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Paint a Faux Granite Finish in Miniature or Full Scale Using Basic Supplies

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Build Stain Layers with Glazes on a Painted Faux Granite Finish
Semi transparent color mixed with glaze brushed over underlying layers for a painted faux granite

Semi transparent color mixed with a glaze is brushed or wiped over underlying layers to set the main tones for painted faux granite.

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Granites often have areas where the stone appears to be stained with strong colors. To create this effect on your painted faux granite, add another layer of a transparent glaze over the layers of color you have already added. Once again, this transparent wash of pigment (paint) mixed with a clear coat doesn't need to be applied over the entire surface. Apply it only where you want the stain effect to become part of your pattern.

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