Oak Wood Graining Tools

tools and brushes

Here are the oak wood graining tools and brushes needed for most faux oak projects.

Brushes:

Tools:

metal combs

Using metal combs for straight grain.

heart sketching with burlap

Sketching the heart grain with burlap.  You must condition your burlap before using (give it a bath of water and acrylic medium and let dry – repeat 2-3 times).  Otherwise, the burlap will shed fibers on to your painted surface.

heart grain defining

Using a detail brush and metal combs for defining and finishing the heartgrain.

silver flakes with billiard cloth

Billiard cloth plus a long thumbnail make a perfect tool for producing the silver flakes on quarter-sawn oak.

moires with a spalter

A size 100 spalter is the best tool to make moire’s.  This technique is used in the second glazing step.

For more on Faux Oak, refer to our previous post:  OAK WOOD

 

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