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Old 07-01-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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Are Faux finishes worth it?

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.



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Old 07-01-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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when i first bought my house i just loved color wash. loved the blending and thought it was great. then........time passed and i'm more in tune with basic flat color


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Old 07-02-2010, 01:25 AM   #3
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color wash

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.
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decorative painting , faux finish , venetian plaster

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