the painted image
Woodgraining, also referred to as Faux Bois (French for “fake wood”), is often used to imitate exotic or hard to find timbers. Woodgraining requires the use of a “glaze” and woodgraining combs. Glaze (in the world of faux finishing) is a translucent paint base that can be tinted to a desired colour needed for the faux finish. A good faux finish glaze will have the ability to hold a pattern without creating a noticeable texture (such as a texture paint would), and be translucent allowing the various layers of glaze to interact with each other.