I got into the business of faux painting several years ago when a friend asked me to help do some "glazing". What in the world was that I thought to myself.
Well I found out quickly and it was actually kind of fun an not too hard to master. What I found out that really spurred my interest in decorative finishes, was that this guy charged almost twice what the straight painter did ( who painted nearly 3 times the square footage) and we were in and out in way less time. Less work and more money. wow.
Since that time I have learned and perfected a variety of decorative finishes and I paid a whole lot of money to take specialized workshops.
But times are hard and I joined this site hoping I could find people that wanted to share techniques and ideas. Sounds like a less expensive way of learning then flying somewhere, booking a hotel and paying big bucks for a class.
So, anyway, I want to share some faux techniques and recipes with anyone that might be interested.
Yes color washes are pretty passe these days. People nowadays want a decorative wall treatment that is more substantial looking. That is why venetian plaster techniques have become so popular.
Venetian plaster can marmorino or a number of nice higher end plasters.