In the following faux finish examples, several layers of GF Milk Paints, GF Glaze Effects, GF Wood Stains and GF Top Coats are combined in the tradition of old world craftsmen to create unique, distressed looks in any color palette. Today's designer finishes often use up to seven different layers of color and topcoats to create spectacular finish designs. The work goes fast, as water based finishes dry much more quickly than oil based finishes. Choose from any of these designs or create your own.

All base colors are two coats. Always use a coat of topcoat between colors to prevent color blending. Finish your piece with 2 to 3 coats of water based topcoat. Visit water based finishing tips for more details.

Milk Paint Over Milk Paint
Snow White Over Sage Green Snow White Over Basil Green Snow White Over Bay Berry Green Snow White Over Cypress Green Snow White Over Coastal Blue Snow White Over Federal Blue
Snow White Over Buttermilk Yellow Snow White Over Somerset Gold Snow White Over Lamp Black Snow White Over Millstone Snow White Over Outback Brown Snow White Over Red Pepper
Snow White Over Tuscan Red Antique White Over Bay Berry Green Antique White Over Buttermilk Yellow Antique White Over Coastal Blue Antique White Over Federal Blue Antique White Over Lamp Black
Antique White Over Millstone Antique White Over Outback Brown Linen Over Basil Green Linen Over Coastal Blue Linen Over Federal Blue Linen Over Lamp Black
Linen Over Outback Brown Linen Over Brick Red Millstone Over Lamp Black Outback Brown Over Linen Outback Brown Over Lamp Black Bay Berry Green Over Antique White
Bay Berry Over Snow White Bay Berry Over Antique White Bay Berry Over Cypress Basil Green Over Federal Blue Basil Over Lamp Black Basil Over Coastal Blue
Basil Green Over Antique White Basil Green Over Snow White Cypress Green Over Sage Green Cypress Green Over Snow White Cypress Green Over Coastal Blue Sage Green Over Snow White
Basil Green Over Brick Red Milk Paint Cypress Green Over Autumn Haze Federal Blue Over Snow White Federal Blue Over Antique White Coastal Blue Over Federal Blue Federal Blue Over Sage Green
Federal Blue Over Outback Brown Coastal Blue Over Antique White Coastal Blue Over Basil Green Coastal Blue Over Sage Green Coastal Blue Over Linen Coastal Blue Over Somerset Gold
Coastal Blue Over Buttermilk Yellow Federal Blue Over Red Pepper Coastal Blue Over Red Pepper Coastal Blue Over Tuscan Red Buttermilk Yellow Over Snow White Buttermilk Yellow Over Somerset Gold
Somerset Gold Over Snow White Somerset Gold Over Linen Buttermilk Yellow Over Coastal Blue Somerset Gold Over Lamp Black Somerset Gold Over Outback Brown Buttermilk Yellow Over Tuscan Red
Somerset Gold Over Brick Red Brick Red Over Snow White Tuscan Over Antique White Tuscan Over Basil Green Red Pepper Over Millstone Brick Red Over Federal Blue
Red Pepper Over Federal Blue Autumn Haze Over Coastal Blue Tuscan Over Somerset Gold Red Pepper Over Lamp Black Lamp Black Over Snow White Lamp Black Over Antique White
Lamp Black Over Linen Lamp Black Over Millstone Lamp Black Over Baby Blue Lamp Black Over Federal Blue Lamp Black Over Buttermilk Yellow Lamp Black Over Somerset Gold
       
Lamp Black Over Brick Red Lamp Black Over Red Pepper        
Milk Paint and Glaze Combinations
Van Dyke Brown Over Snow White Glaze Burnt Umber Glaze Over Antique White Van Dyke Brown Glaze Over Millstone Millstone Over Brick Red, Burnt Umber Glaze Millstone Over Coastal Blue, Red Sienna Glaze Outback Brown Over Linen, Winter White Glaze
Antique White Over Bayberry Green, Yellow Ochre Glaze Buttermilk Over Antique White, Red Sienna Glaze Yellow Ochre Glaze Over Autumn Haze Tuscan Red Over Lamp Black, Red Sienna Glaze Coastal Blue Over Brick Red, Burnt Umber Glaze Winter White Glaze Over Sage Green
Basil Green Over Red Pepper, Burnt Umber Glaze Cypress Green Over Red Pepper, Yellow Ochre Glaze Cypress Green Over Linen, Yellow Ochre Glaze Cypress Green Over Bayberry, Burnt Umber Glaze Federal Blue Over Snow White, Yellow Ochre Glaze Federal Blue Over Sage Green, Red Sienna Glaze
 
Federal Blue Over Red Pepper, Yellow Ochre Glaze Coastal Blue Over Buttermilk, Red Sienna Glaze Coastal Blue Over Brick Red, Yellow Ochre Glaze Coastal Blue Over Brick Red, Burnt Umber Glaze Coastal Blue Over Bay Berry, Yellow Ochre Glaze Coastal Blue Over Millstone, Van Dyke Brown Glaze
     
Lamp Black Over Buttermilk, Yellow Ochre Glaze Lamp Black Over Linen, Red Sienna Glaze Red Sienna Glaze Over Lamp Black      
Wood Stain, Milk Paint and Glaze Combinations
     
Snow White Glaze
Over Shaker Maple
Snow White Glaze
Over Golden Oak
Pitch Black Glaze
Over Shaker Maple