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Faux Finishes

Faux painting is a way of creating texture or depth of color by manipulating transparent paints with a variety of tools.  This can be done subtly in one layer or adding facets and richness to the effect with many layers.  The true meaning of faux is false.  Painting with this intent is to use paint to mimic real wood or marble also known as faux bois and marbling.


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A multiple colored glaze takes its cue from the stonework, tiles, cabinetry, and furnishings to create a polished warm environment.
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A small ordinary bathroom has been transformed via a multi layered faux finish into a glittering jewel box of a bygone era, reminiscent of the hey-day of the Orient Express.
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The nook in this kitchen is further accented by the addition of a large scale abstract fantasy marble.
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These two photos show how the addition of glazes in multiple colors ties together an unusual color combination.
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A large Master bath is warmed with a simple one color glazed treatment.
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Create the look and texture of hammered copper without using metal. This finish can be applied to walls or on a decorative range hood.
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A tiled powder room is enhanced with gilding and Lusterstone, a hand troweled metallic plaster.
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Have you ever wanted the look of old leather walls? This antique glazed plaster finish looks and feels like aging leather.
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This dramatic yet subtle faux finish is a striated plaster with a pearlescent finish to make it glow.
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Detail of a crocodile finish. This is a combination of a stencil, a texture product, and glazing. It can be applied to walls and furniture for the feel of real skin.
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To create a faux gilded ceiling, tissues paper was applied for texture then painted with metallic gold and glazed for richness.
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This faux finish mimics an aging canvas. It can be applied to walls or a free hanging painting or mural.
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This faux finish looks like cork or burled wood. Done in panels on the wall, it creates a more contemporary and custom finish.
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This subtly textured finish creates an underlying pattern on your wall. Glazing tones add dimension along with appliqués.
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Faux finishing the architectural columns in your home creates a warm and personal touch. The one on the left adds detail to a plain column with a pattern at the top of a faux burled wood. The one on the right looks and feels like pitted stone.
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Faux finishing the architectural columns in your home creates a warm and personal touch. The one on the left adds detail to a plain column with a pattern at the top of a faux burled wood. The one on the right looks and feels like pitted stone.
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This textured, iridescent finish can be customized for your home with any glaze color. Shown in warm browns, it could also look like abalone shell.
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This raised patterned plaster is painted with metallic paint to resemble tooled metal. The banding and nail heads are an added custom touch.