FAUX PAINTING CEILING BEAMS TO LOOK LIKE
DARK OLD WOOD
The beams in this great room were just boards and stained a medium brown. Also, they had a shiny clear coat of sealer on them. My client wanted them to look old and asked me to paint them to look like dark old beams.
I primed, then painted the base coat.
Then, I streaked a lighter brown and gray with my brush and a rag.
Last, I painted knot holes to make the beams look a little more authentic.
Because I wanted them to look old and dry, I didn't paint a sealer on them. A clear coat sealer would have made them shine. Even a low sheen sealer would have made them shine a little bit and that, to me, does not look old.
It was a lot of work to paint these beams. Especially, since I was painting for so many hours above my head.
The new darker beams were a dramatic change for this beautiful room.
This room was dark and the beams really did look like they might have been old wood.
My clients were very happy with their new old beams.
Oh, and I textured, painted and glazed these walls to look like old broken plaster.
And, I painted the ceiling the base coat color that I used on the walls under the glaze.