Behr offers a product called Venetian Plaster, which resembles the look of aged plaster when applied. The product and a top coat are applied with a trowel to obtain the look.
Bellagio Faux is a product offered by Behr that is used in conjunction with a special trowel and brush. The paint is brushed on in a variety of directions and then smoothed with a trowel to create a textured effect.
Make a leather effect by mixing four parts of Faux Glaze with a dark paint color. Apply this mixture over a deep base color, and then apply a plastic sheet over the layers and press down. When the plastic is removed, the effect resembles leather.
To create the texture of lines within a finish, a scarifier is used. A scarifier is a faux finish tool that is scraped on the paint surface to make lines. Over a base coat, apply a mixture of Faux Glaze and a complimentary color. Scrape it with a scarifier to create lines. Create straight lines, diagonal lines, horizontal lines or a mixture of lines. Using both horizontal and vertical lines creates a woven linen look.
For a color wash, mix four parts of Faux Glaze with one part of colored paint. Apply the mixture over a base color, and then use the paint color without the glaze to apply short brush strokes over the glaze. Wipe the areas with a rag or a pad to blend. The resulting finish looks washed, like a watercolor painting.
Begin with a light colored base coat, and mix 4 parts Faux Glaze with 1 part of a dark paint color. Apply the mixture to the wall using a rough, drywall-textured roller, rolling it in random directions.