Faux finishes are making a come-back in recent years. A faux finish is completed when trying to replicate a different type of material such as wood or stone. Faux, similar to glaze, is an artwork, and can look incredible if done correctly. Some popular locations of faux finishes are on accent walls, fireplace hoods, mantels, and ceiling beams. The best way to identify the type of faux finish you are looking for, believe it or not, is to find the type of material that you are wanting to replicate. Depending on the finish which is desired, re-texturing the wall or surface may be required.