ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Make an Indoor Faux Leather Look Effect On Your Walls With Paint

Updated on February 11, 2013
Source

Leather creates a rich, classic decorating style, but it can be expensive and difficult to maintain. Using a faux paint finishing idea, such as a leather paint effect on your walls and accessories, will give you the look without the high cost or the headache.

Faux Leather Paint Walls
If you are looking for ideas on how to paint a living room, or other common area, try adding the warmth of faux leather to your home.


You will need a cream, or light tan, latex paint, a darker brown glaze, a paint roller, a flat brush, a stipple brush and painter’s tape. If you do not find the glaze color you want, you can mix brown paint and a glazing medium to create your own.


Use the roller to base-coat the walls and trim. When it is dry, tape off the ceiling, windows, doors and trim with painter’s tape.


You will need to complete the next part of the process in small sections. First, apply the glaze to a small area with the flat brush. Then lightly pounce the wall with the stipple brush held at a 90º angle to the wall. Repeat the steps on another small area, covering only a space you can stipple before the glaze dries.


If you cannot find a stipple brush, you can make your own with a chamois cloth:
Cut the cloth into 2-inch wide strips. Fold the strips in half and tie them or place a rubber band around the folded middle. This will give you something that looks similar to a mop head. Use the strip ends to pounce the wall.


Faux Leather Accessories
Using the faux leather painting technique, can also be useful in recycled home decorating - if you have wooden desk trays, pencil cups, or other accessories, you can use the same technique to paint them, after sanding them lightly to prepare the surface. For accessories with surfaces that will not easily take the paint, there is another alternative.


For this project, you will need brown kraft paper or grocery bags, brown or black tempera paint, a sponge brush, a soft rag or paper towels, craft glue and water.


First, hold the paper under running water to soak it. Next, crumple it into a ball and squeeze out as much water as you can. Carefully open the ball and allow it to dry thoroughly.


Now, brush the textured paper with tempera paint thinned to the consistency of milk. Use the rag or paper towels to remove most of the paint, leaving an uneven pattern.


Mix equal parts of craft glue and water. Tear the paper into small, uneven pieces. With a sponge brush, apply a thin coat of the glue mixture to the decorative accessory to which you are adding the leather look. Place the torn paper on the glue surface, overlapping the pieces slightly. Brush the entire surface with a light coat of the glue mixture and allow it to dry. Apply another thin coat of the glue and let it dry completely.


This technique will cover almost anything, including lampshades, lights and plug covers, tissue boxes, magazine storage bins and other decorative finishers.


With this faux leather paint idea, you can have the style, warmth and luxury elicited by the sight of leather without the hassle of keeping it in good condition.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • pjmartin profile imageAUTHOR

      pjmartin 

      3 years ago

      I think the size of the room dictates whether you want to do all four walls or to make this an accent wall. It could make the room really dark if you did all of them, but it could add warmth and visual texture if you do one wall this way and then use a soft ivory on the rest.

    • profile image

      Keara Littner 

      3 years ago

      I've never actually seen a room with a faux leather paint job before. That might actually be pretty interesting to look into a bit more over the next few days. There are a couple of rooms in my home that I feel could benefit from a fresh paint job. If I like the way a faux leather room looks, then I might try to do that.

      http://www.paintmolding.com/Custom-Painting-Inland...

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)