Step 2: Cut in the Edge

cut in the edge for faux wood grain painting
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Holding a paint comb at a 45-degree angle to the surface, cut in along the top of the panel. Pull the tool through the glaze in one uninterrupted motion to create veins running the panel's width. Now you don't have to worry about lining up the graining rocker with the edge on your first pass.
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    Tools List

    • small plastic bucket
      Wide-mouth container and two disposable cups
    • paint pan
      Paint tray
    • paintroller
      9-inch roller frame with ½-inch nap roller cover
    • paint combs
      Paint comb
    • graining rocker
      Wood-graining rocker

    Shopping List

    1. -inch piece of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) cut to size

    2. Latex primer to seal the MDF

    3. Latex paint in two colors—one for the base and one to tint the glaze4. Clear acrylic glaze to create a semitranslucent, luminous top coat with an extended working time