involved in faux
finishes have been around for centuries.