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    FAux floor painting.

    I'm refinishing my oak floors and want to faux stain a tiger wood or pickle barrel finish. Any suggestions... burning? ...stain colors?

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    paintfloors

    Interesting idea. I've never tried painting a floor, but here's a link I found that has some tips. Of course, try it out on some sample boards or scraps if you can to make sure you get the technique down.

    http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12173.shtml

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    sounds very interesting. If you are using paint on a floor follow couple things. first I would use a floor paint that way you know it is rated for horizontal surfaces. Only other thing I would recommend would be to use a water based poly so there would be no yellowing like with oil based.
    I would do at least 3 coats.
    good luck

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    Here are some things I found: Creating Faux Wood Finishes

    Decorating : Graining / Combing : Faux Wood Grain : Home & Garden Television

    LIVING : Walls & Floors : Faux Wood Grain : DIY Network

    The building where I live in NYC has used a technique like this on a lot of the doors in its lobby area. They were originally metal and have had their faux wood grain surfaces touched up from time to time.

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